Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is an invigorating sativa dominant strain named for its tangy diesel aroma. This fast-acting and highly popular strain offers the uplifting and dreamy cerebral highs that have earned Sour Diesel its legendary status.

Strains like Sour Diesel are going to be high in caryophyllene with high THC levels, low in CBD and fall into the sativa category.

  • THC: 18%
  • CBD: 0.1%
  • Main Terpene: Caryophyllene
  • Effects: Energized
sour diesel strain

Main Sour Diesel Terpene Profile

  • Caryophyllene
  • Limonene
  • Myrcene
  • Humulene
  • Pinene

Caryophyllene and limonene are what give Sour Diesel the lemony yet peppery and earthy flavor in combination with Humulene. Humulene is what gives Sour Diesel the “sour notes” and its the main terpene found in hops which used to make beer.

Sour Diesel Effects

You will feel euphoric, more energetic and more social. A small amount can get you up and running, which is why people enjoy using Sour Diesel as a morning strain. For this reason, it is also beneficial for those suffering from depression or mood disorders. It has just enough indica to provide a sense of relaxation as well as a boost of energy to start the day.

These effects are also great for people who often suffer from fatigue as it almost has rejuevinating effects similar to a cup of coffee. Some even describe it as a cannabis strain with a dash of caffeine. Its strong, tart flavor shows hints of citrusy top notes and a high that gives you energy like no other.

While Sour Diesel has the ability to provide an unforgettable recreational high it also has therapeutic effects. The characteristics that make Sour Diesel a great morning strain are some of the same reasons it makes a great medical strain as well. Its ability to energize the body while providing a decent amount of THC helps a lot of people with a variety of conditions.

You’ll often find Sour Diesel in every format you can imagine at dispensaries. From flower and pre-rolls to wax and oils Sour Diesel has been well known in the cannabis community for decades. Sativa strains with high THC levels can often be too much for most people. Sour Diesel (and its parent Diesel) are one of those strains where a little bit goes a long way. I have half a pre-roll from a week ago still sitting here because I realized all I need is a puff or two from this strain and I’m good for hours.

Growing Sour Diesel

Flowering times for Sour Diesel are slightly longer than regular cannabis strains, with a period of 9-10 weeks. Like most sativa dominant strains, Sour Diesel cannabis plants grow tall, so be sure to take that into consideration if you want to grow them indoors. This variety has one of the most pungent aromas of any other variety, resembling a lemony diesel.

Another descendant of NYC Diesel, this is one of the best diesel options available. This odor is replaced by a strong diesel odor when the Sour Deez is turned on. Sour Diesel CBD is one of the most popular strains on the market due to its high potency.

Sour Diesel is a sativa that is usually around 90% sativa and 10% indica with THC levels of 18% or higher.

The exact origin of Sour Diesel weeds is lost in many passages, but some speculation continues to circulate due to the popularity of the strains. Some consider Sour Diesel to be a distinct phenotype of the original Diesel strain. Others believe that Sour Diesel comes from a mix of Original Diesel (consisting of Chemdawg x Super Skunk x Northern Lights) and an unknown Skunk phenotype (most likely consisting of Skunk x Hawaiian x Northern Lights). Regardless of where it is grown, expect the smell that comes from this strain of marijuana to be especially strong, so if you’re trying to grow Sour Diesel weed inconspicuously, it can be a challenge to hide the smell.