ELYXR Strain Spotlight: Sour Diesel: This Strain is Running Strong!
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It really doesn’t get any more iconic than Sour Diesel, one of the most recognized sativas of all-time. And, to this day, it’s not just a favorite for partaking in, but a favorite among breeders looking for the perfect parent with which to produce their new cultivar offspring. Let’s explore this strain further as we can’t praise it enough.
Sour Diesel Basics
Sour Diesel, also called “Sour D” or “Sour Deez”, is an aptly named sativa-dominant hybrid known for it’s strong, fuel-like scent, and its powerful effects which are fast-acting, invigorating and energizing while still delivering a dreamy head high that has given the strain it’s cult-like following. While its history is shrouded in urban legend, it’s assumed to be a combination of Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk strains, or a Chemdog phenotype crossed with Mexican sativa. Regardless, this pungent, strong, skunky strain is a favorite across spectrums. It’s about 80-90% sativa, and also yields up to 25% THC.
Sour Diesel has an average appearance, with medium-sized nugs, olive-colored leaves, red-orange pistils and a densely packed structure that make this strain deceptive at first glance. Even the sparseness of the glistening trichomes is deceptive. The crystal-like white residue of the trichomes are on the inside, and visible when the nugs are broken or ground.
Growing Sour Diesel Seeds
Sour Diesel thrives under ample light, maintained temperatures between 68°F -80°F,, and humidity levels on the lower end at around 40%-50% in order to prevent mold and mildew. It can be grown both outdoors and indoors. If growing indoors, use high-intensity discharge (HID) lights or LED grow lights with a light schedule of 18 hours on and 6 hours off during the vegetative phase. Sour Diesel has a flowering time of about 10 weeks. When 60-70% of the trichomes on your buds turn milky white, with some turning amber, it's typically time to harvest.
Flavor & Aroma
You’ll likely not be surprised to learn that the Sour Diesel strain has a flavor of, well… diesel. Amidst that, there’s the standard earthy, woody, and musky flavors typical of cannabis, and there are some citrus flavors like juicy orange, but let’s be real here: what would you expect a strain called Sour Diesel to taste like?
It’s strong. It’s strong right outta the package, it’s stronger when you break it up or grind it, and its smoke is well-known for its durable, strong odor. This is a skunky strain that might make you cough, or your sinuses might react when smoked. Oddly enough, though, the aftertaste is unexpectedly smooth, with a slight lemony flavor.
This strain isn’t a favorite for its flavor, that’s for sure. And anyone nearby will know you’re using it.
Sour Diesel Uses and Effects
Recreational users are undeniably attracted to Sour Diesel because of the relaxation and sense of euphoria it brings, along with the increased creative energy and focus, which is also helpful in a therapeutic context. It’s a sought-after strain for those seeking relief from stress, aches and pains, fatigue, appetite loss and even migraines.
This strain is not only a favorite of recreational users, either. It packs some serious therapeutic value for medical marijuana users, melting away stress, pain, depression, replacing it with euphoric creative energy that’s lasting.
Keep in mind, because of the low levels of indica, this strain, while relaxing, isn’t a good choice for those seeking relief from insomnia or those in already heightened paranoid or anxious states, as it does act as a mental stimulant, which can be counterproductive for those and similar conditions.
What Can You Expect When Taking Sour Diesel?
Sour Diesel ramps up quickly, beginning with a warm head high that noticeably picks up your mood and gets your thoughts firing. It’s known for more creative rather than analytical purposes because it’s more of a spacey high, than a cerebral one. It might also make you chattier than usual, or if you’re alone, more introspective and thoughtful, both of which combine nicely with its relaxing effects.
Because Sour Diesel is invigorating rather than fully relaxing, it’s often the choice for earlier in the day, and is powerful enough to keep you going for several hours. It can be quite energizing, which might come in handy depending on what you need to get done.
Sour Diesel: A Pungent Delight That Keeps on Trucking
If you’ve never tried the Sour Diesel strain before, you will need to begin slowly, and trust us when we say that the smell and flavor will be helpful in tempering your consumption. But, as for the results, you’ll be happy beyond belief as they definitely have a solid balanced effect that give you a feeling of weightlessness about life, and a feeling that’s deep within your own body. Just keep in mind, everyone nearby will know you’re enjoying this classic cultivar, because its scent is as potent as its effects. Grab Sour Diesel today at ELYXR, as it’s available in Delta 8 Dabs (2 Grams), Delta 8 Flower, and Live Resin Delta 8 Disposable 1 Gram (1000mg).
Sour Diesel from ELYXR is a powerhouse strain! The energizing and uplifting effects hit you right away, making it a go-to for daytime use. The pungent diesel aroma is unmistakable, and the buds are coated in trichomes. This strain is perfect for staying focused and motivated throughout the day. Highly recommended!
- Catarine M.
ELYXR's Sour Diesel is a classic with a punch. The intense cerebral high and sharp, diesel scent make this strain stand out. The buds are dense and covered in crystals, showcasing its potency. While the flavor is strong, it's surprisingly smooth. A great choice for those who appreciate a bold and invigorating experience.
- James S.
Sour Diesel by ELYXR is a must-try for any cannabis enthusiast. The mental clarity and uplifting effects are second to none. The buds are beautifully crafted, with a glistening layer of trichomes. The unmistakable diesel aroma is a testament to the strain's authenticity. If you're a fan of powerful sativas, look no further!
- Nick B.