Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel

an unknown / legendary cannabis strain

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Basic Strain Info

Sour Diesel (aka East Coast Sour Diesel (ECSD)) is a mostly sativa variety from unknown origin and can be cultivated indoors and outdoors. .

What do we know about the unknown/legendary Sour Diesel?

Sour Diesel, The Diesel, Sour Deez, or Sour D—whatever you call it, we all know you're referring to one of the world's all-time favorite strains. Though its origins are murky at best, there's no debating the popularity of Sour Diesel and the impact it has had on the world of weed. Below, we explore the ins and outs of The Deez, including its origin story, genetic lineage, effects and aromas, and growth traits.

History of the Sour Diesel Cannabis Strain

Like many classic cannabis strains, Sour Diesel's origin story is rooted in cannabis folklore and hearsay. While sometimes mistakenly deemed a California creation, legend has it that Sour Diesel was born in New York in the 1990s by a breeder then known as Asshole Joe (AKA Joe Murray). Growing and dealing weed throughout New York when the drug was very harshly criminalized, Murray has plenty of stories to tell. He set up grows in Manhattan apartments and Brooklyn warehouses, and even dealt weed to Snoop Dogg. Around 1996, he created Sour Diesel from a highly debated mix of strains, unknowingly giving rise to what would become one of the world's favorite cannabis cultivars of all time.

Genetic Lineage of Sour Diesel

Google "Sour Diesel genetics" and you can spend the rest of your life reading different hypotheses about what strains created this beloved classic. The general consensus, however, is that Sour Diesel comes from a cross of Chemdawg and Skunk.

Chemdawg is another all-time cannabis classic. Bred by Chemdog, AKA Greg Krzanowski, the strain is believed to stem from bag seeds found in weed scored by Krzanowksi on The Grateful Dead's 1991 tour bus. Unfortunately, the genetic origins of Chemdawg remain unknown, but the strain is still loved for its dank aroma, which is sweet, spicy, and funky. As its name implies, Chemdawg also boasts classic chemical-diesel notes, as well as an uplifting high that leaves users feeling functional but jolly. For many, Chemdawg makes a great morning or daytime smoke, producing a happy, alert, and creative high.

Skunk has also played a massive role in weed history. There's a lot of debate about the actual Skunk variety used by Murray to breed Sour Diesel, with a lot of rumors suggesting it was Super Skunk—a potent cross of Skunk #1 and an Afghani landrace. Super Skunk is renowned for its uniquely funky aroma; pungent, herbal, spicy, and earthy, it really is impossible to light up Super Skunk without instantly turning heads. Along with its dank aromas and flavors, Super Skunk produces a heavy, physically relaxing stone.

Physical Characteristics of Sour Diesel

True to its sativa dominance, Sour Diesel grows tall and lanky. Pop some Sour D seeds and you can expect plants that develop long, thin-fingered leaves and colas that reach for the sky. Like many other old-school hybrids, Sour Diesel doesn't boast the thick bud structure and frosty resin production of modern strains. Instead, it produces loose, wispy, bright green flowers with rusty pistils and fewer trichomes.

Properties and Effects of Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a classic for good reason. While it doesn't boast the insane THC levels or fruity dessert aromas of modern strains like Gelato and GSC, Sour D still has a lot to offer both casual smokers and seasoned veterans. Part of The Dee's appeal, of course, is its unmistakable gassy stank. Caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene are the main terpenes responsible for Sour Diesel's aroma, and combine to produce a tangy, lingering smell of fuel. Many refined Diesel smokers compare the stink of Sour Dee to that of opening a new can of tennis balls, blending together notes of rubber with a twist of citronella and a strong chemical bite. Don't be “fueled” (pun intended), however, into thinking that Sour Diesel's flavor is in any way unpleasant. The strain's chemical aroma translates perfectly into a rich, full-bodied smoke with notes of fresh pine, crisp citrus, and pungent skunk.

In terms of effects, Sour Diesel is uplifting, energizing, and motivating—the perfect smoke for early mornings or daytime sessions. Packing around 18–20% THC, this strain obviously isn't in the leagues of heavy hitters like Glue or GMO. But again, do not let that fool you. Well-cultivated Sour Diesel will deliver an almost immediate cerebral stimulus that'll boost the mood without leaving you anxious or nervous. Whether you have to focus on work, think creatively, or get physical, Sour Diesel delivers the energy and positive mood you need to face the day. It's also a great smoke for parties or social settings, immediately deconstructing social barriers and leaving everyone in your group feeling unhinged, happy, and chatty. Outdoors, a few tokes of Sour Diesel is all you'll need to feel energized and mesmerized by Mother Nature.

Uses of Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel appeals to a wide variety of smokers, but particularly those looking for a strain to smoke during the day. People who work from home, digital nomads, and creatives, for example, often gravitate to Sour Diesel as a strain to elevate their mood and help them concentrate. Based on user reports, Sour Diesel's uplifting cerebral effects are great for:

• Working from home

• Doing household chores

• Focusing on creative tasks and projects

• Enjoying the great outdoors

• Before exercise

Strains that provide an uplifting mood boost while still leaving users functional enough to get on with their day are few and far apart. Sour Diesel, however, does exactly that, making it an appealing choice for both recreational and medical users. In general, thanks to its unique balance of cannabinoids and terpenes as well as its moderate potency, Sour Diesel is very well tolerated by most users. However, like all cannabis strains, Sour Diesel can produce side effects, which may include:

• Dry mouth and eyes

• Paranoia and anxiety

Cultivation and Production of Sour Diesel

If there's one area in which Sour Diesel doesn't always shine, it's in the grow room. Growers generally agree that original Diesel can be difficult to grow, chiefly due to its sensitivity to nutrients and susceptibility to mildew and other pests/pathogens. To top things off, Sour Diesel generally isn't a high-yielder, which has contributed to it becoming ever more difficult to find at dispensaries and other cannabis retailers. Commercial growers, after all, have a business to run and tend to favor strains that are popular and produce solid yields. Moreover, their finicky nature and poor yields have led a lot of breeders to cross Diesel strains with hardier and higher-yielding varieties.

Despite its difficult growth traits, however, Sour Diesel is still beloved by many home growers, and can be found on the menus of many breeders and seed banks. Some popular varieties of Sour Diesel include:

• Sour Diesel by Royal Queen Seeds

• Sour Diesel by Barney's Farm

• Sour Diesel #2 by Humboldt Seed Organization

• BCN Sour Diesel by Delicious Seeds

Sour Diesel — An All-Time Classic

Born in the 1990s, Sour Diesel is still very much relevant today. With its gassy aroma, full-bodied flavor, and uplifting effects, Sour Deez makes for a perfect daytime smoke. Whether you're a veteran smoker or a cannabis newbie, never pass up the chance to savor some original Sour Diesel. You won't regret it.

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Sour Diesel Lineage / Genealogy

Map of the Sour Diesel Family Tree

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Sour Diesel Hybrids & Crossbreeds

We found 513 direct descendants from Sour Diesel in the seedfinder strain database, here a short overview. To see all hybrids and their descendants, visit our Sour Diesel Genealogy Page and check out all the direct crosses as like as the following generations.

Jet-Fuel G6
Aspen OG x {Original Diesel x Sour Diesel}
Chronus Sour
Sour Diesel probably x 707 Chemdawg
Sour White
Widow Widow x Sour Diesel
Auto Sour Caramel
{Unknown Ruderalis x Sour Diesel} x Auto Cream Caramel
Spanish Blue Elephant
{BlueBerry x Sour Diesel} x Afghan Kush 80's heirloom
St Tropez Sour
Sour Diesel Riri cut x Sour Diesel IBL 2006
Rain Bird
{Sour Diesel Covelo x B9} x {GSC x Unknown Strain Jahgoo}
Sour Gelly
Why U Gelly x {Sour Diesel Leggett cut x GTR}
White Cavier
{Zkittlez x Magnum Opus} x {Sour Diesel AJ cut x Chemdawg Special Reserve}
Alien Grenades
{Sour Diesel x Unknown Strain} x Tahoe Alien

Map of the Sour Diesel Descendants

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