The origins of Sour Diesel are unclear although it is believed to have sprung into existence when an Original Diesel was pollinated by a strain known as DNL (Northern Lights/Shiva x Hawaiian). It is a sativa-dominant strain although it has the hard-hitting effect of an indica.
Sour Diesel is a tall, lanky plant and one which responds very well to topping, bending, SCRoG etc. in order both to tame its tendency to grow tall and also to even-up the canopy leading to better light exposure and therefore bigger yields. Even with training its height will double in flower and left untrained it will become unwieldy indoors. It takes a full 10 weeks of flowering to be ready for harvest at which time the grow room will have a very strong smell of fuel/citrus and Skunk. Yields are between 450 - 550 gr/m2 indoors.
The light green buds will have an even stronger scent when dried and then crumbled for use with diesel fuel, citrus, lemon and spice to the fore with a little Skunk for good measure. The effect is hard and fast and a little numbing which is good for those with nerve and muscle pain although it is not long-lasting in this regard.
|AKA||ECSD (East Coast Sour Diesel)|
|Genetics||(’91 Chemdawg x Mass Super Skunk/NL) x DNL|
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Yield||450 - 550 gr/m2|
|Flowering Time||70 days|
|Taste / Flavour||Citrus, Diesel, Skunk, Spicy / Herbal|
|Effect||Happy, Relaxing, Strong|
About DNA Genetics
Starting life in California, DNA Genetics’ founders enjoyed the very best selections of local strains when they started growing in the late 80’s.
In 2002 DNA Genetics decided to leave the West Coast of America and head to a more cannabis friendly environment. They settled in Amsterdam but were immediately underwhelmed with the quality of the cannabis. They decided to sell popular strains from their native California while creating brand new strains in Amsterdam such as Nevils Haze and Columbian Gold.
You can buy DNA Genetics seeds from Seedsman now. The 2x Cannabis Cup winners’ (L.A.Confidential and Martian Mean Green) original strains will not disappoint.