Sativa Strains

Published on December 20th, 2013 | by Eleanor Russell


Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel Eleanor Russell

Sour Diesel Review


Summary: Sour Diesel a great strain for staying medicated during the day, because it is not known to cause drowsiness. It is a moderate pain reliever, but excellent at helping maintain focus.


Focus Booster!

User Rating: 2.6 (6 votes)

Sour Diesel is one of the most renown strains in the medical marijuana industry.  Known mostly for its potent smell and flavor, it is a sensible sativa-dominant strain. The “sour” in Sour Diesel refers to its pungent dank aroma, and the diesel refers to its ability to run users over. Sourdiesel

Sour Diesel is often referred to as having a skunk like smell and its taste is identical to its smell, but does come off a bit harsh on your lungs. It is a great strain for staying medicated during the day, because it is not known to cause drowsiness. Sour Diesel is a moderate pain reliever, but excellent at helping maintain focus. So, it is a great strain for users that want to be able to stay awake after they medicate.

This strain is widely grown and cultivated, because it is so easy and quick to grow. The lineage of Sour Diesel is mostly a big mystery, but it is thought to be a sativa-dominant descendent of Chemdawg.

The one reason that sour diesel only receives a 4/5 star rating is that its effects seem to wear off faster than other strains.

Parents: Unknown. Though to be a descendent of Chemdawg.
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Looks like: Mint green with white hairs and bright orange throughout.
Smells like: Skunk with a hint of lemon. Very potent flavor.
Makes you feel: Aware and energetic.
Helps with: Anxiety, depression, and moderate pain relief.
Cons: Not as potent as some medical strains, and the taste can sometimes be overpowering.

About the Author

Based in San Francisco, Eleanor specializes in reviewing strains of cannabis flower and concentrates, and the dispensaries that sell them.

11 Responses to Sour Diesel

  1. Barbara Pires says:

    I generally don’t go for hybrids but for Sour Diesel I’ll make an exception.

  2. Edwardo stahls says:

    Bought a gram of this stuff and got so excited I had to take it home right away!!

  3. Linda Schwartz says:

    I have been dealing with anxiety attacks for my entire life… Love this strain!

  4. Marla Lunds says:

    NO drowsiness with sour diesel! VERY VERY Happy.

  5. Ruger says:

    Any thoughts on Sour Diesel Wax? How does it compare?

  6. Janice says:

    Smells like skunk!

  7. Angel says:

    This strain is amazing i cant ge enough it …

  8. nik says:

    I think this is one of the most controversial/misunderstood strains that noone’s heard of(the controversy that is). I never hear anyone mention it either. but i think what your describing here on this forumn, is “City Diesel”, New York City Diesel, that is. Sour diesel is the one that smells overwhelmingly stupid “SOUR”. The one I have has a nutty sativa dom. taste. “City Diesel” is the one that smells like kerosene/diesel/gasoline type. I’m not exactly sure on the genetics either, but I think the only difference between these two strains are just two different phenotypic expressions from the parent plant chemdawg that is bred in, forsure, the sour diesel. Not sure if this is the lineage on city diesel but to me it makes perfect sense because chemdawg opened a pool of gas strains, as well as turn some strains sour tasting. Ive been studying this strain for literally years. And that’s what i find. And not to confuse, but when i say lineage, I’m talking about the sour diesel lineage which is NorthernLights#5xSkunk#1xChemdawg.. I think the difference lies in the chemdawg, one is a gas pheno, one is a sour pheno. which was sifted in the F2 gen when breeding these strains(way back in the day), and that’s how two different strains came from the same genetic lineage, except certain traits were selected on one pheno and spread to one part of the country, way back in the day, and the other pheno spread to the other side of the country, which was probably California/West side. Which came out with the banna kushes (chemxsupersilverhaze), double sour OG’s and so forth and so on. i can go on for years.

    • nik says:

      and the “sour” in Sour Diesel, refers to the Overwhelming “SOUR” smell. City Diesel, i like to think of a heavy populated/traffic fuel burning polluted city like New York,(just trying to add a visual, no offense guys) but the city, in New York Cit Diesel smells like the “CITY” fuelly, pungent type shit. that makes sense right?

  9. nik says:

    and yes I said a sativa dom taste. Genectically Sativa and indicas mean nothing(technically), but when testing terp profiles, indicas and sativas tend to have specific terp. profiles that are pretty consistent. Indicas probably being more sweeter,fruitier/ and sativas being more nutty.

  10. Sharon says:

    I’d really like some pics of stuff growing. That would be helpful too.

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