Sour Diesel Marijuana Strain Review

Sour Diesel = Chemdawg x Northern Lights x Skunk No.1




Sour Diesel is arguably one of the mightiest and most famous sativa strains on the market. It is believed to have originated from Chemdawg bag seeds. A mystery grower journeyed with these seeds to the East Coast and landed in The Big Apple. In New York, Chemdawg was crossed with a super stable producer (mass super skunk x Sensi NL).

This cross became known as Diesel, primarily because of its fuel-like aroma. This cut eventually migrated to U-Mass Amherst. Here a clumsy (and lucky) grower accidentally pollinated the original Diesel to a special skunk plant DNL (RFK Skunk x Hawaiian) x (Northern Lights). Little did he know, his accidental pollination resulted in a legend. A marijuana plant that has all the potency of Diesel, but with a super sour overtone and heavier yield.

This phenotype became known as Sour Diesel or East Coast Sour Diesel. Sour Diesel caught on like fire and quickly spread worldwide. It is now a staple sativa strain in most dispensaries and beloved for its potency.

Sour Diesel Cannabis Strain Guide

TYPE: Sativa
THC: up to 19%
GENETICS: Chemdawg x Northern Lights x Skunk No.1
APPEARANCE: Buds are light green with an abundance of orange hairs
SMELL: A great lemon and diesel gas smell.
BEST FOR TREATING: Depression, Fatigue, Seizures, Anxiety and Pain
CREATED FEELINGS: Slight creeper that gives a strong head high with slight body high
DURATION:Strong high that usually lasts 2 to 3 hours
SIMILAR STRAINS: Larry OG, Chemdawg and Tahoe OG


FLOWERING TIME: 10-11 weeks
HEIGHT INDOOR: Between 35-62 inches
YIELD INDOOR: Up to 475 grams
HEIGHT OUTDOOR: 59 to 80 inches
YIELD OUTDOOR: Around 600 grams

Sour Diesel is a challenge for most marijuana cultivators. It tends to be very finicky and can be quite unruly if not grown properly. Sour Diesel requires advanced height mitigation techniques to produce maximum yields. Supercropping is effective in combatting Sour Diesel’s funky stretched growth structure.

Similar to her sister, OG Kush, she thrives in high nitrogen and calcium and low overall nutrients. Sour D does best in good lighting without excessive heat. Sour Diesel can run upwards of 75 days, producing massive colas. These colas are very fragrant and tall. It is important not to overfertalize or let Sour Diesel grow to tall as it will create an undesired grassy smell.

After harvested and cured, Sour Diesel is ready to blow your mind. Her skunky and fuel-like aroma entices your inner marijuana desires leaving your mouth watering. Appearance wise she looks fantastic with snowy trichomes covered with orange hairs. This strain will leave you in Marijuana heaven and should definitely be tried at one of our great Top Dank dispensaries.

Sour Diesel Rating
3.8 Top Dank Rating
User Rating 4.5 (19 votes)
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