A Potently Sweet Kerosene Dream
No one in the cannabis community would argue with you about the fame and prestige that belongs to Sour Diesel Autoflower (also known as Sour D or Sour Deez). The stuff of legends, her unique gasoline aroma is possibly her most defining trait - although her potency is pretty well-known too.
The origins of this herb are still something of a mystery on the 420 scene, and no real conclusion has been reached as to her ancestry - though it’s rumored she’s a blend between Super Skunk and Chemdawg, who’s to say?
Still, as one of the greatest Sativa-dominant strains available, this hybrid’s parentage isn’t really a concern when you account for her 20% to 25% THC content, enticingly distinct scent and taste, and soaring cerebral highs.
Energizing, invigorating and just downright fun, Sour Diesel Auto is ideal for those days when you just need that extra kick to get the creativity flowing, find your motivation, and get shit done. Inducing a mood-lifting, euphoric flight that’s tempered by a grounding 10% Indica, this is the weed you toke when it’s time to impress at work - or anywhere, really.
Potent as she is, a few hits of this marijuana and medical consumers will find their worries washed away, replaced with an uplifted and carefree attitude that’s the antidote to stress, anxiety, depression and even fatigue thanks to the energy this weed provides.
Cultivators loved this herb even before she was an autoflowering variant, since her stature and sturdiness make her a simple plant to maintain. Now unreliant on light cycles, and able to thrive indoors or out, regardless of her climate, Sour Diesel’s even more well-loved.
Flavor and Fragrance of Sour Diesel Autoflower
The intense scent of gasoline and kerosene is one of the most defining characteristics of Sour Diesel Autoflower, and for good reason. This pungent herb’s aroma is enticingly strong and balanced by notes of lemon and earth that are brought out most notably when her nugs are broken up in a grinder.
Not the most subtle of scents, when smoked, her aroma becomes more sour with a hint of skunkiness, lingering on the tongue on the exhale with notes of ammonia.
As a Sativa-leaning hybrid, it’s almost expected that Sour Diesel Autoflower will hit the mind hard, and it’s true - this herb induces a head-high and energy burst that can last hours at a time, getting those creative juices flowing freely and uplifting your mind. As such, this weed is a great choice for those looking to find some serious motivation and maybe impress at work with your innovation and newfound genius.
Though the Indica side of this pot is less potent, it’s still very much present in the effects. Though it’s not enough to cause strong sedation or a couchlock effect, it works to balance the Sativa side of Sour Diesel Auto’s high, grounding the vigor you feel so that you’re not pushed over into hyperactivity or giddiness.
At 23%, these buds are pretty damn strong. Though her soaring high is truly excellent, this marijuana might not be the best choice for inexperienced tokers, who might consider an easier-going strain instead.
Like most strains, there are some side effects that usually include dry mouth and red, bloodshot eyes - both of which are simply remedied with plenty of water and OTC eye drops. For those with a low THC tolerance, or those who dose too high, this can be considerably more uncomfortable and too much of this weed can lead to mild anxiety, paranoia and some dizziness.
Medical Uses of Sour Diesel Autoflower
Sour Diesel’s Sativa leanings mean that her most useful medical purpose centers around the mind, and psychological concerns. For those in the medicinal marijuana (MMJ) community seeking a reprieve from the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, this herb’s uplifting and mood-boosting qualities can be of great benefit.
In addition, this weed has a strongly energizing and invigorating effect that can work to give that extra push to those struggling with chronic fatigue.
Like many strains, Sour Diesel Auto also boasts some mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties alongside functioning as a muscle relaxant. As such, this cannabis can relieve aches, pains and inflammation in the form of headaches, migraines, joint pain, back pain, sciatica and arthritis.
Growing Sour Diesel Autoflower Seeds
Already a favorite among cannabis cultivators, Sour Diesel Autoflower is simple enough to grow even in her photoperiod variant thanks to her sturdy structure, average size and fast-flowering tendencies. However, these autoflowering seeds go further to simplify the process to ensure that even novice growers can manage these beans with minimum effort and the shortest possible growth cycle.
Growing indoors, you’ll find that Sour Diesel thrives regardless of her substrate, and the only real decision is whether to choose hydroponics for explosive growth of organic soil to develop her terpene and flavor profile.
A Sea of Green (SOG) or a Screen of Green (SCROG) setup will also help you to improve final yields, as this strain isn’t the largest, with height that’s unlikely to stretch further than 2.5 to 3 feet tall.
This plant is considered to be resilient, and with the correct nutrition, watering and a light cycle of 20/4 or 22/2, she’ll flower perfectly well for 7 to 9 weeks before producing a yield of around 0.96 ounces per square foot.
Due to her natural resilience to pests and molds, Sour Diesel Autoflower is also suitable for outdoor growing, and can withstand even cooler outdoor climates. However, she still prefers a warm and sunny spot, even in the northern hemisphere - plenty of sunlight is key with these beauties!
She can be cultivated at almost any time of year, though it’s recommended that the coldest months are avoided to prevent the risk of frost damaging the plants. When she’s ready for harvesting, she’ll come in at around 12.3 ounces of nugs per plant.
Most of us have been in a gas station at some point, and breathed deeply of the scent of kerosene and gasoline that comes with the location. Now think of that, balanced with citrus notes, and rolled into a joint - not bad, eh?
Sour Diesel Autoflower’s aroma is famous for a reason, and though a little controversial, it’s hard not to love once you’ve taken a few tokes. Energizing and uplifting, this herb can function as a potent wake-and-bake with her 23% average THC content, or as that extra little push of motivation later in the day.
As medical strains go, this cannabis is a choice strain for psychological ailments. Mood-boosting enough to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression by removing negative thoughts from the mind and ushering in a state of pleasant positivity instead. She’s effective enough as a painkiller to relieve mild to moderate pain, though her cerebral effects are considerably more potent.
For growers, most autoflowering strains are great for newbies, but this one is in a league of her own. Already sturdy and resilient, she can thrive in any substrate or environment, and with a little light and some TLC, she’ll provide decent yields for an average sized strain, all with a sweet diesel-lemon twist.