A Strain By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sour
Known on the 420 scene by various names, Sour Diesel Feminized may also be referred to as Sour D or Sour Deez - but what’s in a name, really? Well actually, ole Shakey might have been wrong there, as the most well-known trait of this weed is her potent and pungent aroma, blending gasoline with a lemon twist to provide a surprisingly mouth-watering flavor.
As potent in effects as she is in her fuel-like flavor, this Sativa-dominant hybrid strain is energizing and uplifting and impossible to dismiss for stoners who prefer their weed with a good kick. Which is guaranteed when you consider her THC content can reach up to 25%.
A vigorous wake-and-bake of epic proportions, this mood-boosting marijuana can also work well as an evening strain for a night of socializing and is a choice recreational pot.
Though little is known about this ganja’s origins, what’s suspected is based upon her distinct and unique aroma and taste, and the effects she has both for getting you high and as a medical strain. Probably a blend of Super Skunk and Chemdawg, Sour Diesel Fem’s citrus tang is a great option for those seeking reprieve from stress, anxiety and depression, as well as those suffering from fatigue and a variety of mild to moderate pain disorders.
Fuss-free and feminized for your convenience, these beans and their cerebral highs can be cultivated with ease at home, requiring some vertical space and a warm and humid environment to thrive.
Ganja growers will love this herb's sturdiness and ability to thrive indoors or out, regardless of how you choose to grow her. And (just between us), these generous yields are pretty damn impressive, too.
Flavor and Fragrance of Sour Diesel Feminized
The gasoline and diesel aroma for which Sour Diesel Feminized is named is likely due to the rumored Skunk in her genetics, as it’s notably one of the most pungent and distinct scents on the 420 scene.
Blending kerosene notes and a hint of herbs and spices into her fragrance, this weed becomes suddenly more sour and citrus-filled once combusted.
Seasoned smokers adore the sour earth notes in the taste of this pot, underpinned by a subtle earthiness that becomes more fuel-like when exhaled. The flavors can be a little overpowering and strong on the first toke, but once you’ve acclimatized, you’ll find her aftertaste to be particularly mouthwatering in nature.
A mostly Sativa strain, Sour Diesel Fem is still a well-balanced hybrid with some Indica oomph. Perfect as a wake-and-bake, this pot is also a choice strain for a night on the town with friends or social occasions that require a little more energy at the end of the day.
The very definition of a happy high, she’s a popular recreational strain thanks to her stimulating and invigorating effects and is enjoyed by many creative types such as writers, artists and musicians for the motivation and innovation she provides.
Thanks to her physical side, these energizing effects are grounded from being too overwhelming or from inducing hyperactivity and giddiness, as the calming edge of this cannabis tempers that Sativa kick so you don’t get too carried away.
Still, that’s a whole lot of stimulation from one all-natural upper, since she clocks in at around 24% THC. New tokers should probably sit this one out and opt for a milder strain (unless you're feeling brave!).
Of course, there are the usual uncomfortable additions of dry, red and bloodshot eyes and cottonmouth. Thankfully, those side effects of Sour Diesel Fem are easy enough to handle with OTC eye drops and plenty of water to keep you hydrated during your session.
More adverse effects can come on from over-consuming this herb though, and can lead to headaches, dizziness, heightened anxiety and increased paranoia in those with low-THC sensitivity. Keeping it low and slow can help, but if not, switch to another strain.
Medical Uses of Sour Diesel Feminized
An all-natural alternative to traditionally prescribed medication for both mental ailments and pain relief, Sour Diesel Feminized is popular amongst the medicinal marijuana (MMJ) community for the treatment of both, thanks to her high THC content and uplifting Sativa side.
As this herb's effects include an energizing effect alongside an ability to improve mood and positive outlook, Sour Diesel Fem can be a potent relief for those struggling with everyday worries, stress, anxiety and low mood and depression.
Her cerebral effect is enlivening and uplifting enough to swiftly remove feelings of negativity and intrusive thoughts while allowing you the energy to go about your day productively.
Sour Diesel also happens to contain analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities that make her popular amongst patients seeking organic relief from chronic pain. For those suffering from headaches and migraines, joint pains and arthritis or PMS, this weed can reduce inflammation and temporarily kill pain.
As an additional side effect of the potent munchies effect of this pot, those having problems with lack of appetite from chemotherapy or eating disorders can benefit from this herb, as her antiemetic properties can soothe nausea and vomiting.
Growing Sour Diesel Feminized Seeds
Tall and slender, this elegant Sativa-dominant strain is fairly conical in shape, with thin leaves that lend her a festive look once her trichomes come in and she begins to glisten like frost. Such a sparkling appearance is due to the sheer volume of sticky trichomes this stuff produces, making her particularly difficult to break apart without a grinder to hand.
Growing no more than 5 feet, she’s not the tallest strain you’ll come across, but by no means the shortest either. Cultivate Sour Diesel Feminized indoors wherever possible for best results. This requires a controlled set up to keep her environment warm and humid - and to ensure she gets the right level of support for her huge colas, once she really gets going.
She’ll do well enough in organic soil if you’re looking to boost her terps (terpenes), but to really boost her growth, pair hydroponics with a Sea of Green (SOG) or Screen of Green (SCROG) technique to be pleasantly surprised come harvest time.
Flowering for around 10 weeks, Sour Diesel’s feminized seeds ensure that males and the risk of pollination in your batch are as minimal as possible, and all of the sticky 1.63 ounces per square foot you’ll yield will be consumable.
Outdoors, this strain is like most marijuana - a big fan of a warm Mediterranean climate with plenty of sun and a gentle breeze. In such an environment, she might grow as tall as 6 or 7 feet, though that’s less likely in the north, where harvest time will be around the last week of October.
Growing Sour Diesel Feminized outdoors will require a little more maintenance, as the less control you have over her environment, the more at risk she is of molds and mildews developing. Still, she’ll reward you handsomely with around 24 ounces per plant of those super sticky nugs.
Since she was a child of the 80s and 90s, it’s hard to fathom the mysterious origins of this herb beyond comparing her terps and flavors to other potential parent strains. But still, the cannabis community are agreed upon once thing: this ganja is a staple variety, not to be missed.
Sour Diesel Feminized has been legendary for a while now, and for good reason. Her pungent aroma is instantly recognizable by its sour-lemon and gasoline notes which blend to create a surprisingly enticing toke. Once she’s hit the lungs, her invigorating effects are ideal to get you going in the morning, or keep you going at night. Either way, you’ll be bursting with energy and happy as hell.
Medically, she’s a blessing to MMJ tokers for her uplifting Sativa effects, and a quick and effective reprieve from stress and anxiety. Thankfully, she’s also easy to grow at home. All-fem and high-yielding with little work to be done beyond some environmental control and a little support for her humongous colas. And who can complain at that?