Sour Diesel is undeniably one of the best and most potent Sativa strains on planet earth. Experienced and well-seasoned ganja connoisseurs can tell right away if the weed is from genuine genetics by its pungent and diesel-like aroma. Although Sour Diesel is crossbred with many other strains such as NYC Diesel, Raspberry Diesel, Blueberry Diesel, and others. What's left of its true origins consists of 90% Sativa and 10% Indica.
The reason for this is that over generations, a small part of its true genetics has been either lost or altered; therefore, resulting in only being 90% true to its heritage. If you are fortunate enough to get your hands on a genuine 90% Sour Diesel descendant? It will not take rocket science to come to a concrete decision that this smoke is not to be shared!
During my plight to find an authentic lineage. One feminized Sour Diesel seed cost me $54.00, and it wasn't easy to find because it only exists among certain breeders. Genuine Sour Diesel is a rare and coveted strain; therefore, those who have it, as I have discovered, are stingy and charge a premium. For those who have never tried real Sour Diesel? You're simply missing out. This smoke is called Diesel for a reason...
Although its genetics are still somewhat a mystery? Most breeders agree, its lineage comes from Northern Lights, Skunk, and Chemdawg while other experts argue that it comes from a Chemdawg phenotype and Mexican Sativa. Nonetheless, this Sativa dominant strain stands alone because it delivers a rapid onset cerebral high with an energetic but WTF just happened effect. This strain is not a joke! First-time users should be leary because this smoke has the ability to couch-lock and immobilize one for hours.
Barbaric as this pic may appear, topping at the first node keeps Sativa plants from doing what they were genetically born to do - growing straight up and producing minimal colas, and since Sativa plants like to grow tall and thin? It is paramount to teach them a few lessons at a very young age in order to get the best yields, especially for indoor grows.
The two methods that I deploy for growing Sativa Dominant Strains indoors are low-stress training (LST) and high-stress training (HST). Once the seedling has become strong and tall enough to support itself? I top the plant at the first node. This keeps the Sativa plant from growing straight upwards, which generally results in low yields. After the Sativa plant becomes strong and pliable, it's time to tie it down in order to get the width you need to produce the more desirable nugs in the end.
If I didn't loop a piece of string around the main shoots and bend them over by utilizing LST techniques and secure them by slicing a notch around the perimeter of my 15-gal pot? This Sativa dominant plant would be four feet tall and one foot wide instead of being three foot tall and two feet wide during week 4 of its vegetative stage. The goal for any grower is to get the most dried-flower weight as possible. Tying your main branches and bending them over the circumference of the pot will promote new undergrowth and more main colas.
It's also important to check the status of the string's tension on a daily basis. You do not want too much pressure because the tension could cut a branch clean off or cause it to decay and die. If the string appears to be cutting into the branch, simply release the tension or move it to a new location. The next step in teaching a Sativa dominant strain to produce more nugs is to super-crop the taller shoots.
Bending the taller branches over to the point of snapping (HST) is critical to keeping an even canopy for both Sativa and Indica strains. Failure to do so will result in a few of the main colas growing taller than the rest, which generally results in the main shoots hogging the light and smaller harvest in the end.
Since this strain is so hard to come by? I have decided to keep it going by cutting some clones, and I have a few people who are interested in some. I can't wait to start the flowering stage because of Sour Diesel's aroma that permeates my entire building and leaves people asking?
Sour Diesel is known for its very dank diesel gasoline-like aroma. As a matter of fact, the smell of authentic Sour Diesel is so strong that despite your best efforts to conceal its smell will foil them. I consider myself a heavy-weight when it comes to good weed. What stones some people, does little for me, but what stones me incapacitates those who took my word for it. If you haven't tried genuine Sour Diesel? You are missing out on a serious Sativa high.