Sour Diesel Overview
Despite Sour Diesel’s widespread appeal, we still don’t know much about this strain’s origins. However, the most influential account of Sour Diesel’s history starts at (of course) a Grateful Dead concert. According to rumors, a few NY breeders got their hands on a batch of high-quality Chemdawg seeds at a 1991 Grateful Dead show. Allegedly, cultivators mistakenly created the Sour Diesel strain after crossbreeding Chemdawg 91 with Skunk #1 and Northern Lights.
Whether that story is fact or fantasy, there’s no doubt Sour Diesel shares some qualities with the Chemdawg lineage. Most significantly, both of these strains have incredibly pungent, citrus-forward flavors. However, unlike the well-balanced Chemdawg 91, Sour D leans heavily on the sativa side. Standard Sour Diesel buds will have ~80 percent sativa heritage and a THC level in the 20 percent range. So, yeah, you should have some experience with THC-heavy strains before giving Sour D a taste.