The Sour Diesel medical marijuana strain story starts with the Chem Dog strain. In 1993, the Chem Dog marijuana grew popular and strong. Rumor has it that later that year at a Phish concert, a Massachusetts grower, "Chemdawg" met other growers (from New York City) and asked Chemdawg for a rare Chem Dog cutting.
Chemdawg traded the Chem Dog for a Super Skunk to the New York City growers and promises were made amongst them not give the Chem Dog away. The NYC growers disliked the name "Chem Dog", so they changed the name to "Diesel", also because when you smoked Chem Dog, it was the "Cock Diesel".
The original Chem Dog is Diesel. Everybody wanted the Chem Dog/Diesel, another group of breeders from Albany traveled to NYC (2 or 3 hour drive) to get the Diesel in bud form.
Later the Albany breeders pleaded for a cutting of the Diesel, instead got a bag of seeds to grow. The bags of seeds the Albany breedeers actually got was some Super Skunk grown in Virginia in 1986 that accidentally hermed the Chem Dog, aka Diesel. The Albany crew started to sow those seeds and named it "Sour Diesel".
Sour Diesel has a strong aroma of citrus diesel fuel. The color is a lime green covered in bright orange hairs. Sour Diesel is one of the best genetics on the market, a variety originally Sativa, with a clear and exhilarating power but not too cerebral, ideal as a companion for the day.
Crossing the best mass production Indica Diesel get better production and a shorter flowering. Winner of several events of cannabis. Unmistakable tropical fruit flavor. Great production for Sativa of these characteristics.
Sour Diesel is a tall and thin plant suitable for sea or screen of green. She stretches in the first 3 weeks of flowering. By maturity she reaches a daunting 6 feet indoors in a slender version of the classic Christmas tree silhouette. Her foliage purples as it ages, and commonly displays pink hued pistils.