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Apr 5, 2016 9:45 AM

Diesel Strain Review

Before Super Skunk and OG Kush, it was mostly about either good or bad weed. But today, walking into any recreational dispensary, the customers face a staggering range of cannabis strains, each with its own peculiar name, flavor, smell, appearance, and the effects it promises to deliver. Diesel Strains belong to such products that are highly sought after by weed lovers. So, let us review this awesome plant closer.

Diesel Strain Review

If you have never heard about the Diesel strain, you probably live somewhere in a godforsaken Tibetan cave. Almost everyone who had an experience with this strain, confidently call it “numero uno” on their list of top marijuana strains. Such popularity can be explained by an incredibly long-lasting and potent effect of the plant—the THC level is 20% and higher. The Diesel strain makes funny things much funnier, good food delicious, and pain imperceptible.


Due to a huge amount of different variants of marijuana strains, it is quite hard and sometimes even impossible to determine the genetics of a particular strain.

Diesel marijuana strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain. Although its lineage remains tricky and poorly documented, the Diesel strain may have come from a mix of Mexican sativa and Chemo. The Diesel strain grows tall and thin and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor gardens. It produces dense, tight, and large dark-green buds frosted with colored hairs. Some marijuana growers say that they could get as much as sixty grams per plant when harvested.

Besides the pure Diesel version of the plant, there are various popular variants, including the extremely popular Sour Diesel, NYC Diesel, Chocolate Diesel, and Red Diesel, all crossed with other medical cannabis strains.

Sour Diesel is considered one of the most popular sativa strains of all time. The plant took root in the early 90s with the help of a marijuana breeder, Chem Dog, and is believed to have descended from Northern Lights, Chemdawg, and Skunk phenotypes.

Flavor and Aroma

Many newbies may think that the Diesel strain should smell like diesel. It is only partially true: the strain has quite a unique strong smell—intense and pungent, but not hitting in the nose. You will never confuse it with other cannabis strains. Many say that the scent resembles the smell of fuel with some lemon zest. Perhaps, due to such an extraordinary aroma, these strains are widely known for their energizing effects.

Diesel's buds are housed in dark earthy leaves and include pistols with a pinkish or orange tint usually covered with translucent crystals. The plant's dense flowers have not only an impressive appearance but also a favorable sour flavor with fruity undertones. Sour Diesel has a sweet, sugary profile, while NYC Diesel produces a little bit sharper smell.


These strains are extremely powerful and hit you almost immediately. So, if you do not consume cannabis regularly, you may be nailed to a chair from the very first inhaling. Two hits are usually enough to make the patient satisfied.

If you are a patient who needs to get medicated in a hurry, Diesel should be your top choice: stress, depression, and chronic pain will fade away in a long-lasting relief. You can also expect to experience strong cerebral effects while still maintaining a certain sense of clarity. And the Diesel strains' mood-boosting outcome is ideal for brightening up your day without the sativa-like knock-out.

Looking for a companion that can help you enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains or kayaking down Clear Creek in Golden Since? Sour Diesel will be the best choice. Want to have a decent body buzz flowing into a super relaxed mindset? With NYC Diesel, you will get a high that is excellent at calming anxiety when used in small doses.