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About Purple Sour Diesel
Purple Sour Diesel is a well-balanced strain with colorful leaves and a knockout pungency. It is a cross between two very popular strains: stinky sativa Sour Diesel and indica Purple Kush. With a long-lasting potency that’s sure to impress cannabis novices and veterans alike, Purple Sour Diesel makes an excellent all-purpose smoke. If you’re carrying it around in public, though, you may want to double-bag this smelly bud. Its THC content has been measured at between 15% and 21%.
Purple Sour Diesel’s impressive flowers immediately catch the eye with their piecey, multicolored leaves. The large flowers are medium to large in size and hold together in a spadelike formation, similar to mini pinecones. The buds have a dense, indica-typical structure at their core, with small leaves that spiral loosely outward at their fringes in a more sativa pattern. The leaves themselves are an almost equal proportion of green to purple; the latter color it thanks to the influence of Purple Kush, which passes on its high concentration of anthocyanin pigments.
When properly cured, flowers of Purple Sour Diesel release strong diesel fumes. There’s also a slight fruity citrus aroma lurking underneath. Grinding up the buds gives off a hashy and spicy scent. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Purple Sour Diesel burns with a harsh smoke that may tickle the palate and sinuses. This sharp, thick smoke has a grassy, chemical-like taste on the exhale.
Purple Sour Diesel takes effect very quickly, sometimes striking the consumer before they’ve even stopped coughing on its acrid smoke. At first, it exerts a concerted pressure around the temples and forehead and may cause a flush in the cheeks or a sudden head rush. Once they adjust to these odd sensations, consumers may notice that their thoughts have taken on a faster pace. Ideas and concepts may ramble from one to the next in free association and can occupy more attention than they ordinarily would. This kind of cerebral energy can be harnessed to follow through on complicated, work-related tasks, as well as for more open-ended creative pursuits. It can also have some social benefits, as its amplification of inner monologues can lead to chattiness, even among strangers. After some time, Purple Sour Diesel’s mental stimulation starts to give way to a progressive body melt. Smokers may feel their eyes start to droop as any lingering muscular tension begins to unravel. Although the bud’s cerebral clarity tends to persist even as consumers become progressively more relaxed, they may be stripped of any prior motivation to get things done. At this point, the combination of physical and mental stimulation can be a good way to enhance activities that involve complex coordination, including playing video games and exercising. In the proper set and setting, Purple Sour Diesel can even be an aphrodisiac. If the dosage is increased, be prepared for this hybrid’s body melt to dull the senses and bring on some couchlock. Because of its slow burn from buzzy stimulation into thorough relaxation, Purple Sour Diesel is best toked between late afternoon and early evening.
This versatile strain may also find some utility among medical cannabis patients. It can enable focus and concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. It may also temporarily take the edge off of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Physiologically, Purple Sour Diesel can soothe pain, whether it’s chronic, as in the case of serious illness, or more common, like indigestion. Because its early effects can be very cerebral and bring about intense, recursive patterns of thinking, Purple Sour Diesel is not a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately for home growers, seeds of Purple Sour Diesel can be purchased online. Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This strain’s plant tend to grow medium-tall and may need to be pruned back somewhat to fit in limited indoor grow spaces. Gardeners looking to accentuate Purple Sour Diesel’s signature shades of purple should briefly expose their plants to nighttime temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees below average, just before flowering begins. This strain flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors.
As fun to smoke alone as it is when shared with friends, Purple Sour Diesel makes a good conversation piece thanks to its upbeat energy and eye-catching flowers. This holistic strain is a must-try for indica and sativa lovers alike.