About Sour Flower
Sour Flower is one sativa-dominant hybrid that doesn’t try and hide its acrid aroma -- it’s right there in the name! This strain is derived from the resinous Super Silver Haze and offers a knockout, 360-degree high to complement its bold scent. Sour Flower’s THC content ranges from 18% to 23%.
These Sour Flowers establish their bag appeal right away with large, solid buds. They have an elongated, almost cylindrical shape and show a distinct indica influence when it comes to their compact and tightly-packed internal structure. The small, wide leaves are a muted shade of sage green, although occasionally, phenotypes will show flashes of pale purple; these latter hues are due to high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments. A relative dearth of dark brown pistils winds its way through these thick flowers, while a sprinkling of frosty white trichomes makes the strain very sticky to the touch.
As you’d probably guess, Sour Flower’s predominant aroma is sour and tangy, with notes of both skunk and citrus. A closer whiff, however, may pick up on some earthy hints of soil and pine. Meanwhile, grinding up or cracking open the buds has more of a spicy, herbal odor, paying testament to grandparent strain Haze. When Sour Flower is combusted in a pipe or a joint, its strong scents become even stronger, giving off a thick and acrid smoke that can make the eyes water. On the exhale, this heavy smoke tastes earthy with some lingering fumes of skunk.
Sour Flower’s high takes hold fairly quickly, unleashing a brief headrush that may come with strange sensations like flushing in the cheeks and a feeling of pressure around the temples. Once adjusted to these odd tics, users may feel some changes in their cognition. In some cases, the strain can lead to a cerebral mindset in which certain ideas seem more complex or significant; smokers may jump from one thought to the next in imaginative free association. In a different set and setting, though, Sour Flower may have more of a trippy character, exacting sensory distortions like slight auditory or visual hallucinations or a feeling of time passing more slowly. While smokers in the former instance might be able to accomplish work-related tasks, those who get more of the latter psychedelic effects can immerse themselves in creative pursuits -- or simply spend the high daydreaming.
As Sour Flower’s high progresses, some subtle physical effects may become noticeable. Consumers may detect a rumble of relaxation rolling down the spine and outward through the core, all the while relieving tension and facilitating deep, easy breathing. In addition to pulling the plug on stress, this mild body high can enhance certain physical activities like exercise, dancing, and even sex, given the right company. Fortunately for those who’d like to be productive, Sour Flower’s physical high doesn’t extinguish its earlier mental edge. Because of its even balance of effects, this strain is recommended for consumption anytime between afternoon and evening.
Sour Flower’s recreational versatility can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its tuned-in ways of thinking can aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders. Meanwhile, its mood-boosting properties can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical side of things, Sour Flower may kill aches and pains, whether temporary or chronic. Anti-inflammatory properties may even soothe everyday discomforts like nausea and headaches. The strain’s tendency to bring about the munchies may even provoke the appetite for those who have lost their hunger due to disease or to chemotherapy. Because of its potentially intense cerebral headspace, Sour Flower is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Sour Flower are not available for sale online. As such, those looking to grow it at home should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to foster “clones.” Plants can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor success requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The strain’s indica-inflected buds suggest that its crops grow short and bushy; gardeners may need to occasionally prune back any broad, light-blocking fan leaves in order to encourage flowering throughout lower branches. Sour Flowers is ready for harvest within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors.
Sour Flower is an excellent all-purpose smoke whether you’re toking alone or sharing with friends. If you’re consuming out in public, though, note that its pregnancy might just attract some unwelcome attention.