About Sour Pebbles
Sour Pebbles is a sativa-leaning strain with a potent, enduring high and a complex flavor. With roots in Washington State, this bud is the creation of Fire Bros (who have also given us Four Star General) and is a cross between Fruity Pebbles and Alien Diesel. Its THC content has been measured at between 15% and 25%.
The “pebbles” in this strain’s name belie the size of its flowers -- when trimmed, they are typically medium to large in size and have a tapered, cone-like formation. The internal structure of these buds leans indica, with its broad leaves curling tightly inward toward a dense core. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are threaded through with curly orange hairs -- which are properly termed pistils, reproductive structures meant to catch pollen. A coating of dewy white trichomes finishes off these eye-catching buds.
Sour Pebbles’ flowers have a deeply fruity aroma that carries distinct notes of berry. A second whiff, meanwhile, may pick up on some sour, almost fermented odors lurking underneath. Grinding up or breaking apart these thick buds gives off more of an herbal, almost medicinal scent. When Sour Pebbles is combusted in a pipe or a joint, it burns with a smooth, light smoke that goes down very easily. On the exhale, this smoke tastes fruity and vaguely floral.
As with many other sativa-dominant varieties, Sour Pebbles takes hold fairly quickly, exerting heady effects within minutes of ingestion. At first, users may feel some light pressure around the temples and behind the eyes; an increase in salivation is also occasionally reported. Gradually, these sensations dissolve, leaving the smoker in an activated mental state. Thoughts may seem to assume a new complexity, leading consumers to dwell on concepts (or even objects in their immediate vicinity) that might not otherwise interest them. Similarly, ideas may bounce around in a kind of free association, bringing to light formerly unseen connections. Smokers who are properly engaged can put this mental stimulation towards productivity on complicated, detailed tasks. Sour Pebbles may also stoke some creativity, helping users work on more openended artistic projects or brainstorming sessions. In social settings, this strain’s buzzy thoughtfulness can even result in free-flowing conversation, even for those who struggle with social anxiety.
After about an hour (or sooner, if dosage is increased), Sour Pebbles begins to release some of its physical properties. Consumers may feel a tingle of relaxation running down the spine and eventually outward through the core. This feeling may simply soothe any tense, keyed-up feelings and allow for deep, restorative breathing; in properly relaxed conditions, though, it can lead to full-on couchlock, pleasantly immobilizing its users. Fortunately, the strain’s cerebral edge persists for the duration of its high. Because of this slow decline into relaxation, Sour Pebbles is recommended for consumption between late afternoon and early evening, when it can be properly savored.
Sour Pebbles’ wide-reaching effects can have benefits for medical as well as recreational users. For one, its engaged style of thinking can help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on one task at a time. Its general euphoria may also temporarily improve mood for those dealing with mild to moderate stress or depression. On the physical side of the spectrum, Sour Pebbles can dull aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic and disease-related. Anti-inflammatory properties may soothe everyday discomforts like headaches or nausea. In sufficient doses, this well-balanced bud may even counteract insomnia, lulling users to sleep. Because its sativa properties bring some risk of recursive, paranoid thinking, Sour Pebbles should be consumed with some caution by those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fire Bros have not made seeds of Sour Pebbles available for purchase online. As such, prospective home growers should seek out mature, healthy plants of the strain; clippings can be taken from these and propagated as “clones.” They can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime sunlight and temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Sour Pebbles’ indica-influenced flowers imply that its plants grow short and squat and can be easily accommodated indoors. Flowering can happen within 9 to 10 weeks.
A great all-purpose smoke for indica and sativa lovers alike, Sour Pebbles has the goods to back up its good looks and scent.
Not a great high.