The Diesel line of cannabis has a history shrouded in myth that begins in the early 90’s. It wasn’t the result of expert breeding over time, but instead, serendipity. The chance discovery of 13 seeds in a bag of what was meant to be sinsemilla led to one of the most popular strains of the modern age. The mother was an indoor strain called Dog Bud. The father of the seeds is unknown, and they may have been the result of self-pollination.
When these seeds were germinated and grown to maturity something special had been discovered. The citrus sour, earth and fuel aromas were unique and the THC levels were exceptional for the time. The new strain and its sisters were stand-alone classics that went on to become favorite breeding stock. The progeny are what are now well-known examples of primo contemporary ganja. This list gives ten of the best examples of Diesel hybrids available today.
The un-hybridized version of this sativa-dominant strain has been deservedly popular on both sides of the Atlantic for decades. A strong and vigorous plant Diesel is easy to grow and resists pathogens well. The idiosyncratic aroma of strong mandarins and citrus fruits with a persistent fuel smell is typical. This sweet sativa gives a very relaxing experience which is more cerebral in nature than physical.
As the plants mature, attractive purple tones stain the leaves and blush the spindle-shaped buds. Homogeneity and bud uniformity make Diesel ideal for SOG indoors where plants display flowers within a few days of the 12-12 switch. Outdoors they can boom to 3.0 metres, quickly tripling their vegetative height.
Representing some of the best breeding the west coast of the United States has to offer. Sour Diesel is a much-desired blend of four strains that are standouts on their own. The sativa dominance is obvious in the stretch and light green foliage. With room outdoors, it can be left alone to produce impressive flower-laden trees. Indoors where height may be a problem set rooted clones to flowering immediately to produce 90-130cm plants. Pinching and tying the tops controls height and improves yields.
Frosty, pale green sour flowers take on a pinkish hue as they mature. The signature Diesel fuel aroma and sour citrus flavor mix well with earth and herb tones that linger on the tongue. The effects are stratospheric and intensely cerebral and great for motivation. Sour Diesel is favored as therapy for migraines, anxiety, and tension.
Chiesel is a no-nonsense heavy yielding sativa-dominant hybrid with an unquestionable pedigree. Combining the renowned yields of the Cheese line with the all-round stellar performance of the Diesel line has produced a unique hybrid that displays the best of both strains. Chiesel grows similar to the Cheese mother. Growing with hybrid vigour this tall, slender and rapidly flowering sativa has hints of indica in the bud density.
An old-school familiarity is produced with pungent new-school grapefruit and citrus with fuel tones. When left untrained Chiesel develops a long and tightly packed central cola that will need support as it matures. With an energetic and uplifting euphoria, Chiesel is a prime example of next-generation cannabis breeding.
Sativa-dominant with an impressive size to prove it. Strawberry Sour Diesel has thick clusters of indica dense flowers winding around long branches. Each terminating in a cola which forms extended stacks of crystallized calyxes that become lavender and purple during maturation. Strawberry and cherry meet lemon and lime fuel aromas in an unforgettable flavor sensation.
Heavy yields can be expected indoors or outdoors from plants that are undemanding to grow. A powerful cerebral sativa psychedelia uplifts and energetically motivates. The hint of indica genetics adds a pleasant and functional body load that will not suck you into a couch vortex. This powerhouse strain is an ideal addition to any connoisseurs collection.
Once known as Gorilla Glue, this indica-dominant hybrid took the scene by storm when it first appeared. Named because anything that touches the heavily resin dusted buds sticks like glue, it has THC percentages that begin where other strains are peaking. This vigorous beast delights any grower who comes into contact with her. Resin production begins the moment Original Glue starts to flower and continues relentlessly until mature. Trichomes fight for position on the flowers and extend out to the tips of the leaves. There is hardly any need to trim this strain.
Pine and chocolate aromas are modified with diesel and Kush fuel tones. Physical effects are powerfully relaxing with a well balanced mental exhilaration. Novices beware, this is a next level experience.
A bona fide medical strain that has a high CBD:THC ratio. Cannatonic is a 50/50 hybrid that became a big hit with medical users when it first appeared. Growth has a sturdy indica structure with a mild sativa stretch yet the plant remains a reasonable and indoor friendly height. Lateral branches grow close together while leaves have long sativa like fingers. Flowers display the best of both worlds.
Large shaggy flower clusters of densely packed calyxes have indica substance with an elongated sativa shape. Deep green and caramel coloured buds drip terpene rich resins with an unmistakable citrus and pine bouquet. The high THC content and substantial CBD content provide an ideal therapeutic combination, while the recreational fan will enjoy the distinctive entourage effect.
When 1+1=3, that’s synergy. When the result is greater than the sum of the parts. And so it is with Jack Diesel. Crossing two of the pillars of the contemporary cannabis breeding scene has resulted in a strain more powerful than either parent. Jack Diesel displays two distinct patterns during growth. Vegetation is typically indica with a dominant central stalk and an apron of lateral branches.
When flowering begins sativa characteristics takeover, and the lateral branches stretch substantially. This creates plenty of satellite bud sites that fill with tightly packed flower clusters that reek of fruit salad and florals, wood and oakmoss. Resin production is surprisingly modest, but the effects are anything but. At first, it is relaxing with a gentle buzz, but soon comes on in a rush of excitement.
Sour Tangie is where old-school and new-school meet in contemporary hybrid perfection. The sour citrus aromas from both strains are a mouthwatering combination which is balanced well with the unmistakable fuel funk. Sativa dominance means rapid growth during the vegetative stage and a mean stretch when flowering begins.
Stretching continues into the fourth week when buds get stinky and the terpene profile reveals its complexity. Resin production goes into overdrive as the final weeks approach making the buds resemble trichome covered anemones. For focus or creative inspiration, the energetic buzz from Sour Tangie lifts you up on fantastic flavored clouds of exhilaration.
Officially declared as one of the strongest strains on earth. Bruce Banner BX 2.0 belongs to an exclusive club: the amazing 30% THC club. This gourmet blend is an example of superior sinsemilla at its best. There are three phenotypes that may emerge with each being equally fabulous. Fruit and fuel with citrus and strawberry are a pungent challenge for carbon filters.
For the tolerant, this sativa-dominant crossing is functional with a soaring happiness and bright and shiny mindset. For the inexperienced, it can be devastating and create incoherent couch potatoes. This strain grows big quickly, so topping and training techniques are recommended during early vegetation.
With resin production that will put a smile of anticipation on the face of any extract or hash fan. Strawberry Shortcake is a sativa-dominant hybrid that has a double dose of Diesel in its lineage. With a height reigned in by ancient indicas deep in its genealogy, indoor growers won’t need to be too concerned about running out of room.
Running out of bags or jars might be the only problem as yields are very respectable. The classic Diesel spicy fuel and citrus tones combine with an extra sweet crushed strawberry aroma for a mouthwatering tease. This is a powerful strain that induces an intense happy and mood lifting high that is a perfect daytime smoke for getting things done.