The Humboldt Seed Organization developed Amherst Sour Diesel by crossing Chemdog with Amherst Super Skunk. It is a sativa dominant hybrid cannabis strain that has average THC levels as high as 26%.
Amherst Sour Diesel has a strong grassy smell mixed with diesel, tropical fruit and exotic woods. When smoked there is a hint of lemon and it is known for being very fast acting. The high is cerebral, stimulating and euphoric, making it ideal for socializing. It is enjoyed by creative types and those who are looking to focus on tasks or complete strenuous activities, making it a good choice for daytime use.
Furthermore, Amherst Sour Diesel is used medicinally by those looking for relief from chronic pain such as tense muscle, headaches, arthritis, and so on. It can also help those who suffer from stress and fatigue. The negative effects include dry eyes and mouth, and as it is such a potent and energising strain, it can leave some feeling a bit nervous, especially in high dosages.
The strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It is considered fairly easy to grow and is a strong, robust plant with a short flowering time and a high yield. The strain will need to be trimmed. Outdoors it can be grown in Mediterranean-like climates and produce between 2000g to 3000g per plant while indoors it will flower in about 7 to 10 weeks and the yield can be as large as 550 gr/m2.