Formerly known as Headband, Sour Kush is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel. An indica dominant hybrid, this strain was 2nd in the Attitude Independent Readers Poll and 3rd in the Coffeeshop HT Cannabis Cup 2009.
Heavy resin production, pleasant aroma and great yield. Sour Kush is one of a kind. Definitely not the 707 or any other clone only Headband, this original cross was obtained after reversing the OG Kush to pollinate the Sour Diesel.
Sour Kush doesn’t grow to be as tall as Sour Diesel or as stretchy as OG Kush but it is also not as picky with the nutrients. Instead, it grows fast during the vegetative stage and spreads wide. One of its characteristics is its many tops and even canopy.
It has crisp and dense nuggets and dark green leaves, with some shades of deep purple. The buds are covered with amber trichomes, with some orange hairs sticking out here and there. Shaped like a pine cone, the nuggets of this plant are easy to break and a delight to smoke.
The plant can grow both indoors and outdoors and has a flowering time of between 9 to 10 weeks. It is easy to clone, with rooting in 8 to 10 days, and produces a decent amount of buds: around 600g/m².
Sour Kush has a pungent, fuel like smell. In fact, the odor can be so intense that it may be a good idea to stash it somewhere well sealed and to smoke it outside. The smoke has a crispy quality to it and, whereas most say it tastes like spicy citrus, it may also have a hint of garlic flavours to it. Keeping up with its parent Sour Diesel, Sour Kush tends to also have a diesel aftertaste.
The high lasts long and is usually not too overpowering. Sour Kush has a relaxed and euphoric effect accompanied by a general happy feeling and overall good vibe sensations. It can be a good wake and bake option. Smokers should be careful, however, as too much of it might make you a bit too lazy for the day.
Sour Kush has some very pleasant medical properties. A good appetite enhancer, it is also a good option for those suffering from insomnia or pain. Some report it can help alleviate symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and gastrointestinal disorders. Due to its general happiness boost, Sour Kush can also be a good option for those suffering from anxiety.