November’s Strain of the Month – Sour Apple
It’s that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the seasons are changing, there’s pumpkin spice everything, and it’s basically Christmas. For this month’s strain, we chose something to keep you warm and cozy on those chilly days indoors. Enjoy a candy apple while smoking on our strain of the month, Sour Apple, for the ultimate fall experience.
Sour Apple is the perfect strain for movie marathons, jam sessions, and enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers. This 80/20 indica dominant will leave you relaxed and stress-free, so it’s ideal for a night after work or a lazy afternoon.
It’s known to be a cross between a few different strains – always Sour Diesel, and either Cinderella 99 or Pure Kush:
- Sour Diesel – a sativa-dominant named for its pungent gassy smell; this guy dates back all the way to the early 90s.
- Cinderella 99 – another sativa-dominant strain, reaching THC contents that average 23%; known for its potent head high.
- Pure Kush – this potent indica is good for pain sufferers, leaving you sedated if you smoke enough.
Sour Apple’s got the best of both worlds, speeding up your head (like a sativa does) while slowing down your body (like a classic indica). It lets you get a lot of work done in one spot without losing focus, so long as you don’t get too faded. Fans of Sour Apple say it’s a good afternoon strain because it can give you the full-body medication you need without a mental crash once the high wears off. The high builds slowly, starting in your head and slowly moving down into a body high. THC content averages between 14 and 27%, so one smoke sesh can leave you couch-locked and feeling mellow for hours.
This strain is known to leave smokers feeling happy, relaxed, and uplifted. It’s good for stress, depression, insomnia, and lack of appetite, making it a popular choice among users currently going through chemotherapy who might feel too sick to eat. Medically, it’s also good for cramps and headaches, but it’s not very effective for severe pain like hybrids tend to be. Also be warned: Sour Apple is also known to cause dry mouth, dry eyes, and if you go a little overboard, paranoia.
Once you smoke Sour Apple, you’ll understand where it gets its name. It tastes like a mix between diesel (since it’s half Sour Diesel, after all) and, go figure, apples. It’s a potent and full-bodied, citrusy strain that complements any Thanksgiving dessert. Sour Apple’s got frosty buds and amber pistils, and a good harvest yields fluffy, sticky weed in less than two months of growing time. As far as growing cannabis goes, it’s a relatively easy strain to manage. Sour Apple strives in warm climates, and can get up to 13 feet tall outside.
Overall, Sour Apple is like the autumn version of its descendant Sour Diesel. With a more fruity aroma and a taste that’s just like its name, Sour Apple is the ideal fall strain for anybody looking to sit back, relax, and enjoy the changing weather.