Sour Kush Strain Information & Review

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Sour Kush strain
Author avatar By Parker Curtis
July 26, 2022
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This stinky cultivar has a diverse following, ticking many boxes. For starters, the Sour Kush strain’s genetics are regal, with OG Kush and Sour Diesel making babies. The medical marijuana community is enamored by its therapeutic effects, which provide relief for numerous ailments.

Growers, and especially novices, love the Sour Kush strain’s simple grow process and bountiful yields. Join us as we learn more about this promising hybrid.

Sour Kush strain a.k.a. Sour OG Kush

The Sour Kush strain profile is highlighted by indica dominance and high potential THC. Beginner-friendly plants and decent yields add to an attractive stat sheet:

  • Type: Indica dominant hybrid (70% indica/30% sativa)
  • THC: 16–21%
  • CBD: <2%
  • Top reported effects: Balanced, relaxing, physical 
  • Top reported flavors: Citrus, diesel, earthy 
  • Dominant Terpene: Myrcene
  • Flowering time: 8–10 Weeks
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Yields: 16–18 oz. per m² indoors and 21–28 oz. per plant outdoors
Sour Kush strain info

Sour Kush strain effects

The Sour Kush strain can be very potent with THC levels up to 21% (and higher), so pay attention to your dosage to start. You’ll want to start slow. 

Conversely, the positive effects of the Sour Kush present a real ‘feelgood’ flush. A headrush is for starters before a more focused brain jolt sends you on a creative whirlwind

In an hour, that energy should wane, and a calm relaxation starts to pervade.  

The Sour Kush weed strain can be utilized at the end of the day or even make your way through it. It’s also respected in the medical marijuana community for its daytime pain-killing effects. 

The Sour OG Kush strain is used therapeutically to ease the debilitating effects of anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and stress.

Many adherents of Sour Kush note happiness and euphoria initially, likening it to their ‘first time.’ A number also relate strong cases of the giggles.

With Sour Kush weed strain, there’s potential for red eyes and cottonmouth, so keep eye drops and water or a tasty beverage handy. 

Sour Kush strain flavors

The dominant terpenes in the Sour Kush strain define its taste spectrum. Myrcene is the most common terpene and holds earthy flavors. The Limonene terpenes are unsurprisingly citrusy, while the Caryophyllene presents peppery tones. 

However, that’s not all. With such a highly odorous profile, you’ll not be gobsmacked to find the Sour Kush has a wide array of terpene types present on its Sour Kush buds.

Sour Kush strain grow information

Sour Kush strain cannabis seeds are perfect for novice growers who hope for rewarding yields abetted by a simple grow method. 

First, you’ll have to decide whether you want regular, feminized, or autoflower cannabis seeds.  

Sour Kush OG strain regular and feminized variants are photoperiod options, meaning they’re dependant on light cycles. Autoflowers are free from such concerns and flower automatically, regardless of the light schedule.

The plant is medium height, growing up to about six feet. The Sour Kush prefers a warmer, outdoor, temperate climate. This hybrid is, however, hardy enough to thrive in decidedly cooler and indoor climes too.

Sour OG Kush reaches full maturity somewhere between 8–10 weeks indoors and in early to mid-October outdoors. Yields can be heavy, but be warned of the potential pungence of your marijuana harvest—you can thank its momma Sour Diesel for that! 

Outdoor grows can yield between 21–28 ounces per plant. Indoor growers can expect between 16–18 ounces of Sour Kush bud, per m².

Sour Kush strain genetics

The Sour Kush strain boasts an illustrious parent who’s been wowing the cannabis community since the early ’90s: the award-winning, show-stopping, spine-tingling OG Kush. 

Sour Diesel further bolsters Sour Kush strain’s genetics as its famously odorous other parent. The combination is a proven sweet-smelling, powerful, pick-me-up winner. 

Sour Kush strain genetics

Sour Kush strain seeds to buy near you

The easiest place to buy high-quality cannabis seeds is online at our Homegrown Store. Our best Sour Kush strain options are:

  • Sour Kush feminized: These seeds mean you won’t need to sex and separate your plants when they get to that age.’
  • Hindu Kush regular: Hindu Kush and Chemdawg are thought to be the genetic lineage for OG Kush. Another heavy yielder, Hindu Kush regular buds produce a strong cerebral effect for a pure indica. 
  • Sour Diesel autoflower: Mama to the Sour Kush strain, these are an upgraded version of an East Coast legend. Sour D is known as an easy grow with full yields and even heavier THC levels. There’s also Sour Kush’s daddy, the original OG Kush autoflower: OG Kush is another famed hybrid with potent THC levels and a huge reputation.  

What kind of strain is Sour Kush?

The Sour Kush strain is the fabled offspring of OG Kush/Sour Diesel and a blend earning a legion of fans for its widespread flavors and effects. 

Virtually idiot-proof when it comes to nurturing your crop, Sour OG Kush strain cannabis seeds yield a dank indica-strong crop. You can also expect your harvest to arrive with a generous yield. 

Keeping a Sour Kush Homegrown Diary can help you keep track of your crop. Share your results and compare methods to maximize your yield. If you haven’t nabbed this cultivar yet, why not browse through our Homegrown Diaries for the one you have?

If you have further queries, remember to hit up our Homegrown Forum for in-depth analysis. You can also share your experiences with the greater cannabis community. 

We’ve got libraries of information and years of knowledge waiting for you to delve into—so stick around!


About the author: Parker Curtis

Parker Curtis has around a decade of cannabis-growing experience, specialising in soil-less and hydro grows. He’s mastering outdoor, greenhouse, and indoor grows.