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Sour OG Strain | Diesel OG Kush

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If you’re a fan of balanced hybrids with a great taste, then there’s really no point looking any further than Sour OG Strain. If you’re familiar with the term Dankenstein, then Sour OG is definitely an example of that. Dankenstein strains are two or more dank strains which have been bred together to create one monster strains. Sour OG is definitely an example of that, as it’s a cross between Sour Diesel and OG Kush. This strain is known as a one-hitter, as it will probably knock most users out after the first inhale.

This strain is also known as Super Sour OG Strain, Sour Diesel OG Kush, Diesel OG, OG Cross, Legend OG, or Sour Diesel hybrid.

sour og nug weedVibrant colors on the right is Sour OG, photo: @treecityhealth


Sour Diesel + OG Kush hybrid

Sour OG Strain, AKA 818 Headband, is a 50/50 hybrid that offers a perfectly balanced sativa & indica high. This active mind, calm body experience is perhaps one of the most sought-after highs in the entire cannabis world. The Sour Diesel Og Kush is covered in orange hairs and smells like lemon, pine, and diesel. This strain is a fast-acter, but also a hard-hitter, so be warned!

Sour OG genetics

Sour OG Strain is a cross between two legendary dank strains:
  • Sour Diesel
  • OG Kush
  • want to know more about either of these parent strains? Check out our reviews by clicking the links!


Both of these strains are legends in their own right, which normally makes for a fantastic combination. With one sativa and one indica parent, you can see the logic behind creating this strain. It was originally created by Green Bodhi, which, unfortunately, means the seeds are hard to come by. If you do come by the seeds, then consider yourself incredibly lucky.


Sour OG THC percentage

The average hybrid has around 13% THC. However, Sour OG Strain is in a league of its own with a whopping 20% average. This comes from the combination of Sour Diesel and OG Kush. Sour OG can test up to a pretty crazy 27% THC. If you don’t smoke a lot, take it easy with this strain. If you do start to feel a bit too high then take a cold shower and have a coffee. This should make you feel a bit more normal.

Sour OG Kush price

Sour OG Strain is a truly dankenstein strain. Also, the seeds aren’t available from the original breeder. This makes it very difficult to make sure that the strain you’re smoking is actually Sour OG. This also drives the price up, because the supply is much lower than it is for other strains. In North America, this strain is about $15 a gram. In Amsterdam, it’s going to be more like $20-25 per gram.

Sour OG taste 

This strain should definitely be smoked or vaped inside a vaporizer. That is because you’ll truly get to appreciate the unique and beautiful taste of this strain. This strain's taste profile is:
  • Diesel
  • Earthy
  • Pine
  • Citrus


Using a vaporizer has many different advantages, but the main one is that the taste is a lot purer and the smoke is a lot healthier.

Sour OG  wax, oil, shatter, edibles, etc.

This strain makes perfect concentrates, and you can find a lot of examples of dispensaries that sell this strain in shatter, wax, or concentrate format. The combined tastiness and high THC content contribute to Sour OG's great candidacy as a strain to make concentrates out of.  

You can make any strain into wax, shatter, edibles, or oils. Some strains are better than others, and Sour OG is definitely a good strain for this. Making waxes and shatters (also known as BHO) can be very dangerous, so it’s highly recommended that you just make edibles instead, as they’re much easier to make. They’re actually a lot more potent as well, as a potent edible will have you feeling way more stoned than a potent dab. Just remember to decarboxylate your weed before you make it into an edible, as, if you don’t, you’re missing out on a large amount of potency. This is actually another advantage of vaping. Your already vaped bud is perfectly decarboxylated marijuana.

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A beautiful example of Sour OG! Photo: @curt_ice


sour og strain cannabisWe wouldn’t mind being the ones to hold this Sour OG nug! Photo: @terpzz_bennington


Sour OG General Effects
Sour OG Medical Effects
Sour OG Effects
Energetic 100% Depression 100%
Cottonmouth 100%
Uplifted 95% Stress Relief 95%
Anxiety 50%
Relaxed 90% Pain Relief 65% Paranoia 40%
Happy 80% Lack of Appetite 60% Dry Eyes 35%
Euphoric 75%  Fatigue 55%
Dizziness 10%


Sour OG Strain is a really strong strain, which was tailored around both taste and potency. It was deliberately created to be smack bang in the middle between sativa and indica, and achieves this very well. These kinds of strains, Blue Dream is another example, are what a lot of people prefer to treat depression with. That is because it’s like receiving a warm indica hug, whilst at the same time receiving a euphoric sativa high.


Sour flower plant grow time 

Sour OG Kush flower time is 7-9 weeks, which is a low to average grow time.

Sour OG Growing tips 

This strain can be grown indoors using either soil or hydroponics. You should train this bud by exposing it to sunlight, which will allow for a high yield. The bud structure allows this strain to easily deal with humidity, so don’t worry too much about overwatering or keeping a dry climate. Outdoors, this strain will prove incredibly hard to grow. Simply keep a regular feeding regimen, and you should find this strain is fairly easy to grow indoors.

Sour OG Kush seeds

Sour OG seeds aren’t available from the original breeder. This is unfortunate, as you’re then essentially putting your faith in companies who don’t really care, and will happily sell you the wrong seeds. Your best bet would be to find a clipping of this strain, but this is pretty difficult as well. Both thecaliconnection and Dinafem have seeds, which are called 818 Headband and Sour Kush respectively. These are probably your best bets.


Sour OG yield 

The yield of this strain is moderate.
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Sour OG as a beautiful flower, photo: @beyondtopshelf 

What is the Sour OG strain?

This strain is the absolute pinnacle of a dankenstein strain. Take two of the most well-known strains at polar opposite ends of the indica/sativa spectrum, smash them together… and what do you get? Sour OG. A very well-balanced hybrid, that gives you both the indica body high, and the sativa head high. This combination is perfect for curbing depression.
  • Sour OG is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel
  • This strain is certified #dankenstein
  • Amazing taste should be appreciated through a flower vape
  • Mind-bending high, very powerful
  • Could be a little bit too powerful for some people
  • Can help curb depression, because of its balanced sativa/indica effects.

 Have you tried Sour OG before? Let us know what your thoughts were in the comments below!  

Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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