Blending a unique flavor with sativa and indica effects, Sour Apple is a strain you have to try. Originally created by Top Shelf Seeds, there are a few variations of this 80/20 indica-dominant hybrid out there. Sour Diesel is always in the mix, but sometimes it’s crossed with Cinderella 99 while other times Pure Kush shows up. Either way, it produces a strain that’s great for relaxation for both day and evening use.
THC levels vary quite a bit with Sour Apple, showing up anywhere between 14% and 27%. Approach this strain with caution, as its smell can trick you into thinking it’s all fun and games while a strong high catches you off guard. True to its name, Sour Apple smells and tastes just like a tart sour apple, although the flavor sweetens a bit upon exhaling with some citrus undertones. Buds are super frosty and have a long and narrow shape with a gentle dusting of amber pistils. Many describe them as fluffy looking and are rather sticky.
Unlike other hybrids, the high that comes with builds slowly instead of hitting you in the face. You’ll begin to notice an uplifting cerebral effect that brings about a sense of happiness, focus, and social tendencies. If you have anything to do, do it now before you melt into a state of pure relaxation. The head high slowly transitions into a body buzz that places you permanently on the couch, and although you’re still slightly functional, it’s best to give in to the mellow vibes.
Medicinal users love Sour Apple for its ability to wipe away stress fairly easily, while others who struggle with sleep use it before bed to help them get much-needed rest. While mild pain like cramps and headaches will be relieved by this strain, it’s not as effective on severe and chronic pain like other hybrids out there. Still, it’s worth trying if you’ve had a particularly hard day and want to unwind and detach from the world for a while.
Sour Apple is pretty easy to grow and prefers warm climates to truly thrive. It can be cultivated inside or outdoors and yields a nice harvest after 7 to 9 weeks. Those who grow outside and are concerned about privacy should note that Sour Apple’s plants can get up to 13 feet tall, so opting for indoor growth at a maximum 5-foot height might be a better way to go.
A tasty bud for weeknight relaxation, Sour Apple offers a nice mix of productive focus and mellow stress relief. Wait a bit for the high to settle in before you go crazy with it, and enjoy the balanced effects it brings.