How do cannabis-enthusiasts like their apples? Certainly, as heavy-hitting as Sour Apples – a strain that tranquilizes the body with its THC of up to 27%. Spreading tingling sensations from head-to-toe, expect to feel extremely relaxed and mentally stimulated with this one.
As it suggests, it delivers a body stone that is expected from a classic Kush. It renders its smokers enjoyably immobile. This unlikely combination of household names in the community is all thanks to Top Shelf Seeds and, truly, their creation has remained on top since its release.
|Sour Apple Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Sour Diesel x Pure Kush|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20/80|
|THC %||14% to 27%|
|CBD %||0.25% to 0.63%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||500 g/sqm / 700 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Excitement and youth is what this strain captures, especially since it is a mixture of different aromas one may find in a country fair such as a sweet caramel-dipped apple with hints of spilled gasoline in the background. Indeed, it is a feast for the senses.
Meanwhile, its flavors have a more pronounced sourness on the exhale as if sprinkled with lemon zest to give it an invigorating finish.
As the apple of many Kush-lover’s eyes, Sour Apple delivers everything it promises including a hefty punch to both the head and the body.
On that note, the cerebral onset all happens in a flash. A zap of energy strikes its smokers, gearing the mind to take cerebral flight. Soaring beyond cloud nine, no amount of stress can keep up with the apparent shift in perspective.
Promoting cheerfulness and a sense of inner calm, a whiff or two of this ganja guarantees to turn the day around for the better. The change is apparent behaviorally too. Not only is one giggly, but users seem to radiate with a happiness from within. Moreover, it acts as a muse that inspires enthusiasts to pursue creative endeavors before the body slows down.
A rather intense body stone takes over sluggishly. But, as it fully envelops users, it eases muscular tension until users are left utterly relaxed.
Though primarily a veteran’s strain due to its potency, novice-users may still enjoy it provided that the bud is used within limits. Those who over-indulge may find themselves either lost in space or buried beneath the ground.
Due to its potency, beginners who have low tolerance to such strong effects may find themselves susceptible to headaches or dizziness. Because it also has a rather intense, head-centered onset, experiencing paranoia is possible as well. There is a slight drying of the mouth and eyes that, although unavoidable, can be eased by staying hydrated throughout the session.
Medical Use and Benefits
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and a bowl of this ganja certainly aids patients suffering from certain conditions.
Its mood-elevating quality not only stimulates happy hormones, but also promotes a solidified sense of purpose. Moreover, the rush of energy helps flush out symptoms of fatigue, allowing users to be low-key productive without feeling disturbed by any lingering aches.
As euphoria replaces feelings of anxiety, long-sufferers of depression see the world with clarity in a better frame of mind albeit temporarily.
A THC of up to 27% makes it a powerful tool against minor to moderate pains such as backaches, headaches, migraines, cramps and other inflammations. Meanwhile, its sedative quality wins against even the toughest insomniac.
Growing Sour Apple
This plant is relatively easy to grow and something even beginners can start with despite its rather intimidating structure. At its best, it can reach a height of up to 300 cm which makes trimming or pruning more of a challenge. For this reason, topping the plant early is necessary to manage its height. Shortening the vegetative period is especially a must for those with restricted growing spaces.
Because of its Sativa-like structure, it reacts well to the Screen of Green (SCROG) method although, as a predominantly Indica bud, it is also probably suited the Sea of Green (SOG). Hydroponics setups help speed up the overall process but soil has better flavor turnout.
With that said, its indoor flowering time lasts for about 7 to 9 weeks with an average yield of 500 grams of buds per square meter.
In the outdoors, it would require a warm climate to fully flourish. Its tall height can become a downside in areas where growing cannabis is illegal, but those lucky enough to cultivate it should allow it to flourish to its heart’s delight. By the first or second week of October, it will produce at least 700 grams of buds per plant.
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