Sour Tsunami Strain Review
Brewing up a storm in the cannabis community, Sour Tsunami hits the scene as one of the first to gain popularity as a high-CBD hybrid. Contrary to its namesake, it doesn’t drown users in a destructive tidal wave. Instead, it submerges people in an easygoing high. Packing only some 10% THC, it is the perfect entry-level hybrid for newbies to the world of 420 delights.
It took Lawrence Ringo of the Southern Humboldt Seed Collective four years to develop this hybrid. Instead of a simple cross between two breeds, he did a series of backcrossing using three strains.
Mainly, he started with NYC Diesel x Sour Diesel. After backcrossing the offspring with Sour Diesel several times, he now paired the new hybrid dubbed Double Diesel with Ferrari. After, he Lawrence backcrossed it again with Sour Diesel.
On its 60% Sativa structure, it is undoubtedly the influence of Sour Diesel. Sour Tsunami tends to stimulate the senses while soothing aches and anxieties. Due to a remarkable THC to CBD ratio of 1:1, it is an attractive choice in the medical market as it ushers in powerful painkilling waves.
|Sour Tsunami Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Double Diesel (NYC Diesel x Sour Diesel) x Ferrar|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||60/40|
|CBD %||10% to 11%|
|Flowering Period||9 weeks / Mid-October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/m2 / 350 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
An oddly appealing odor of gas leaks, Sour Tsunami permeates a strong, diesel note that fuels smokers to light one up. Beneath the surface is a hint of earthy and citrus undertones, adding an exotic touch to its complex fragrance. Like a combination of burning wood and dark chocolate, it leaves has a distinct bittersweet aftertaste upon exhaling.
Recreational users may not get much thrill out of this strain, but those looking for a smooth ride will enjoy Sour Tsunami. With only 10% THC, its psychoactive properties are subtle yet evident.
A few minutes after taking a hit, its cerebral effects are very subtle that some people do not even feel the gradual mind-clearing effects. As the mood lightens, so is the ability to keep things in perspective while staying focused on things to do.
It somewhat inspires an upbeat mood that results in being friendly, and chatty. And, as the body high starts to manifest, the uplifting sensation spreading throughout does not hinder individuals. Instead, it blends with the mental stimulation to bring on a sense of contentment and happiness.
Sour Tsunami clears the dark clouds to brighten up the day. In inducing a relaxing yet focused high, it does so without the likelihood of overwhelming users. And, that is why it is an excellent choice for people new to the use of cannabis.
Even if it is a mild hybrid, Sour Tsunami still has the potential to cause dry eyes and cottonmouth. As the dosage goes up, other adverse effects might also occur such as dizziness. And, if one is not tolerant enough, it could also cause a mild headache.
The potency of Sour Tsunami is not consistent. In some plants, it could have as high as 10% while having less than 1% in others. As such, there is a tendency for some people to use a little bit too much. In that case, then it is possible that a few may have an elevated level of anxiousness.
Medical Use and Benefits
Perfect for beginners as a recreational hybrid, Sour Tsunami excels as medical cannabis regardless of experience level. It does not crash into people with a devastating force, but it works in other ways to bring comfort.
At 10-11% CBD, some people use it as an alternative treatment for seizures and epilepsy. Even though there is no lack of testimonials on its ability to lessen episodes, these remain anecdotal. It is still in the best interest of people dealing with these conditions to seek professional health advice.
Working hand in hand, both the THC and CBD compounds are natural painkillers that provide a reprieve from body aches caused by degenerative illnesses. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help people deal with conditions like arthritis and muscle spasms.
Finally, the uplifting qualities of Sour Tsunami can indeed help in melting away stress. In enhancing the mood, it can already assist people suffering from depression to have a reprieve.
Growing Sour Tsunami
As is the case with other high CBD hybrids, growing Sour Tsunami does not always result with buds containing some 10% of this desired compound. In fact, only one out of four is likely to meet expectations. Unfortunately, there is no way to determine its content at home. If there is an accessible cannabis testing center, growers could send cuts 3 to 4 weeks before the transition to bloom phase.
The idea here is to determine if there is at least one plant that exhibits a high level of CBD. Using it as a mother plant, could not start cloning future grows.
Once mature, Sour Tsunami produces dense olive-green buds. Exposing it to a lower temperature by some 4 degrees during the dark cycle before it starts flowering triggers the appearance of purple hues. Visually, it looks more striking.
Indoors, the flowering period takes some nine weeks. Once ready for harvest, growers can expect some 350 to 450 grams of buds per square meter.
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