NYC Diesel is a hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Mexican and Afghani landraces. This strain leans to the sativa side and provides strong cerebral effects that ease into a deep, full-body relaxation over time. A pungent lime and grapefruit aroma is the mark of a high quality batch, like those that won this strain five Cannabis Cup trophies in the early 2000s. NYC Diesel’s happy, talkative qualities make this hybrid a good choice for social activities and many anxiety-prone consumers praise it for its paranoia-free effects.
THC: 18% – 21% CBD: <1% CBN: <0.1%
Sour Diesel meets an original Afghani or Hawaiian strain in this sativa-dominant hybrid (60:40 sativa/indica ratio). NYC Diesel carries strong sativa genes from its Sour Diesel mother, while the father plant was either indica or sativa-dominant. This strain is a good choice for busy days and social occasions, as it provides a peppy cerebral high with strong energy. THC levels can exceed 21%, making this a particularly potent medical option. CBD concentration, on the other hand, is very low, typical for a sativa. The high comes with a strong shot of euphoria, a mood boost, and a spark of creativity. It’s most useful when treating anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. It can also be an effective appetite stimulant. Negative effects are limited, especially paranoia, and that makes this an ideal choice for patients suffering from chronic anxiety. A strong, pungent fuel flavor predominates in this Diesel descendant, along with additional chemical notes. NYC Diesel should be relatively easy to find in New York State, though it’s probably more popular on the West Coast, especially in California, Oregon, and Washington State. It is also sold in Nevada and Michigan.
NYC Diesel is an award-winning sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that produces a potent, sweet citrusy flavor that many describe as similar to grapefruit with undertones of diesel. NYC Diesel is the seedling of three different strains.
It’s won nine different Cannabis Cup awards for its potent and delicious qualities, though not all were first place wins. Despite this, it’s a definite strain connoisseurs say they enjoy as it has become popular for its scent, flavor, and effects.
Its THC content averages at 15% and has been known to produce up to 22% in some crops. NYC Diesel’s high induces creativity, energizes the consumer, helps fabricate insight, and gives the body a slight numbing effect. For experienced users, the sativa dominance will help eliminate fatigue and is great for a “wake and bake”. For novice consumers, this strain may cause laziness or sleepiness once the cerebral effects wear off. It’s also known to boost appetite, so be ready for the munchies.
Negative side-effects include the usual cotton mouth and dry eyes, but paranoia and dizziness can become present if consumed inappropriately.
Growing time is longer than the norm, taking up to 10 weeks and normally flowering in early November.