Strain Spotlight: NYC Diesel


New York City Diesel is a delightful sativa-dominant hybrid that comes to us from the breeders at Soma Sacred Seeds. Because of its origins, it’s also known as Soma Sour Diesel.

Some of our customers come back for this one time and time again because they say it catapults them into a cerebral experience that gradually gives way to a state of deep, pleasant relaxation throughout the entire body.

New York City Diesel won five Cannabis Cup awards in the early 2000s, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re on the lookout for the best cannabis strain in Colorado, this would be an excellent place to start.

New York City Diesel Origins

The origins of NYC Diesel are somewhat mysterious, but it seems like Soma Sacred Seeds created this strain by breeding a Mexican landrace strain with an Afghani landrace strain. If that’s the case, there may be slightly more influence coming from the Mexican side, because those strains are generally sativas.

Some members of the cannabis community don’t give Mexican landrace strains the respect they deserve because the flower is often packed into bricks before being shipped to the United States, which has a negative effect on their appearance.

Mexican strains have had a massive influence on modern cannabis, though, and their genetics are prevalent in some of the world’s best cannabis strains.

Many Mexican landrace strains made their way up from the coast of Mexico to the coast of California, where they’ve gone on to parent some of the excellent strains from that state.

In this case, a Mexican Landrace made its way to Soma Sacred Seeds in Amsterdam to be crossed with an Afghani landrace. Afghani landrace strains are believed to be some of the world’s first cannabis, and they’re known for their heavy resin production and indica characteristics.

Indica-dominant Afghani flower made a great match for the more sativa-dominant Mexican landrace, and the result is a fairly balanced hybrid in NYC Diesel.

NYC Diesel: Taste, Smell, and Appearance

New York City Diesel often has a striking lime green color, which is accented by light orange hairs and a shiny layer of crystals.

The color is appropriate because this strain also gives off notes of tart citrus fruits like lime and grapefruit. Some people have trouble finding the fruity smells under a strong, stinky layer of spice, herbs, and gasoline aroma.

Despite the powerful stench, NYC Diesel tastes relatively light. Cannabis enthusiasts will appreciate the complex taste of this flower.

Effects of NYC Diesel

High THC concentration and a good amount of resin production from its Afghani parent combine to make NYC Diesel an absolute classic.

Customers report that it’s one of their favorite cannabis strains for when they want to feel friendly and talkative without the nervous energy some people associate with sativa strains.

This might be a good option for people who want to feel giggly, goofy, and social but not completely overwhelmed by energy. Since it’s a fairly balanced hybrid, it’s also been linked to feelings of serenity and calm.

Enjoy it for a night out or a night end– there’s hardly a bad time to go with New York City Diesel.

Where to Buy NYC Diesel in CO

Here at Chronic Therapy, you can find more than 50 different strains on our dispensary menu. Of all the options, New York City Diesel is one of our best sellers, with good reason. Stop by today to try it for yourself, and our budtenders will introduce you to this popular hybrid strain.

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