With a prestigious genetic lineage and a standout flavor, Sour Patch Kids Strain is a sativa-dominant strain with something for everyone. This bud is a cross between perennial favorite Sour Diesel and classic hybrid Headband. It offers long-lasting, mentally acute effects. It also has a remarkably strong, mouth-puckering smoke that may be an acquired taste for some. Sour Headband’s THC content has been estimated at between 17% and 25%.
Trimmed flowers of Sour Patch Kids Strain are marked by their small to medium size and their chunky, roughly spherical shape. Despite their mostly sativa lineage and effects, they have an indica-typical structure, with leaves that curl tightly inward toward their stems. The actual leaves are a mossy green and are wound through with dark brown pistils. Finally, they’re finished off by a spotting of glassy white trichomes that make the flowers very hand to break up without a grinder.
When properly cured, Sour Patch Kids Strain’s impressive flowers carry a strong, gasoline-tinged flavor. Another inspection picks up on the bud’s tangy citrus notes as well. Grinding these flowers up, meanwhile, gives off a skunky pungency. When Sour Headband is burnt, it typically gives off a strong and acrid smoke that can tickle the sinuses and palate. On the exhale, this smoke has a flavor that blends lemon and diesel.
Sour Patch Kids Strain’s versatile effects can also have some uses for medical cannabis patients. It may provide some lasting concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. It can also temporarily take the sting out of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Physically speaking, the strain may soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Finally, the strain’s trademark tingle around the eyes and forehead can help to relieve the intraocular pressure associated with eye conditions like cataracts and glaucoma. Because it can bring about obsessive, recursive patterns of thinking, Sour Headband is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Sour Patch Kids Strain are not available for sale from digital retailers. Instead, those looking to grow it at home should seek out clippings of the strain that can be propagated as “clones.” Once obtained, Sour Headband can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The strain flowers within 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors. At maturity, it offers up a yield of between 44 to 49 grams (or 1.5 to 1.7 ounces) of flowers per square foot of plant.
Sour Headband’s vibrant, focused properties make it a great way to enhance a nature hike or a day at the beach. This can be a very pungent smoke, though, and those looking to maintain discretion should take any necessary precautions.