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Sour Patch Kids is a staple in the stoner community when we are discussing candy which is why we created this essential guide to the Sour Patch Kids strain. What is your favorite candy to indulge in after you have smoked a strain that stimulates your appetite?

This strain shouldn’t be taken lightly as it can pack a punch. Much like the candy, if you consume too much you are going to be uncomfortable. Seasoned smokers should not have too much of a problem with this strain. The peace of mind and energy it provides can make it great to smoke at any point of your day.

Sour Patch Kids Strain Genetics

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Is Sour Patch Kids strain an Indica or Sativa?

Sour Patch Kids is a 60/40 Sativa-dominant hybrid of Sour Diesel and Sour Kush. Expect a jolt of energy after consumption that will slowly allow your mind to calm and your body to relax. You might even feel a sense of motivation as the relaxation will not lead to any sedation in the slightest.

Sour Diesel is the ultimate wake and bake strain as it acts as a motivator, gives you energy, and will never lead to couch-lock. Don’t try to use this strain to treat your insomnia as it could give you too much energy. Creatives often use this strain as inspiration as it provides them with the motivation to create.

Sour Kush can give you the giggles as you kick back and relax with friends. Creativity can be a result of this strain as it gives euphoric feelings while simultaneously melting away any worries you have. The balanced high of Sour Kush makes it a must-try when you see it available at the dispensary.

Finding strains that have a lineage that appeals to you can be immensely important. Strains that have similar effects to Sour Patch Kids include Dream Queen and Strawberry Kush.

Sour Patch Kids Strain Yield

Sour Patch Kids can be grown indoors or outdoors. This strain is not exactly the most popular for growers as it can present challenges during cultivation.

The yield indoors is 1 to 2 ounces per square foot. Outdoors you can expect 2 to 3 ounces per square foot around roughly 550 grams per plant.  

Yields are going to differ depending on the genetics of the seeds that you purchase. Sour Patch Kids seeds are widely available so finding some from a reputable seed company is important. You do not want your yield to be half of what it could be due to inferior genetics of the seeds.

Understanding things like how much or often to water is imperative. The right nutrients during specific phases of the growing process can help the buds become denser. Take the time to educate yourself about growing certain strains online as some require far more knowledge than others.

Sour Patch Kids Strain Flowering Time

The flowering period for Sour Patch Kids is 7 to 8 weeks. You can expect these plants to grow to around 80 inches outdoors as indoor grows limit height due to the closed environment.

The buds are small yet compact and have a number of red hairs. There is also a coating of trichomes which makes this quite an attractive strain. Similar strains to growing Sour Patch Kids include Skunk Ape and Sugar Cookie.

THC Percentage Of The Sour Patch Kids Strain

The THC percentage of Sour Patch Kids ranges from 18 to 21 percent. Experienced smokers should have no issue with this potency while beginners could have more issues. Expect a balanced high where you can use this strain at any point during the day as it will not leave you sedated.

Flavor And Aroma of Sour Patch Kids

The flavor and aroma both are that of lemon with a hint of pine. The aroma also has a diesel quality to it which is no surprise due to its lineage.

The terpene profile is comprised of Carene, Phellandrene, Pinene, and Ocimene.

Carene has a citrus taste and has been known to assist in reducing inflammation. Blackberry and White Cookies are two strains that contain this terpene.

Phellandrene has been linked with the reduction of pain and a boost of energy. Sour Berry and Mandarin Jack strains contain this terpene.

Pinene helps reduce pain, anxiety, and symptoms of depression while having an aroma of pine. 

Ocimene has a fruity taste and can give you a new sense of energy.

Medical Conditions That Sour Patch Kids Strain Can Help

Marijuana has finally been recognized for all that it can do for an individual in terms of their health. There is a misconception that only CBD has medical benefits but THC does as well. Sour Patch Kids can help with the following medical conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Stress
  • Fatigue

Finding a strain that truly gives you relief from a health condition you are suffering from can improve the quality of your life. Understanding the terpene profiles of a strain is also important as this can provide the relief you have been seeking.

Sour Patch Kids Strain Price

SPK strain price on average is $15-$20 per gram, $55-65 per 1/8th oz, $100-$110 per 1/4 ounce, and $200-$220 per 1/2 ounce.

Sour Patch Kids Strain Seeds

Sour Patch seeds can be found online at various seed banks such as

Shipping of cannabis seeds to the USA is not federally legal yet although some seed banks send them regardless.

It is a much better idea to try to find a dispensary or cannabis grower with seeds in your local area to avoid potential penalties. Or even better, use clones from a healthy cannabis plant and not seeds. 

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Final Words On The Sour Patch Kids Weed Strain

Sour Patch Kids is definitely a delicious strain that you should try as it seems to deliver a balanced high without being too potent. Finding seeds or flower of this strain should not be a challenge as it has quite the following. Growers should have had a few crops before taking this strain on as even experienced growers can help trouble with this strain.

Growing the best marijuana of your life will take quite a bit of self-education and professional guidance. Being able to ask a specific question to a commercial grower about your crop can be worth its weight in gold. With this type of help you can drive up your yields and potency simultaneously.  

CTU offers great online marijuana growing classes that can help you improve your growing skills immensely. Our faculty is full of people that have worked in various parts of the industry. Learning how to grow great marijuana could result in a job in a growing industry.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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