The origins are Blueberry and NYC Diesel which combine to deliver a pleasing cerebral and body high. It’s a feel-good daytime choice for many thanks to its energizing effects. Blue Diesel has been known to curb drowsiness and increase awareness making it a perfect social strain. Users can partake and still enjoy a great conversation while feeling relaxed and happy. You shouldn’t be surprised to hear it’s also sometimes known as Blue City Diesel.
What are Growing Tips for Blue Diesel?
The Blue Diesel strain will thrive grown indoors or out, but keep in mind for outdoor growers a Mediterranean-like climate is ideal. Blue Diesel is a taller strain that will typically mature after a 55-60 day flowering period and top out at anywhere between 4 to 6 feet. While the blue kush strain is fairly uncomplicated to grow you could have some challenges with tight spaces. The plant is forgiving but some trimming will encourage airflow and light which will help the production of buds. That little bit of maintenance should bring an average yield of 18oz/sq meter indoors and outdoors a bit more at around 21 oz/sq meter.
What Is the History and Genetics of Blue Diesel?
Originally produced by Breeder’s Choice Blue Diesel is affectionately known by several names and has a colorful lineage.
Beginnings of Blue Diesel
Blue Diesel feminized strain is the crossbreed between the fast-blooming NY Diesel and the fruity Blueberry which produced the highly resinous strain. You know it’s popular when you find out it goes by multiple other names such as Blue City Diesel, NYC Diesel, and Blueberry Diesel.
Parent Strains and Genetics
You get to know a cannabis strain by understanding its lineage, and where it came from. That tells a story. Blue Diesel is a relative of Lowryder, Northern Lights, and Santa Maria. But what does that mean for the family tree? The original Lowryder-style strain likely contributes balance as a 50/50 hybrid. Northern Lights is known for its relaxed, happy high and all of its sweet and earthy Indica goodness. Not to be left behind is Santa Maria, a hybrid that behaves a bit more on the sativa side. All that to say this family tree has developed a wonderfully balanced and complex blueberry hybrid that is popular for recreational and medicinal use.
Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance – The Blue Diesel Calling Card?
Blue Diesel has some signature qualities that set it apart from the rest and at the top of that list is the unmistakable wonderful aroma, its distinctive fruity flavor, and of course its unique appearance.
What Is the Smell and Aroma Profile of the Blue Diesel Hybrid Strain?
With a name like Blue Diesel, it has to have a smell and aroma profile to live up to. It leads with the blueberry and diesel and rounds out with earthy and sour notes that contribute to it being a very aromatic strain.
Taste and Flavor Profile of Blue Diesel
The sweet taste of blueberries is enough to pull you in, but when you pair the blueberry alongside diesel you have an Indica dominant strain that not only knocks you off your feet, it just might knock you right onto the couch. The sweet blueberry notes and pungent sour flavors are a delicious invitation for someone looking to relax and possibly manage chronic pain.
What do the Blue Diesel buds look like?
We can’t give all the attention to the flavor and aroma because Blue Diesel is a looker too. The journey from seed to bud produces a dense high quality finished product that makes the wait from seed to harvest so worth it and so ideal for novice growers, but more on that later.
Burnt orange-hued pistils with average coverage over the dense buds also feature small-headed trichomes. And you won’t miss the hints of blue and purple in case for just a moment you forgot why this distinct blueberry is an in-demand strain.
What Are the Effects of Blue Diesel Seeds?
We know what it looks like, tastes like, and smells like. But what does it feel like? Blue Diesel has been celebrated for its effects on medicinal users as well as recreational. Though there are adverse effects to take note of, when combined with other strains there is so much to celebrate about its extra potency.
Effects on Marijuana Patients
The medicinal qualities of Blue Diesel are substantial for both physical and mental concerns. Discovering marijuana seeds, that when cultivated, have the ability to assist with treating multiple issues makes the decision to grow this dependable, excellent strain a low-risk and high-reward choice.
Adverse Effects to Consider
Back to that risk-reward topic we mentioned earlier; moderation and good hydration are a great place to start to try to ensure it remains a happy-making strain. But it goes without saying that there is always a chance of experiencing some adverse side effects. Some have been known to have dry eyes, dry mouth, drowsiness, or an increased appetite – which for some is considered a positive side effect.
Can You Combine With Other Strains to Enhance Effects?
Talk about fun, try experimenting with combinations of strains. Are you looking to up the ante on happiness? Then consider combining it with a more Sativa dominant strain. Or perhaps anxiety management is what you’re after. In that case, another strain on the Indica side may help to really take the edge off when combines with Blue Diesel.
But if it’s purely a flavor or aroma combo you’re after, consider leaning into either the sweet berry flavors or earthy diesel with your pairings. Experimenting is the best part to uncover the duos that best enhance your desired effects.
Growing Blue Diesel Seeds at Home
You can be successful growing Blue Diesel at home both indoors and out. But you will find that Blue Diesel ultimately thrives in a sunny, Mediterranean-style climate. Novice growers shouldn’t be intimidated to jump on the seed germinating train and get started and once. A big bonus is that it’s highly resistant to pests, molds, and mildew.
If you’re new to growing here are a few tips to get you started:
- Place a paper towel with a few seeds in running water until it’s soaked.
- Put the wet paper towel in a small plastic container under 70-85 F. The seeds need a warm environment to germinate.
- Now you wait. Check your seeds daily until you see them sprout. This could take 3 to 10 days. Be patient.
- Once your seedlings have sprouted you can transfer them to something like a Jiffy pellet with good soil.
Once you’ve grown it successfully you may find yourself looking for similar strains to try out. Here are a few we think you might also enjoy:
- Blueberry Skunk – Sweet and earthy balanced flavors and Indica dominant provide an uplifting high, great for pain management too.
- Silver Haze – Could it be that silver really is more precious than gold? This Sativa just might be.
- Skywalker OG – The force is with this Indica dominant strain featuring sweet and earthy flavors.