Also known as Sour D and East Coast Sour Diesel (or ECSD,) Sour Diesel is a prolific strain with somewhat tumultuous origins. According to online sources, Sour Diesel gained prominence in New York in the mid-90s when breeder AJ (short for A**hole Joe,) accidentally pollinated a Chemdog 91 female with pollen from a Super Skunk he acquired during a trip to Amsterdam. The end result, Sour Diesel, was reportedly named for the way it soured business relationships as it spread through New York’s underground cannabis market, causing rifts as it changed hands among growers.
Bred in Amsterdam by Reserva Privada — a subdivision of DNA Genetics — Strawberry Banana’s (also referred to as Strawnana) mother is a female Banana Kush from Crockett Family Farms crossed with a male Bubblegum selected from a pack of seeds originally bred by Serious Seeds. The end result is a frosty, resinous bud that’s notably easy to grow in virtually any environment, both indoors and outdoors. The strain has won several awards, including 1st Sativa Flower at the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup, and 1st Judge’s Choice at Cannabis Cup Brazil in 2016.