Lilac Diesel is a newer hybrid strain from Ethos Genetics in Colorado. Everyone has been raving about the flavors, aromas, and extraordinary high, but what is Lilac Diesel?
The Lilac Diesel strain is a hybrid plant that contains around 22% to 28% THC with a 3% CBD content. Its primary aroma is lavender and citrus, while its flavors include chemical diesel and berry. It results from four unique breeding strains, resulting in an incredibly complex bud.
This exciting strain sounds like it has a lot to talk about. In this article, we’ll explore Lilac Diesel’s flavor profiles, common usages, how to grow it, and where to purchase it.
The Nitty-Gritty Facts About the Lilac Diesel Strain
The Lilac Diesel strain comes from Ethos Genetics and is a hybrid with around 22% to 28% THC and 3% CBD content, making it more energizing than calming. Most people experience an uplifted feeling when smoking this particular strain.
Many people consider Lilac Diesel a Sativa-dominant hybrid, thanks to the strain’s uplifting high, but no scientific studies can prove this. However, this strain can affect people differently due to its relatively high THC content. So lilac Diesel isn’t the ideal strain for beginners.
Lilac Diesel is the product of Silver Lemon Haze x Forbidden Fruit with NY Cherry Pie x Citral Glue, resulting in a sweet citrus bud that features a fruity experience. However, you’ll notice diesel and earthy undertones that balance the fruitiness exceptionally well.
Currently, most shops sell Lilac Diesel bud as Lilac Diesel Bx3 and Bx4, with most seeds sold as RBx2. These numbers mean that the bud you’re buying has gone through more backcrossing than the seeds you’re purchasing. The seeds won’t catch up to the bud sold because it takes longer for seeds to be farmed and prepared for storage.
Flavor Profiles and Appearance
Lilac Diesal gives a lavender aroma, with a citrusy and diesel taste. It’s less citrusy than the Florida Orange strain, but you may notice similarities. When smoking this bud, you’ll get floral elements, and many recommend dry vaping to extract every flavor.
The appearance of Lilac Diesel is beautiful. The buds are covered in crystal trichomes and are a bright green to deep mint color with orange pistols. Tiny amber hairs coat the bud’s extremely dense spade shape.
As you pull the bud apart, it’ll hit you with the sharp smell of chem diesel mixed with a sweet berry before you notice a deep pine at the end. You can smoke this strain to enjoy the flavor and the high.
Effects and Medical Benefits
Lilac Diesel can be potent and extremely quick to set in once you start smoking. You’ll feel your mood lifted within minutes, and stress will melt away. After around 15 to 20 minutes, inflammation, pain, and physical discomfort start to fade. It’s an excellent strain for overall relaxation without heavy sedatives.
Though it’s a hybrid, many Lilac Diesel lovers consider this a motivating and uplifting strain. It may help you socialize or cross things off a to-do list. Of course, this strain will make you hungrier than most teenage boys – so make sure you have some snacks on hand for when the munchies set in!
For medical marijuana uses, Lilac Diesel can reduce inflammation and help soothe chronic pain in users who also suffer from low-energy depression. While you don’t need to have all three conditions, this strain helps this combination of people the most.
Diesel’s high-energy high with an accompanying mood boost is excellent for people who struggle to accomplish tasks because of depression, anxiety, or executive dysfunction. It can also be great for reducing stress in social situations and help you come out of your shell.
However, Lilac Diesel won’t calm anxiety if you’re new to smoking. Because of the strain’s high THC content, it’s best practice to start with something a little lighter and work your way up, or only take a few hits and see how you feel.
Thanks to the “get it done” type of high, this isn’t a great strain to smoke before bed. While Lilac Diesel is great for overall body relaxation, it’s too energizing to ensure you get a good night’s rest. It’s best to smoke it in the morning.
Growing and Selling Lilac Diesel
The Lilac Diesel strain is a fantastic plant to grow for those without a lot of space. It’s a robust and healthy plant with the following features:
- Medium-length internodes
- Outdoor or indoor growing capabilities
- Heavy lateral branching
The buds are easy to remove with a light trimming thanks to their tight grouping, making harvesting a breeze.
The plant takes around 45 to 63 days to flower indoors, and you’ll notice the flowers are large and on the spongier side. When grown outside, the strain yields around 5 oz per plant. When indoors, you can expect half an oz for every square foot.
The seeds sell for around $110 for 10 seeds, depending on where you buy them.
Marijuana plants are annuals, meaning they only live through one growing period. If you want to harvest your own seeds to continue growing the same strain next year, you’ll want to save one or two plants where you don’t pick the buds.
You’ll also need to hand pollinate the plant if it’s indoors because marijuana is a wind-pollinated plant.
Since Lilac Diesel is such a widely-loved strain, saving a few seeds wouldn’t be a bad idea. Commercially, the bud sells for around $12 to $15 a gram (or about $150 to $180 an oz), while the seeds sell at just over $10 each.
Where To Purchase and Why You Should
You can buy lilac diesel from numerous shops across the country if you have a favorite establishment. But in Miami, you won’t find any local shops. The best place to purchase the bud is online from either Colorado or Oklahoma.
You can’t find it locally because it’s still a relatively newer strain with new generations still being produced. However, sites like Weedplug and LivWell ship across the country. Weedplug usually requires you to purchase a full oz, but LivWell does not.
If you’re in Miami and can’t wait, check out Curaleaf. While they don’t offer Lilac Diesel yet, they offer plenty of options for flowers, pre-rolls, vapes, edibles, and more. However, keep an eye out for product updates as this strain grows in popularity.
As for the reviews of this strain, everyone has good things to say about it. The most common feedback is that Lilac Diesel is a great “wake and bake” strain that helps you prepare for the day and tackle the household checklist while also helping with daytime chronic pain and inflammation.
Many partakers also enjoy how friendly the strain makes them. Because it’s excellent for reducing anxiety, many people will smoke the bud before parties, outings, or family events.
Wrapping Up: The Lilac Diesel Strain
The Lilac Diesel strain isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is an incredible addition for those who need a little extra boost in the morning without coffee. You’ll find lavender and lilac aromas, chem diesel, and earthy pine flavors. The strain averages at 25% THC and is relatively simple to grow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about the popular Lilac diesel strain.
What terpenes are in the Lilac Diesel strain?
The top three terpenes in most Lilac Diesel strains are limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene. Limonene is known for its tropical sour taste, myrcene for an earthy and herbal flavor, and caryophyllene for spicier peppery notes.
How many times has Lilac Diesel been backcrossed?
As of 2022, Lilac Diesel was backcrossed four times, ultimately producing the Lilac Diesel Bx4. This latest generation is the first generation Lilac Diesel backcrossed with Lilac Diesel Bx3 to emphasize the strain’s characteristics.