NYC Diesel

THC: 25.76% CBD: 0.00 Daytime

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About this Hybrid Strain

NYC Diesel is an award-winning sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that produces a potent, sweet citrusy flavor that many describe as similar to grapefruit with undertones of diesel. NYC Diesel is the seedling of three different strains.

It’s won nine different Cannabis Cup awards for its potent and delicious qualities, though not all were first place wins. Despite this, it’s a definite strain connoisseurs say they enjoy as it has become popular for its scent, flavor, and effects.

Its THC content averages at 15% and has been known to produce up to 22% in some crops. NYC Diesel’s high induces creativity, energizes the consumer, helps fabricate insight, and gives the body a slight numbing effect. For experienced users, the sativa dominance will help eliminate fatigue and is great for a “wake and bake”. For novice consumers, this strain may cause laziness or sleepiness once the cerebral effects wear off. It’s also known to boost appetite, so be ready for the munchies.

Negative side-effects include the usual cotton mouth and dry eyes, but paranoia and dizziness can become present if consumed inappropriately.

Growing time is longer than the norm, taking up to 10 weeks and normally flowering in early November.

Lab Data

Cannabinoid Lab Data
Cannabinoid Amount
THC: 25.76%
Δ9-THC: 18%
CBD: 0.00
CBN: 0.29%
THC-A: 17.97%
Δ8-THC: <0.1%
CBD-A: 0.15%
Terpene Lab Data
Terpene Amount
Beta Myrcene: 0.315%
Beta Caryophyllene: 0.251%
Alpha Pinene: 0.132%


Its father is a cross between the sativa Hawaiian and indica Afghani while its mother is the sativa Sour Diesel. However, some claim that it’s a cross between a Mexican sativa and Afghani.

Genetic Lineage

NYC Diesel - Hybrid Cannabis Strain
Hybrid NYC Diesel
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Indica Afghani
Afghani Origin
Sour Diesel - Hybrid Cannabis Strain
Hybrid Sour Diesel
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Indica Afghani
Afghani Origin
Chemdawg - Sativa Cannabis Strain
Sativa Chemdawg
Nepalese Origin
Thai Origin

Frequently Asked Questions About NYC Diesel

What is NYC Diesel?

NYC Diesel is an award winning sativa-dominant hybrid.

Where does NYC Diesel come from?

NYC Diesel was created in 1997 by Soma Seeds, an Amsterdam based seed bank. The company's owner, a geneticist named Soma, decided to name the strain NYC Diesel after the Sept 11, 2001as a way of honoring where he grew up.

What does NYC Diesel smell like?

NYC Diesel smells like grapefruit and diesel fuel.

What does NYC Diesel taste like?

NYC Diesel has a sour grapefruit and gasoline flavor.

What color does NYC Diesel have?

The long, peanut-shaped NYC Diesel buds have an array of wavy lime, forest, and fern-green leaves, with a web of bundles of bright orange pistils flowing throughout. A covering of amber trichomes lends the buds a fuzzy appearance.

What effects does NYC Diesel have?

Users experienced a reduction in pain and improved focus. It has also been known to stimulate creativity, energy, and appetite in some.

Is NYC Diesel an Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

NYC DIesel is a sativa-dominant hybrid, approximately 70% Sativa and 30% Indica.