Zkittlez, sometimes also spelled as Skittles, Zkittles or Skittlez, is an Indica dominant (70%) hybrid that is bred and sold by California-based seed company 3rd Gen Family and TerpHogz. Its name was changed to spell with Z to avoid problems with the brand name. It is a mix of the fruity Indica Grape Ape, tangy Sativa Grapefruit, and an unknown strain.
Zkittlez is named after the famous candy since you can really taste the rainbow after inhaling the strain. It has an extremely strong berry sweet, candy, fruity flavor while also being citrusy and tropical. You can find the taste of the grapes and grapefruit as well. The strain has won multiple awards as well. In the process, it became an incredibly popular, and well-respected strain in the US.
Although the exact ratio of Indica and Sativa varies based on the breeder, it has consistently been calculated to have a THC of 9-15%. Despite having a low THC level compared to the other modern strains in the US, Zkittlez packs a real punch. It starts with an uplifting head buzz that causes you to be euphoric and creatively inspired, but without the feeling of anxiousness or being overwhelmed. It is a great illustration of what can be attained when the contrasting strains are mixed, thereby creating an excellent sense of high and also variety.
HISTORY OF ZKITTLEZ STRAIN
The history of the Zkittlez strain is a little fuzzy and no one knows about who actually invented it first. It first blossomed under the care and combined research of the 3rd Gen family in North California and TerpHogz. However, some sources also state that Dying breed seeds initially produced this strain. There have been a lot of rumors behind the third ingredient of the strain, but no one knows it yet, thanks to the Gen family. It is what makes the strain as it is today.
Appearance of ZKITTLEZ BUD
Depending on the phenotype, the plant’s tight and densely packed flowers appear in a variety of greens (mostly lime) and purples, sprinkled with vibrant orange hairs. The concentration of anthocyanin pigments leads to vivacious purple hues. They make a striking combination. The buds have a typical Indica structure because of the small and dense leaves. What makes them even more unique is their layer of trichomes that go all the way down to the stalks. This gives them a shiny and continuously furry appearance, also giving the leaves a smooth texture, which cannot be found on other similar strains. A similar color pattern can also be found in Zkittlez’s offspring, the Runtz strain.
Effects of ZKITTLEZ CANNABIS
The strain leaves you feeling euphoric, happy, and uplifted. Although the effects come on relatively quickly, its head-focused side effects are subtle. The user might experience a slight pressure around the eyes and temples at first. Experiences of visual and auditory distortions or the feeling of time passing slowly is a common phenomenon among the users of this strain. It is only after this first hit that the user will be able to appreciate the strain’s action on their senses. It keeps you in an elated state while making everything around you vivid.
All these feelings can be heightened by setting the right environment, such as moody music or a visually engaging TV show. All this is followed by a relaxing body buzz that spreads throughout the body to your fingertips, leaving you completely relaxed and pain-free without limiting your movement. It will also cause you mild sleepiness, although it won’t put you to sleep. The strain makes you feel motivated and fills you with positive thoughts till the effects wear off, after which you feel sleepy.
It is often said to improve focus and heighten the senses while improving mood and relieving tension in joints and muscles. On the medical side, the strain helps in reducing fatigue, stress, pain, and depression, thus making it a perfect candidate for treating patients with conditions such as insomnia, chronic pain, mild depression, chronic stress, or anxiety. The mental high that comes with the strain also makes it ideal for people suffering from ADHD and ADD, since they can focus better for longer periods. A side effect that comes with consuming higher than average amounts of the strain is feeling hungry and an increase in appetite. Thus, it is advised for people suffering from a loss of appetite due to some illness or other medications.
Consuming too much of the strain can lead to adverse effects such as dry eyes, headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, etc. Since the THC levels are within reasonable measures, their effects are strong without being overpowering. It acts as the perfect candidate for those who are inexperienced in intaking cannabis. If you are someone who is suffering from panic attacks, be careful of consuming the strain, since it is said to increase paranoid or panic thoughts in some cases.
Growing ZKITTLEZ SEEDS
It is a joy to cultivate Zkittlez strain because of its simplistic and easy-going nature. Since seeds of this strain are not available online, people who want to grow the plant need to procure it from already grown, mature, healthy Zkittlez strain plants to order to grow identically genetic ones. This means there are fewer types of Zkittlez out there. It can be successfully grown indoors and outdoors in hot and humid climates.
When grown indoors, it can generate up to 13 ounces of buds during harvest with an average period of 7 to 8 weeks to harvest. Grown outdoors, Zkittlez can give up to 17 ounces of bud per plant. The purple hues found in buds become more vibrant during cold weather, so growing it outside will help more because of the nights. If you do grow it indoors, make sure to periodically reduce the temperature for the purple hues to occur.
The plant will grow the best if you feed a healthy amount of fertilizers (preferably organic) every week and put them in fabric containers rather than plastic ones. Make sure the place of growth is spacious, especially if it is indoors since the plant grows huge and the root system becomes strong too.
The Farmers Lab ZKITTLEZ-The Standard Bearer In Genetic Excellence
The ZKITTLEZ STRAIN for sale by Farmers Lab Seeds has its roots closely associated with the cannabis species origins. We are incredibly proud to make this seed available to our customers.
The Farmers Lab Team