Marijuana connoisseurs also know Zkittlez as Skittlez or Skittles because its aroma and flavor resemble a famous candy brand. The 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz, currently known as Dying Breed Seeds, created this strain by crossing the Grapefruit, Grape Ape, and a secret strain. It provides both the effects of Sativa and Indica that affect both mind and body.
Its name resembles the deliciousness of Skittles. Upon sniffing its aroma, you would feel tempted to eat it than to smoke it. This strain becomes popular because it reminds the users of the various flavors and aromas of fruits like berry, grape, lemon, and strawberry, like the rainbow colors of Skittles.
For this reason, it is not surprising that the Zkittlez has won several awards, like winning the first place at the Emerald Cup in 2016. It also won the Cannabis Cups in Michigan and San Francisco in 2015.
The strain is Indica-dominant, having 60 to 70 percent of it. Therefore, the structure of its appearance resembles Indica.
This strain has a unique color of buds that is light-green with tints of purple. Trichomes cover the strain from the buds to the stalks, giving its hairy appearance.
The leaves of the Zkittlez are delicate. Trichomes also cover the leaves, giving them a smooth texture, which is unlike the other cannabis strains.
The aroma and flavor of this strain are as strong as the Skittles candies. The smell is more evident upon opening the package as if you are opening a bag of sweets.
The aromas and flavors that you can smell and taste from it are berries and grapes. You will realize that the strain is both sweet and citrusy with an earthy undertone.
When smoked, you will taste the sourness and sweetness of fruits as it goes down your throat and fills your lungs. As you exhale, the grape flavor is more noticeable, and the taste lingers for a long time.
When you grind the strain, the smell of sourness and fruitiness becomes stronger. The aromas can fill the room, which entices you to eat it than to smoke it.
The Zkittlez hits fast. When you consume this strain, you will feel some pressure surrounding your eyes. This pressure moves toward your senses and heightens them.
Because this strain is a hybrid, expect to experience both the effects of Indica and Sativa. The initial impact is on the head, which allows you to work on a creative task with heightened focus. The next effect is a body high, which is mild for other people. This body high can put the users to sleep and see the world differently.
The high this strain provides distorts the sense of time, giving you an illusion that the effects last longer.
The Zkittlez provides a sense of calmness and euphoria, which is useful for fighting depression. The strain also includes energy and induces appetite and sleep.
Like other cannabis strains, it can cause dry mouth and dry eyes. For this reason, it is essential to keep yourself hydrated when taking on any strain.
The other rarer side effects are headaches, dizziness, and paranoia. These side effects are rare and do not last long. They commonly appear when the users take the strain in large doses, or its THC content is high.
Because taking this strain in large doses can distort the way the users see things, some users find it satisfying. However, it is essential to aim for this effect only when you are at home and feels safe. Inducing this effect when you are in an area where you do not feel safe can lead to anxious feelings and panic attacks.
The Zkittlez contains 12 to 23 percent THC and less than 1 to 1 percent CBD.
Summary of significant terpenes that make up the strain with their eight or more isolates:
The parents of this strain are the Grapefruit, a Sativa, and the Grape Ape, an Indica. A mysterious strain cross-bred with these strains to create the Zkittlez. The children of this strain are the Huckleberries and the Zerculese.
You cannot purchase the seeds of this strain anywhere. You need to cut or buy a clipping from a mature plant to develop one. It requires a hot and humid environment to flourish, although you can grow it indoors or outdoors.
Outdoor cultivation is preferable if you want the strain to have purple hues and if the environment’s temperature is perfect. If you need to grow it indoors, it requires monitoring and controlling of temperature from time to time.
The flowering time of the Zkittlez takes between 8 to 10 weeks.
It is advisable to consume this strain in the late afternoon or nighttime. It is because this strain allows you to perform some creative activities before the sedative effect hits.
It is the perfect strain to use when you already feel exhausted because of the day’s work, and there are still some more tasks to finish. The initial effect will enhance your focus and motivation to complete the pending tasks. However, when the following effect hits, you need to be at home lying on a couch or bed.
Users of this strain consume the strain to manage depression and stress.
Many users compare it to The White because both provide relaxing and euphoric effects, with only a few differences in the statistics. However, The White can make you feel happier, sleepier, and more uplifted, while the Zkittlez can make you feel more creative.