Zkittlez: Quick Overview

Fruity, candy fans wake up! This is your strain. Zkittlez is sometimes erroneously just called Skittles after the fruity candy, but when you smell and taste this cannabis strain, you will forgive anyone who makes the mistake. Come for the flavor and the sweet fruity breath and stay for the amazing Zkittlez effects, such as feeling happy, yet calm and relaxed. In this Zkittlez strain review we’ll tell you everything you need to know about smoking, vaping, and growing the Zkittlez strain.

Type70:30 indica-dominant hybrid
THC LevelUp to 20%, 14% average
Effects Relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted, sleepy
Smell and Flavor ProfileEarthy, grape, fruity, strawberry, herbal, candy, citrus, sweet
Grow DifficultyEasy

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Zkittlez Strain Benefits/Effects

With more medical marijuana and recreational cannabis users every day, there is a huge market out there for new and exciting strains. I should know—I am that person who buys the hot new offering at the dispensaries every time! This has led to an exciting focus on new strain development, and a resulting explosion of offerings on the market of strains for just about every use.

I’ve always thought about strains this way. For example, I love the anti-fatigue boost I get from a Green Crack or a Durban Poison, but it feels great to round away the rough edges with the anti-anxiety qualities of a Girl Scout Cookies or OG Kush. You end up doing a lot of “Wouldn’t it be nice…” thinking as a cannabis fan, looking for that perfect strain for the right moment.

Zkittlez is one of those home run hybrids, a perfect example of what serious growers and breeders can accomplish with better planning and genetics. These days you really can get the best of both worlds in a hybrid strain, and Zkittlez is a great example of this harmonious marriage of contrasting strains.

The proof? Consumers love it: Zkittlez took first place in 2015 in both the Michigan and San Francisco Cannabis Cups, and again in 2016 at the 2016 Emerald Cup.

Zkittlez is a 70%/30% indica-dominant hybrid strain that both gives you a warm, soothing body buzz that is tempered by a wave of focused energy. Zkittlez works fairly well as a medical marijuana strain, with moderate THC levels between 10 and 20%, and THC content of 14% on average, and CBD levels of 0.5% to 1%, offering even more medical relief. This dynamic cannabinoid duo soothes physical symptoms and can treat issues such as anxiety and stress.

Zkittlez is a hybrid strain that delivers the physical effects you expect from indica strains with some of that mind buzz you expect from a sativa. And the sweet and fruity aroma and taste comes from all sides as you experience that fast-acting Zkittlez high.

At even a smaller dose, the effects are unmistakable. First you feel an enhanced sensory awareness, and a boost of concentration. As Zkittlez moves through your body, it uplifts your mood and relaxes you physically, leaving you feeling able to concentrate and motivated.

At larger doses Zkittlez can really bring on the euphoria, and even some psychedelic effects and time stretch. If you use enough you may experience mind race, but most users feel relaxation more than anything at higher amounts and if you do have work to get done, start early.

Zkittlez is one of those amazing late afternoon strains. You know what I mean; you are feeling tired and unmotivated because it’s already been a long day, and maybe you’re dealing with pain or other symptoms. You need something to get you over the hump and through your tasks, and then into that relaxing mood at the end of the day. Zkittlez is great for that.

Zkittlez Medical Benefits

Many medical marijuana patients use the Zkittlez strain to help manage depression and stress. It’s useful for this because it enables users to remain focused and productive during the day while soothing anxiety and physical symptoms of it such as tense muscles. Similarly, this focused yet soothing high is useful for ADD and ADHD sufferers because it helps them avoid distraction and stay on task more readily.

I mentioned the munchies above, and yes, they may well be coming, especially if you take large doses of Zkittlez. This is great news for people who are struggling with nausea or lost appetite due to medication side effects, illnesses like Crohn’s disease or cancer, or other reasons.

For some medical cannabis users, pain and/or anxiety is keeping them awake. If you are one of them, Zkittlez and its body high and gentle wave of relaxation are going to be a welcome relief for insomnia.

Zkittlez Taste and Smell

Tasting the rainbow is definitely one of the best things about the Zkittlez strain, with its notes of grape, strawberry, grapefruit, lemon, and berries. And here’s the thing: it really does smell like the candy.

Fun fact, if you are already a little high when you smoke Zkittlez, the smell of this strain alone may give you the munchies, and the taste may make you even hungrier. It’s really good, and if you like concentrates, vape Zkittles, it’s ideal for vaping as a live resin or something similar. You can taste both Grape Ape and Grapefruit parents clearly—it’s amazing.

Zkittlez Cannabinoid/Terpene Profile

The Zkittlez strain has an average THC content of at least 10%, with phenotypes ranging from 14% to 20%. Zkittlez also carries CBD levels of 0.5% and 1.0%.

Few samples of the Zkittlez strain contain other minor cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, CBV, and CBN in usable amounts. However, with moderate THC levels and notable CBD levels to balance them out, Zkittlez users should avoid most of the classic high THC side effects such as dry eyes, couch-lock, and dry mouth.

Zkittlez is rich in the terpene Caryophyllene, with moderate amounts of Humulene and Linalool.

Caryophyllene is an anti-inflammatory, relieving pain,and also an antioxidant. It is also known to treat anxiety and stress effectively.

Humulene relieves pain and may regulate the appetite. Linalool is well-known for its anti-anxiety, stress-relieving, and anti-depressant effects and is also among the world’s oldest known sleep aids.

Zkittlez History and Genetics

Bred by Terp Hogz and Dying Breed Seeds of the 3rd Gen Family, Zkittlez is a cross of the indica Grape Ape, the sativa Grapefruit with a third, unknown strain. Unlike so many of the cannabis world’s accidental giants, Zkittlez was a very deliberate cross bred to create candy-like flavor.

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If you love the relaxed mood you get from Gelato or Thin Mint GSC but you want just a little more THC and fruity, sweet flavor, Zkittlez is absolutely your strain. If you love the euphoria you get from say Phantom Cookies, Gelato Cake, or Cheese Quake but you need a bit more focus to finish a few tasks for the day, Zkittlez may be a great strain to try.

If you’re loving that uplifted mood and vibe not to mention the sweet taste from Candyland but you need a little less mind race and a little more calm, Zkittlez is totally on point. And personally, if you enjoy the parent strains Grapefruit and Grape Ape, I think Zkittlez is A+, because it really does retain both of their qualities.

Growing the Zkittlez Strain

The Zkittlez strain grows cannabis plants that resemble a classic indica structure much more than a hybrid. The densely packed buds are uniquely colored and striking, a mix of purple and light green hues with small, fine leaves. The entire plant appears fuzzy thanks to a coating of thick white trichomes.

Bred to be a consumer hit, the creators of this strain knew they would be generating a new fan favorite. You can buy Zkittlez seeds online, both at US online seed banks and in Canada seed banks. 

Zkittlez weed thrives outside in hot, humid climates. Depending on where you live, you might even benefit from cold nights, because Zkittlez is one of those strains that gets a bag appeal boost of brilliant purple hues from nightly temperature drops. You can achieve the same things inside, of course, by controlling the temperature carefully.

Wherever you grow it, Zkittlez needs ample light. Avoid too much humidity and rain if you do grow outside. Flowering time for Zkittlez plants is typically between 8 to 10 weeks inside, or the beginning of October outside. In terms of yield, expect as much as 13 ounces of bud per plant, and even more outside—about 17 ounces per plant.

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Zkittlez is a delicious, fruity strain that is ideal for novice cannabis users yet still boasts impressive medical and recreational benefits. Specifically bred for its sweet, candy-like flavor, consuming Zkittlez is a joyful experience, good for almost anytime.  To get started, get your Zkittlez Seeds today from our favorite online seed bank. 

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