Zkittlez is a tribute to Skittles, a sugar-shelled chewy candy that has brought smiles to people of all ages. Early on, it took the exact name. However, it was later changed to Z to prevent trademark infringement. Nonetheless, the strain itself is just as sweet with its rainbow of flavors and effects.
The slightly Indica-leaning strain induces cerebral effects and a tranquilizing body buzz. Although it can be used in the morning or early afternoon while at work in low doses, it is best used at night as it could be heavily sedating. One noticeable trait is that productivity the morning after receives a boost due a good night’s rest.
Its Indica traits, such as a mild body melt and tingling relaxation, are from Grape Ape. Meanwhile, its calming euphoria is from the replenishing Grapefruit. Although the parent strains are completely opposites in terms of effects, both share a refreshing, fruity aroma that lends to Zkittlez happy nature.
Zkittles calms anxiety, boosts mood, and soothe the body all at once. This is also precisely why the strain bagged first place as Best Indica in the last 2015 Cannabis Cup.
|Zkittlez Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Grape Ape x Grapefruit|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||40% / 60%|
|THC %||16% to 21%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Mid to late October|
|Average Yield||370 g/sqm / 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Exuding flavors of grapes and honey, Zkittlez is a find blend meant to impress the palate of high-heeled aficionados. Its prominent profile are the sweet and sour flavors of fruit that add to its candy-like flavors. Its fumes swirl inside the lungs smoothly and upon exhaling, releases a non-astringent and easy-going smoke. Truly, it captures the taste of luxury.
Zkittlez is a treat for users who enjoy a mind-to-body euphoria without the weed coma. The sweet fumes stimulate the mind quickly and elevates the mood, encouraging users to slip into a state of sweet bliss as happy thoughts play like a montage of memories.
It is best to prepare snacks ahead of smoking the Indica-leaning bud. As alluded to earlier, it has a heavy-hitting body high that usually leaves one feeling too lazy to move from the couch. Moreover, although subtle, the mental stimulation is also quite hunger-inducing.
Gradually, a light pressure creeps in from the temples down as the Indica effects of the bud begin to manifest. Soothing and calming, it trickles down to the rest of the body as it undoes knots in the muscles. It blunts debilitating pain with a melting sensation. As it wears off, users are left blanketed by relaxing vibrations that are thoroughly leisurely.
With as a THC of up to 19%, even something as innocent-sounding as Zkittlez can trigger bouts of paranoia and anxiety that wreak mental havoc to intolerant users. Because the discomfort can last for hours, starting with low dosages is a great move as it ensures a positive experience.
There is also the inevitable dryness in the eyes and the mouth as cannabinoids interfere with the body’s natural ability to produce moisture. Staying hydrated throughout the day, however, will help ease the ache.
Medical Use and Benefits
Zkittlez, through its mood-enhancing high, melts away stress while encouraging an upbeat disposition. Its positive effects are made even sweeter by the fact that its tasty buds have holistic effects that ease physical and mental maladies.
People suffering from anxious-ridden thoughts, for example, are relieved of the dread that stress brings. In a similar manner, the cerebral high also effectively sets an optimistic tone that, with its calming effect, helps manage symptoms of depression and other mental health issues like PTSD.
The same psychoactive compound also makes people crave for delicious food. As such, one of the best times to use the strain is actually a few hours before a meal. At the same time, patients with eating disorders or cachexia can also take advantage of the hearty appetite.
As the body is freed of pains and aches, users effortlessly unwind in total relaxation. It melts away tension in the muscles as its restorative warmth, with its natural analgesic features, relieves symptoms of afflictions like headaches and arthritis.
The quick break from worrying about the pressing pain to actually feeling it is enough to sedate users with its powerful tranquilizing body high. As such, it is a great sleep-aid for people suffering from insomnia.
Zkittlez is an Indica-leaning strain that, in spite of its resiliency, requires more than just knowledge of basic growing techniques. For example, it grows to a medium height that will need to be topped from time to time.
Indoors, it will require proper ventilation as moisture can seep into its compact structure and develop into mold or mildew. It will also need to be pruned and thinned out too. Apart from increasing airflow, cutting away parts also improves light circulation in the lower nodes and nutrient distribution.
To improve yields, aspiring growers may utilize the hydroponics with a Sea of Green setup. With that said, it rewards growers with a crop of 370 grams of buds per square meter after 9 to 10 weeks of indoor flowering.
Soil, however, is a better choice too if one wishes to enhance its flavors or aroma. For this reason, cultivating the strain outdoors produces delicious buds. With that said, flowers should bloom from the middle to the last week of October. Once ready for harvest, growers reap 500 grams of buds per plant.
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