Zkittlez, sometimes also spelled Skittlez or just Skittles, is an indica-dominant hybrid that erupts with fruit flavor. The creation of Northern California-based collective Dying Breed Seeds, this strain is descended from fruity indica favorite Grape Ape and tangy sativa Grapefruit. Skittles combines the mental and physical effects of both parent strains to yield a smooth, multifaceted high. This bud’s appeal was strong enough to earn the title of Best Indica at the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup held in Michigan. Zkittlez’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 23%.
Like its namesake, this strain offers you the opportunity to taste the rainbow — but as it turns out Zkittlez lets you see a rainbow too. Depending on phenotype, the plant’s thick and chunky flowers appear in a variety of greens and purples, with vibrant orange hairs (or pistils) sprinkled throughout. The eye-catching purple hues are the result of high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments. The trimmed buds have a characteristically indica structure, tight and densely-packed, with smallish leaves. Finally, a dusting of cloudy white trichomes ensures both stickiness and psychoactivity. Its aroma is where Zkittlez really shines. When properly cured, Zkittlez’s flowers give off a kind of sweet-sour funk. A second whiff reveals slightly more distinct notes of berry and lemon. Grinding up the flowers intensifies the strain’s more sour notes, resulting in a kind of skunky character. When combusted in a pipe or joint, the flowers burn with a very pleasant and easily-inhaled smoke. On the exhale, this light smoke tastes fruity and grape-like. Notably, any detectable grape flavors are coincidental to the strain’s purple coloring; this is because the plant’s color are determined by pigmentation., while its flavor profile is determined by terpenes.
About this Hybrid Strain
Blue Zkittlez is an indica cannabis strain that was first bred by Dying Breed Seeds. It’s a cross between Zkittlez and Blue Diamond, and emits a scent that’s reminiscent of sweet soil and tart citrus with a bit of a floral undertone. Its buds are generally shaped like little Christmas trees and can sometimes have hues of blue tinging its edges.
Reviewers report experiencing what are typically believed to be indica effects such as a mellowed attitude and relaxation that spreads from head to toe that can sometimes turn into sedation. Aches and pains may possibly fade according to some, and a powerful cerebral high might knock out any stressful or anxious thinking.
There have been a few reports of Blue Zkittlez increasing sexual desire and arousal, so keep this in mind if you decide to grab some at your dispensary.
THC levels tend to vary but level off around the high teens and low 20’s.
This odoriferous flower offers a terpene profile of tart citrus, sweet earth, and wildflowers. The effects of Blue Zkittlez are mellow and moderately sedating, stimulating appetite while weighing heavy on the limbs. This strain offers a combination of strong physical effects and uplifting mental high which make it a perfect end-of-the-day strain and a nice match for folks contending with stress, restlessness, and pain.
Blue Zkittlez Strain Genetics
The Blue Zkittlez strain has great genetics as it is an Indica-dominant hybrid of Blue Diamond and Zkittlez. For some cannabis consumers, this could be a massively heavy Indica so consumption might be better at the end of the day.
Blue Diamond is bred by BioQueen genetics with an unknown lineage. The buds of this strain are large and ready to harvest after 8 weeks of flowering. Expect this Indica to have an earthy taste.
Zkittlez is a hybrid of Grapefruit and Grape Ape which contributes to its fruity flavor. This strain has won the 2016 Emerald Cup and 2015 Cannabis Cup in San Francisco. The strain was originally bred by 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz originally.
The combination of these two juggernaut Indica strains results in the beautiful and pungent Blue Skittles. Be careful with this strain as the high will increase for minutes after you last exhale.
Overconsumption can lead to sleepiness so make sure you follow the less is more smoking rule.
Platinum Zkittlez can be a great strain to try if you love any strain with Zkittlez lineage. Growing Blue Zkittlez needs to be done by first finding the seeds with the best genetics.
Looking up reviews of seed banks is important especially reviews that are left on websites other than the seller’s site.
Blue Skittles Strain Yield
Blue Zkittlez strain yield differs depending on whether it is grown outdoors or indoors. Indoor grows produce less in terms of yield unless you are growing an autoflowering strain. Blue Zkittlez can be grown both outdoor and indoor.
Be aware that this is an extremely pungent strain so covering this odor can tough when grown outdoors. Planting some Jasmine around the plants that is flowering can help cover the odor but will not eliminate it.
Growers will be happy as the yield for this strain is relatively high. A grower can expect 2 to 4 ounces per square foot indoors.
Outdoors a grower can expect 4 to 6 ounces per square foot. Blue Zkittlez is not the most difficult strain to grow but shouldn’t be for a first-time grower.
Blue Skittles Strain Flowering Time
The flowering time for Blue Zkittlez is around 8 weeks on average. October is the best month for harvesting if growing outdoors much like a number of other strains.
The appearance of Blue Skittles does not disappoint as the amount of trichomes can stop a cannabis enthusiast in their tracks. There is also a blue/purple hue with orange hairs that make this strain as attractive as it is fun to smoke.
Purple Zkittlez by Ethos Genetics is a cross of Purple Punch and Zkittlez that offers a rich flavor alongside a potent high. With beautiful purple hues, the trichomes stand out, producing a grape-forward, fruity array of deliciousness. If you are a fan of old school purps, this is a great new strain to fall in love with.
Purple Skittles, which is also famous as Purple Zkittlez, is a slightly Indica-dominant 60/40 strain. This marijuana’s genetics take origins from a crossing of Purple Punch and Zkittlez. Though it’s hard to name the exact breeder, some people believe that it is a piece of work from Ethos Genetics.
Besides surprising one with pleasant flavors, Purple Zkittlez can also overwhelm with its potency. The weed contains a THC ratio that ranges between 17-23%, while the CBD level is only about 0.05-0.46%. Considering its high THC content, this marijuana may not be the best choice for novice smokers. To enjoy Purple Skittles to the extent, it’s best for the evening and nighttime consumption.
Taste and Aroma
This strain offers the consumer an uncommon pallet of different flavors and aromas. The bud smell represents a bit skunky combination of earthy herbal and fruity aromas. At the same time, the taste is very similar but comes with a sweet undertone. Some reviewers also state the presence of slight notes resembling cheese, tree fruit, and grapefruit.
The terpenes responsible for the flavor profile are:
Purple Zkittlez Main Effects
The high is known to kick in pretty quickly, providing a pleasant feeling of body relaxation, yet improving the mind focus. Afterward, this marijuana usually gives a flow of creativity and an arousal effect. All of this is accompanied by an uplifting feeling, which is perfect for easing anxiety. Purple Skittle’s most widespread properties are:
Nevertheless, it’s necessary to mention possible side effects. They are the following:
- Heightened sensory perception
The good news is that those usually happen only in case of overconsumption or low tolerance of the consumer.
With all these effects, this cannabis strain can also become a relief when struggling with a row of conditions. They are:
Fortunately for growers, Purple Zkittlez seeds are available for purchase on the Internet. The plant can be grown indoors and outdoors. Another advantage is that wherever it grows, the maximum height can reach only about 30 inches. On the other hand, the yield indoors is only about 400 gr/m2 when the outdoor can reach up to 550 gr/plant. The flowering cycle takes approximately 56-61 days when the proper time to harvest is during 67-74 days.