Zkittlez, sometimes also spelled Skittlez or simply Skittles, is a dominant Indica hybrid that bursts with fruitiness. With the creation of Dying Breed Seeds, a collective based in Northern California, this variety is descended from Grape Ape, a favorite Indica fruit and Spicy Grapefruit sativa. Skittles combines the mental and physical effects of both parental strains to produce a smooth and multifaceted high. The appeal of this outbreak was strong enough to win the Best Indica title at the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup in Michigan. The THC content of Zkittlez was measured between 15% and 23%.
Like its namesake, this strain offers you a chance to taste rainbows, but it turns out that Zkittlez also allows you to see a rainbow. Depending on the phenotype, the thick, thick flowers of the plant appear in a variety of greens and purples, with vibrant orange (or pistil) hairs scattered everywhere. The striking purple tones are the result of high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments. The trimmed buds have a characteristically indica structure, tight and densely packed, with small leaves. Finally, a powder of cloudy white trichomes ensures both adherence and psychoactivity. Its scent is where Zkittlez really shines.
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When properly cured, Zkittlez flowers give off a kind of bittersweet funk. A second scent reveals slightly more distinct notes of berries and lemon. Grinding the flowers intensifies the variety’s tartest notes, resulting in a sort of skunky character. When burned in a pipe or joint, the flowers burn with a very pleasant and easy to inhale smoke. As you breathe out, this light smoke tastes fruity and grape-like. Remarkably, any detectable grape flavor is coincident with the purple color of the strain; This is because the color of the plant is determined by pigmentation, while its flavor profile is determined by terpenes.
Although Zkittlez appears relatively quickly, its head-focused effects tend to be subtle. At first there may be a slight pressure around the eyes and temples. However, as smokers get used to this feeling, they can appreciate the action of tension on their sensory perception. Strange experiences like visual and auditory distortions are commonly reported, as well as a strange feeling that time passes more slowly. Such triple depersonalization effects can be enhanced by atmospheric improvements, particularly moody music or a visually appealing television show. At the same time that Zkittlez’s psychedelic traps set in, users may also notice that their thoughts have taken on a newly connected quality, with certain ideas appearing to take up more space or attention than they otherwise could.
This type of brain energy can be a great way to work on detailed tasks, whether they are complicated or more mundane, such as cleaning the house. As the effect progresses, a palpable body crawls to complement these mental activation effects. While this newly discovered relaxation can’t make smokers stay completely, it could undo any previous motivation for going through a long to-do list. In these later stages, Zkittlez is best enjoyed in relaxed circumstances. Due to its slow decline in energy levels, this outbreak is recommended for consumption between afternoon and evening.