Gorilla Zkittlez has an average of 24% THC, which makes this very definitely a medical-grade strain. Although this is on the high side, the Indica genetics help to keep it all chilled. The overall effect is one of mellow relaxation, rather than buzzing energy. After the initial high, you’ll then feel yourself being drawn gently into that warm and comforting Indica body buzz.
This strain offers some very respectable yields. Indoor growers can expect up to 700g/m2 and outdoor growers can expect up to 2.5Kg per plant. What’s more, Gorilla Zkittlez doesn’t actually grow that tall. It has a height range of about 1.4M (indoor minimum) to 1.7M (outdoor maximum). Certainly, this is a whole lot more than the dainty autoflowering strains, but it’s a whole lot less than the mighty Sativas you used to have to grow, if you wanted this sort of level of THC.
Another plus about Gorilla Zkittlez is that has a flowering period of 8 to 9 weeks, which again is more in line with most photoperiod Indicas. The outdoor harvest is in early/mid October. As is generally the case with marijuana plants, Gorilla Zkittlez really prefers to live in warm, sunny and, above all, dry climates. Growers in the Mediterranean basin should be fine, but other growers may want to consider growing indoos. Or properly sheltered from the elements right up to early/mid.
Regardless of where you grow, you’ll need to ensure that you provide adequate ventilation, since this strain does have the reputation of a slight weakness for mould. We rather suspect this relates to the fact that this strain is a whole lot taller and broader than the compact autoflowering varieties. The number one cause of which is poor air flow. Therefore, we’d suggest that if you’re moving up from autoflowering strains, you err on the side of caution when it comes to deciding how many plants you can fit in your grow space.
Overall, we’d say that this strain is probably only really suited to complete beginners if you can grow it outdoors. Indoor growers who already have some experience of gardening but are new to marijuana should also be fine with it. If you’re moving up from autoflowering strains, then this strain could be a perfectly reasonable option. You’ll also want to think about managing odour issues, since higher-yielding plants also tend to be higher-smelling plants. Indoors, air filters will be a very good investment and outdoors think about prevailing winds.
The taste of Gorilla Zkittlez very definitely leans towards the side of Zkittles. In fact it’s quite similar to a well-known brand of sweets. The body and top notes are packed full of fruity goodness with citrus (from Grapefruit) balanced by sweeter fruits such as berries, (especially grapes from Grape Ape) and tropical fruit. You can pick up on the Gorilla Glue flavours in the base, mostly the earthiness and a slight, herbal touch. This earthiness carries over into the aroma, but only very lightly, for the most part it’s about the Zkittles and the fruit.
Sadly, Gorilla Zkittlez doesn’t actually look like a well-known brand of sweets. It would be fun if it did. It does, however, have nugs which look a bit like popcorn, albeit bright green popcorn, brightened up with cheerful orange hairs and covered with glittering, frosty-white trichomes.