Even though Zkittlez is technically an Indica dominant (60/40), it has THC levels of between 18% and 21%. That’s enough to deliver meaningful pain relief to a wide range of conditions and to deliver it quickly. It’s also enough to help pull you out of all but the most severe of negative emotional states. One point about this strain which some people may find particularly appealing is that ZKittlez offers what might be called a balanced high. The Sativa genetics ensure that the head buzz is light, bright and upbeat, while the Indica genetics keep it mellow. So the overall effect is one of happy, refreshing relaxation. Rather than the full on “get-up-and-go” you’d expect from a pure Sativa. The body stone can be felt but is also is on the lighter side. Think of it as being the equivalent of a light doze, which leaves you awake enough to know you could get up if you really wanted to. As with the head buzz, it will leave you feeling rested and refreshed rather than struggling to shake off your sleepiness. Although this strain is probably best kept for evening, it could feasibly be used in the daytime as well.
Indoors, Zkittlez will produce up to 500g/m2 and outdoors up to 450g per plant. This strain will typically grow to a height of between 1M (indoor minimum) to 1.8M (outdoor maximum). Although it is only just Indica dominant, its overall shape is very definitely Indica. In other words, you can expect to end up with a broad and sturdy Christmas tree. Rather than an elegant, branchey Sativa. You should think about ensuring that there is space for Zkittlez to grow outwards as well as upwards.
This is a nicely speedy strain. Indoors, Zkittlez needs just 7 to 8 weeks of flowering. Outdoors, it will be ready to harvest around the end of September. This strain will be perfectly happy either indoors or outdoors. As long as you can give it a warm, sunny and dry climate. Outside of the Mediterranean basin, you’re probably going to want to look at growing these plants somewhere they’ll have a reasonable degree of protection. Including any spells of rainy, windy weather which can crop up even during the summer and certainly as autumn draws in. The height and bulk of this strain might make it a bit big for a balcony. But you would ideally want to put it against a wall or solid fence. Or alternatively, look at a greenhouse grow.
Indoors you’ll want to use air filters, at least during the latter part of the flowering stage. You’ll also want to remember the importance of good ventilation to avoid leaving your precious plants vulnerable to an attack of mould. Overall however, mould is only likely to be an issue if you overcrowd your growing space. This strain has good resistance to it and diseases and pests in general. Even though it’s a photoperiod strain, its general robustness would make it a feasible choice for complete beginners.
If you like your marijuana on the fruity side, then you’re going to love Zkittlez. Grapefruit brings citrus freshness and Grape Ape brings berry sweetness. And lots of grapes as you would expect and plenty of tropical fruit to go along with it. This is all grounded by an earthy base with a touch of herbs. Which also lends a more robust edge to the aroma. Although this too is mainly fruit sweetness.
If you’re picturing a rainbow of colours then we have to let you down gently. The taste will match this but the plant itself looks like most other marijuana plants with super frosty green nugs.