Jason Gellman is the founder of Ridgeline Farms in southern Humboldt County, CA, which won the Emerald Cup for Runtz in 2019. Known as the United States’ 2020 Leafly Strain of the Year! Runtz is an evenly balanced hybrid strain (50% Indica/50% Sativa) created through a delicious cross of Zkittlez X Gelato. The weed’s THC content ranges from 19% to 28%, which makes it a heavy hitter Strain. It’s possible to find a Runtz hybrid that is Sativa-dominant or Indica-dominant since this weed comes with few phenotypes. The strain being sugary-sweet in flavor, Runtz is named after a candy that has a colorfully fun appearance.
These Runtz Nugs are large, with a forest-green tone and pistils that display a reddish-orange hue. It has small, white trichomes that cover each bud quite thickly. You can tell the weed is high-quality by the sticky resin left on your hands after picking it up.
In terms of flavor, the weed is quite sweet, spicy, and earthy and leaves a tropical yet earthy aftertaste. Terpenes found in this weed include Myrcene, Terpineol, Ocimene, and Phellandrene. A whole mix of flavors makes it seem as if you’re opening a jar of lollipops when you’re smoking this weed. As you exhale, you can taste a gas flavor, but the sweetness outweighs it.
Upon burning, the weed emits a pungent scent, with a mixture of a sharp pineapple aroma and spicy notes. The terpene profile of Runtz gives it a sweet fragrance similar to candy, but it also possesses notes of tropical citrus and wood.
Within a few minutes of your final hit, the weed roars into existence, first awakening the body with relaxing tingles before taking over your head. Once the Runtz high develops, you’ll begin to feel an intense calm spread through your limbs. Soon you’ll start feeling utterly relaxed, immobile, and totally sedated for hours before eventually falling asleep. The sensation is more in the back of my head than the front, and I like that. It gives me an enjoyable buzz, but it doesn’t mess up my thinking or functioning. A minor cottonmouth and some appetite makes this weed go all the way to the top of the strain rankings. If you decide to try Runtz, you will experience a pure Sativa wave of euphoria, inspiration, and proactivity. Typically, this strain is considered to be ideally suited for people who have trouble with insomnia, chronic pain, nausea, chronic stress. and anxiety. This is due to its potent effects and an average THC level of 19%-28%.
If you can find Runtz seeds, you’re in luck. The plant is remarkably hardy and easy to grow. A moderate Runtz Strain grow can produce plenty of beautiful kush, as long as the grower is prepared to deal with some large weed plants. Fertilizing and watering Runtz plants will enhance their growth. Runtz grows quickly, meaning they’ll need more nutrients than compact varieties. Adding extra nitrogen is particularly important. It grows well indoors. It typically takes 7-9 weeks for Runtz plants to mature for harvest. In a standard indoor growing environment, the Runtz strain produces between 14 and 16 ounces of high-quality buds per square meter. Runtz outside will be ready for harvest between mid-October and mid-November in the northern hemisphere. Runtz plants can yield up to 18 ounces of bud under good conditions outside.