The infamously rare Runtz strain is known for its fruity flavor profile and premium genetics. Also known as “Runtz OG,” the strain is a hybrid cross made by the Cookies fam that crosses Zkittlez with Gelato. The strain has risen in popularity because of its creamy smoking experience that has some users describe as “floating over a rainbow into neverland.”
Runtz is a favorite among customers at our Everett dispensary. Continue reading to learn more about this beloved strain.
Runtz Strain Genetics
The Runtz strain gets its candy-like flavor from its Zkittlez parent. Firstly, Zkittlez is an indica-dominant hybrid with heavy-hitting effects. The strain is known for its berry flavor with hints of grape.
Like the Zkittlez strain, Gelato also passes down some amazing traits to Runtz. Gelato is the reason behind the strain’s creamy flavor and smoking experience. Gelato is also an indica-leaning hybrid and its relaxing effects reflect in the Runtz strain.
The combination of Zkittlez and Gelato results in a complex flavor profile. Additionally, the aroma, flavor, and effects of the strain come from the terpenes passed down by its parents. Some of the dominant terpenes in the Runtz strain include caryophyllene, limonene, and linalool. These terpenes have many medicinal benefits, and the combination results in what’s known as the “entourage effect.” In other words, this just means that the terpenes work in tandem with the hundreds of other botanical compounds found in cannabis, building on each other’s effects to create a variety of medicinal and recreational benefits.
The aroma of the Runtz strain is one characteristic that has contributed to its immense popularity. After opening the container, users will immediately be able to detect the tart, fruity smell. This aroma can be compared to a sugary fruit candy.
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The hybrid has long skinny nugs that are sticky to the touch due to the thick layer of resin that covers them. The colors have a variety of hues that range from deep purples to bright greens.
Typically, Runtz contains about 20% THC. Users will find that smoking the strain produces an extremely creamy smoke that offers a smooth experience on the lungs. The indica nature of Runtz results in a potentially heavy body-high with some sedative properties towards the comedown. Users may also experience a euphoric cerebral high. These effects make the strain ideal for a wide variety of activities. Stargazing, movie-watching, going for a walk, or straight relaxing are just some of the possibilities.
The strain also has plenty of medicinal uses. Runtz has been used to treat health issues such as insomnia, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
To try the strain for yourself, check out our online menu here or visit us in-store at KushMart North. We offer a variety of Runtz strain products from multiple brands.
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