Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” Watermelon Zkittlez is the indica-dominant cross of the hugely popular Zkittlez and Watermelon. It offers a wonderful fruity aroma and flavor profile that is mouthwateringly scrumptious. Its high may set in quick, delivering a powerful, head-rushing euphoria. With its heavy effects, Watermelon Zkittlez is best reserved for the end of the day.

On Watermelon strain, ” Watermelon is an 80% indica strain. Its large, dense buds are valued for their high THC content and relaxing effects, useful as a sleeping aid or appetite stimulant. As the name suggests, this strain has a distinct fruity watermelon flavor profile, reminiscent of grape with hashy undertones.  ”

And Zkittlez, ” Zkittlez is an indica-dominant mix of Grape Ape and Grapefruit that is crossed with another undisclosed strain to produce this candy-flavored strain bred by 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz. This award-winning combination took 1st Place at the 2016 Emerald Cup and 1st Place Indica at the 2015 Cannabis Cups in San Francisco and in Michigan. The chunky colas explode in a spectrum of light green hues and emit a sweet, tropical blend of fruit flavors. The effects of Zkittlez are calming, leaving consumers focused, alert, and happy while relaxing the body to help unwind any time of day.

From the OCS website, “ Known for its mouth-watering flavour and aroma, Watermelon Zktlz engulfs the senses with a strong mango aroma. A smooth and balanced strain with a high terpene content, and olive green and purple hued buds that are covered in frosty trichomes.

Refreshing Watermelon

Watermelon ZKTLZ by Tenzo (GTEC) packaged August 7, 2020,  a couple of weeks before our purchase, cost $49.95 for 3.5 grams with 21.2% THC and faint hints of watermelon scent?  We are always excited on trying new genetics and “Kudos!” to GTEC for bringing this to market.  Strain surfing is a big part of our enjoyment of cannabis.  Our test amount was 0.26 grams.

The “high” starts during inhalation with a jolt of euphoria.  The energy increasing creates a strong sense of taking off is a promising start.  Happiness is a prominent expression.  Slowly, we feel the Bliss emerging to soothe and calm the nerves.  There are both body and mind effects for the full meal deal.  Ten minutes into the session we were fully engaged and transported to another World.

Watermelon ZKTLZ gave us a happy mellow floaty bliss cloud to ride around in.  Half an hour into the session, we have all the important elements in place; strong time dilations, memory incoherence, smooth blissful energy on tap, a strong sense of goodwill and a heart full of happiness.  At the hour mark, we were still fully immersed with little drop in intensity to power through a satisfying solid two hour “high.”

Activity pairing may include socializing, short sunset walks or a solitary meditative evening.  The creamy smooth blissfulness coupled with a heart full of “Joy” sums up Watermelon ZKTLZ is a nice topping over most activities.


Watermelon ZKTLZ by Tenzo (GTEC)

Watermelon ZKTLZ by Tenzo, a GTEC Brand, is a potent hybrid and provide a better “high” versus “cost” return than GTEC’s BLKMKT brand.  The cost of the products have relegated them to a one time novelty purchase for the experience, or for special occasions.

THC:  21.20%

Quality: 8.4

Intensity:  8.2

Duration:  8.0

Total:  8.2

Cost:  $49.95 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  No.  While we appreciate the talents of GTEC cultivators, we do not believe the pricing supports sustainable consumption.  There are so many alternatives at lower cost.  But, we have to say the GTEC cannabis are incredibly well grown.

On an investment note, GTEC, a public LP,  has a premium store and paying more rent (about $400k to $1.5 million a year in public listing cost) than Gage Cannabis, a private LP.  Everything being equal, GTEC has to charge more than Gage to earn the same amount of money.  We don’t really know why these small companies are public other than the founders’ believe the stock market will enrich themselves beyond their wildest dream, which is absolutely not true.  A positive bottom line is required to realize that wildest dream and paying high rent makes it very difficult for a small company.  Trust us, we have been there before.