Flower is the name of the game here at Flower Avenue, and we aim to curate our gift menu with the best (and, more importantly) the biggest selection of exotic cannabis strains that Washington DC has to offer. This week we're covering one of our favorite strains: Zkillato. Here's everything you need to know about this hybrid strain, including its lineage, potency, scents, flavors, and effects in our in-depth Zkillato strain review. Check it out:
A Quick Look at the Zkillato Strain
If you're just here for an overview of what to expect when you smoke the Zkillato weed strain, here's an at-a-glance look at all the most important information. In the next few sections, we'll go into deeper detail in our Zkillato strain review.
Classification: 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid
Potency: 20-25% THC
Lineage: Unknown, but suspected to be a cross between Zkittlez and Gelato
Scent: Earthy, fruity, floral
Flavor: Sweet, citrusy, earthy
Effects: Uplifting, creative, relaxing, tingly
Potential Medicinal Values: May be suitable for headaches, nausea, lack of appetite, pain, insomnia, depression, and difficulty concentrating
Zkillato Cannabis Strain Background
Zkillato is an extremely new strain that hasn't yet made it into the SeedFinder archives. With that said, little is known about its exact lineage or its original breeder. All we know for sure is that it came from the west somewhere and has recently made its way to Washington DC. Going by its namesake and its flavor and effect profile, there's a chance that Zkillato is a cross between Zkittlez and Gelato. But again, that's all speculation.
Regardless of where it came from, lab results have found that it checks in between 20-25% THC on average and is rich in Limonene, b-Caryophyllene, and Linalool terpenes that promote sweet, earthy flavors and hard-hitting, indica-leaning effects.
Zkillato Scents, Flavors, and Effects
With limited information on the Zkillato strain online, we took it upon ourselves to track some down and give it a try. Needless to say, we were very impressed with its aroma. The flowers smell loud from inside a sealed bag, and it only gets more intense as you open it up and take a whiff. Zkillato smells softer on the nose than others, almost fresh and herbal. However, the profile really shines when you grind the flowers up. Agitating the buds releases all of those delicious terps, and you can detect a candy-like sweetness alongside a pungent earthy sourness in addition to those fresher scents.
The flavor is excellent, too. The first impression of Zkillato is both sweet and sour, like the weed equivalent of tropical fruit. The smoke is actually pretty smooth compared to most strains. It's light and floral with a sort of spiciness at the end. That said, we did cough— just not as much as others have made us cough. All around, it's a very pleasant strain with a sharp, citrusy aftertaste and a dank earthiness that makes you reminiscent of classic cuts like OG Kush.
As for effects, Zkillato won't let you down. It starts with a super comfortable and uplifting headrush that washes away stress and leaves you feeling uplifted and upbeat. After about 5 minutes, you'll start to notice its creeping body high start to take hold. It starts right behind the eyes and melts down through your limbs, leaving you feeling totally relaxed and a little bit tingly. While the body buzz is more of an indica-leaning trait, its mellow effects are more balanced, making Zkillato a good choice at any time of day.
Potential Medicinal Uses of the Zkillato Strain
With potency on the higher end (between 20-25% THC) and plenty of potentially therapeutic terpenes, Zkillato offers many potential medicinal benefits. With its stress-relieving and body-soothing effects, Zkillato is a good choice at any time of day if you need to manage depression, difficulty concentrating, minor aches and pains, nausea, or a lack of appetite. Just keep in mind that in high doses, Zkillato may knock you out. That said, that could still be useful if you're wrestling with anxiety or pain that causes the insomnia keeping you from getting a good night's sleep.
Where to find Zkillato in Washington DC
All in all, the Zkillato strain is a fantastic choice for its unique fruity, earthy flavors and its potent mellow effects. Ready to try some Zkillato for yourself? If you're here in Washington DC, start at Flower Ave! While the Zkillato flower on our gift menu comes in and out of stock sporadically, we almost always have Zkillato vape cartridges on hand, like these Zkillato carts by Puff LA. Start by browsing our gift menu and then place an order for one of our stickers. Your sticker comes with a free cannabis or magic mushroom gift of your choosing in compliance with Washington DC Initiatives 71 and 81.