History & Genetics
The evenly balanced hybrid known as Runtz (50/50) is one of cannabis’ most famous monarchs. Its phenotypes are numerous and its flavors are practically synonymous with Los Angeles. It comes from a handsome lineage that includes Zkittlez and Gelato strains and is currently taking the Colorado bud market by storm. Dispensaries across the state are getting in on the Runtz game, encouraging people to finally see what all the “buzz” is about.
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
Compared to traditional Cookies cuts, the Runtz strain grows light and wispy. Its trichomes jut out and grow in stringy calyxes that have a kind of alien charm all their own.
On the flavor front, Runtz is a California (now Colorado) mainstay for a reason. The strain is packed with three dominant terpenes – Beta-Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Limonene – that give it its distinct flavor. It includes both the sweet-sugar excitement of candy and layered tones of woody and tropical citrus. The fruitiness is delicious and the earthiness leaves just enough depth to satisfy users who have a more complex palette.
The Runtz effects range from calming to tingly-sleepy, the kind of feeling you get when you feel justified doing absolutely nothing at all. We recommend Runtz as a perfect companion for a spa day, a long nap, a do-nothing lazy Saturday, or a movie marathon (provided you don’t mind missing the ending!).
The combination of euphoria and relaxation makes the strain great for low-level body pains and achiness, especially when it’s work-related. It can be a great companion for stressed or high-anxiety individuals who crave a little calm. It makes you hungry too so appetite-suppressed users will love getting their cravings kickstarted by the flavors of citrus and pine.
You may already know Runtz’s reputation from the rounds it’s made in the LA cannabis publications and contests. If you’ve got daily pain or habitual trouble with getting to sleep, now’s the perfect time to see what the fuss with Runtz is all about.
Runtz is not the easiest strain to obtain in seed form due to its desirability. But if you do get your paws on that sweet citrusy goodness, you’ll be delighted to learn that Runtz grows pretty much anywhere, for growers of any experience level. The plant flowers in 8-9 weeks, harvests at the end of September, and can reach heights of 180cm when grown outside. Yields are good – about 450-500g per square meter of garden whether it’s grown outside or in. It grows ambitiously “upwards,” as you might have guessed from the height measurement we gave, and in its natural growing pattern doesn’t spread out a whole lot.
Those who want to encourage lateral growth can use the Screen of Green method to tease the plant into a more manageable growing pattern. We recommend being generous with the nitrogen in Runtz’s growing environment if you want to start tapping its true potential.
TO NICK K- if you are not a fan of 50/50 hybrids, and prefer indica, then do not buy a 50/50 hybrid...moron.
This strain is awesome!
Brilliant strain feeling so relaxed atmosphere
Runtz - Timeless NOIR Live Resin Cart .5g (AZ): TLDR review: Excellent all around hybrid has comfortable, uplifting frontend with a more relaxed than sleepy backend. The long version: Kinda tastes like candy on the exhale. Uplifting w/o scatterbrain or anxiety. A little pressure in the eyes and a slightly uplifting mental euphoria. Nice mix of intoxicated and clearheadedness. Comfortable waves and tingles in upper body and a slight sleepy and relaxed feeling. Or you can draw as needed to ride that very comfortable sativa upside as long as you want before being blissfully stoned and ready for bed. Great for anytime of the day because you can keep it up until you're ready to sleep. Fine for housework, movies, a party or a hike but not briefings or problem-solving. Not sure about pain relief as I have none to relieve. Runtz will be in my regular rotation.
Runtz, I was highly disappointed with you.... not a fan of 50/50's, mostly because I like my Indicas. I got a quarter of this and now I am stuck with it....sad and a shame, as I hear great things about it, just not my experience. Sucks, honestly...