Zkiem, new cannabis strain by R-Kiem Seeds

R-Kiem Seeds was created in 1998 by Ángel Aguilera (father and son) after sharing unique plants with other growers at a national and international level. The main aim of this collective of breeders has always been to keep rare and very special genetics by applying true breeding techniques and to develop and share new and exclusive cannabis hybrids.

R-Kiem Seeds, breeding cannabis since 1998
R-Kiem Seeds, breeding cannabis since 1998

Thus, they've kept the essence of their original genetics, brought from different parts of the planet by their members and collaborators.

The aim to collect the best clones from both Europe and USA has made it possible to develop high quality genetics, being one of the first seed companies to be available in dispensaries across California and Colorado, with awesome strains like Zkiem or Icer, an ideal variety for resin extractions which yields around 25%, as many Americans have seen.

R-Kiem's Zkiem
R-Kiem's Zkiem grown indoors

In this article we present you their latest strain, the amazing Zkiem. It is a F1 cross between the Zkittles clone and a very particular Afghani male, a 100% Indica plant that improves both the structure and yield of this renowned cut.

The Zkittles cut and R-Kiem Seeds

R-Kiem seeds obtained the Zkittles cut thanks to Marcos from Emerald Import. After working several years in different dispensaries, Marcos soon had an amazing collection of elite clones, which he shared with R-Kiem by mailing them to Spain. Zkittles is a cross betweeen Grape Ape and Grapefruit with amazing terpene profile, truly reminiscent of the popular sweets. Apart from the flavour, it also develops a wonderful range of colours once into full bloom, which is pretty fast. On the other hand, yields are average, something that R-Kiem wanted to improve.

Zkiem by R-Kiem Seeds
Zkiem by R-Kiem Seeds

R-Kiem decided to improve the structure and yield of this clone by crossing it with one of their best Afghani parents, brought from Afghanistan by a friend who was deployed there in 2004.

Growing R-Kiem Seeds Zkiem

The result of crossing Zkittles and R-Kiem's Afghani is simply amazing, a mostly Indica hybrid with early flowering which produces about 500g per square meter. R-Kiem recommend the SOG technique for this strain, with a minimum growth period of 2-3 weeks and 20-25 plants per m2 with 5-7L pots. In this way, you can easily harvest 20-25g per plant.

Zkiem dried buds
Zkiem dried buds

As mentioned, Zkiem blooms fast and needs only 55 days (12/12 photoperiod) to be ready to harvest. It doesn't have a pronounced stretch (2x - 2.5x), being ideal for the SOG technique and for small growing spaces. The Afghani male basically reduces the bloom period of Zkittles while improving its yield, and also transmits the dark green colour of its leaves, characteristic of Afghani genetics.

The taste of Zkiem is unique. The amazing taste of Zkittles, sweet and peachy, can be found in the majority of plants. The effect is extremely pleasant and relaxing, ideal to just smoke and enjoy the sensory experience, which combined with its spectacular taste is just jaw-dropping.

Zkiem plant grown outdoors
Zkiem plant grown outdoors

R-Kiem Seeds Zkiem info:

  • Genetics: Zkittles elite cut x Afghani landrace
  • 80% Indica - 20% Sativa hybrid
  • Indoor flowering: 55-60 days
  • Indoor yield: 450-500g/m2
  • Outdoor harvest (Northern hemisphere): late September
  • Outdoor harvest (Southern hemisphere): late March
  • Outdoor yield: 400-700g/plant
  • THC content: High

Zkiem is ideal for fresh frozen extractions, which keep its amazing organoleptic properties as intact as possible.

Properly cured Zkiem buds
Properly cured Zkiem buds

If you enjoy new and special flavours you have to try R-Kiem's Zkiem, a unique Indica strain that will surely become one of your favourites.

Best vibes!


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Comments in “Zkiem, new cannabis strain by R-Kiem Seeds” (6)

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K1 2021-10-14
Hi guys I have few harybo and I’m in week 5 flowering but they Doesn't smell just a bit. It’s my 1st time with these genetics if anyone can share the experience. Thank you

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Tim Alchimia 2021-10-19
Hi, thanks for your comment. When I grew a pack of these seeds outdoors a few years ago, most of the plants had a really nice fruit candy aroma but they weren't the smelliest plants in the garden either. However, once harvested, dried and cured, the aromas were much more pronounced and the flavour was really enjoyable. With a bit of luck, you'll have a similar experience and the aromas will be fully developed in the end product. Best wishes and happy growing!

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JustSomeGuy 2021-09-13
I absolutely love the strain, and how robustly it vegged.... I ran three and took clones mid flower and while the flavour and quality was amazing I found the yeild a little less than others so I monster cropped two clones and this time around I have to say upon completion they were just Massive.... And the exact same taste and quality of the first lot, just bigger.... I would love to be notified of any further developments you guys make with the genetics.... Thanks for being amazing

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Tim Alchimia 2021-09-13
Thanks so much for the positive feedback. Having cultivated this variety myself, I can agree with your assessment 100& - great genetics from a great team of breeders! We're glad you enjoyed growing and smoking this plant! Best wishes and happy growing!

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Proud 2020-11-29
I have some harybo seeds I've veged for 4 weeks 18/6 now in 5th week of flower 12/12 have noticed that they are not that big and keep dropping like little green seed bits on the floor is this normal.

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Tim Alchimia 2020-11-30
Hi, thanks for your comment. Please send us some photos of these little green seed bits that are dropping off the plant (for the attention of Tim at info@alchimiaweb.com ), because I can't think what they might be or why they might be falling off a healthy plant. Hopefully, I'll be able to help once I can see what's going on. All the best, happy growing!

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Tim Giangiobbe 2020-10-16
Call me 415 -902-4901 I want seeds of this strain

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Tim Giangiobbe 2020-10-16
I want seeds I live in San Francisco where are they here

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Tony 2017-08-31
Looking for skittles seeds

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Tim Alchimia 2017-09-01
Hi Tony, I'm afraid we don't stock them, Zkittles was originally bred by Dying Breed Seeds from Mendocino, California and their genetics are fairly limited releases. Zkittles has been out of production for a little while although they are currently offering several hybrids of Zkittles, but they're at around $300 a pack, or they've got a Zkittles Backcross for $500. Yeah, they're very expensive seeds. Personally, I'd buy a few packs of Harybo and search through them for the more Zkittles-leaning phenotypes if that was what I was looking for. Best of luck!

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