apple runtz strain

Bred from a cross of Apple Fritters and Runtz, this strain boasts an impressive genetic background. Its reputation is not just in its roots but in its unique taste – apple and gas with a lingering candy sweetness (as horrendous as this sounds believe me its a great tasting strain). 

This review will unmask the details behind the Apple Runtz strain – its effects, flavors and how to grow this beauty at home yourself.

Apple Runtz strain profile

Indica dominant hybrid: 40% Indica and 60% Sativa

  • THC: 26%
  • Indoor Yield: 500 g/m²
  • CBD: 0.5 – 1.5%
  • Flowering: 8-10 weeks
  • Genetics:  Runtz x Apple Fritters
  • Effect: Uplifting, Relaxed, Euphoric

Is Apple Runtz Strain Indica or Sativa?

Apple Runtz is 40% indica and 60% sativa. The effects are ever so slightly sativa leaning, offering an uplifting and euphoric high. However, the indica component brings a sense of relaxation, grounding the experience.

How strong is Apple Runtz Weed?

Apple Runtz weed isn’t for the faint-hearted, boasting a potent THC content of 26%. This level of THC puts it up there with the likes of Gorilla Glue and Bruce Banner when it comes to potency. Apple Runts provides an uplifting and euphoric high, yet smoothly relaxing, as well.

What are the effects of Apple Runtz Strain?

Apple Runtz provides a fast hitting high that gives you an immediate cerebral elevation, followed by an uplifting and euphoric feel. The after effects gradually lead to a soothing relaxation to the entire body that will leave you feeling couch locked and ready for sleep making it a great evening smoke.


  • Pine
  • Berries
  • Fruity


  • Uplifting
  • Euphoric
  • Relaxed


  • Dry eye
  • Dry mouth

What are the potential medical effects of Apple Runtz?

Its high THC content, paired with a low CBD amount, may offer relief from conditions like anxiety, depression, and stress. THC, known for its psychoactive properties, can sometimes help in mood elevation, while even a minimal CBD content can contribute to an overall sense of well-being and relaxation.

Does Apple Runtz Strain make you hungry?

Apple Runtz can indeed stimulate appetite. Users often report a heightened sense of hunger after consumption, making munchies almost inevitable.

Does Apple Runtz strain make you sleepy?

Apple Runtz, with its balanced genetic makeup, can offer relaxation without necessarily inducing drowsiness. However, individual reactions vary, and some people have reported feeling drowsy 1-2 hours after smoking when the initial high begins to fade.

How to grow Apple Runtz Weed


  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod
  • Flowering time: 8-10 weeks
  • indoor Yield: 500 g/m²
  • Outdoor Yield: 550 g/m²
  • Harvest Time: 14 weeks
  • Indoor Height: 180 – 220 cm
  • Outdoor Height: 250 cm

During the vegetative stage:

Apple Runtz, being a sativa-dominant strain, grows tall and lanky, with heights ranging between 180cm and 220cm. Its leaves exhibit elongated fingers, a hallmark of its sativa lineage. The foliage is vibrant and denser than your average sativa though. For indoor growers, Apple Runtz can grow quite tall so to manage its height and encourage lateral growth, techniques like Low Stress Training can be used. This will allow you to keep its size under control while optimizing light distribution which will lead to bigger yields.

During the flowering stage

Once your Apple Runtz plant reaches the flowering stage halt any further training and allow the plant to focus on producing bud. By this point you should have plenty of bud sites as the plant begins to fill out and take advantage of the training you have done. You will begin to see the formation of dense, lime-green buds covered in a shimmer of crystalline trichomes. These buds often exhibit hints of purple, giving your bud plenty of bag appeal. Its aroma is becomes very strong during weeks 4-6 of flowering so if you are growing indoors get yourself a decent carbon filter. Once you are in week 7 you should start to monitor the trichomes for a milky white appearance with hints of amber as an indication of optimal harvest time. Remember to do at least 5 days flushing, so factor this into the trichome appearance too (especially if you have used synthetic nutes).

Is the Apple Runtz strain good for beginners?

From a cultivation standpoint, Apple Runtz strain is reasonably easy to grow, making it suitable for novice growers. Its resilience and the fact that it is easy to train using topping, fimming or LST will allow beginners a margin for learning. However, when it comes to consumption, its potent THC content of 20-26% suggests it might be more suited to experienced smokers. Novices should approach with caution and moderate their intake to gauge individual tolerance levels.

What are the main terpenes in Apple Runtz Strain weed?

Apple Runtz’s standout taste and aroma owe much to its dominant terpenes Beta-Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Limonene. The blend of these three creates flavors of apple and gas, finishing with a sweet candy aftertaste.


  • THC 26%
  • CBD 0.4 – 1.50%
  • CBC 0.30 – 0.80%
  • CBG 0.30 – 0.55%
  • CBN 0.44 – 0.75%
  • THCV 0.32 – 1.11%


Beta-Caryophyllene0.19%Sweet, Peppery, Cloves
Linalool0.18%Floral, Citrus, Sweet
Limonene0.15%Earthy, Fruity, citrus

If you enjoyed Apple Runtz why not check out our review of Obama Runtz and Cereal Runtz.

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