As a real dessert strain, Runtz Muffin delivers a top-level flavor as well; of course, its buds are bursting with terpenes:
Barney’s Farm raves about an “orange marzipan” scent in late flowering, while a plethora of aroma notes can be found in both the living plant and dried flowers, reaching from orange, clementine, and lemon to pineapple, strawberry, and lavender, making it an actual fruit bomb, which provides a magnificent felicific effect with the potential to blow away any gloomy clouds in your head by bringing sunny positivity plus mental calm and peacefulness without any couch-lock.
TWO QUICK STARTERS
Mr. Knolle was facing his very first grow with Barney’s Farm varieties, with Runtz Muffin being one of the three most promising candidates for this experience. Two feminized seeds entered the race and came out of the blocks quickly, standing upright above the ground after just three days. And threw themselves into it afterward, too. When Mr. Knolle triggered the two into flowering 3.5 weeks after germination, they stood 33 and 35 cm tall, exhibiting a suitable scaffold of branches with medium-wide green leaves.
BULBOUS VIOLET HIGH-GLOSS BUDS WITH OPULENT CRYSTAL COATING AND A BEWITCHING AROMA
The two Runtz Muffin plants reacted to the switch to 12/12 with that obligatory stretching effect (with a factor of 2-2.5 here) and the onset of violet leaf coloration. Reported Mr. Knolle: “As if by command, not only leaves newly developing but also the most recent leaf pairs from the vegetative stage have been turning dark violet. Some smaller leaves also displayed a patterned mix of green and violet in the flowering. I love it!” Once flowering had noticeably set in, trichome production started and soon moved into full gear. Some drop-dead beautiful chubby indica-style buds evolved, increasingly richly coated with crystal layers looking icy-white. “And beneath, this dark violet calyx and sugar leaf color shine through, making for a super attractive contrast! There also is an unusual pretty leathery gloss to the shade leaves”, noted Mr. Knolle. In the end, the two fat high-gloss main colas were steeply protruding from a ring of surrounding side buds. The flower scent was most intense and bewitchingly sweet – “there’s some truth to that orange marzipan description by Barney’s,” Mr. Knolle confirmed. After 60 and 62 days of flowering, both plants crossed the finish line in due time; their final height measure was 75 and 81 cm.
AFTER DRYING: LIKE A BOWL OF FRUIT SALAD
In dried state then, the Runtz Muffin buds, fortunately, were still violet, offering a colorful sparkling vision of delight – “some true eye candy!” commented a rapturous Mr. Knolle. Some eye candy that also was fantastic to the nose: That eminently fruity fragrance, through drying and fermentation, had developed a surprising pineapple dominance, now smelling like a bowl of fruit salad with pineapple as the main ingredient and an additional array of citrus fruits such as orange, clementine, and lemon. The dry yield of both plants together amounted to a good 158 grams.
SAMPLING RUNTZ MUFFIN: A TOP-NOTCH TWO HOURS WELLNESS TREATMENT
Mr. Knolle packed more than half a gram and the same amount of tobacco into his sampling joint. The dry aroma test – sucking on the joint not yet lit – already unfolded a lovely fruitiness in his mouth as concentrated as he had expected based on the scent. When the Runtz Muffin weed was on fire, it was naturally smokier. The smoke still transported a lot of fruitiness to Mr. Knolle’s palate, though, as he reported: “Really amazing how fruity the nature of Runtz Muffin also is in its taste, providing a long-lasting sweet delectation refined with a slight trace of citrusy sourness.” After a few tokes down his lungs, Mr. Knolle was washed over by a warm wave of euphoria that had him smile blissfully, and his soul heaved a happy sigh; that whole stress accumulated over a long working day fell off him. It wasn’t a mentally spaced-out journey into an escapist La La Land. However – Mr. Knolle maintained a sense of clarity while his mood was strongly elevated, giving him an optimistic, positive view of all kinds of things. He felt imbued with Zen-style tranquility and inner peace, a feeling backed up by deep physical relaxation after a while. “That was a top-notch two hours wellness treatment,” he enthused.
“I’ve convinced myself there are many good reasons for this Runtz hype. And this deluxe cross by Barney’s Farm with Orange Punch is an extremely well-done take on the original genetics that has given me nothing else than joy from beginning to end – Runtz Muffin is a true happy-maker for cannabis aficionados!”
Written By Green Born Identity (G.B.I) Barney’s Farm In Weed World Magazine Issue 160