Zkittles, a flower strain from Humboldt County growers The Dookie Brothers, took home the top prize at this year’s Emerald Cup, according to the Emerald Report. The strain was described as “Skittles from the vending machine at a high school football game,” with a sweet tropical flavor and smell.
The event was only the second for the Dookie Brothers, whose winning indica-dominant strain is bred by 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz.
“I’ve been doing this for 25 years, and I’m just so passionate,” Jason “Dookie” said in the report. “It’s all kind of surreal. It’s just unbelievable.”
Berry White by Todd Franciskovic of Resin Ranch won top honors for “Best Dry Sieve.” The win is “huge” for Franciskovic, who moved from Wisconsin to Northern California this year to develop concentrates.
According to Tim Blake, organizer of the Emerald Cup, there was a 50 percent increase in entries over last year — 1,200 total — and that with an estimated 30,000 festival-goers they might be outgrowing the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
“I’ve seen more change in the last two years than I have in the last twenty or thirty years,” he said. “People just don’t understand the size and scope of all this.”