Gelato is a hybrid strain that leans slightly towards indica. Sometimes referred to as Larry Bird for its #33 phenotype, it's a potent strain with high levels of THC that creeps up slowly. Gelato is the result of crossing Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies providing uplifting energy and a little psychedelic effect. Its relaxation capability coupled with its focusing characteristics provide a motivational influence and a desire to have a conversation. Gelato has a powerful reaction which is long-lasting. Its effects are well-balanced, providing a sense of comfort without wanting to lie down and do nothing.
Overview of Gelato
Gelato is a 55/45 hybrid strain leaning towards indica containing 25% THC and .1% CBD. The San Francisco originators, Cookie FAM Genetics, created a number of phenotypes of Gelato with #33 being the most desired. Gelato is not a common strain. The buds are sticky and small but have a dense structure favoring an indica strain.
A forest green color is covered with bright orange hairs and scattered purple hues. The hues are stimulated by high amounts of anthocyanins produced by cold weather in its vegetative stage. Unlike many other strains, Gelato lacks the cover of frosty crystals. This potent flower will hit you fast and hard.
Gelato tastes like sweet minty ice cream with a citrus, woody undertone. Breaking the bud up gives a woody scent. Don't be surprised if you taste a hint of berry as well. When you exhale, the smell of sweet, earthy, fruity aroma rises. Novice users are advised to use Gelato in small dosages.
Potential Positive Effects of Gelato
Expect to be high before you finish smoking. Gelato has strong effects leaving a person with a psychedelic feeling and altered perception intensifying the current situation. While it does have sativa characteristics, its relaxing capabilities are dominant. This type of marijuana strain gives more of a body high, heightening the physical aspects. The result is an uplifted feeling of euphoria and they want to be creative.
Potential Negative Effects of Gelato
Gelato is a strain that gives a quick rise to its highest, so novice users may find themselves paranoid if they smoke too much. Other effects include dry eyes and mouth and dizziness. You may feel a little loopy but not to the point where you can't do anything. Recommended for moderate users. Beginners be cautious about your dosage.
Lineage of Gelato
Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies, originating from Girl Scout Cookies is a heavy indica dominant strain with 19% THC and 2% CBD. Its green leaves are covered with white crystals and rust-colored hair. It has a fruity taste with an earthy mint undertone.
This strain is easily grown indoors and outdoors but has a below average yield. Indoors it takes 8 weeks yielding 8oz per square meter. With outdoor growing, flowers need to be harvested in late September to early October yielding only 11oz per plant. Both need to be in a sunny, warm, Mediterranean climate. This strain is resistant to common molds and mildew.
Sunset Sherbet originated by mixing Durban Poison with OG Kush. The euphoric effects are the result of its high THC count. Its sweet, herbal, spicy aroma follows a flavor of sweet menthol with an herbal spicy undertone.
Growing Sunset Sherbet must be in warm and dry outdoor climate. This 50/50 hybrid has an average yield and grows medium height. Indoors yields 11oz per square meter. Outdoor plants need to be harvested early to mid-October. This strain is resistant to common molds and mildew.
Gelato seeds are not something you can buy at just any cannabis store. In order to grow, cultivators must get plant trimmings to create a clone. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors and is recommended for moderate growers. Both areas grow above average yields and have a high resistance to diseases. Climate must be warm and humid.
The plants grow short to medium height. Indoors, Gelato needs 56 to 63 days to fully grow. To activate the anthocyanin pigments, growers must expose plants to colder temperatures right before flowering period. Outdoor plants must be harvested by mid-October. Due to its pungency, it is recommended to grow inside if you're concerned about the odor.
Where to Find Gelato
The best place to find Gelato is California. The strain is also common in Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Stop by Cookies SF and have your pick.