This incredibly popular strain, sometimes referred to as “Larry Bird”, was created through the crossing of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC, thanks to the Cookies fam. Gelato is an indica leaning hybrid with a THC content ranging from 20 to 25 percent. This strain produces a mellow, uplifting high and is widely loved for its delicious flavor and smooth, creamy smoke. It’s also known to hit the user quickly, so be aware of this and make sure to track your consumption of this strain!
As we just mentioned, the onset of Gelato’s high tends to take little to no time to be perceived by the user. Sometimes it can even be felt right as you begin to exhale. Gelato begins out with a distinct headrush, creating a cerebral and oftentimes psychedelic effect. Many report becoming more sensitive to light and sound, with the way they perceive sensory input shifting noticeably and becoming more intense. This strain also provides a body high, but not one so strong that couch lock is forced upon the user. Gelato has a good balance between mental and physical effects, which is why it’s nicely paired with a wide range of activities. Whether you’re looking to hang out and socialize with friends or just chill and watch a movie, this strain would be a great addition to the experience.
Appearance and Flavor
Gelato plants tend to grow to be around 1.2 to 1.8 meters tall, which is average compared to most hybrids. Its buds are small, dense, and accented with deep purple hues. If the temperatures are dropped correctly during the growing process, the buds will develop more of this beautiful purple tone interspersed with a forest green base. Gelato has a pleasing, mellow flavor that adds to its widespread appeal. As its inhaled, you’ll be able to perceive its distinct berry and citrus notes, similar to its parent strain Sunset Sherbet. Along with this comes hints of herb and diesel, secondary to its sweet, fruity flavor profile. This strain is notoriously pungent, and although it may be a pleasant aroma to lovers of this strain, we recommend indulging outdoors!
Due to it’s hybrid genetics and high THC content, this strain is widely loved by medical and recreational users alike. Its combination of mental and physical effects mean that it’s able to treat a wide range of ailments. On the physical side, Gelato is really helpful in treating pain. Whether it be musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, or migraines, this strain can provide much needed relief through its numbing effects. Due to the intense and cerebral nature of its high, Gelato is helpful to those with PTSD and anxiety. As this strain is consumed, the user will begin to feel safe and grounded, with any negative feelings melting away over time. For these reasons, it is also effective in treating depression and chronic stress. This strain is fairly potent, so make sure you are aware of how quickly you’re consuming it!
Since seeds aren’t commercially available for this strain, there’s also not much information out there concerning the growing process. Your best bet is probably to find a cutting and grow your plant that way. The flowering period is rumored to be 8 to 9 weeks, with its yields supposedly being above average. If you do manage to grow this strain, you’re sure to be rewarded with some beautiful and delicious bud.
Sometimes referred to as Gelati, Gelatti, Gelatii and Gelatto
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