Gelato Strain Information :
Gelato is a mixture crossed by Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and fruity Sunset Sherbert indica from taste-engineered kin. This is a perfect strain for social use with a healthy, mellow high, and a widely appealing taste profile. Multiple numbered phenotypes of Gelato have been published by San Francisco makers Cookie Fam Genetics-phenotype #33 has picked up the nickname Larry Bird in reference to the jersey number of the legendary athlete. This strain has an indica-leaning high and has a THC composition ranging from 20% to 25%.
The buds of Gelato appear to be thin, but they are distinguished by the thick and dense texture of many Indica varieties. This is a strain of instant aesthetic appeal: neon orange pistils stand out against shades of deep purple accentuated by forest green leaves. The purple hues occur because, in the vegetative stage, high concentrations of pigments called anthocyanins are induced by cold weather. While the buds themselves are sticky, short stalks on the trichomes suggest a less frosty appearance of this strain than many others. Cured correctly, Gelato flowers have a prevailing scent of pungent citrus, courtesy of Sunset Sherbet, a fruity parent strain. It is also possible to detect yeast and dough notes. A more herbal, earthy profile is given off by grinding up or breaking apart the flowers. The smoke from Gelato, while it is dense and lung-expanding, is smooth and leaves behind a soft and creamy feeling, maybe going some way to justify its name. This is a pungent smoke, and any required care should be taken by those seeking to keep their intake discreet.
Gelato is known to instantly reach people, often taking effect before they have even had a chance to exhale. A feeling of altered vision and uncertainty is the most striking consequence, causing smokers to adapt to their newly exacerbated environment. A tangible body pulse meets this brain rush that discourages a lot of action but also leaves users mobile and non couch-locked. Some define Gelato as having psychedelic effects amplified, including time dilation and reaction to sound. The floating and relaxed but still lucid feeling that this strain provides makes it perfect for use during the day or early evening. Medically, Gelato, with its strong numbing properties, has significance as a means to relieve chronic aches and pains. It is used by others to treat headaches and migraines as well. The carefree enhancement of mood by this strain will also provide brief relief from the alarming symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, and PTSDAlso for more seasoned cannabis users, Gelato is said to be potent; beginners can temper their intake accordingly. That said, this strain is not likely to bring users into a profoundly paranoid mentality because of its lack of extreme cortical effects.
Gelato seeds are not commercially available, which means that prospective growers will need to procure plant trimmings for clones to be produced. The strain can be especially difficult to develop if samples of Gelato are collected and is not generally recommended for novices. It can be grown indoors or outside. Outdoor planting requires continuous warm and humid temperatures of around 75 degrees Fahrenheit; it is easier to manage indoor growing operations and can handle medium-high plants. To bring out the full purple potential of this strain, growers can expose plants to cooler temperatures to stimulate the aforementioned anthocyanin pigments just before the flowering season. Gelato flowers when grown indoors within 8 to 9 weeks and is ready for harvest when grown outdoors in mid October. We know that its ancestors, Thin Mint and Sunset Sherbet, have higher than average yields, despite scant knowledge on the cultivation of this strain.Finally, during the growing process, this strain’s pungency becomes known: indoor growers should put in place odor management steps such as carbon air filters or exhaust fans.
Gelato has all of Sunset Sherbet’s smooth and fruity appeal, along with Thin Mints’ earthy, herbal goodness. With minimal distribution and a daring look and taste, this strain falls into an emerging group of taste-focused West Coast craft hybrids. Gelato has standout visuals and taste, bearing several attractive qualities from its highly crossbred heritage. For some solitary introspection or for chatty socializing, its trippy yet soothing vibe makes it a great pick.