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Gelato Strain Info, THC & Growing Tips

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One of the Gelato strain’s genetic parents is Girl Scout Cookies. Just about any cannabis strain that is bred from GSC is bound to have some unique properties and hold a great experience. Since both plant parents have names after sweet desserts, it only makes sense that this strain would be called “Gelato”. Whats even more interesting about this strain is that there are more genetics detected within this strain that are unidentified and don’t come from it’s two parent cannabis strains.

Gelato Strain Lineage & Appearance

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Gelato is made from combining Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet. By combining these two specific strains we get the shorter plant, dense buds and bushy leaves from Girl Scout Cookies with the deeper purple colors coming from the indica dominant Sunset Sherbet strain. THC levels are medium to high given that both parents have a wider range of THC, but Gelato can be on the high end in most phenotypes.

The overall result is a short to medium sized and fairly balanced hybrid plant that is very resistant to disease, given its genetic diversity, but can be difficult to grow. The buds will have deep purple hues, bright green hues, lots of orange pistil hairs and coated in white frosty trichomes.

Girl Scout Cookies

  • A combination of a landrace sativa and OG Kush
  • Contains high levels of THC and low levels of CBD
  • Easy to grow hybrid
  • Grows short plants with dense flowers and bushy leaves

Sunset Sherbet

  • Combination of Girl Scout Cookies and Pink Panties
  • Mid-High levels of THC from 15%-19%
  • Indica dominant
  • Produces a medium height plant with short flowering time

Gelato Strain Flavors & Aroma

The smoke from Gelato is just as dense and purple as the flower buds. The flavors of sweetness and berries in combination of the fruity sweet aroma is where Gelato gets it’s name. It smells and tastes very similar to the gelato dessert with a hint of earthiness.

Gelato Strain Effects & Side Effects

Gelato strain’s effects have been known to be good for stress, anxiety, pain, depression and lack of appetite. The slight numbing and relaxing qualities of this cannabis strain is what helps make it great for managing aches and pains. One of the other benefits of higher THC levels is that its also good for easing nausea.

Be aware that with this strain it can kick in quite fast with a head high followed by a light body stone. If you are more sensitive to THC it would be best to take it lightly as see how you respond. As with most strains, drinking plenty of water will help manage side effects.

Gelato THC & CBD Content

THC Level:18%-25%
CBD Level:<0.1%

The levels of THC in it’s genetic parents are medium to high and thanks to the higher levels of THC in the Girl Scout Cookies strain, THC in Gelato will be north of 18% and reach as high as 25%.

The CBD in Gelato will be fairly low usually less than 0.1%. So the Gelato strain will be more ideal for those looking for effects more associated with THC. Since they’re are so many different phenotypes of Gelato both the CBD and THC levels will have a wide range but generally on the higher end.

Some popular phenotypes of the this strain are: Boysenberry Gelato, Crystal Gelato, Watermelon Gelato, Gelato Cake, Mochi Gelato, Bacio Gelato, Lemon Cherry Gelato, Black Cherry Gelato, Mango Gelato TKO, Apricot Gelato, Gelato Pie, Gelato 45 and Blue Gelato 41.

Gelato Strain Terpene Profiles

gelato cannabis strain
Alpha Pinene:0.078%
Beta Pinene:0.145%
Beta Myrcene:0.07-4%
Ocimene:< 0.0002%
Beta Caryophyllene0.25-2.5%
Alpha Humulene:0.1-0.615%

How to Grow Gelato Cannabis Seeds & Growing Tips

Gelato is another one of those strains that shows it’s strengths from genetic diversity as it’s very resistant to disease. After sprouting Gelato seeds and planting them in their medium, this strain will flower in about 10 weeks. The yields from this cannabis plant are are higher than most others with dense buds and will produce and average of 17oz per 3 sq ft. While it can be a difficult plant its fun to grow and very rewarding with the large bounty it produces. If your up for the challenge, I’d recommend growing this strain just to gain the experience. Once you can grow strains like Gelato, you can grow just about any other cannabis strain.

Since the Gelato strain is more compact and grows quite dense, you wont need too much space for this strain. It grows much better indoors with a humid environment so if you have a small grow room, growing tent or grow box in your apartment this strain of hybrid cannabis is ideal. While some phenotypes can be hard to find, you can find a wide variety of Gelato seeds from multiple growers online.

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