Named for the freshness and sweetness with which it hits the taste buds - as if it were a rich Italian frozen dessert - the Gelato marijuana strain belongs to an emerging category of Californian hybrids that focus on flavor. In a very short time it has become a cannabis strain that is adored by many growers. In fact, if there is one cannabis family that represents the best of modern American genetics, it is definitely Gelato.
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Gelato is very easy to grow and is accompanied by a high yield. The flavor of the buds surprises the smoker with soft flavors that incorporate floral notes of lavender and earth, which gradually transform into citrus and berries on exhale, providing a very sweet and creamy taste experience.
Gelato is also known for its powerful effects. It brings a forceful rush of happy euphoria and physical relaxation to enhance the body and spirit, while helping to infuse intense creative energy. It is also used for a long list of chronic conditions, making it an excellent choice as a medical marijuana.
So if you want to buy Gelato cannabis seeds, you are in the right seed bank.
Gelato Cannabis Seeds
The name Gelato conjures up a tantalizing image of creamy Italian-style ice cream. But compared to other iconic marijuana strains, these are relatively new cannabis genetics.
It comes from the hybridization between two super tasty varieties that are all the rage in the United States: Sunset Sherbet and the Thin Mint phenotype of the famous Girl Scout Cookies - a cross developed by Cookie Fam Genetics. They are a group of breeders from San Francisco Bay. Among them was Mario Guzmán, also known as Sherbinski and at the time the creator of Sunset Sherbet.
Since then, these breeders (and the respective companies that they have subsequently created separately) have developed a wide variety of Gelato phenotypes, which are normally represented by numbers that designate their distinctness from the original hybrid and help determine inherent qualities.
What are the different types of Gelato cannabis seed?
Phenotype number 33, for example, is the one most often associated with the original strain, and is popularly known as Larry Bird – named after the Boston Celtics basketball legend who wore that number on his jersey. This phenotype # 33 also turns out to be the magic number for what is known as Green Gelato, another name by which this hybrid is known that stands out for its potency in the current cannabis imagination.
There are also Gelato phenotypes that simply carry delicious nicknames. For example, Gelato # 41. With a higher THC potency, it is considered one of the best genetic lines currently available due to its strong citrus, skunk and earthy aroma. It is sometimes referred to as ‘Bacio Gelato.’ Sherbinski himself gave it this nick name.
Another example is 'Mochi Gelato' (# 47), which has a fruity, minty aroma and remarkable energizing effects. Or the ‘Gello Gelato’ (# 43) - a cross between Mochi Gelato and Bacio Gelato that results in a very intense pine and fruit aroma, with more balanced effects than Bacio and softer than Mochi.
Not all of these variants in Gelato are directly descended from their first cross: some are also hybrids of other Gelato varieties and others have been crossed with completely different genetics. For example, the Runtz variety is currently one of the most popular in North America, combining the spectacularly strong genetics of Gelato # 33 with the arch-award-winning Zkittlez.
It is also necessary to highlight the crossing of Gelato # 41 with Blueberry in the hybrid known as Blue Gelato, whose phenotypes can show bluish and violet tones in the leaves and flowers, in the style of purple genetics, which give a really appetizing appearance to the buds. Regardless of its cross, the name Gelato is synonymous with a deliciously sweet marijuana that produces a very creamy smoke.
Gelato Cannabis Seeds
Gelato is a well balanced hybrid that is approximately 55% indica and 45% sativa genetics; it offers energizing effects in general, something that is not always the case with indica-dominant varieties.
The THC content of most phenotypes ranges from 20-26%, which of course is very potent for those who want a weed that not only lasts a while, but also requires very little flower to consume. Not to mention its subsequently strong effects. The CBD level is approximately 0.1%, with some phenotypes reaching as high as 1.50%
Why are Gelato Varieties so delicious?
This cannabis strain offers a unique and unforgettable aroma thanks to its distinctive terpene profile. Gelato has combined all the smooth, fruity appeal of Sunset Sherbert with the earthy and herbaceous goodness of Thin Mints Cookies.
Traces of Sunset Sherbet can be detected with the scent of spicy orange, but it takes its sweet and fruity aroma from its other parent – Cookies. The cookies imparts unmistakable notes of berries and a slight woody touch. As a result, Gelato has one of the most pleasant aromas among the newly minted cannabis strains.
One of the most common terpenes found in Gelato is beta-myrcene, which can also be found in bay leaves or thyme. It also features beta caryophyllene terpene with its spicy and earthy aroma. Alpha pinene is also responsible for the pine touch in Gelato strains and limonene adds its citrus aroma to the mix. Lastly, linalool adds a lavender-like aroma to the complex terpene profile of Gelato marijuana strains.
It should be noted that the terpenes of Gelato, and of any other cannabis plants, act in synergy with cannabinoids, modulating their effect and providing a mentally stimulating and physically pleasant sensation.
What are the flavors that have made Gelato famous?
If you have not tried them yet, Gelato varietes have a distinctive sweet taste with an aftertaste of red fruits and citrus. Pair this with hints of pastry, a flavor that is said to be very similar to a sorbet and universally very pleasant due to its resemblance to artisan ice cream. It has a freshness that is difficult to appreciate in other such sweet varieties. Gelato smoke, although thick and expansive, is smooth and leaves a very creamy sensation, which may explain how easy it was to name the variety.
What is the visual appeal of Gelato varieties?
Compared to other genetics, Gelato buds tend to be small but with the dense and compact bud structure characteristic of many indica strains. And they typically bloom with shades of purple and purplish coming through, illuminated by intensely orange pistils and a shimmering layer of crystalline resin that looks as if they have been coated in sugar. All of this together makes them very beautiful to look at.
These purple tones appear when high concentrations of pigments called anthocyanins are stimulated by a decrease in night temperatures during the flowering stage.
What are the effects of marijuana Gelato?
The effects of any cannabis strain vary depending on how it is grown, how it is dried or cured, genetics, who is consuming it, and ultimately the cannabinoid and terpenoid content. The countless users of marijuana Gelato generally agree on the same thing: it is a very potent herb where the physical sensation is strong, but many are still mentally agile enough to stay productive and creative.
In fact, for many users, Gelato strikes the perfect balance between these two extremes of the scale, providing a euphoric high accompanied by strong feelings of relaxation that allows you to maintain mental focus.
Gelato is a fairly multifaceted herb that can be used for many purposes, from social gatherings where you want to feel relaxed and happy, to tackling more creative projects or productive afternoons where you need to focus. The best thing about Gelato is that it doesn't knock you out - you may be laughing out loud with your friends, but your mind works fine and light. In many ways, this is a feel-good strain, eliminating stress and tension.
As it is an especially strong strain option, those users who are beginners should take Gelato marijuana with some caution, since its maximum THC content of more than 20% is no joke and can have amplified psychedelic effects, such as time dilation and sensitivity to sound. It might stop you in your tracks while you take enough time to adjust to a heightened environment. Therefore novice users should consume a small amount at the beginning and continue little by little
What are the therapeutic benefits of Gelato varieties?
Its powerful physical and mental effects have made it a very popular strain among medical marijuana users, placing great value on it as a way to treat chronic discomfort with acute pain, relieve nausea, or increase appetite.
On a physical level, its effects help with muscle spasms, inflammation, cramps, headaches / migraines or chronic pain. If consumed late at night, the body has a natural inclination to go to sleep, which is why it is able to help with insomnia or other sleep problems.
Gelato's mood-elevating effect may also offer temporary relief for symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, or stress, where this genetics appears to have the greatest effect, providing great help to those who have a hard time coping with these issues.
¿How are Gelato Cannabis Strains Grown Indoors?
Thanks to its indica influence, the Gelato marijuana plant has a very compact and resistant structure, resulting in specimens that will grow robust and bushy. They develop a large central cpla, well protected by numerous satellite branches.
It grows to be a shorter than average plant, which means its stature is especially suitable for those who want to grow indoors and just don't have large amounts of headroom. Although it can easily exceed a meter in height, we will not have problems with its distance to the lights.
It is also easy to grow and responds very well to pruning or training, so it adapts to the vast majority of cultivation techniques that serve to maximize production (SCROG, SOG, Main-lining, supercroping…).
Indoors, a grow tent can be a great ally because this variety is relatively sensitive to changes in temperature, as well as to certain nutrient regimes, so everything inside the grow tent is easier to monitor and adjust to the perfect growing environment.
Indoor growers must control climate parameters well to maintain adequate air circulation and use activated carbon filters, because while Gelato's sweet, pungent aroma is a treat and it may require efficient odor control techniques
How are Gelato marijuana strains grown outdoors?
Outdoors it is a plant that adapts relatively well to different environments, although it is better to reside in a somewhat tropical climate to obtain higher yields by guaranteeing consistently warm and humid conditions with lots of light, perfect for growers in coastal areas. That can be achieved without problems in Mediterranean climates. Thus, thanks to its morphology, specimens over 2 meters high can be obtained without much effort.
Gelato plants tend to produce large fan-shaped leaves that many growers avoid cutting unless absolutely necessary. The more experienced can expose the plant to cooler night temperatures during flowering to stimulate the production of anthocyanins that turn its leaves purple and blue.
The flowering period lasts around 8-9 weeks and is ready for harvest in early fall, usually early October, with a specific yield that can vary depending on genetics and growing conditions, but at least above of the average.
It is also a great resin producer, which makes it an excellent choice for extraction lovers due to its astronomical THC content.
Sale of Gelato marijuana seeds: all varieties
Where can I buy Gelato seeds? In addition to the feminized Gelato varieties available in our seed bank catalog, you can also find autoflowering and 'Fast' versions of this Californian genetics in our store.
This is the case for Gelato # 41 Autoflowering, crossing the best genetic line available, Gelato # 41, with Northern Lights Auto. The result is an ideal strain for users who have just started growing cannabis, since it is very resistant and does not need as much care to produce large crops, which you can achieve in around 11 weeks from germination.
The 'fast' version of Gelato # 41 is also another option to consider, in this case coming from the crossing of Gelato # 41 x Gelato # 41 Auto. Because it is a 'Fast' strain, it goes from vegetative to full bloom much earlier than a photoperiodic plant. It is ready to harvest up to two weeks earlier than you might expect from feminized Gelato.
For this reason it is ideal for those impatient who cannot wait to obtain their precious crops, for those who want to undertake more indoor crops in less time and also as an aid in latitudes with short summers, to reduce the adverse weather risks that can occur in the last two weeks of outdoor cultivation.
Last but not least, how much do Gelato seeds cost? Do not wait any longer and consult in our online store the catalog of this wonderful family of Californian genetics, to know the prices of the seeds according to the quantity you want. Surely you won’t regret buying Gelato marijuana seeds: you are facing winning genetics that will surprise you and make you feel like the first time you consumed marijuana.