The Gelato strain came about as a result of crossing Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. The exceptional hybrid produced from these two strains gave rise to numerous other strains combined with Gelato.

Other strains like Gelato are going to have medium levels of THC, have low levels of CBD and be relaxing but not sedative in their effects. These strains are also going to have caryophyllene as their most potent terpene and will most likely be hybrids.

  • THC: 15%
  • CBD: .01%
  • Main Terpene: Caryophyllene
  • Effects: Relaxing
gelato strain flower

Main Gelato Terpene Profile

  • Caryophyllene
  • Limonene
  • Myrcene

Caryophyllene is the terpene that has a peppery taste to it while Limonene is the terpene giving Gelato the lemony taste and myrcene being both sweet and peppery.

Due to the high content of caryophyllene terpenes with limonene and myrcene, Gelato is often described as being earthy and sweet at the same time. Users typically report hints of lavender, berries, pepper and citrus in flavor. The aromatic profile is also very similar where it smells bother earthy and sweet which works together beautifully.

Growing Gelato Strain

Gelato Strain Leaves

Gelato may be one of the most beautiful cannabis strains out there. The buds are usually small and sticky, but have a dense texture that is characteristic of most indicas. This cannabis plant blooms in 8-9 weeks, producing dense buds covered with bright orange hairs and a lot of frosty tiny trichomes.

The Gelato cannabis strain only grows from low to medium height, which means it’s especially suitable for those who want to grow this crop indoors or simply don’t have much room to grow. Its flowers are fruity, slightly lemony, and contain more than roughly 17% to 21% THC. It is very resistant to mold and mildew, so it is easy to grow outdoors or indoors. At higher latitudes like Colorado, its recommended to grow this strain indoors for proper climate control.

Its strong and fast-acting effects have led to the cultivation of numerous phenotypes. If you find that you enjoy growing Gelato, there are many other strains made with Gelato genetics you may like. This is will keep you busy growing for quite some time. You’ll also find that most of these strains are food related names of course:

  • Gelato Pie
  • Green Gelato
  • Gelato Cookies
  • Lemon Cherry Gelato
  • Guava Gelato
  • Banana Gelato
  • Gelato Mimosa
  • Gelato Runtz
  • Wedding Gelato
  • Gorilla Glue Gelato
  • Biscotti Gelato
  • Rainbow Gelato
  • Frosty Gelato
  • Recon Gelato
  • Triangelato
  • Ice Cream Gelato
  • Gelato Sorbet
  • Pineapple Gelato
  • Bubblegum Gelato
  • Gelato Punch
  • Gelato Pebbles
  • Sour Gelato
  • Cherry Gelato
  • Glazed Apricot Gelato
  • Sunset Gelato
  • Acai Berry Gelato
  • Gelato Kush
  • Caramel Apple Gelato
  • Mochi Gelato
  • Apple Gelato
  • Peanut Butter Gelato
  • Gello Gelato
  • Purple Gelato
  • Strawberry Gelato
  • Blueberry Gelato
  • Berry Gelato
  • Watermelon Gelato
  • Jet Fuel Gelato
  • Bacio Gelato
  • Dolce Gealto
  • Gelato Cake

Gelato Strain Effects

This strain produces a sweet and invigorating effect and is widely known for its delicious flavor and smooth, creamy smoke. Users often report feeling very physically relaxed after using Gelato and some mentally energized. Its a fairly well balanced hybrid so depending on the individual effects can lean in either direction.

Medical patients use it for pain relief or as a sleep aid. Ice cream is an indica-dominated strain with qualities that include helping with mental and physical relaxation, relieving acute pain, relieving nausea, and increasing appetite. This is a THC-dominant strain popular with veteran smokers and those in need of medical use.

If your looking for a Gelato strain that is more energetic than Sour Gelato would be worth a try. This is Gelato combined with Sour Diesel. Sour Diesel is one of the more potent sativa strains so Sour Gelato leans more toward the sativa side.

The regular Gelato strain is ideal for mid-afternoon and evening use to wind down and relax. There are some strains that hit the sweet spot for not being sedative but also not too energizing which are great for this time of day and taking the edge off. This is most likely one of the reasons that Gelato is one of the most popular cannabis strains.

Strains Like Gelato