Gelato, also known as Larry Bird, is a potent strain of cannabis with high THC levels of 18-25%. Developed in San Francisco, Gelato is a cross between two of the tastiest strains ever made, Sunset Sherbet and the Thin Mint cut of Girl Scout Cookies. This has created a true 50/50 hybrid which, while having next to no CBD content, is suitable for medical as well as recreational purposes.
Intensity is the first word that springs to mind when thinking of a Gelato high, with moderation recommended even for those with a high tolerance. Hitting you almost before the first toke is even done, an electric cerebral rush races through the mind, delivering an energetic buzz which soon transforms into euphoria and then a deep calm. The body will feel the benefits too, as the muscles fall into a state of deep relaxation and the mind is freed from having to dwell on any aches or pains, leaving consumers with a feeling of total weightlessness.
Gelato seeds make a great choice for all growers and are suited to both indoor and outdoor applications, though indoor grows are recommended in order to optimise the environmental conditions. The relatively short height of 120-180cm and otherwise compact nature will be welcomed by those short on space, while the high yields of 500-600g/m2 will be ready for harvest after a flowering time of just 8-9 weeks.
Appearance and Aroma
Gelato plants are characterised by their gorgeous emerald green leaves and the plethora of fluffy buds that hide among them. The light green body of the buds is accented by rich purple highlights and glowing orange pistils, with the large amount of trichromes making it look as though the whole plant has been dusted in sugar. Prominent notes of sharp citrus, pepper and forest berries accompany the buds, giving way to an earthier and more floral aroma of lavender when ground ready for smoking.
MSNL Editors Verdict
Gelato hasn’t just followed in the foot steps of its famous parents but has broken whole new ground on its way to becoming an instant classic. Taking the already delicious flavours of Sherbet and GSC to new heights while providing immensely strong highs and a growing proposition that is second to none thanks to its high yields and easy growing character, Gelato is truly phenomenal.
Widely considered one of the most incredible tasting marijuana strains ever created, Gelato lives up to its reputation with a scarcely believable array of flavours that starts with the tang of fresh lemons, before being joined by strong bursts of blueberries and raspberries and finally finished after exhaling by a velvety smooth creaminess that will leave anyone satisfied.