Gelato by Guru Seeds is a balanced hybrid, known for its gorgeous dark purple flowers and fiery red pistils. It produces a buzzing, psychedelic effect that almost alters the perception of time and space. Gelato has an extraordinary THC content and should be approached with caution by beginners.
Heritage & Genetics: Gelato comes from Cali’s Emerald Triangle. It was initially bred by Cookie Fam genetics as a balanced cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint. As a result, Gelato is a 50-50 hybrid (with a slight indica edge) with a higher than average yield. Average THC content is around 20%.
Flavor & Aroma: With a genetic heritage that was engineered for taste, Gelato combines the best that Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint has to offer. The smell of the buds is pungent with notes of citrus, while the taste of the vapor is fruity with hints of berry, with a lemon flavor on the exhale.
Effect: Although Gelato is a balanced hybrid, its effects are distinctly sativa-like. Consuming this strain, you will be hit by a psychedelic high, accompanied by a euphoric sensation. Its strong effects mean that Gelato is not recommended for productivity. On the other hand, it’s great for house parties.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: Gelato is a prized strain that can be grown equally well indoors or outdoors. However, it is not recommended for beginners, as it can be tricky to grow. The characteristic purple bud color can be achieved by exposing the plant to colder temperatures just before flowering. Due to the distribution of the branches, it responds well to SCROG. Flowering occurs typically on the 9-week mark and growers can expect a medium-sized plant with an average yield of thick resinous buds.