With 18 to 25% THC, Gelato can relieve serious pain quickly and also delivers a high which is a crisp, clean and refreshing as its name suggests. You don’t have to keep it for summer though, in fact this strain is a great choice if you need some help to deal with the winter blues. Even though Gelato marijuana seeds actually contain 55% Indica genetics, Gelato only has about 0.1% CBD, which means that after your high, what you experience is less of a stone and more of a warm, snuggly cuddle, after which you are quite ready to get on with your day. This makes Gelato a popular buy for people who need a “wake and bake” strain. It also has the reputation for dealing quickly and effectively with tension headaches.
Gelato marijuana seeds produce solid yields. Indoors you can collect up to 600g/m2 and outdoors you could harvest up to 800g from each of your Gelato plants.
Gelato can be grown indoors and outdoors, if you live in a Mediterranean climate. Indoors they will need 8 to 10 weeks of flowering and outdoors you will be harvesting about the end of September. If you want to grow Gelato fully outdoors, then you will need to live in a climate which is warm, sunny and, crucially, dry, like the Mediterranean basin. If you live towards the northern end of continental Europe, you might want to look at greenhouse growing and if you live further north than that, then it’s usually best to grow Gelato indoors.
This strain grows within a height range of about 1.2M (indoor minimum) to about 1.8M (outdoor maximum), basically it’s tall for an Indica and short for a Sativa, which is essentially what you’d expect from the 55/45 genetic balance. While it leans more to Indica bushiness that to Sativa lankiness, it is a bit branchier than the average Indica, which has a couple of advantages. First of all, it means that it’s easier for light to reach all parts of the plant and secondly, it means that Gelato is an excellent candidate for plant training to reduce its height and/or increase its yield. Sea-of-green and screen-of-green set-ups are both great way to maximize the yields from this strain and it adapts very well to either, in fact overall, flexibility and adaptability are key characteristics of this strain.
We’ve ranked this strain as being moderately difficult to grow partly because of the fact that it’s a photoperiod strain, meaning that if you’re growing indoors, you’re going to need to be prepared to manage light cycles. But also partly because it does grow to be on the taller side when compared to many modern strains. We’d therefore say that if you were a complete beginner to marijuana and you had limited experience of gardening in general, then you might find it easier to start with a smaller automatic. On the other hand, if you’ve set your heart on growing Gelato, then it should be perfectly feasible for you to do so, even as your first marijuana grow. This strain is both stable and robust, with lots of well-respected genetics behind it. Keep on top of your marijuana basics (especially ventilation and odour control) and you should be absolutely fine.
If you were hoping that the name Gelato would reflect the fact that this strain has a lovely, ice-cream flavour, then you’ll be happy to hear that you were absolutely on the right lines. The base is off sweet wood and on top of that there’s lavender, berries and citrus. The aroma is also sweet although the base seems more earthy than woody and the berry and citrus elements of the taste, focus into clear notes of blueberry and orange.
It doesn’t just taste good and do you good, it looks good too. Gelato’s buds are purple and sprinkled with bright orange hairs. Plus with this sort of THC, you get a liberal coating of sparkling white trichomes which glitter in the light.