Gelato is an uber-potent, Indica-dominant, Bay Area original made from a Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies mother and a Sunset Sherbet father. Also known as Larry Bird, Gelato is becoming one of the more popular strains in rec states like California, Colorado, and Washington thanks to the silky, couch locking high. A whiff of Gelato is easily recognizable and offers a cooling sensation on the nose right up front. Novice smokers may want to proceed with caution due to the high percentage of THC in this strain, but those with a higher tolerance will relish in the substantial physical relaxation and mental agility and euphoria during the day.
Gelato is known for its high trichome and resin production so don't be alarmed if the dense dark purple and forest green buds contrast with the oily resin glands to make the bud look wet. Gelato typically has bright orange pistils, and sparkling white trichomes giving the flower a glossy shine.
On the nose and inhale you can expect musty and earthy flavors reminiscent of wet pine. Characteristically of the Girl Scout Cookies family, the initial flavors are followed by lighter creamier aromas like floral lavender and berries. On the exhale, you will be delighted to taste rich milky and doughy flavors balancing out your palette like a fruity milkshake.
The side effects are as mellow as this strain. Gelato will help you get to sleep and stay asleep in higher doses offering a powerful sense of relaxation in average doses. Its heavy effects are also significant for treating pain and inflammation, stomach problems, and mental health issues like depression. It isn't great for anxiety as Gelato is a highly potent weed that can cause paranoia and fear in novice smokers.
Overall, Gelato is a fantastic award-winning strain for a good reason. I was initially attracted to it because I love everything in the cookies family, especially Granola Funk. I smoked Gelato one afternoon in the summer, and I was so high I napped for 4 hours, utterly unconscious with the TV droning on in the background. I woke up dazed and happy in the late afternoon, ready to take the pups for a walk and a chill evening at home.
Effects: Relaxed, Happy, Sleepy, Uplifted, and Creative.
Medical: Stress, Depression, Pain, Inflammation, Fatigue and Insomnia.
Negatives: Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Anxiety, and Paranoia due to high THC content.
Flavors: Citrus, Berries, Sugar, Earth, and Pine.