A hybrid crossed from taste-engineered parents Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and fruity indica Sunset Sherbert. With a balanced, mellow high and a universally appealing flavor profile, this is a great strain for social use. San Francisco creators Cookie Fam Genetics have released multiple numbered phenotypes of Gelato. Phenotype #33 has picked up the nickname Larry Bird in reference to the legendary player’s jersey number. This strain has an indica-leaning high and carries a THC composition that ranges from 20% to 25%.
Gelato’s buds tend to be small but they have the thick and dense structure characteristic of many indica varieties. A strain with immediate visual appeal: bright orange pistils stand out against forest green leaves accented by shades of deep purple. The purple hues come about when high concentrations of pigments called anthocyanins are stimulated by cold weather in the vegetative stage.
Medically, Gelato has value as a way to treat chronic aches and pains with its powerful numbing effects. Moreover, some use it to medicate headaches and migraines as well. This strain’s carefree elevation of mood can also offer temporary relief from the troubling symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Said to be potent, even for more experienced cannabis users; newcomers should temper their consumption accordingly.