Gelato Strain may be a cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint female child Cookies, named in homage to its sweet aroma. Also referred to as Larry Bird, Gelato (#33) was first cultivated in Northern California’s Bay Area. This springs from a deep bank of genetics created by the Cookie Family, the Sherbinskis family. And also cultivator Mario Guzman.
Her buds tend to bloom in dark purple hues illuminated by fiery orange hairs. It also has a shining white coat of crystal resin. New consumers might want to approach this THC powerhouse with caution. But those armed with a high tolerance will enjoyment of Gelato’s heavy-handed euphoria.
Physical relaxation comes on strong, but many find themselves still mentally agile enough to remain productive. And artistic when enjoying Gelato during the day.
The strain is taken into account a challenge to grow.
Every phenotype expresses different growth characteristics. Indoors, it produces relatively short plants with dark, magenta. The buds that typically mature within 8-9 weeks of entering the 12/12 flowering cycle.
What is This Strain?
Gelato, also known as “Larry Bird” and “Gelato #42” is an evenly-balanced hybrid marijuana strain. This is made from a crossing of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. With its balance of indica & sativa, this strain produces a euphoric high accompanied by strong feelings of relaxation.
How to grow Gelato cannabis strain?
Lucky for those who grow Gelato, it’s one hell of a generous cultivar that generates big buds rich in THC. It takes between 55 and 65 days for Gelato crops to flower indoors, or between the end of September to mid-October for outdoors. However, if you are not living in hot, humid Mediterranean-like climates, your best go with Gelato is to set up a grow tent at home.
In the US, one of the challenges is finding seeds or clones of Gelato. Not every marijuana dispensary around the state will have it, although the more prominent shops should have it in their stocks. If you know someone who has access to Gelato marijuana and they’re willing to share seeds with you, that’s also an alternative.
Once you have the Gelato seedling, it’s recommended to use a large container, so you don’t need to transplant the plant later. This cultivar does not want too many changes in its environment, including transplanting it, which can cause stress to the plant.
Thanks to its indica genes, Gelato plants only grow short to medium height, and this is an advantage if your grow room is set up indoors or when you don’t have ample space at home.
Gelato cannabis strains thrive in warm and humid environments, therefore growers need to replicate such conditions at home. It’s advised that the grow room stays warm, dry, and with sufficient hours of light at all times. Growers should carefully observe how the plants mature.
Using a growing tent
Using a growing tent is a big “yes” for Gelato crops indoors. A tent will optimize the amount of light and warmth the plant receives, and it’s also easier for the grower to monitor the plants. The temperatures should be around 75°F. Use dried seaweed to supplement the crops with healthy nutrients along with sufficient water. Check these tips on how to optimize water dispensing for cannabis plants.
Experienced growers can try to stimulate purple pigmentation in indica-dominant marijuana plants like Gelato. This is done as soon as the large buds typical for the strain begin to appear. What you can do is drop the temperatures down for up to 15°F lower than your daily temperatures to stimulate the coloring. One caution is not to do this too early as it may affect the yields.
During harvest, Gelato strain should yield an average of 17 ounces per 3 sq ft. It may be a bit demanding for Gelato to monitor and grow successfully, but all hard work will pay off the minute you have the medicinal material ready for drying and curing.