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Gelato (otherwise known as, Larry Bird, Guno, Barry Bonds and Bacio Gelato) is a sweet and savory 50/50 hybrid strain. It hails from the California Bay Area. The nickname, Larry Bird, is a homage to the legendary player’s jersey number.
It was created by the San Francisco company, Cookie Farm Genetics. They took the strains Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies to create their new fruity dessert-like strain. Its buds are large and dark green with orange hairs and overall covered in super thick resin drops. Sometimes, experienced growers can bring out magnificent shades of purple.
This is a heavy strain that hits people fast. Gelato’s highest lab results were an amazing 25% THC. “Beautiful smell, and even better taste. Whoever came up with this cross should be awarded 20 million for his efforts”. Says Gelato fan bbeshears08.
Generally, Gelato seeds are not commercially available. Growers need to obtain a plant clipping to create clones. Gelato is not too difficult to grow, but it is not recommended for novice growers. This strain likes warm temperatures of about 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gelato is not known for its high yields. It requires a little tender loving care for it to produce as much yields as possible. It’ll grow up to medium heights, and it doesn’t require much training or branching. The strong smell that emanates requires growers to place odor control systems like carbon air filters or exhaust fans in grow rooms.
This phenotype can grow indoors and outdoors, but prefers to grow in greenhouses and planted in soil. She’ll be done growing by mid-October, in 56-63 days. If cured properly, it will smell of potent citrus.
This powerhouse strain is enjoyed by consumers of all types: recreational, medical and veterans. Many consumers expressed that they feel relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted and creative when smoking this strain. Other benefits that this strain provides is relief from stress, depression, pain, insomnia and nausea.
Gelato has proven itself to help medical patients with serious ailments. It is the perfect choice for patients who suffer from muscle spasms, chronic pain, inflammation, chronic fatigue, headaches and migraines. It also helps patients who struggle with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD.
There are a few negatives associated with this strain. But people need to remember that this strain is a heavy hitter. And that it doesn’t take many hits before its effects start to kick in.
A few negative symptoms of this strain are dry mouth, dry eyes and dizziness. To combat the feeling of cotton mouth, have a tasty refreshing beverage nearby like a cool glass of water. Eye drops help combat dry eyes. And dizziness can be combated but not taking ridiculously big rips.
Many people who’ve been smoking for a long time tend to take big hits from their pipes and bongs. This strain is strong enough to make them feel like the rug is being pulled right from under them. To have a good time, take a normal hit off the pipe then wait a minute.
See if the high is right where it needs to be. If not then take another hit. Make sure you have a comfy couch and are surrounded by good company. This strain tends to make people chatty.
When a jar of Gelato is popped open, expect to smell a strong scent of pungent fresh citrus. Grind up Gelato and earthy, herbal undertones fill the air. The smoke is thick and makes the lungs feel like they are expanding. But at the same time, the smoke is smooth, soft and creamy.
Some say that Gelato is quick to cause a reaction. People start feeling its effects before they’ve had a chance to exhale. It gives people head rushes, an insane body buzz, and leaves users couch-locked and immobile. It also tends to amplify feelings of time dilation and sound sensitivity meaning Gelato is no joke.
Even though the high is strong, it is generally considered comfortable. It is great for day or night time use. But make sure no chores or tasks need to be done before taking a hit of this strong hybrid.