Gelato (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized
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Gelato: What More Could You Ask For?

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Gelato is an indica-dominant hybrid crafted from the finest Girl Scout Cookies genetics. Here's a rundown on all you need to know about this renowned creation from California.

A shining example of top Cali weed, Gelato combines two highly regarded strains from the Cookies line into a hybrid that’s cherished by connoisseurs everywhere. Highlights include delicious dessert flavours and a mind-blowing high.


Gelato has its roots in the Golden State of California. For many cannabis enthusiasts, she is one of the tastiest and most enjoyable strains to come out of the ever-improving Cookies line.

Genetics Indica-dominant
Parents Sunset GSC, Thin Mint GSC
THC 20–25%+
CBD 0.10%
Flavours Sweet, Fruity, Berries, Citrus
Effects Heady, Uplifting, Happy, Relaxing

Gelato was created by Cookie Fam, a group of cannabis breeders from San Francisco. She is the child of two renowned strains from the Cookies line, namely Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC, the latter of which is considered by some to be the best GSC pheno.

These fierce Cookies genetics gave Gelato her trademark flavours, which span the spectrum of sweet desserts. High THC levels in the mid to high 20s ensure a powerful effect that, despite her indica dominance, is very heady.

Gelato (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Parents: Wedding Cake x Gelato x Gelato 33
Genetics: 60% Indica / 40% Sativa
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
THC: 26%
CBD: 0-1%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod


How To Grow Gelato

Gelato is not particularly difficult to grow, but she prefers it hot and sunny outdoors. As she does best in a controlled environment indoors, she’s most suited for growers with some experience.

Grow Difficulty Intermediate
Best suitable to grow Indoors / Outdoors
Climate Warm and Sunny
Variety Feminized
Height Indoor Medium
Height Outdoor Medium
Flowering Time 8–9 Weeks
Harvest period (outdoor) Early to Mid-October
Yield Indoor 550g/m²
Yield Outdoor 750g+ per plant

No surprise given her California roots, Gelato is a strain that thrives in a hot climate. In regions that are less blessed with sun and high temps, like most of Central and Northern Europe, she is best cared for in a tent or greenhouse. Growing her indoors in a controlled environment with good air filtration will help hide the intense scent of the plant when she blooms. Gelato needs 8–9 weeks to flower and rewards with decent yields of up to 550g/m² indoors.

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When outdoor conditions are favourable, Gelato can be grown under the sun with very good results. Even if temperatures drop a little bit towards the end of bloom, the plant will react by displaying beautiful shades of purple. Cooler temperatures are also said to improve the quality of her buds. Outdoors, in optimal conditions, one can look forward to yields of more than 700g/plant in mid-October.


Gelato: Flavour & Effects

With THC levels hoovering at about 25%, Gelato is massively potent. Even seasoned cannabis enthusiasts will quickly feel a powerful effect when smoking the strain. She invokes a strong high characterised by energetic and euphoric sensations typical of good Cali weed.

At times, Gelato’s effect is described as almost psychedelic, with users reporting amplified sensations. While enjoying these effects, users still feel lucid, making this a great strain for all kinds of creative activities. With her happy and uplifting high, she can be enjoyed socially or solo. Alongside her cerebral effects, Gelato produces some well-deserved physical relaxation, but without couch-lock.

The influence of Sunset Sherbet isn’t lost in Gelato. She features the same fragrant orange notes as her parent, but underlines them with some earthy notes. Thin Mint Cookies gives the strain her sweetness, with notes of artisanal baked goods.

These aromas come together in a fruity and citrusy smoke that, although intense, is still smooth on the palate. Make note of the strain’s strong scent when smoked; it can be detected from far away!


Gelato is the perfect hybrid for lovers of Cali Cookies weed. Not many strains can deliver a true Northern California cannabis experience like this girl can, with an invigorating high and delicious flavours wrapped into one super-strain. This is as good as cannabis can get!

Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
With a BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke Sumpter has worked as a professional journalist and writer at the intersection of cannabis and science for the past 7 years.
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