One of the newest strains on our DC strain radar is Gelato #33. She’s a potent, flavorful addition to the Girl Scout Cookies family, hand-selected by terp heads, for terp heads thanks to her drool-worthy fruit flavors and balanced effects. This powerful 50/50 hybrid offers unmatched soothing relaxation for the body and inspiringly energizing and uplifting effects in the mind, making it an exciting new option for DC gift menus. Here’s everything you need to know about the named phenotype of the Gelato strain known as Gelato #33, including its lineage, phenotypes, smell, taste, effects, medical uses, and cultivation best practices.
Gelato 33: Background
Gelato 33 is a named phenotype of the world-famous cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies by the same name: Gelato. Out of all the named phenotypes floating around, Gelato #33 is the most special since it retains its famous Girl Scout Cookies family funk, flavor, and bud structure. This balanced hybrid checks in around 19-23% THC, making it the perfect choice for cannabis medicine and recreation alike. It boasts mouth-watering flavors of citrus and tropical fruits that promote an energized and uplifted headspace, making it one of the most popular choices available for medicating at any time of day.
Cultivation of Gelato 33
Gelato #33 is rated moderately difficult to grow. As a phenotype of a named strain, Gelato #33 seeds aren’t the most accessible. However, if you do secure a cut of your own, the strain grows relatively easily. Since it adopts the best traits of both indicas and sativas, Gelato #33 grows both tall and bushy. It takes a lot of care and training early on to ensure that its growth stays manageable. She will need regular trimming to encourage floral growth instead of foliar growth when she flips into the flower cycle. It’s also worth mentioning that her flowers are incredibly thick and dense. In areas of high humidity, monitor the flowers and humidity levels closely to avoid any issues with mold or powdery mildew.
Gelato #33’s appearance can range during its life cycle, though its vegetative and foliar growth will always be a dark shade of green. Each water and sugar leaf grows in a standard hybrid fashion, broad and angular. The difference is the flowers. While many Gelato phenotypes tend to take after the Sunset Sherbet parent, the Gelato #33 strain follows the dense, tightly-packed structure of its Girl Scout Cookies family genes. Depending on the climate, the buds themselves can range from shades of green to dark royal purple. However, the thick blanket of misty trichomes and fiery orange pistils remain regardless.
Flavor Profile: Scents, Flavors, and Effects
Gelato #33 became a uniquely named phenotype thanks to its unique flavors and aromas. Unlike the standard Gelato (which offers a rich creaminess and mild fruit flavors), Gelato #33 offers a powerful punch of fruit flavors and citrus. While it’s flowering, the strain promotes a seriously sweet herbaceousness that can take over an entire room. As it dries, the herbal scents mellow out and the fruity ones take hold. When this strain gets ground or chopped up, it smells a lot like the red Hawaiian Punch with a distinct creaminess behind it that makes for a mouth-watering aroma.
When Gelato #33 is smoked, the fruit flavors take hold nearly instantly. The first impression of the strain is that it’s quite sweet and herbal with a lot of tropical fruit notes, including pineapple, grapefruit, and white peach. The smoke is thick and creamy, boasting a drool-inducing sweetness that demands you take a moment to appreciate it. The exhale leaves behind a final impression of a creamy fruitiness that leaves you feeling uplifted, refreshed, and relaxed. All in all, the overall impression of the Gelato #33 strain is that it’s sweet and fruity, similar to the Hawaiian Punch fruit punch you can find at the grocery store. A flaver that some compare to that of the zookies strain.
After the final exhale, the Gelato #33 effects grab you. It promotes a bright cerebral buzz that’s perfect for light conversation, focusing on a game or a project, or getting creative. As the cerebral effects root, the physical effects also join in. Gelato #33 promotes a soothing sensation within the body that can relax muscles and soothe aches and pains. Many Gelato #33 users say that the combination of uplifting mental effects and soothing physical effects boosted their arousal and made sex more enjoyable, alongside the other effects. All in all, it’s a balanced option for physical relief and mental euphoria that can help you feel more relaxed, creative, and happy.
Gelato #33’s ability to offer the best of both sativas and indicas makes it a great option for a huge variety of medical patients at any time of day. It can help people with chronic pain, arthritis, and muscle spasms to relax the muscles. In the same vein, it works very well on headaches. However, its mentally uplifting effects make it an excellent choice for chasing away feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. It is also known to cause a minor case of the munchies, though. This can be a perk, especially in the cases of people suffering from a lack of appetite as a side effect to certain medications or to the effects of chemotherapy.
Gelato #33 Strain Review
All in all, Gelato #33 offers a great mix of soothing physical effects and energizing mental effects that make it a great choice for smoke sessions at any time of day. The strain itself boasts fruit punch flavors and compact nugs that make her easy on the eyes and easy on the way down. If we had to give her a star rating, we’d have to go with a 4.8 for its balanced effects, amazing flavors and aromas, and ease in cultivation. The only area she loses points is her susceptibility to powdery mildew. Other than that, you’ll absolutely love her. The next time you see Gelato #33 at your favorite smoke shop or through any of the other compliant gifting companies in DC, be sure to give her a try. You may just find your new favorite strain!