Gelato is a cross between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, named in homage to its sweet aroma. Also known as Larry Bird, Gelato (#33) was first cultivated in Northern California’s Bay Area and is derived from a deep bank of genetics created by the Cookie Family, the Sherbinskis family, and cultivator Mario Guzman.
The cultivators parted ways following its creation, and the cultivator who possesses the most “stable version” of Gelato genetics is up for debate. Cookies cultivates a few phenotypes and descendants of the strain named Gelato #42, Dolce Gelato, and a sun-grown Gelato. Sherbinskis grows four stabilized Gelato phenotypes in its rotation as well: Gelato #41 (Bacio Gelato), Gelato #43 (Gello Gelato), Gelato #47 (Mochi Gelato), and Gelato #49 (Acai Berry Gelato). Per Sherbinskis, the #33 phenotype is no longer in cultivation.
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The strain is considered a challenge to grow, and each phenotype expresses different growth characteristics. Indoors, it produces relatively short plants with dark, magenta buds that typically mature within 8-9 weeks of entering the 12/12 flowering cycle. Outdoor growers can expect Gelato to reach maturity by mid-October in the Northern Hemisphere, and mid-March in the Southern Hemisphere.
Because its seeds aren’t commercially available, potential growers must find certified Gelato clones from Cookies to propagate it. Sherbinksis does not sell clones or seeds of its Gelato phenotypes at this time.