Gelato Cake Strain Genetics
Gelato Cake is the result of crossing the genes of three beautiful marijuana seeds, Gelato 33 (Sunset Sherbet x Thin Mint GSC), Birthday Cake AKA Wedding Cake (GSC x Cherry Pie), and Strawbanana Cream (Strawberry Banana x White OG).
It doesn’t take comprehensive knowledge of the cannabis world to work out that there is a lot of Girl Scout Cookies in the genes there, with a hearty dose of OG Kush (and not only in the GSC lineage). That means a few things, and they’re all great news! Expect fast flowering times, immense resin production, an uplifting buzz, and a high THC content (well over 25% on average).
Gelato Cake Strain Terpene Profile
The Gelato Cake terpene profile is pretty clear due to the dominant flavours that hit the tongue quickly upon trying this Gelato 33 x Birthday Cake x Strawbanana Cream strain for the first time! First, there’s a hearty dose of tangy fruity, with some sweet yet spicy tingles going on. That is the result of the classic GSC terpene combination of limonene and caryophyllene, which ensure the inhale is full of an array of scintillating ice cream cake style sensations from lips to tonsil!
The exhale feels more old-school, that weedy, skunk-like, herbal scent we all know and love, which comes via the most common of all the cannabis terpene, myrcene. A familiar terpene list, for sure, but combined here for a unique, extra sweet combination.
Gelato Cake Strain Effects
With a THC level as high as Gelato Cake offers, there’s plenty of potency to the effects here, and those who are not used to such high levels of cannabinoids are going to want to be sitting down when it kicks in!
That being said, you’re not dealing with a sedating, couch-locking strain here. Your body will not be too keen on moving for a while, no doubt, but an uplifting euphoric impact will quickly capture your mind, creating talkative, giggly moods. Just make sure you have time to lie-in in the morning because the final phase of the buzz here is going to send you into a long and peaceful sleep.
Gelato Cake Strain Medical Benefits
The potential Gelato Cake medical marijuana benefits start with the OG Kush lineage, a medical cannabis thought by many to support pain relief, especially in the joints when related to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
The terpenes, especially caryophyllene, work with the high TCH levels to support the body reduce the effects of pain symptoms.
Additionally, stress relief may be an advantage here, especially with such a high presence of limonene, a folk medicine favourite in reducing anxiety symptoms.
How to Grow Gelato Cake Strain Seeds
With much more indica than sativa in the genetics, these Gelato Cake cannabis seeds are ideally suited for indoor growing. These marijuana plants grow short and stocky, never getting up to even 150 cms, and not growing too leafy either. That means you won’t require too much space, and indeed you don’t need much time either as these plants have been known to be ready to go in just eight weeks from germination!
Outdoor growers might find this strain a little more challenging. As these are Californian seeds through and through, and they need a warm and dry climate. Greenhouses can certainly help here, but if there’s a choice, we recommend indoor growth here. When treated right, these feminised seeds can grow into high yielding cannabis plants, giving as much as 600g/m2 of dense, dank, pear-shaped buds coated in resinous trichomes and smelling oh so sweet!