Black Cherry Gelato
Black Cherry Gelato: So Sweet, So Relaxing
Tantalising flavour. Soothing physical effects. Speedy growth. These are just some of Black Cherry Gelato’s winning traits. Within just a few tokes, this indica-dominant hybrid is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and satisfied. Bearing a moderate THC content alongside a terpene profile boasting notes of the namesake cherry, this variety is primed for both newcomers to cannabis consumption as well as connoisseurs with a penchant for unique, fruity flavours.
Genetic Background Black Cherry Gelato: Two Fruity Powerhouses Become One
Two equally delicious strains were used to create Black Cherry Gelato: Black Cherry Funk and Acai Gelato. Each parent is packed with notes of dark fruits and earth, and together, these flavours come together in something altogether unique but equally delectable. Not only that; the parents also bestowed the progeny with relaxing, blissful effects as well.
Black Cherry Funk
Black Cherry Funk is a sweet and fruity indica-dominant cross between Black Cherry Soda and Space Queen. The strain bears a moderate THC content of around 18%, making it a great choice for those seeking a pleasantly relaxing experience.
Acai Gelato is a sativa-dominant hybrid known for its uplifting and energising effects. A cross between Acai Berry and Gelato, Acai Gelato also has a moderate THC content of around 18%, making it a suitable wake-and-bake or daytime smoke, when used in moderation.
Aroma and Flavour of Black Cherry Gelato: What Else Would You Expect?
With a name like Black Cherry Gelato, it would be a travesty if this strain didn’t bear a deliciously fruity aroma. Luckily, this is indeed the case! The scent is reminiscent of freshly picked berries, and it can be quite pungent during the flowering stage. When you take a puff, the first thing you'll notice is a tart yet sweet blend of cherry and berries, with just a hint of earth.
This sensational flavour profile is chiefly courtesy of a blend of alluring terpenes. Though numerous terpenes may appear in this cultivar, Black Cherry Gelato appears to contain particularly high concentrations of the following:
Potency and Effects of Black Cherry Gelato: A Relaxing Ride
Black Cherry Gelato’s THC content can reach up to 26% — making for a pretty strong, high level strain. Nevertheless, Black Cherry Gelato exhibits a notable effect, relaxing the body and banishing worries from the mind. Some users may also experience increased appetite or mild euphoria. Ultimately, Black Cherry Gelato is for those who want a reliable and solid high that can relax and elevate.
Top-reported effects include:
Among recreational cannabis users, Black Cherry Gelato is a wonderful strain for enjoying solo or with company. Though its effect is primarily on the relaxing side, it’s not an immediate couch-locker. In other words, Black Cherry Gelato can be enjoyed at all times of day with some caution. Its 26% does make it easy to overdo.
Medical cannabis users often turn to Black Cherry Gelato for its calming effects. Its gently relaxing embrace may be helpful for those struggling with tension and racing thoughts, or sleep issues. In addition to its calming effects, Black Cherry Gelato may also temporarily take the edge off of persistent pain and inflammation.
Common side effects of THC-rich strains like Black Cherry Gelato include:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
Growing Black Cherry Gelato: Fast Growth and Medium Yields
Black Cherry Gelato is generally considered easy to grow, which makes it a viable option for novices, in addition to more experienced green thumbs. It is pretty fast to flower and doesn’t require excess maintenance. The yields, however, tend to be on the smaller side compared to other strains, especially indoors.
Indoor Growing Tips
When growing Black Cherry Gelato indoors, it's important to keep the temperature warm, but not overly so. Around 23–25°C should be perfect. The strain has a flowering time of around 8–10 weeks, which is pretty average for an indica-dominant hybrid. When it comes to yield, as mentioned, Black Cherry Gelato is known to deliver harvests on the lower end of the spectrum. Under the right conditions, it can produce around 150 grams per plant. Note, however, that indoor yields are usually measured per metre squared, not per plant, and thus yields may be higher over an entire grow space.
Outdoor Growing Tips
When growing Black Cherry Gelato outdoors, the plant typically reaches maturity around late September to early October. When it comes time to harvest, some growers report significantly higher yields (compared to indoors) of around 500g/plant, though this varies on the growing environment and other factors. Giving the plant plenty of direct sunlight, space, and a healthy living soil will push yields to the higher end.
Should You Try Black Cherry Gelato?
Black Cherry Gelato is geared to users that prioritise relaxing sensations and fruity flavours. The calming, almost grounding effects make it a great choice for both recreational and medicinal cannabis users. Meanwhile, growers can look forward to high-quality, albeit moderately sized, yields of delicious buds.
Black Cherry Gelato is an ideal strain for novices due to its easygoing nature. However, this strain is known for its medium yields, which means you shouldn’t expect giant harvests, especially indoors. That said, training techniques may help to push bud production to the limit. Additionally, Black Cherry Gelato displays good resistance to pests and disease, which means growers don't have to worry about dedicating too much time and effort to maintain its health.
For Recreational Users
Black Cherry Gelato is an excellent strain for users looking to experience relaxing and mildly euphoric effects alongside a sweet and fruity smoke. Whether you're looking to hang with friends and watch a film or get lost in a creative project, Black Cherry Gelato is a great choice. Plus, its moderate THC content means it can be enjoyed without getting wiped out, giving it a little more versatility than some other strains.
For Medical Users
Medical users experiencing stress, tension, anxiety, or insomnia may look to Black Cherry Gelato to take the edge off of symptoms. Furthermore, Black Cherry Gelato's gentle physical effect can be helpful for those experiencing daily bodily discomfort.
Sweet Relaxation With Black Cherry Gelato
Black Cherry Gelato dazzles with its fruity flavour and soothing effect. Not only does it taste amazing, but it may also help to ease tension and rumination, making it a popular choice among all manner of cannabis users. Moreover, Black Cherry Gelato is a worthy addition to most growing operations, where it will fill the space with its pungent cherry aroma.
Black Cherry Gelato Weed Strain: FAQ
Q: Is Black Cherry Gelato sativa or indica?
A: Black Cherry Gelato is a slightly indica-dominant hybrid (around 60% indica and 40% sativa).
Q: How strong is Black Cherry Gelato?
A: Black Cherry Gelato has a fairly strong THC content of up to 26%.
Q: How long does it take Black Cherry Gelato to grow?
A: Black Cherry Gelato has a flowering time of 8–10 weeks, with an outdoor harvest in late September or early October.
Q: What is the yield of Black Cherry Gelato?
A: Black Cherry Gelato can yield up to around 150g/plant indoors and 500g/plant outdoors.
Grow your own Black Cherry Gelato
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- 8-10 weeks
- Harvest time (outdoor)
- End of September/October
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