If you’re looking for a new strain of cannabis to indulge in, there’s certainly no shortage of options to choose from. According to the latest reports, upwards of 800 strains have now been developed thanks to extensive hybridization efforts. Each strain offers an interesting and exciting blend of traits and effects derived from its parent plants. One hybrid that’s gaining quite a bit of attention is Purple Gelato. This wonderful strain brings a unique blend of flavors and aromas as well as a powerful impact to the table.
Delving into Purple Gelato
As far as lineage goes, the purple gelato strain was born from combining the DNA of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sherbet Sunset. It’s an Indica-dominant hybrid that produces small, dense, colorful buds that can be laden with lovely crystals. For the most part, this strain’s buds have a THC content of about 25 percent, though it can vary slightly. Many people who’ve tried the strain say it generates a surprisingly strong high even for extremely experienced users. As such, those who are newcomers to the world of THC are advised to proceed slowly and with due caution when trying this strain.
Looking at the Benefits and Effects of Purple Gelato
One of the main aspects people seem to notice about Purple Gelato is how quickly it’s high begins to take effect. Its intense flavors and aromas also catch many people a bit off guard, though not in an unpleasant sense. It has a sweet, berry, citrus, somewhat piney taste and aroma profile with all those elements blending together beautifully. As mentioned, its effects are quite potent.
- Users often report feeling extremely relaxed after taking a few hits of Purple Gelato. That makes it great for those who are living with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. It can also be helpful for people who suffer from PTSD.
- Pain Relief. As is the case with many strains, Purple Gelato also provides effective pain relief. Some say it makes them comfortably numb, causing their pain to seem a great deal less intense. It can help with joint aches, migraines, and many other types of pain based on research as well as user reviews.
- Purple Gelato also tends to have an extremely euphoric and uplifting effect on users. That makes it great for people who suffer from depression. Even those who aren’t depressed can enjoy the pick-me-up this strain provides. Some even say it makes them downright giddy.
Some other potential effects of Purple Gelato include talkativeness and a nice boost of creativity. Having said that, it contains a CBD concentration of less than one percent, so those who are particularly sensitive to the effects of THC may need to be wary of the potential paranoia. Quite a few users point out that the creative, uplifting effects take hold first while the relaxing, calming impact fades in afterward.
Growing Purple Gelato
For those who’d like to grow their own Purple Gelato at home, doing so is certainly possible. Still, this strain isn’t quite as simple to cultivate and forgiving of human error as many of its cousins can be. As a feminized strain, you won’t have to worry about ending up with a lot of undesirable seeds when growing them. On the other hand, being a photoperiodic hybrid means you’ll have to pay closer attention to lighting and changing from blue to red and orange light at the right time if you’re growing indoors.