Sunset Gelato is a candy-coated, fruity favorite, which shouldn’t be surprising since it comes from two others: Sunset Sherbet and Gelato. This arousing, THC-heavy strain doesn’t have a known breeder, but its growing structure, flavors, and effects are as well-reported as you’d expect coming from a local favorite. Continue reading to learn about what’s drawing people to the pungent berry and candy-caked strain and what it can do to you if you get your hands on some.
The plant of the Sunset Gelato strain grows in round, fluffy nugs shaped like puffs of popcorn. They’re dark olive-green in color with dark orange hairs and crystals that are spattered like a shiny coat of amber. You should expect it to finish flowering in 52-61 days, growing to a modest height of 30-60 inches indoors but potentially reaching 80 inches outside. Wherever you grow it, you can expect around 400g of bud per plant, which is pretty good.
The strain’s terpene profile includes mostly myrcene and linalool, with terpinolene, carene, limonene, and phellandrene. It also has trace amounts of caryophyllene and valencene. These terpenes conspire together to give Sunset Gelato the taste of sweet candied fruit on the inhale, accented by tropical berry flavors and a touch of spice. The scent of the strain becomes earthier and more pungent as you smoke, though the sugary candy aroma of its parent strains still pushes through. You may be able to taste a range of hidden flavors in those diverse terpenes, including not only candy and berries but lemon, lime, apricot, earth, mango, and a touch of sage.