The combination of sweet, tangy, and flowery aromas is often the best and most pleasant one you can get from a cannabis strain. Such a weed offers a little bit of everything for those who have a sweet tooth. Purple Gelato is one such weed. It is bursting with flavor and offers some very relaxing effects, making it a great option to consume after a long and tiring day.
The Purple Gelato strain is a hybrid with more characteristics of Indica than Sativa. Its parent strains are the popular Thin Mint GSC and Sunset Sherbet. The resulting weed has a THC content of around 22%, making it more suited to those who have at least some prior experience in cannabis consumption.
If you’re wondering what kind of effects Purple Gelato offers and what it tastes like, this AskGrowers.com review of the Purple Gelato strain will answer your questions and more. Let’s take a look at the terpene profile of this weed, its aroma and flavors, and whether it’s the right strain for your needs or not.
How Does It Taste?
The word pleasant might not do justice to the aroma of Purple Gelato. It boasts a combination of tangy fruits and sweet flowers which makes smoking it an experience many will enjoy. There are very noticeable notes of tree fruit in the flavor, backed by the floral notes of violets. The flavor is somewhat balanced by the introduction of the tanginess of mangoes. However, the addition of honey undertones takes the flavor profile right back to sweet.
Its highly addictive taste and aroma make it a good weed to be used in baked goodies too. Just make yourself some cannabutter and use it to bake muffins or cookies. Otherwise, just crack open the buds and let the sweet aroma engulf you while you enjoy smoking the buds directly.
What Are Terpenes?
The combination of Limonene, Linalool, and Myrcene is what creates such a floral aroma profile. Here is what each terpene adds to Purple Gelato:
Limonene is a terpene that is associated most with freshness. It is naturally found in citrus fruit rinds and lends a very fruity flavor to most cannabis strains that it’s found in. Here though, it is mostly responsible for the notes of mango that come through in the taste. Limonene also has some positive medicinal benefits. In a recent study, it has also been suggested that Limonene could aid in the treatment of COVID-19.
Linalool is the terpene that brings most, if not all, of the flowery notes in marijuana strains. It mostly adds notes of lavender to the buds but in this case, it brings the sweetness of roses and honey. Linalool has also been suggested to act like an antidepressant which makes it an important terpene in any strain.
Myrcene also adds notes of roses to the aroma of Purple Gelato. The flavor of mango is also partly introduced by Myrcene. Other than adding sweetness, it also brings its anti-inflammatory characteristics to cannabis strains.
Is It Good to Smoke?
If its flavor isn’t reason enough to enjoy this weed, then you’ll be happy to know that it brings with it some highly relaxing effects. Consumers report feeling a sense of euphoria as soon as they start smoking this weed. This feeling soon turns into that of calmness and physical relaxation. It is quite a strong strain in terms of its effects so beginners must be careful of how much they consume. It is also reported that despite its relaxing properties, it does not usually lead to a couch-locked state.
Where to Buy This Cannabis in the US
It’s always best to check local dispensaries near you to find the cannabis you’re looking for if you’re in a state where weed is legal. If you cannot find it nearby, check for its availability online. You can find its seeds pretty easily too if you’re a fan of growing your own marijuana. It takes about 8-10 weeks to flower and offers a moderately high yield.
So, for anyone who has been looking for weed that not only relaxes the body and mind but also tantalizes the taste buds, Purple Gelato might be it. It’s a strong weed, with strong effects, and a very pleasant flavor profile. For users who have some experience in smoking weed, its moderate THC content may allow them to smoke it during the daytime too. However, it is most suited to evening use. No matter when you smoke it though, be careful of how much you consume at once. It’s a good idea to go slow and see how it affects your system before continuing to use it.