Sativa dominant (albeit only just) Sweet Gelato Auto is a cross between San Francisco Bay (California): Gelato and Killer Kush Auto. Gelato itself is a cross between the famous Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet while Killer Kush Auto has OG Kush genetics. Basically, this strain may be fairly new, but it has an impressive pedigree.
Sweet Gelato Auto has average THC levels of 18% to 23% and low CBD (about 0.1%). It produces a bright, energetic, creative head high, but the anchoring effect of the Indica genetics means that it’s happy and positive rather than out-and-out euphoric. This transitions into a light body stone, which is very comfortable while it lasts, but won’t leave you couchlocked for extended periods. Overall, therefore Sweet Gelato Auto is a really flexible strain, which can be used during the day or at night.
Regardless of whether you grow indoors or outdoors, Sweet Gelato Auto will need about 8 weeks to go from seed to bud. As its growth cycle is governed by age rather than light, it can be grown outdoors at any time of year. Obviously, however, you’re still going to have to think about the weather in general. As with most cannabis strains, Sweet Gelato Auto has a distinct preference for warm, dry, sunny conditions.
Although yields are listed below as medium, that’s in comparison to cannabis plants in general. Given that Sweet Gelato Auto is a pint-sized 0.6M to 1M in height, its yields of up to 500g/m2 (indoors) and 175g per plant (outdoors) are actually pretty impressive.
Overall Sweet Gelato Auto is really beginner-friendly. In fact it would make a perfect first grow, especially since it is both robust and quick. The only point to watch is that its buds are very dense (hence the high yields). This means that they can easily fall victim to mould if they get wet.
It should be easy to avoid this indoors, just space out your plants properly to maintain good air-flow. Outdoors, you’re going to have to pick your growing site with some care and be ready to dry out your buds manually if they need it. Alternatively, split the difference and use a greenhouse.
In terms of flavour and aroma, Sweet Gelato Auto has a base of earth and wood, the body is very much Kush and the top notes are a balance of sweet fruits and nuts with touches of citrus and mint.
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