Black Cherry Gelato Strain Review

Black Cherry Gelato Strain

The Black Cherry Gelato is your strain of choice when you just want to kick back, relax, and enjoy the high. It’s an Indica strain that will give you a rush of motivation and inexplicable euphoria that then gently settles to a nice chilled high. It takes you through different emotions that will leave you smiling like a tiny baby. 

But before you take out your pipe and start hitting some puffs, what do you need to know about Black Cherry Gelato strain? In this article, we will look at its terpene profile and aroma and give you some growing tips to help you understand the strain better.

Smell and Aroma

Black Cherry has the same aroma as the cherry funk it’s derived from but with a much stronger presence. It has a cherry and berry aroma that is vivid during inhales and a musky, woody, herbal, and skunky aroma that fills a space during exhales. It also has a distinct mint and piney scent that is rare and hard to miss. This complex smell and aroma make it an excellent strain to engage your smell buds as you try to decipher what you can pick up. 

Terpene Profile

The Black Cherry Gelato has a rich pinene terpene that steals the show from all the other terpenes present. It has a pine forest aroma and tastes like berries and sweet apricot undertones. The terpene is also present in plants like parsley and orange peels and is suitable for relaxation. 

Hints of street flavor from myrcene terpene also come through, followed by an earthy, musky, herbal scent that nicely balances out the sweetness. Myrcene is also present in lemongrass, and just like lemongrass, you can use it in your cooing applications. 

Caryophyllene, also called BCP, is significantly represented in the Black Cherry Gelato. It produces a cracked black pepper aroma that’s herbal and woody, with a berry aftertaste. This terpene has excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

Limonene terpene also comes through with a fruity and citrusy aroma that is omnipresent while inhaling the smoke and tastes like sour mangos. It is also present in cherries and berries. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and acts as a mood enhancer and stress reliever for when you’re feeling under the weather. 

Reported Effects

Because it is a blend between indica and sativa, Black Cherry Gelato does an excellent job of providing a mind and body high. An intense feeling of euphoria will initially encapsulate you then ease into a profoundly relaxed mode that will last with you for a while. 

It might also trigger hunger, and it might be a good idea to have snacks and hydration liquids with you before starting to smoke. It is also known to cause dry mouth, anxiety, and paranoia at the tail end of the high. 

It helps in managing pain for chronic patients and cramps in women. It is a stress reliever as long as anxiety doesn’t kick, but if it constantly does, you might as well find another strain. Excellent for dealing with periods of depression and for patients with mental disorders.

Insomniacs and people who have difficulty sleeping use it to help them sleep. Its laxative properties help such patients drift into sleep without even realizing it.

The THC level on Black Cherry Gelato is high, and caution should be taken to the amounts smoked at a time. 

Growing Tips

The Black Cherry Gelato is a hybrid strain made by splicing the acai strain with the black cherry funk strain. Finding seeds to grow your own plants is pretty hard, but if you’re one of the lucky few to find some. Here are some tips to help you grow them:

  • Its flowering time takes 45 to 50 days, and it’s a photoperiod flowering strain. 
  • It takes about 55 days for the buds to fully grow and mature for harvesting.
  • If you grow it indoors, you can expect yields of about 39.4g and 51g outdoors per plant. 
  • The plant grows to 2ft indoors and outdoors. 
  • It grows well in soils rich in nutrients and moderate to warm weather. 


Finding the right strain of weed for you is a balancing act between potency, terpene profile and the effects it has. Black Cherry Gelato is a good mid-ground between getting the right high and managing effects. As always, caution is the key to enjoying weed. You want to take it slow when starting out and learn about the different strains to make the best choice for you.

Hopefully, this article took you one step closer to finding the strain for you, and if you’d like to learn more about your favorite strains, visit our blog for more informative content. 


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