All About Blue Gelato™

When you’re considering which strain, or cultivar, of high potency hemp to grow, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming and breaking down the jargon can be confusing, even for experienced growers. 

This is why we provide an in-depth profile of Blue Gelato going beyond the basics of appearance and growth. We also give insight into the psychoactive experience you may expect. On top of that, we review how this specific cultivar can affect your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to support wellness.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 3000
Indoor Yield (g): 650
Flowering Time (days): 63 – 70
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week: 2nd-3rd week
Height Indoor (cm): 150
Height Outdoor (cm): Six feet
Height: Tall
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 60
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 40
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant


Growing Blue Gelato

Blue Gelato was originally cultivated by Barney’s Farm and is a balanced combination between short and long photoperiod plant of Blueberry and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, two classic strains. This is a feminized seed, meaning it only produces female plants, which is beneficial for two key reasons: 

  1. Only female cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant plants produce buds that can be smoked or incorporated into edibles. 
  2. Male plants can over pollinate the females’ flowers, harming the quality of any output. 

Many growers find Blue Gelato to be easy to grow to adulthood and produce a solid yield both outdoors or indoors. While they grow significantly larger outdoors, reaching six feet tall and producing a yield over 3,000 grams, indoor growers can expect a harvest of around 650 grams. As it grows, you’ll appreciate the aesthetic quality and beauty of the plant itself, with its vibrant green leaves. The buds are large and cone-shaped featuring long, orange-red hairs and a thick covering of blue-tinted crystalline trichomes. 

Flavor and Aroma Profile of Blue Gelato

Different strains of cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant offers different flavor and aroma profiles due to the variation of terpenes. These are chemical compounds that are highly aromatic and create scent and flavor profiles (they also react on the endocannabinoid system in the body, which we will discuss further down). Here is Blue Gelato’s terpene profile: 

  • Pinene – The most prevalent terpene in nature, this is a pine, herbal scent found in pine trees, rosemary, and evergreens. 
  • Caryophyllene – An herbal spicy scent also found in cloves, cinnamon, rosemary, and pepper
  • Limonene – Also found in citrus peels, this is a bright, tart aroma.

The result is a sweet, woodsy fragrance and a strong, earthy berry flavor with notes of tart citrus. 

How Blue Gelato Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System

In order to understand the psychoactive effects, or how you’ll feel after consuming Blue Gelato, we’re going to look first at the endocannabinoid system in the body and how Blue Gelato interacts with it. 

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a cell-signaling network in the nervous system that regulates a variety of immediate functions in the body (Zou, Kumar 2018), including: 

  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Immune response

  • Inflammatory response
  • Pain response
  • Nausea and vomiting response
  • Memory

Three individual components make up the system: 

  • Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), like phytocannabinoids, are neurotransmitters that send signals between nerve cells. The body makes them on an “as needed basis.” 
  • Endocannabinoid receptors are formed on the surface of cells and bind to the endocannabinoids. There are two types of receptors: 
    • CB1 receptors are found in the nervous system and endocannabinoids bind to these cells to reduce stress, stimulate the appetite, or aid in sleep. 
    • CB2 receptors are found in the peripheral nervous system and endocannabinoids bind to these receptors to reduce pain and inflammation and boost the immune response. 
  • Enzymes break down endocannabinoids after they fulfill their functions. 

Simply put, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for achieving equilibrium: the most optimal healthy environment inside the body.

The Effects of Blue Gelato on the Endocannabinoid System

Let’s look at how cannabis l short photoperiod plant, including Blue Gelato, affects the endocannabinoid system, specifically tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) and terpenes. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) is a cannabinoid that triggers the psychoactive response and is present in strains of cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant. Basically, this is the cannabis molecule that gets you “high.” Like our naturally produced endocannabinoids, Potency binds to both CB1 and CB2 but only in a more concentrated manner. 

This concentrated effect is why you may feel more calm, experience better sleep or less pain, or get hungry after consuming Potency. The higher the Potency content in a strain, the more potent it is, and Blue Gelato contains about 25 percent, making it quite potent. 

Like cannabinoids, research has found that the terpenes in cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant are absorbed by the body and may act on the endocannabinoid system (Pamplona, da Silva, Coan, 2018.) to support the effects of Potency and CBD. The three terpenes in Blue Gelato are shown to provide the following benefits: 

  • Pinene is widely found in essential oils as well as cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant and is seen to reduce pain, protect nerve cells, and reduce nausea (Salehi, et. al. 2019).
  • Caryophyllene binds to CB 2 receptors to support relaxation and reduce anxiety and stress (Russo, 2011). Caryophyllene reduces inflammation this way as well.  (Hashiesh, et al., 2021). This terpene is a workhorse! 
  • Limonene possesses anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants to aid in easing pain and inflammation as well as improve moods and ease feelings of depression. 

The Psychoactive Effects of Blue Gelato

When you’re determining what kind of psychoactive effects you’ll have, it’s important to look at the short photoperiod plant:long photoperiod plant ratio. Short Photoperiod Plants tend to provide a more intense physiological response with deeper physical relaxation while long photoperiod plants are known to provide a more mentally invigorating experience. Blue Gelato is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant of 60 percent short photoperiod plant and 40 percent long photoperiod plant, with many users reporting the following experiences: 

  • Feelings of happiness and relaxation
  • Improved motivation
  • Increased mental clarity and creativity

  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Reduced nausea and increased appetite

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What is the Connection Between Green House Seed Company and Blue Gelato™?

The Green House Seed Company profile is linked to Blue Gelato™ through its extensive breeding program. This award-winning strain is the result of their dedication to creating unique and flavorful cannabis varieties. With a focus on quality and innovation, the Green House Seed Company continues to impress with their creations like Blue Gelato™.


Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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Salehi, Bahare, et. al. Therapeutic Potential of α- and β-Pinene: A Miracle Gift of Nature. Biomolecules. November 2019.

Zou, Shenlong; Kumar, Ujendra. Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. March 2018.

Hashiesh, Heballah Mamdou, et al. A focused review on CB2 receptor-selective pharmacological properties and therapeutic potential of β-caryophyllene, a dietary cannabinoid. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy