Lemon Cherry Gelato strain – a creamy tart weed treat

lemon cherry gelato strain

If weed strains were on the Great British Baking Show, the Lemon Cherry Gelato strain could take top honors. This star baker of a strain invokes a complex flavor experience brimming with notes of fresh berries, tart cherry and lemon, sweet dough, and rich cream.

Popular with the cannabis elite and newcomers alike, the Lemon Cherry Gelato strain struck a chord with consumers as soon as it hit the scene. The indica-dominant hybrid leaves smokers satisfiability stoned after just a few rips.

Want to know what else makes this weed variety a true show-stopper? Read on to find out.

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What makes Lemon Cherry Gelato a showstopper? Photo: Canva and GreenState

Lemon Cherry Gelato strain genetics – a recipe for perfection

Lemon Cherry Gelato was initially created by Backpack Boyz, who crossed Sunset Sherbet with Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). While many GSC crosses flooded the scene in the last decade, this decadent descendant was an instant hit thanks to its powerful effects and impressive nose.

Some of Lemon Cherry Gelato’s storied ancestors include several landrace strains. Hindu Kush, Lemon Thai, and Durban Poison are just a few of this modern varietal’s legendary relatives.

Flavor profile of Lemon Cherry Gelato – terps on terps

The Lemon Cherry Gelato strain is a multi-tiered cake of flavor, offering notes of lemon and cherries alongside flecks of sun-ripened berries and vanilla cream. Cracking open a jar of the variety, you’re immediately struck with a tart citrus aroma that quickly gives way to the smell of an indulgent batter.

The dominant terpenes in Lemon Cherry Gelato are spicy caryophyllene, puckery limonene, and hoppy humulene. While none of these terpenes scream dessert independently, the recipe makes for a decadent experience. 

The smoke is similarly complex. The inhale is surprisingly sharp, cutting the throat with a mildly acidic bitterness. The exhale is more smooth, reminiscent of the way a milkshake coats your mouth after a big gulp. 

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The Lemon Cherry Gelato strain is a true flavor explosion. Photo: Canva and GreenState

The Lemon Cherry Gelato strain experience

A standout on its own simply for its truly tantalizing taste, Lemon Cherry Gelato is also a powerhouse in terms of its effects. This potent variety is an expert-level smoke. For many, Lemon Cherry Gelato is a one-and-done, meaning just a single rip could be more than enough.

The Lemon Cherry Gelato strain averages 25 percent THC content but can easily exceed that. GreenState taste-tested a version from The Grower Circle, whose dense purple and green nugs registered close to 29 percent in lab results.

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The feel of Lemon Cherry Gelato can be described as a tranquil, Zen-like state best experienced after the work day is done. Much like its dessert namesake, this strain is ideal for a post-dinner wind-down. Hitting you right in the back of the head and enveloping your entire body in pure bliss, Lemon Cherry Gelato gives new meaning to the word baked.

Strains like Lemon Cherry Gelato

Lemon Cherry Gelato is a popular strain on dispensary shelves, but sometimes it may not be available. If you find yourself in such a predicament, try one of these alternatives:

Lemon Cherry Gelato strain – a dessert weed champ

With a fruit salad of flavor and a monumental buzz, Lemon Cherry Gelato is a blue ribbon varietal perfect for the last smoke of the day. Offering a dynamic palette worthy of a Paul Hollywood handshake, this show-stopping strain is one for the ages. Just be mindful not to hit it too hard—you may get caked before you know it.


Rachelle Gordon

Rachelle Gordon is a cannabis journalist and Editor of GreenState.com. She began her weed writing journey in 2015 and has been featured in High Times, CannabisNow, Beard Bros, MG, Skunk, Cannabis and Tech Today, and many others. Rachelle currently splits her time between Minneapolis and Oakland; her favorite cannabis cultivars include Silver Haze and Tangie. Follow Rachelle on Instagram @rachellethewriter