Black Cherry Gelato Marijuana Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi November 24, 2022 - 6 min read
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Black Cherry Gelato may sound like “just another dessert strain,” but there’s much more to the story.

First, this weed isn’t easy to find; it’s considered a rare strain. Second, it doesn’t exactly taste like black cherry ice cream or Black Forest cake. This 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid is pungent, with an aroma and flavor that mixes earth, diesel, skunk, and herbs with sweet cherry and berry to create a unique sensory experience.

Black Cherry Gelato delivers an uplifting and calming head high that relieves stress, along with a relaxing body buzz that can quickly turn into couch lock and sedation if you continue to smoke. The THC content is very high; combined with the powerful head and body stones, this is weed designed for evening or nighttime enjoyment.


The Black Cherry Gelato high is potent but relatively gentle. It all starts with a cerebral buzz that can be euphoric but in a quietly happy way. Stress and negative thoughts melt away quickly, leaving the user feeling uplifted and satisfied. Over time, the head high can become a creative and focused one, but without the energy that often comes with that type of experience.

As the THC works its magic on the body, it stimulates tingling sensations and loosens muscles but doesn’t plant you firmly onto the couch — unless you hit the pipe quite hard. In that case, Black Cherry Gelato can induce lethargy and possibly put you to sleep. Otherwise, you should be able to move around at least enough to satisfy the munchies that develop.

This is good bud for evening use since any motivation from the head high is usually counteracted by the body stone. Experienced smokers may be able to get away with using the strain during the day, though, as long as they’re careful. One other note: many people report being aroused when smoking this weed, so it’s a good before-sex choice.

Bottom Line: Black Cherry Gelato delivers a happy and relaxing high that can be creative and motivating in small doses but becomes more sedating with heavier consumption. It also increases sexual arousal for many users.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 2/5
  • Creative: 3/5
  • Pain: 4/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 4/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

Black Cherry Gelato is a potent weed. Smoking too much of it can cause side effects like dizziness, slurred speech, anxiety, and paranoia, particularly in users who aren’t used to strains with high THC content, those who smoke too much, or people with existing anxiety issues. More common effects are dry mouth and dry eyes, dehydration, sleepiness, and a strong case of the munchies.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 5/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 4/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

Medical marijuana patients say this is the perfect weed for their stress, anxiety, and depression. Even those with serious psychological issues like OCD and PTSD use Black Cherry Gelato to overcome negative and recurring thoughts and compulsions. The ability of this strain to sedate users with sleeping problems is also praised by patients dealing with insomnia and poor sleep quality.

MMJ users suffering from chronic or serious pain say Black Cherry Gelato can be valuable at higher doses, as the strong physical relaxation it provides eases most types of aches, pains, and cramps. This is also bud that may help those going through chemotherapy since it boosts their appetite and may help to relieve their nausea and pain as well.

Flavor and Aroma

You won’t be able to keep your smoking on the down low if you spark up some Black Cherry Gelato. This is a very pungent weed. Don’t expect to be blown away by sweet cherry fragrance, though; the black cherry and fruity aromas are there, but they’re mixed with an interesting combination of earthy herbs, diesel, skunk, and licorice scents.

The flavor of this strain is quite similar. Cherries and berries combine with earth, gas, licorice, and skunk to create a one-of-a-kind taste. For many, it’s an acquired taste, but it’s worth developing an appreciation of the flavor in order to experience the high.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 4/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 4/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 2/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Any cannabis that has an average THC content of 22% is a very potent weed, and some batches of Black Cherry Gelato may contain even higher levels — that is, of course if you can even find it at a dispensary near you. CBD and CBC levels are around 0.5%, with CBG and CBN content a bit lower than that.

The terpenes that dominate this strain’s profile are pinene, humulene, phellandrene, eucalyptol, and carene. Terpinolene and phellandrene are present in smaller amounts.


It’s not known who created Black Cherry Gelato, although some experts speculate that it was first bred in the United States.

The strain is a cross of Black Cherry Funk and Acai Gelato. The name Black Cherry Funk largely explains its descendant’s funky and fruity taste, while Acai contributes the added sweetness the Gelato family is known for. Both parents are extremely potent.

Where to Buy Black Cherry Gelato Seeds

A few little-known online vendors like Old School BA and Gas House Store claim to have feminized Black Cherry Gelato seeds for sale, and Copycat Genetixx has come up with their own version of the strain. Aficionados, however, say these seeds are almost impossible to find — so if you’re going to purchase and plant the seeds sold online, you be unpleasantly surprised.

Similar Strains

There are several strains with similar effects to look for if you can’t locate any of this bud near you. Orange Crush, Triple Chocolate Chip, Animal Mints, and Jack Frost are among the ones to try.

Black Cherry Gelato Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What kind of strain is Black Cherry Gelato?
A: It’s a hybrid strain that leans slightly indica, and it’s a very high-THC weed. The origins of Black Cherry Gelato are mysterious, and even experts aren’t sure who first bred it. It’s also a rare strain, difficult to find in most locations.

Q: How much flower do Black Cherry Gelato plants yield?
A: There’s not a lot of information to go on, since it’s so difficult to find seeds or clones. It’s said that the strain’s yields are relatively low, but that’s primarily based on growers’ experience with its Black Cherry Funk and Acai parents.