Lemon Cherry Gelato Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi January 18, 2023 - 6 min read
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Potent Lemon Cherry Gelato lives up to its name when it comes to aroma and flavor — and it delivers a classic high that’s perfect for people who want to get totally stoned.

There’s the euphoria that starts out strong, erasing stress almost immediately and then turning into unfocused bliss. There’s a strong body stone that’s ultra-relaxing and can become sedating if you continue to smoke. The big reason for the potency: THC levels that can reach 30%.

There’s a tantalizing scent that blends sweet berries and cherries, tart lemon, earth, and pine. And the aroma is a delicious mix of cherry, citrus, berries, earth, and pine, along with notes of diesel. That’s all thanks to two of Lemon Cherry Gelato’s legendary parents, GSC and Sunset Sherbet, plus an unknown lemon strain.

One more interesting note: this is one of the only strains whose plants have very few leaves.


You’ll feel the full-body equivalent of a sigh of relief as soon as you take your first couple of hits of Lemon Cherry Gelato.

The cerebral experience begins as a joyful euphoria that can produce giggling and laughing fits while it erases daily concerns, racing thoughts, and negative feelings. Then, almost like a switch has been thrown, the head high will usually become stoney. It’s unlikely to become psychedelic, but it will be unfocused and extremely happy.

Meanwhile, a tingly body stone is relaxing tense muscles and joints, providing a calming physical counterpart to the joyous head high. It doesn’t necessarily lock you to the couch, but that can easily happen with continued consumption. After that, you may experience lethargy and sedation, and you may even drift off into sleep. You have to be careful how much you smoke.

It’s certainly possible to use Lemon Cherry Gelato during the day if you microdose and don’t have anything important to do. You may not be stuck on the couch, but the fuzzy head high will probably interfere with your executive function. This is a strain that’s tailor-made for evening use since it’s extremely relaxing and can even encourage social interaction at lower doses.

Bottom Line: Lemon Cherry Gelato can get you blazed, with its happy but unfocused cerebral high and body relaxation that can be either freeing or couch-locking, depending on the level of your consumption.

Positive Effects:

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

Side Effects

The most likely negative effects of Lemon Cherry Gelato are dry eyes, dry mouth, dehydration, and the munchies, all common to strains with high THC content. Be sure to keep plenty of water and eye drops handy.

This and other highly potent weed can have more serious side effects, particularly for inexperienced smokers or those who smoke more than they should. Dizziness and disorientation are possible due to the fuzzy head high; anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia occasionally hit as well. Those with anxiety issues are particularly susceptible to having that problem get worse when using this strain.

Negative Effects:

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

Medical Conditions

MMJ patients use Lemon Cherry Gelato for a variety of reasons.

Users with chronic and serious pain say the weed is a great choice because they can tailor the amount of physical relief they experience by controlling their dose. In smaller amounts, Lemon Cherry Gelato can ease muscle and joint aches and pains; in large doses, they say, the high THC levels numb their bodies and can relieve serious pain caused by major injuries and cancer.

Anxiety, stress, and depression are no match for this bud, according to patients dealing with those psychological issues. However, don’t forget that it may make anxiety worse for some users. Lemon Cherry Gelato is used at higher doses by many people with insomnia, and it can boost the appetite of those suffering from eating disorders or the effects of chemotherapy.

Flavor and Aroma

This weed’s scents and flavors are intriguing.

Citrus and fruit are front and center in Lemon Cherry Gelato’s aroma, as you’d expect. You’ll probably smell lemon, cherries, berries, and tropical fruits, along with earth, pine, and perhaps a small amount of diesel.

The taste of the creamy smoke is similar. Cherries and lemon are dominant, but there are also strong notes of berries, earth, wood, pine, and diesel, and the lemon aftertaste is terrific. Those are all common cannabis flavors, of course, but their combination is unusual and delicious.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

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

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Buckle your seat belt when you fire up a bowl of Lemon Cherry Gelato. It averages 24% THC content, and some batches may come in with THC levels at 29% or even 30%. Potent doesn’t even start to describe this strain’s power. CBD and other cannabinoids are present at levels well below 1%.

The dominant terpenes in Lemon Cherry Gelato are valencene, carene, linalool, phellandrene, and sabinene. Many of those may not be familiar to you, but that’s probably because you’re not familiar with the unique sensory experience delivered by this weed, either.


There are conflicting opinions on who originally bred Lemon Cherry Gelato. Some say it was the well-known cultivator Backpackboyz, others say it was a collaboration between Backpackboyz and 5 Points LA, and some authorities say there’s no definitive proof who was behind the creation of this strain.

Whoever gets the credit, Lemon Cherry Gelato is a cross of Girl Scout Cookies, Sunset Sherbet, and an unidentified lemon strain (some think it’s Lemon Haze). With at least two distinguished parents, though, it’s no surprise that Lemon Cherry Gelato has hit the market to great acclaim.

Where to Buy Lemon Cherry Gelato Seeds

You may have trouble finding these seeds since the strain is pretty new and very few vendors have stock available. Try Cannabis Seeds USA for feminized seeds, and Top Hat Nursery for clones. You might get lucky.

Similar Strains

It will also be hard to find strains that deliver the same effects as Lemon Cherry Gelato. A few you can try, though, are Wedding Cake, Lemon Lime Punch, and Pheno 51.

Lemon Cherry Gelato Strain Review: FAQ

Q: How strong is Lemon Cherry Gelato?
A: If you’re asking about THC levels, it can have anywhere between 16% and 30% THC content, with the average batch containing about 24%. If you’re asking about its effects, the head high is powerfully euphoric and often fuzzy; its body buzz will vary between very relaxing and sedating, depending on how much you smoke.

Q: Is Lemon Cherry Gelato a high-yielding strain?
A: If you manage to find some seeds or a clone, it should be — as long as you use proper growing techniques. Harvests average around 10-15 ounces of flower per plant.