There are hundreds of weed strains out there. From uplifting and energizing to relaxing and dreamy, consumers have the luxury of getting the effects they want whenever they want.
Long gone are the days when you got whatever the local dealer had. Nowadays, there are endless choices. From exotic cannabis flower to craft extracts, convenient weed vape pods to potent edibles—and everything in between—the sky is truly the limit.
One cannabis strain that’s been garnering more attention is Zelato. Also called Z’Lato, this variety has the relaxing vibes of an indica with giggly, smile-inducing effects.
While somewhat new to the scene, the Zelato strain is already hitting the market in a big way thanks to its well-known genetics and delightful terpene profile.
Want to know more about Zelato? Read on for our definitive guide
ZELATO STRAIN GENETICS
The official origin of Zelato strain is a tad murky, much like many storied strains of weed. However, it is believed to be a cross of Z’kittlez and Gelato. Both of these cultivars achieved massive success when introduced in the 2010s and continue to be popular today.
Z’kittlez is a heavy indica strain known for its fruity grape flavor and particularly stoney buzz. A first-place winner at the revered Emerald Cup competition, Z’kittlez is a distant descendant of classic strains Haze, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights.
Gelato was the result of a marriage between the powerhouse teams at Cookies and Sherbinski’s, who crossed Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies with Sunset Sherbert. The rich and creamy Gelato (also called Larry Bird) packs a wallop, slam dunking straight into your brain and down through your body in a matter of seconds.