But ever since the arrival of Gelato, Blue Dream seems to be rocking that top spot. Between these two strains is always strong competition with each other to become the best cannabis strain.
So let’s put Blue Dream and Gelato on the scale to find out what is the best strain. Of course, we will judge these two strains fairly, saying no to bias.
Blue Dream is one of the great and popular cannabis seeds. It is a hybrid of 75% Sativa and contains many dominant genes from this strain. It is a hybrid between Blueberry and Haze strains.
It is not only a common strain in the US but also gradually becomes a top choice in the European market.
Gelato is the result of a crossbreeding process between 55% Indica and 45% Sativa, so it contains more Indica dominant genes. More specifically, it is the result of a hybrid between Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. It is increasingly popular in the United States market.
#2 Medicinal Benefits
Blue Dream is another favorite strain of medical patients. It is a hybrid strain with high THC content. The effect of Blue Dream is to increase energy and refresh the mind.
Because there is some indica in the mixture, this strain acts as a kind of light muscle relaxant.
Gelato also reduces inflammation, chronic pain, headaches or muscle cramps. It is excellent for use with patients who are facing chronic pain.
Blue Dreaam has THC up to 19.74%, so it causes euphoric effects, uplifting and a little sedative.
And Gelato strain, with the advantage of Indica strain, will make you uplifted and more focused. It will start with a little dizziness, then the feeling of relaxation and more peace. Although strong, it does not make the body stoner tired.
#4 Flavor & Aroma
Blue Dream has the sweet taste of blueberries. It also contains some scent of herbs and other spices. This sweet scent is best paired with vanilla, lemon or mango.
Gelato has a distinctive aroma of oranges, tangerines and herbs. It also contains a fresh mint scent and a hint of fruit candy flavor. This scent will make the stoner feel like you are lost in a forest full of fruits.
Blue Dream can grow well both outdoors and indoors. It is not too sensitive to extreme weather conditions and does not require too much special care. It produces a yield of 400+ g/m2 when grown indoors.
Gelato has the best harvest time in October. It yields 500 – 600 g/m2 when grown indoors and 400-600 g/m2 when grown outdoors.
In general, both Blue Dream and Gelato are the best quality cannasbis available today. But to be fair, Blue Dream is still a bit more comprehensive than Gelato. It has a sweeter taste, more stable yield and has a great effect.