Alaskan Thunderfuck

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Alaskan Thunderfuck Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
Anxiety disorder, Depression, PTSD
Physical Aid
Appetite stimulant, Headache, Migraines, Pain relief, Sleep disorder
Hybrid sativa dominant
Type of High
Cerebral, Euphoric, Relaxing, Sedating, Social, Uplifting
Dark green
Chocolate, Fuel, Grape, Musky, Skunky
Chocolate, Fuel, Grape, Musky, Skunky
Side Effects
Dizziness, Dry eyes, Dry mouth, Paranoia

Alaskan Thunderfuck (ATF) is a hybrid originally bred for high potency in the mid-1970s in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley. Originally a primarily sativa variety, ATF in later years had Russian ruderalis and Afghani genetics bred in to improve hardiness. There are many different phenotypes out there and many may not even be the real thing but in general it retains sativa dominance in looks, flavor and effects. The primary flavors and scents are an odd mix of chocolate, fuel and grape, with musky, skunky overtones. Alaskan Thunderfuck’s high begins with a social euphoria relieving depression and anxiety and later moves to deep body relaxation, alleviating pain and insomnia while stimulating appetite. The high comes on quickly and caution is urged for inexperienced users.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 56-84 days

Alaskan Thunder Fuck seeds produce bushy plants of short to medium height. The leaves are large and pale green while the dense buds are spear-shaped, light green and covered in orange hairs and sticky white crystals. THC content has been measured at between 12 and 15 percent. The Alaskan Thunder Fuck seeds grow well indoors with a hydro set-up. Its origins in Alaska mean that it’s good to grow outdoors in cooler northern countries like the Netherlands and the UK. Flowering time is 9 to 12 weeks and outdoor harvest comes in October. Indoors, yields are around 350 grams per square metre.

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Alaskan ThunderFuck aka Matanuska Tundra is a hybrid originally bred for potency in the early 70’s from Northern California Sativa bagseed and Russian Ruderalis genetics. This strain was reworked in 1975-‘76 with the introduction of Afghan to its gene pool.

Alaskan Thunderfuck is rare and mysterious, but its potency is undisputed. Originally known as Matanuska Thunderfuck, this strain was developed in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley in the 1970s. The names Alaskan Thunderfuck and Matanuska Thunderfuck have been widely used to refer to any high-quality cannabis grown in the Matanuska Valley. But there is also a specific strain that is identified by either of these names. Adding to this confusion, several seed banks have offered seeds under the names Alaskan Thunderfuck, Matanuska Thunderfuck, and Matanuska Tundra, most of which are Indica-dominant, unlike the classic, Sativa-dominant Alaskan Thunderfuck. These seeds are mostly likely derived either from crosses of the original strain, indica-dominant phenotypes, other Alaskan strains such as Kodiak Gold, or imitation hybrids.

ATF has enjoyed a long and storied history. The strain first appeared on the cannabis radar back in the mid 1970s when High Times did a feature story on the strain following a landmark court decision that essentially legalized marijuana possession for small amounts within the state. Originally, this strain was as close as you’re going to get to a true sativa, but a few years after its conception, the strain had Afghani genetics bred in for increased hardiness. For most of the 1980s, ATF had to remain underground due to constant DEA raids and was even rumored to be protected by the Hells Angels during this period. The sativa dominance of this strain is apparent in its looks and effects, however the exact sativa genetics are shrouded in mystery. The only part of that lineage that can be agreed upon is that the sativa parent hails somewhere from the Northern California region.

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This old school strain comes from a Northern California Sativa that was combined with Russian Ruderalis. A few years later, Afghani genetics were added, resulting in a hardy plant that prefers a cool, dry environment. Due to the Ruderalis, auto-flowering has been known to occur, particularly when growing outdoors.

The Alaskan Thunderfuck (ATF) moniker attached to this strain is just one alias of many that it goes by. Alaskan Thunderfuck, though recognized as one of the most memorable names in cannabis history, is actually a generic name for an old, mysterious hybrid strain that was originally known as Matanuska Thunderfuck. More recently to give the strain a more "PC" spin, it has been dubbed Matanuska Tundra, and if you happen to be in Alaska and want to come off like a local, just ask for Thunder.

Sagarmatha says that they doubt if the original Matanuska Thunderfuck genetics are still intact, especially with the modified versions that are now in circulation overseas. The strain displays a bit of concerning phenotypic differences, and as such, finishes flowering anywhere between 9 and 12 weeks. This makes it difficult for a gardener who is inexperienced with those differing phenotypes to judge harvest times. The breeder of Matanuska Thunderfuck marijuana is unknown as is her definitive lineage. She is just one of those blessings from nature that you have to have faith in and be thankful for anyway.

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1st High Times Medical Cup (CBD Award)