Alaskan Thunder Fuck Marijuana Strain Genetics - Original Haze x Northern Lights x Skunk x Highland Oaxacan Gold x ???
Flowering Time - 55 to 65 days Outdoor- Mid September to late October
Yield - Indoors – 300-350 g/m2 Outdoors – as much as 2-3 pounds has been reported
Look – Large compact lime green buds covered with red hairs.
Smell - This strain smells a little like rotting fruit. Kind of musky too. It has a very unique smell, that is for sure.
Taste - Thick Kushy smoke that stays on your tongue for a bit.
Effects – Mix, Heavy body and cerebral. At first you get a nice cerebral rush, then it mellows out into a chill couch lock, not too couch locky though.
Medical Uses - This strain of marijuana is good for Insomnia, appetite, anxiety relief
Additional Strain Info -
The back story…….around ’75 things got interesting when an attorney by the name of Irwin Ravin purposely got himself arrested while in possession so he could challenge the current anti-pot laws that Nixon started. The courts looked at the Alaska constitution which gives residents the right to uninfringed privacy and ruled that marijuana didn’t constitute a person any danger and isn’t reason to infringe Ravin’s privacy. This effectively made possession legal. When news got out that Alaska legalized, high times magazine gave Alaska a cover and feature story. they found the cook inlet man responsible and in the interview he called the “thunder weed” by its full name, “Matanuska Valley Thunder Fuck” … the magazine cut it down to “Matanuska Thunder Fuck” when they published their feature. Everyone followed suit and started calling it exactly that. The magazine had a huge fan base even in the 70′s, a lot of people saw the feature and decided to head to Alaska to check it out. in 89, bush finished off what Reagan started and Alaska was finally pushed to re-criminalize cannabis. the Alaska D.E.A. started hitting grow ops hard and they targeted the biggest strain, mtf, the hardest. the strain went very underground and was passed off to the hell’s angels simple because they could keep the strain safe. there were also a few hippy growers that kept it going simply because they followed the rules, kept their grows small and sayed out of the D.E.A.’s sight. a lot of people will swear to you it never existed or is now gone forever, but i can tell you its still around, only harder to find. There’s also a lot of confusion over names so to share what i know.. Matanuska Thunder Fuck and mtf is the most popular choice for alaskans. the name “Alaska or Alaskan Thunder Fuck” was given by people who weren’t from here going back home and trying to tell people about the incredible strain.. its a lot easier to say and spell than “matanuska”. the first seed banks to offer Matanuska thunder fuck seeds were Sagarmatha seeds and brothers grim, and then there’s Reeferman – Reeferman seeds offers up what they called “kodiak gold aka mtf”.. kodiak gold is actually a pretty well known strain in alaska that indeed comes down south around kodiak, indica dominant stuff that i’ve had a few times and it gives a strong couch lock, nothing more.
Sagarmatha seeds has Matanuska tundra which they also call mtf. story is some guy from that seedbank, rob, traveled to Alaska and pirated the strain, they bred it with something else and came up with tundra. I personally find this hard to believe since mtf is fairly well guarded even before the hells angels got a hold of it. it moved towards a clone only plant back in the late 70′s, early 80′s as well which makes long travel very challenging.
Brothers Grimm called something they had mtf, actually i believe they were the first to have anything from Alaska, but their strain was listed as indica dominant which points towards the kodiak. Brothers Grimm i believe was the first to claim they had “matanuska thunder fuck” but the truth of the matter it’s actually kodiak gold, and indica dom. which is still a killer strain that lays a haymaker of a narcotic stone. I’ve had the pleasure of smoking and seeing a few grow and its plain to see where it differs from actually mtf. from there, other banks popped up with what they either called pure mtf’s or hybrids of it.
Sagamartha seeds also offers Matanuska Mist aka Matanuska Mint is a cross of tundra and grey mist. then you have blue Alaskan which is what some is calling mtf and blueberry. all these strains also are indica dominant.
Now as far as what the original strain was bred from.. Original Haze, Northern Lights, Skunk and Highland Oaxacan Gold are named as definite parents.. they had all become big names by the early to mid 70′s and they were widely popular in Alaska back in that day. the indoor/outdoor growers took those gene pools and started creating hybrids for both indoor and outdoor. what they came up with was a high sativa dominant marijuana plant that still had some some the Indica hardiness and yield.