the cannabis scene, only a few places on earth have such widespread recognition for producing impeccable landraces such as the Afghani. Alaska, on the other hand, is pretty much unheard of, not until the discovery of a variety found in the grasslands of Matanuska Valley. An almost pure Sativa, it is called by many names such as Alaskan Thunder Fuck (ATF) and Matanuska Thunder Fuck.
Matanuska Tundra is not a pure landrace. Instead, one theory that has persisted is that it was a Northern Californian Sativa x Russian Ruderalis offspring, and eventually also crossed with an Afghani.
The modern iteration of this strain is one that leans towards the Indica. It retains the ability to produce massive amounts of resins but its flowering time is longer than typical of the species at some 10-12 weeks.
For the convenience of the home cultivators, Homegrown Cannabis Co. offers Matanuska Tundra in feminized seed form. Apart from ensuring that female plants turn up more than 90% of the time, these are also high-quality seeds that boast of an incredibly high germination rate. Furthermore, it also lessens hermaphroditic tendencies, and that gives beginners some leeway in cases when there is undue stress exerted.
Growing Matanuska Tundra Feminized Seeds
Matanuska Tundra showcases the best-loved attributes of Indica strains - small stature at 50-75cm, massive resin production, and large, dense buds.
When it comes to growth structure, this plant naturally develops massive colas that are eventually coated by frosty white crystals. It stays low on the ground while sporting numerous side branches amidst thick foliage of palm-shaped leaves.
Growing the enigmatic beauty indoors is most fruitful in a Sea of Green setup. Do keep the RH level between 40 to 50% to prevent moisture buildup in this tight arrangement. Also maintain a comfortable environment with temperatures around 21 to 26°C. With the combination of optimal conditions and suitable grow method, about 350 to 375 grams of buds per square meter is ready for collection after 10 to 12 weeks of flowering.
Matanuska Tundra can also be cultivated in locations with a warm, sunny climate and longer summer. Although its Indica genetics allows it to prosper even in less-than-ideal settings, a maximal yield of up to 500 grams per plant can only be achieved in ideal and reliable settings. In the northern hemisphere, harvest should be due by late October.
Fragrance and Flavor
Appearance wise, it is easy to compare Matanuska Tundra to the mountain slopes of the Alaskan northlands. On fragrance and flavors, it is a subtle mix of earth and wood with floral qualities. Of prominence though, and one that should please connoisseurs, is a chocolatey aroma.
The THC content of Matanuska Tundra does not exceed 20% and thus appear to some as manageable. Unfortunately, some people tend to underestimate the potency of this strain, and that it is a creeper does not help. Use with caution as it has more than enough to deliver devastating blows. If used in low dosage, the pleasure and relaxation induced are unlike any other.
Matanuska Tundra begins by delivering a euphoric, and often an energetic rush to the head and the body. It quickly puts out stressful thoughts and negative emotions. In lieu, a sense of happiness comes surging in, making for an upbeat demeanor.
During this mental flight, the ebbing high heightens the senses and the ability to focus. It inspires creativity and keeps the motivation to be productive or physically active high.
After some time, a warm and slightly tingly sensation from the head spreads down to every part of the anatomy. Almost instantly, the physical effects strip off tensions and any uneasiness. It then shares a pillowy comfort that makes the limbs feel too soft and lazy to move. Providing a narcotic-like relaxation, lazing on a sofa in utter paralysis becomes an unavoidable must.
The effectiveness of Matanuska Tundra also serves well in the therapeutic department. With its ability to provide a head to toe relief, anticipate total comfort that is without the torment of various maladies that plague todays society.
Under the euphoric and influence of this herb, the mind gets to enjoy the company of joyful thoughts and emotions. It hinders problems that may instigate stress and anxiety. Consequently, it clears the horizon of the manifestations of depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, severe mood swings, and many other mental disorders.
At the same time, the body rides the wave of comfort afforded by the flowers anodyne combo. Containing potent analgesic and anti-swelling properties, Matanuska Tundra silences roaring agony by stopping the pain itself and by reducing the inflammations. Due to such feature, it is widely employed to alleviate the likes of PMS, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, ulcerative colitis, among many others.
Moreover, because of the munchies effect of the strain, it can induce intense hunger that bulimia and anorexia cannot hinder. Apart from stopping eating disorders, cyclic nausea and vomiting caused by pharmaceutical drugs or treatments like chemotherapy also desist from their acts of sabotaging food tolerant. Then, with the mind, body, and appetite satisfied, the herb gifts a long, deep sleep that allows rejuvenation for the battles of tomorrow. It cannot be obstructed by insomnia and other causes of slumber disturbances.
To achieve optimal alleviation from Matanuska Tundra, keep the dosage low. Also enjoy hits with a couple of minutes of interval as to let the effects settle first. Because of its potency, experiencing cottonmouth is typical. In high doses, however, lightheadedness, headache, increased anxiety, and paranoia may manifest as well.
Feminized Matanuska Tundra Seeds
A paragon of Indica strains, Matanuska Tundra boasts of ideal growth tendencies, as well as sought-after effects. Its massive resin production, an early proof of its potency, reaches full maturity after flowering for 10-12 weeks. Within that period, caring for the plant and its precious colas is straightforward, thanks to its robust nature.
If the feminized seeds from Homegrown Cannabis are cultivated, the entire endeavor can even be simpler. These little grains are almost assured to pop female sprouts that will produce a large stash of buds - more than enough to ensure at least many months of euphoric nighttime relaxation.