Alaskan Thunderf*ck

Written by KindReviews on September 23rd, 2010. Posted in Anxiety, Appetite, Blog, Body Relaxation, Mood, Muscular, Pain, Pains, Sativa, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Strains, Vision

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General Information

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Northern California Sativa and Afghani genetic lines, possibly containing Oaxacan Gold and/or Original Haze

Geographic Origin:  Matanuska Valley of Alaska, strains originally brought from Northern California

Seed Company/Clone: Original is clone only, but there are seed versions offered by Sagarmatha, Reeferman, and in the past by Brothers Grimm

Description: An extremely powerful Sativa-dominant strain with an odd musky fruit-meets-chocolate taste and smell package, the ATF originated in Alaska in the 1970′s but retains its popularity to this day.


Story: Originally called “Matanuska Valley Thunder Fuck”, this strain became popular back in the mid 1970′s when High Times magazine did a story on the strain following the court decision that essentially legalized marijuana possession in Alaska.  Shortening the name to the more friendly Matanuska Thunder Fuck, the strain eventually became known as Alaskan Thunderfuck by the non-native speakers who heard tale and traveled to Alaska to experience it for themselves.  Originally a much more Sativa-dominant plant, it had more Afghani bred in for heartiness.  The original clones went underground following DEA raids in the 1980′s, at times being protected by the Hell’s Angels.


Growing Information

Flowering Time: Normally in the 70 days area, but some can go over 100 days in certain conditions

Preferred Growing Medium: Flowers late and long outdoors, but normally speeds up when grown indoors.  The structure has definite Afghani influences, but the flowers tend to be foxtailed with thick, ropey pistils that retain their thickness and prominence when dried.  ATF will take rather strong feeding and produce well.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Musky fruit with a light sweetness

Flavor: Much like the smell, it has lightly sweet but musky fruit flavors and an interesting smooth chocolatey quality

Effects: Overwhelmingly potent at times for some users, the ATF packs a strong Sativa punch that uplifts the mood but often leaves the user with no ability to do anything other than hang on for the ride.  Strong body relaxation and mood elevation combine with appetite stimulation and ocular relief to make ATF a particularly medicinal Sativa.


Alaskan Thunderf*ck – Green Dream Health Services – August 2010

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