The Indica dominant Matanuska Tundra strain was created in the Matanuska Valley in Alaska, about 100 miles north of the city of Anchorage. Its exact genetic origins are shrouded in mystery but it derives at least in part from a predecessor hybrid from the area called Matanuska Thunderfuck.
The strain has a markedly musty, earthy aroma while the flavor has a surprisingly strong suggestion of chocolate with an undertone of pine. When you smoke this weed you’ll find it’s a bit of a creeper and when the hit comes it’s powerfully sedative and can lead to a period of couchlock. Medically, it is recommended for treating muscular pain and insomnia.
Matanuska Tundra seeds produce short, bushy plants, rarely growing taller than 75 centimetres. The leaves are large and spreading while the buds are hard and covered in a coat of silver crystals. THC levels are reported to be high.
Indoors, it can be grown in hydro or soil and its low, bushy growing tendency makes the SOG growing method a good option. Flowering time is eight to nine weeks and you can expect to harvest between 350 and 375 grams per square metre.
This strain was created with indoor growing in mind but it can be cultivated outdoors in a warm, sunny climate with a long growing season, similar to the Mediterranean.
If you’re looking to grow something out of the ordinary – from the far north of the USA – Matanuska Tundra will fit the bill. Smokers who like a heavy Indica hit will also appreciate this weed.
Indoors or outdoors in a Mediterranean Climate
Mid to Late October
350 to 375 gm2
Moderate - Easy