Robert Bergman

August 27, 2019

Alaskan Thunderfuck is a rare northern beauty. It is popular for its unique blend and resulting high. This strain will hit you like a freight train, and boasts of a uniquely intense CBD levels, often reaching a staggering 0.8%. It creates a famous, instantaneous buzz, that can make colors seem brighter, and everything else seem happier and easier.


There are few strains out there, whose heritage is shrouded in so much mystery. Alaskan Thunderfuck was reportedly created by mixing a North American sativa with a Russian ruderalis.

Somewhere along the way in the 1970’s, there were Afghani genetics thrown into the mix and voila – the luscious cold-climate sativa Alaskan Thunderfuck was then born. It is sometimes known as Matanuska Tundra or ATF, named after its native Matanuska Valley.

Information about Alaskan Thunderfuck Strain:

ORIGIN North American sativa crossed with Afghani genetics and Russian Ruderalis
EFFECTS happy – 10
euphoric – 9
uplifted – 8
energetic – 8
relaxed – 7
dry eyes – 5
paranoid – 2
dizzy – 2
headache – 1
FRAGRANCE diesel, skunk, pungent, sweet, earthy, pine
FLAVORS earthy, sweet, pungent, banana, orange, spicy
MEDICAL stress – 10
depression – 9
pain – 5
headaches – 4
fatigue – 4
THC CONTENT % 16%-23%
CBD % 0.80%
INDICA / SATIVA % 50% / 50%
OUTDOOR YIELD 32oz/ plant
CLIMATE prefers to be grown outdoors due to its heritage, in a cool climate
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE Moderately resistant

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Much of this strains infamy comes from Alaskan Thunderfuck’s potency. It is said that the euphoric high will hit you fast and hard, hence its moniker. Alaskan Thunderfuck is a great sativa for those who typically steer clear from sativas, inducing happiness in everyone.

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ATF will make you feel energetic, while relaxing the body and creating an uplifting and enjoyable buzz. This sativa produces a clear high, which is why it is recommended as a daytime strain – it will inspire you to get things done, and get then done while living in a carefree little bubble.

Alaskan Thunderfuck Effects
Alaskan Thunderfuck Effects, The Generous Giving Tree

Alaskan Thunderfuck is an easy smoke, as it does not irritate the throat like other strains do, which makes it ideal even for asthmatics to smoke. The immediate high it creates, is easy to identify, making it possible to gauge your dose, so that you can still stay functional and productive.


This strain probably isn’t the most pleasantly fragrant of them all, but it does its job well. Alaskan Thunderfuck smells like diesel and skunk, mixed with a hint of sweetness. Some say this strain smells like cat piss, but it might best be described as pungent and earthy, with a bit of a pine-scent reminiscent of the North American forest land.

Fragrance of Alaskan Thunderfuck
Fragrance of Alaskan Thunderfuck


When smoked, this bud truly represents many flavors. Alaskan Thunderfuck tastes a bit the way it smell, except better. A sweet and pungent cloud will hang in the air smelling like spicy bananas and it’s sweet earthiness will linger on your tongue. A hint of citrus and oranges can also be detected in this special sativa.

Adverse reactions

Alaskan Thunderfuck is relatively easy on the side effects, another reason why it is special. Occasionally you might experience a very slight bout of paranoia and nervousness, which doesn’t really last. Dizziness and headaches may also occur in some, due to the strong CBD levels.

Adverse Reaction of Thunderfuck
Adverse Reaction of Thunderfuck

A case of feeling parched and having a dry mouth may occur when smoking this strain. Alaskan Thunderfuck can also make you feel like your eyes are dry. Keeping some liquids nearby can easily solve these adverse effects.


Medically speaking, this wonder-strain is a cure-all. Alaskan Thunderfuck is notoriously popular for fighting pain conditions. Anything from muscle spasms, to joint pains and other chronic body pain is effectively treated with this strain.

Alaskan Thunderfuck can also be used by those who suffer from mental conditions. PTSD, depression and anxiety is alleviated with this strong sativa. Migraines and headaches are also easily treated even with small dosages.

This strain has become truly valuable in the medical cannabis community. Alaskan Thunderfuck is great for daytime use because it provides you with a boost of energy, leaving the patient feeling awake and focused and ready to get through their day.

The cerebral high you get from this strain is pleasant while working its magic, it will combat symptoms of fatigue and lethargy, and create a stress-free mood. Alaskan Thunderfuck may also help those suffering from eating disorders, as it can create a healthier appetite and induce the munchies.


This strain is known to thrive in the great outdoors, most specifically in cooler, northern climates, due to its heritage. Alaskan Thunderfuck can also produce generously when cultivated indoors, but is nothing compared to when it is grown outdoors.

Alaskan Growing

Outdoor-grown Alaskan Thunderfuck can yield quite massively and will produce a beautiful looking bud, that is covered in crystals and pretty orange hair and has a sticky, skunky smell to it.


This plant can yield an average of 16 ounces per square meter, when kept indoors. Alaskan Thunderfuck takes about an estimate of 8-9 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest. 

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When grown outdoors, this sativa is beyond generous in its yield. Alaskan Thunderfuck can yield around an average of 32 ounces per plant, and can be expected to be ripe for plucking around the month of October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Alaskan Thunderfuck? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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  1. By DENNIS

    ,18 Feb 2017
    I've always wanted this one to add to the mothers...WHERE CAN I GET THE BEANS..
  2. By AK-47 Strain Review – I Love Growing Marijuana

    ,24 May 2017
    […] Kush | Agent Orange | AK-47 | Alaskan Thunder Fuck | Amnesia Haze | Berry White | Blackberry Kush | Blue Cheese | Blue Dream | Blueberry | Bubba Kush […]
  3. By Jody Collier

    ,16 Mar 2018
    Alaskan thunderfuck was the best sht i ever smoked. Bellingham wa. Ya heard
  4. By Elijah fittawari

    ,11 Sep 2018
    I have three ATF feminized plants. I pollinated one with a crop king Afghani male. I will let you guys know what the beans did when I germ them. I don't have a North American sativa so I used the […]Read More
    1. By Brickedbox

      ,20 Oct 2018
      Just come up here and ask around. People all over the valley have them. Talk to guys in Sutton area.
  5. By Hippie66

    ,30 Oct 2018
    We did something a little different this year with the smoke in th air from all the fires in the True Northern California. Started veg in mid July in the indoor grow room and kept her in veg until the […]Read More
  6. By Brad

    ,20 Jun 2019
    There used to be a plethora of Matanuska thunderfuck around here ( Middlebury vt)in the late eighties. My neighbors cousin , and then him, were in the Service in alaska and would Bring back Tupperware buckets of this stuff . […]Read More
  7. By Susan

    ,25 Aug 2019
    When I switch from grow fertilizer to flower fertilizer bottom leaves turned yellow and is working up plant what is going on to TF

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