Matanuska is an Indica-dominant cannabis strain that has its origins in the Matanuska Valley in Alaska. It is a cannabis classic famous for producing elongated flowers that stand out for the large amount of resin they accumulate, impossible not to get stuck. Besides being easy to grow, you will love its potent effects.

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Matanuska is one of the latest varieties that we have decided to include in our catalog at the request of our customers. It is an Indica-dominant strain that will fascinate you in every way.

For its development we rely on an old selection of Sagarmatha’s original Matanuska Tundra, also known as Matanuska Thundersfuck. The origin of these genetics is in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska, where the ancestors of this variety were first cultivated in the early 1970s.

Its genetic composition is uncertain, although some sources point out that it is the crossing of a Northern California Sativa, then crossed with a Russian Ruderalis. During the 70’s, this hybrid was crossed with an Afghani.

Tips for growing Matanuska

Due to its origins, it is a variety that tolerates mild temperatures quite well, so it can be grown in areas with a cold autumn. Despite this, it will be in warm and sunny climates where it will be at its best.

When germinated outdoors in early spring, this strain will reach an average height of 2.5 meters, very branched and wide. It is advisable to use supports so that the branches do not give way under the weight of the buds in the final phase of flowering.

It is generally harvested between late September and early October, with some phenotypes that can be gone by mid-October. In mild temperatures, leaves and flowers tend to darken and show very striking tones.

Indoors it is a plant that adapts to any cultivation technique. It is perfect for SCROG crops for its ease in branching and covering large spaces. But also for SOG cultivation due to its tendency to concentrate production in thick apicals.

From the change of photoperiod to flowering, it is harvested in about 65-70 days. At this stage the odors become quite intense and it is advisable to use a good carbon filter to avoid possible problems.

Matanuska Features

The buds are large and compact, joining together to form a long tail surrounded by satellite branches also of a large size. The large amount of resin it produces is surprising, which makes it perfect for all types of extraction due to its great return.

Los rendimientos son muy altos. Outdoors, plants germinated in early spring and that reach a greater height will produce up to 1000 grams. Indoors, any grower, no matter how novice, will easily exceed 500 grams per with a 300-350W LED luminaire.

Aroma and Flavor

Its complexity of aroma and flavor is very high. Certain hints of chocolate, mint, pine and sage can be appreciated. Overall, they are very pleasant for all consumers.


Matanuska produces a powerful effect, very energetic and talkative. Despite its Indica dominance, it is not overly relaxing, which is perfect for any time of the day.

Lo que más nos gusta

  • Easy to grow
  • High Production
  • Intense flavor.
  • Energetic effects.
  • Price

What we like least

  • In bloom it is quite fragrant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions by growers interested in this strain:

When does Matanuska start flowering outdoors?

Depending on the latitude of the crop, flowering begins during the first fortnight of August, although one or two weeks earlier it will already begin to show signs of the imminent change of phase.

When to cut an outdoor Matanuska?

It is a fairly fast flowering variety that is harvested between the end of September and the beginning of October. It tolerates well the drop in temperatures typical of autumn.

How to grow a feminized Matanuska?

It is a very easy to grow and very grateful plant. It adapts to indoors and outdoors, pruning, branch guidance and any other cultivation technique. We recommend that you opt for a line of organic fertilizers to enhance its flavor.

What are the effects of Matanuska in bulk?

The effects of Matanuska are mainly energetic and quackery. In spite of its Indica dominance, it is not an excessively relaxing variety although sufficiently powerful to charge your batteries for many hours.

Additional information




Mostly Indica


Matanuska Tundra



Recommended crop

Interior and exterior

Flowering time




Indoor flowering

63-70 days

Indoor production

500-600 g/m2

Outdoor harvest

Late September / early October

Outdoor production

800-1000 g/plant

Outdoor height

2,5 m

Aromas and flavours

Chocolate, Mint, Pine, Salvia


Energy, Locuacidad


15% – 20%


Low: < 1%.


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