Keep up with new strains, products, trends, and deals with Leafly’s curated cannabis newsletter.
Since many marijuana strains hail from the tropics or specific breeding hubs, it’s no surprise that this Alaskan hybrid’s name celebrates its origins. Developed from strains grown in Matanuska Valley’s grasslands, the flowers on these plants develop a frosting of icy white hairs that bring to mind its snowy homeland. Despite its rugged roots, these plants do best indoors but will still yield well in outdoor dry climates for the experienced grower. They will remain squat in size but tend to have very large leaves. This strain smells like hot chocolate with fruit, the latter of which can dominate the taste. Matanuska’s effects tend to come on slowly and then give a strong body buzz. It also goes by the less colorful name Matanuska Tundra, especially outside of the United States.
“Genetics: Haze x Northern Lights x Skunk x Highland Oaxacan Gold
Looks: Absolutely beautiful. Light green with some of the most amazing pistils I’ve ever seen. Hairs are long, mustard/creamsicle colored, and upon further review through a microscope, decked out with amber trichs. Sugary as all hell, a gorgeous representation of the strain.
Smell: Skunk comes through heavy in the smell, lots of Haze notes too....”