QUOTE=AKmedical;6805114]You Sir would be correct. I happen to grow up in said "Valley" for 38 years. Still live here. MTF has been gone for some time now, it was the bomb diggity, no doubt. I would be HIGHLY suspicious if someone said they "have it." I had many a good times smoking that weed growing up. She is missed.
I had it live till a few months ago and I still have 8 zips that's been jarred up and curing for 5 months
I only know what I saw and this is what I saw. I started smoking and selling in 1965 and came to Alaska in 1973. I had whatever I could sent up here to sell. There were only 4 types available on the streets here then. Mexican, Colombian, Jamaican and Thai sticks or bagged. There was no indoor growing then and any outdoor growing was done by pulling tarp over small greenhouse grows to get 12/12. These were all from the seeds of the 4 strains I listed. Then thousands and thousands of young guys started flooding into the state to build the pipeline in the mid 70s. Money everywhere. This is when the first guys from Hawaii showed up with the sweet piney smelling sensimilla. There is no doubt in my mind that this is where the seed stock for MTF came from. By the early 80s it was being grown out door by pulling tarp in the Tanana and Mat-Su valleys. The biggest grows were in the Tanana valley as the Matanuska valley was a low populated backwater area then and the Tanana valley had more people and got a lot more intensive sun and temperatures.
Somebody coined the name in the early 80s and the name was used to sell any and everything but if you knew the strain you weren't fooled. The largest MTF grow was taken down in the early 80s in the Tanana valley, Thousands of plants in greenhouses disguised as a tomato operation. Anyhow a disabled nam vet in the Mat-su valley got the strain in the mid 80s when indoor growing started to catch on. He kept it growing by clone till 2008 when he died and my friend got all his strains and equipment. I got a clone from him and did 3 runs with it. Same strain I remember from waaaaay back. Nice buzz but still got them damn airy buds, no matter how you grow it. I culled it. I'm on a low plant count and I'm not keeping plants for nostalgia reasons
I thought my buddy would always have clones if I wanted it back but it turns out he finally wanted to upgrade all his strains, bye, bye. MTF. oh well, I still got some jars buried and when the ground thaws I'll post up some pics of the cured nugs. I'm sure there are a thousand stories on MTF and this is just mine. Right now I'm trying to get some seeds from a Ruderalis dom hybred plant that that will grow and reproduce outdoors in Alaska. It was developed in MJ research by the University of Alaska- Fairbanks in the early 80s. Some seeds were stolen. People are growing it, I want some