Grow on...You know it makes sense!

Do you want to grow your own tobacco ?

We have a collection of over 60 of the world's finest varieties of tobacco seeds for you to grow at home.

Growing your own tobacco isn't against the law, no matter which country you live. And let's be honest, the price of tobacco is never going to go down, is it?

We have an impressive collection, carefully chosen with the smoker in mind. And with free, easy to follow, step by step instructions, all you need to do is provide the garden!

Here are some of our most popular varieties. You can see our complete list on our seed menu.

Cherry Red


 Photo showing Cherry Red growing

Bright leaf variety growing to 7 feet in height. One of the heaviest producing bright leafs we have grown. Averaging 26 leaves to crows foot, not including bed leaves. Leaves grow to 24 inches in length and 15 wide. Moderate suckering. Matures in about 75 days after transplant. Leaves air cure to a light yellow / gold color.



Maryland


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A medium flavored Maryland type tobacco that grows to 6 feet in height and produces very large leaves to 36" long and 18" wide. It air cures to a light reddish brown color. Maryland tobacco is commonly used as a blender. Matures in 55-60 days.



Pennsylvania Red


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Pennsylvania Red is a rich full flavored tobacco and a long time favorite of cigar makers as a filler or binder. It grows to 5 feet in height and has very large long deep colored leaves reaching 3' in length. A very good producer that matures in 65-70 days. The leaves cure to a deep reddish brown.



Dark Burley


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This dark variety is rich in flavor and is a popular Burley that grows into a large plant. A fine commercial strain that is used for its hardiness and rich, smooth flavor.

A fine tobacco plant for the beginner. Air-cures easy.



Dark Virginian


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This is a fine dark Virginian tobacco with a mild but richer flavor compared to other types. It is an an excellent tobacco for a cigarette or pipe blend. It produces a large leaf that air cures easily to a medium brown. It is a hardy plant and with stands moderate late season frosts. Grows to a height of 5 1/2 to 6 feet and matures in 65 days.

A good starter for new-comers.



Catterton


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A heirloom Maryland type tobacco. A very good producer with sharp pointed leaves growing to over 30 inches long and 16 inches wide. Air cures easily to a rich reddish brown color. A medium flavored smoke which is excellent for cigarettes, alone, or as a blend. Also used in cigars and pipe tobaccos. Matures in 60-65 days. Although some growers have reported heavy suckering with Catterton, ours have produced nearly none. This variety is one of our personal favorites.



Costello


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Costello is a bright leaf variety imported by the USDA from Columbia in 1967. It grows to a height of 5-6 feet with closely spaced leaves. Plant form is an inverted cone. Matures in 60-65 days. Ripens evenly and is easy to cure whether primed or hung whole. Has a high nicotine content at 24mg/g of dried leaf. Mild flavored.



Virginian Gold #1


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The finest and one of our most popular strains of cigarette and pipe tobacco.

This variety is known to most cigarette smokers and is a fine and elegant plant. A must for cigarette making.

This plant grows fast and is high yielding plant. Leaves turn a bright yellow/red as they mature.

Mild tasting with very large, broad leaves.



Turkish Basma


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This is one of our newer varieties. One of the best Turkish tobacco seeds you can buy. These seeds are particularly apt at growing in dry conditions or just about anywhere.

They are short in height and the leaves are smaller than usual.

Their taste is mild, sweet and aromatic. They are used especially to give fragrance and sweetness to blended tobaccos. Nicotine content is said to be about 1%



White Mammoth


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White Mammoth is a bright leaf tobacco that grows quick and matures very early at only 50-55 days. It grows 4/12 feet with leaves 2' long and 1' wide. Suckering is low and the leaves cure easily. A good choice for short growing seasons.



Aztec Rustica


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Aztec Rustica (originally from Easter Island) is native to Central and South America. It grows to 30 inches high with abundant bright yellow flowers that are very attractive to bees and humming birds. Flowering lasts up to two months. Leaves air cure to a medium to dark brown and produce a very mild flavored smoke.

 

Aztec has a very high nicotine content, so use caution when smoking. The leaves are often used by home gardeners to make a very effective insecticide by soaking them in water to make a "tea". The tea is then sprayed onto vegetables and flowers and lasts up to six weeks.

 

Grows well in cool climates and tolerates frost.