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Aztec Rustica 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. Like many other Rusticas, this one is very high in nicotine and should not be smoked alone. Used also for making insecticide Grows well in cool climates and tolerates frost.
A deep dark tobacco that gives good weight and supports itself very well. This is a tobacco prized by growers because it provides a great wrapper tobacco or a premium snuff tobacco when ripe. A good tobacco for beginners learning to roll their own cigars or make snuff.
A graceful tobacco which can grow very tall, thus the name tree. They can grow up to 20 ft. Their flowers are bright yellow and are very striking against the blue foliage. Also makes a lovely garden specimen. Strictly not a smoking variety, but useful for reducing nicotine levels in any blend. It is said to have very small quantities of nicotine. A wonderful tobacco which like Turkish is very useful for blending cigarette and pipe tobacco.
The original and popular commercial strain of burley tobacco makes a great addition to any garden. It is used for its hardiness and smooth, rich flavor. Good for cigarette making. This variety grows fast and is a high yielding plant.
A variation of the popular common Burley, this variety is a large plant. A fine commercial strain that is used for its hardiness and smooth flavor. A fine tobacco plant for the beginner. Air-cures easy.
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.
Connecticut Broad-leaf is a fast maturing cigar wrapper tobacco. It grows to 4 feet in height with dark green leaves to 30" long and 16" wide. It matures in only 45-50 days.
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.
Another very popular Cuban cigar variety. Will grow up to 6-7 ft. tall. It's leaves are longer, more slender and slightly darker than the Habano 2000. It's cured leaves have a silky texture making it a good covering for cigars. It has a pleasant, mild aroma and taste.
One of the most popular varieties for cigar enthusiasts. This Cuban variety grows to about 5-6 feet tall and has wide, rounded leaves. When cured the leaves have a reddish to light brown color. It makes a great filler for cigars. Has a pleasant, mild aroma and taste.
Havana 142 is classified as a cigar binder but is often used in making chew. Many growers find it makes an excellent cigarette tobacco as well. A columnar plant which grows to a height of 4 feet, it matures in only 55 days. A good choice for areas with short growing seasons. Air cures to a light brown.
Golden Burley is a medium flavored Burley with excellent curability. The leaves grow to over 30" long by 12" wide, and turn a bright lemon yellow when ripe. Plants grow to 4 1/2 feet in height with little to no suckering. Matures in 60-65 days after transplant. Air cures to a light buck skin brown color. Requires less aging time than most Burleys.
Goose Creek Red is named after a small river that runs into the Charleston Harbor. This dark Virginian type tobacco is air cures to a deep reddish brown color and makes an excellent pipe or full flavored cigarette blend. It has a silky feel, making it ideal as a wrapper for cigars. Grows to about 6 feet in height and matures in 65 days.
A long, slender, thin and narrow leafed tobacco used for chewing, pipe and cigar. It has a semi-erect growth habit with long leaves that have considerable crinkle and fairly coarse texture. A fine tobacco for the novice, easy to grow. Little Crittenden is typically an air-cured variety but also performs well as a fire-cured variety. It has medium-to-late maturity.
Little Dutch is an heirloom variety dating back to the 1880's. It is sweet aromatic tobacco used in pipe blends and as a cigar filler. It grow to around 3' in height and has narrow leaves growing up to 30" long. The long narrow leaves also make an excellent cigar wrapper. It matures in only 45 days and is a good choice for container growing.
Another tall, thick textured tobacco with leaves that produces a rich brown tobacco.
Madole is an heirloom dark tobacco with a rich full flavor. It's often fire cured for use as a pipe or cigar tobacco. Its deep colored green leaves air cure to a dark brown. It grows 5 feet in height and matures early in 55-60 days. One of the more popular dark tobacco varieties grown.
Mohawk Rustica is native to Central America as was widely cultivated by Native Americans and grown throughout the southern US. It grows to 3' in height and is similar to Aztec, but with less branching. The leaves are thick, dark green in color and are among the largest of any Rustica variety. The flowers are a bright yellow and are densely packed. Mohawk, like other rustica varieties is very high in nicotine and is also used for making insecticide.
A favorite European variety that features wide, thin leaves that are much preferred for cigarettes and as cigar wrappers. Grows up to about 6 ft. tall, producing a large crop. Believed to be of Cuban decent, this tobacco produces a taste not dissimilar to Gitanes.
Paris Wrapper is an heirloom bright leaf variety that is a vigorous early season grower reaching a height of 6 feet. Its leaves grow to 30" long and 20" wide. The leaves are a very light green with white stems. Matures in 60 days and air cures to a light golden brown.
One of the more popular commercial strains of Burley tobacco originating in Tennessee and still carrying its name. It is used for its hardiness and smooth, rich flavor. Good for cigarette blending as well as for making milder cigars. This variety grows fast and is a high yielding plant and air cures very easily.
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.
This is an unclassified tobacco. It grows to around 3 feet in height and has very dark green leaves. It produces a fair amount of tobacco, but its most striking feature is its large magenta red flowers which contrast against the deep green leaves. A good dual purpose plant.
Turkish tobacco often used in pipe tobacco blends and cigarettes. Columnar plant growing to 5 feet. Mature in 50 days. Cures a medium brown. Has a very low nicotine content.
Black Sea Samsun originated in the Samsun region of Turkey on the Black Sea. Prized for rich flavor and aroma, but yet mild to smoke. It matures in 65-70 days and is often sun cured. An excellent tobacco for blending or smoking on its own
Wisconsin 901 is classified as a cigar binder though may also be used as a filler or as a pipe tobacco blend. It produces large leaves, has a tight upright columnar form and matures in 55-60 days.
This is a white stemmed heirloom Burley that grows 5-6 feet in height. It produces few suckers and its pyramidal plant form with closely spaced leaves give it good wind resistance. The leaves are up to 30 inches long, turn a light yellow when ripe and are easy to cure. Matures in 60-65 days.
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