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Grow your own home tobacco plant free of additives! These heirloom tobacco plants have been around for years and grow great in home gardens.

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American 572 is a tall plant with an aromatic high grade leaf. Excellent for air drying or flu curing. Considered one of the best varieties of Americana.

Virginia Gold is a well known heirloom variety dating back well over 50 years. It grows to a height of 6'-7' with low suckering. The light green leaves are from 14" to 18" wide and 24" to 30" long, and turn a light yellow when ripe. The plants produce an average of 18 leaves per plant below the crows foot, with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 55 days.

The Paris Wrapper Tobacco variety is a great choice for a cigar wrapper, binder or cigarette tobacco as well as an ornamental tobacco. This tobacco 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. Paris Wrapper's leaves are a very light green with white stems.

Burley 9 is a high-yielding mid-season variety for air curing and drying. Leaves are light green, averaging 16" wide by 24" long. The leaves turn yellow as they ripen and dry to a light golden brown. It matures in 65 days. Burley 9 is drought resistant and resistant to disease. Nicotine content of 1.6%

Havana 608 is a cigar filler or binder tobacco. It grows to 6' closely spaced leaves and matures in about 65 days. The leaves are a very bright green and upturned with slightly down turned tips. It holds up well during inclement weather and the pyramidal shape gives it good wind resistance. The leaves turn a light yellow green with yellowing at the edges when ripe. Plants average 20 harvestable leaves per plant, and are 14"-16" in width and 20" long. Air cures to a medium brown.

Virginia Bright Leaf is an heirloom variety dating back many decades. It averages 6' in height with 18-20 leaves per plant below the crows foot. It reaches maturity when blooms appear at 55 days. The light green leaves average 12" wide by 24" long and become a light yellow/green when ripe. Leaves began to ripen as the plant reaches bloom. Air cures easily to a light golden brown with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant.

Cuban Criollo 98 is one of the most valued strains for Cuban cigars. It originated from a crossing between the varieties ' Havana 92' and `Habana P.R'. Cultivated in the sun it produces from 14 to 16 useful leaves per plant and makes an excellent binder. It reaches an average height of 6 feet. Leaves average 24 inches in length and 12 inches wide. It is resistant to the Blue Mold, the Blackish Paw and the Tobacco Mosaic Virus and moderately resistant to the Environmental Necrosis.

Burley 21 is heirloom Burley variety that is a long time favorite of growers. Its history dates back over 200 years. It grows to 6-7 feet and is a reliable producer of large heavy leaf. It does well in a wide range of climates, and matures in 65-70 days. The leaves make a strong full flavored smoke that is commonly used as a blend in cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobaccos.