African Red

African Red is a bright leaf variety with light green colored leaves and white stemmed. A vigorous grower reaching 8 feet (200cm) in height at the first crows foot. Plant form is columnar. Average size of 10th leaf at maturity 28 inches (60cm). Leaf width 12″ (25cm) 28 leaves total on untopped plants, not including bed leaves. Matures in 80 days. Has a high nicotine content. Original seed is from Transvaal, South Africa.

Like the rustica varieties, this is very high in nicotine content and should only be used for blending. Used also for making insecticide.

Used for cigarettes, pipes and cigars.