Category Archives: Cigarette Varieties

Golden Burley

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.

Used for cigarettes, cigars and pipes.

Southern Beauty

Southern Beauty Tobacco
Southern Beauty Tobacco

Southern Beauty is an heirloom bright leaf which is quick and vigorous grower to over 6 feet. Leaves are light in color and grow to 30″ long and 16″ wide. Matures in 55 days and gives very good yields. Air cures to a golden yellow.

Used for cigarettes and pipes.

Yellow Pryor

Yellow Pryor a heirloom bright leaf variety used in both cigarette and pipe blends. It grows to over 4 feet in height with little suckering. It is a very good producer maturing in only 50-55 days. Leaves air cure to a light brown.

Used for cigarettes and pipes.

Catterton

Catterton Tobacco
Catterton Tobacco

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.

Used for cigarettes and pipes.

Green Brior

Green Brior is a full flavored heavy producing Burley that is a long time favorite of growers. It reaches a height of 6 feet, with light green leaves 24″ long by 14″ wide. Low suckering and matures in approximately 70 days.

Used for cigarettes.

Aztec Rustica

Aztec Rustica Tobacco
Aztec Rustica Tobacco

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.

Used for cigarettes, cigars and pipes.

Yellow Twist Bud

Yellow Twist Bud
Yellow Twist Bud

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.

Hickory Pryor

Hickory Pryor Tobacco
Hickory Pryor Tobacco

Hickory Pryor is an heirloom Virginia type tobacco. It produces very large leaves and heavy over all yields that rival modern day hybrids. It matures in 65-70 days. The leaves air cure to a medium golden brown. It’s mild smoke and flavor make it an excellent choice for cigarette or pipe blends.

Dixie Bright

Dixie Bright Tobacco
Dixie Bright Tobacco

Dixie Bright 27 was developed in the 1960’s and produces a light colored leaf with good yield and weight. It grows to 6-7 feet in height. Matures in 65 days. As the name suggests, the leaves air cure to a light yellow brown.

Turkish Izmir

Turkish Izmir Tobacco
Turkish Izmir Tobacco

This Turkish tobacco is renowned for its unique flavor. It grows quite tall ranging from 5-7 feet and produces 20 to 30 leaves, each 15-16 inches long and c8 inches wide. The taste of this variety is distinguished by its unmistakable aroma and mildness.