Sylvestris is native to Argentina and is often called Woodland Tobacco. It’s a vigorous plant growing up to 5 ft. with large 20″ leaves and sweet scented long drooping white flowers. Try growing this tobacco for mixing purposes only, as it’s not strictly a smoking variety. Its unusual flavor makes it a good candidate for blending cigarette tobacco.
A very attractive and fragrant plant that should be planted in every flower garden, whether you choose to smoke a bit of it or not.
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.
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.
Developed in Canada by crossing wild Rustica tobacco with two popular American varieties, Hicks Broad-leaf and Virginia 115. The result is a high-yielding, high-nicotine cultivar. It grows to 5 feet and produces large, wide, heavy grade light green leaves. Del Gold is one of the best known varieties for commercial tobacco production. Matures in 70-75 days.
Big Gem is an heirloom bright leaf variety which grows to 5 1/2 feet in height. It produces leaves 30″ long by 18″ wide and matures in only 55-60 days. A tried and true variety that is a good producer.