Category Archives: Potent Varieties

Isleta Pueblo

Isleta Pueblo is a Rustica variety originating in New Mexico. It is a very fast grower and matures in under 40 days. Grows to 5 feet. It tolerates cool weather very well and can be planted earlier than many other nicotianas.

The leaves are dark green and have a thick rubbery texture. Air cures to a medium brown.

Like many other Rusticas, Isleta Pueblo is high in nicotine content and should not be smoked alone. Used also for making insecticide.

Used as a blender for cigarettes and pipes.

Mohawk Rustica

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 content and should be used for blending. So strong in fact is this variety that it can also be used for making insecticide.

Used for cigarettes, cigars and pipes.

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.

Del Gold

Del Gold Tobacco
Del Gold Tobacco

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.

Used for cigarettes and pipes.