Costello is a bright leaf variety imported by the USA from Columbia in 1967.

It grows to a height of 5-6 feet with closely spaced leaves. Plant form is an inverted cone.

Matures in 60-65 days. Ripens evenly and is easy to cure whether primed or hung whole. Has a high nicotine content at 24mg/g of dried leaf. Mild flavored.

Used in pipes, cigars and cigarettes.