Nicotiana tabacum L
[ Approximately 100 seeds per packet ]
'Connecticut Broadleaf', produces large, fine-grade leaves that are used for cigar wrappers
. The lower grade leaves on the plants are used for cigar filler
, blending and binder
leaves. The leaves average about thirteen inches in width by twenty-six inches in length, are broad, strong, thin, elastic, silky, have small fibers, a sweetish taste, and cure light in color.
Also known as 'East Hartford Broadleaf' and documented as being selected from 'Connecticut Seedleaf'.[1,2]
It was historically grown in the Connecticut Valley, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin Minnesota, and to a slight extent in Indiana and Illinois.
Our stock originated from the collection of David Pendergrass of Tennessee from USDA accession number PI 552619.