Nicotiana tabacum L
[ Approximately 100 seeds per packet ]
Classified as a "cigar filler" type tobacco, cured 'Chinez' leaves are bright yellow in color, and was historically used for cigar and cigarette blending. The plants are pyramidal in shape, grow to about sixty inches tall when topped, or can reach seven feet when allowed to develop its attractive pink flowers.
Its leaves are smooth to slightly puckers, somewhat egg-shaped in outline with slightly undulating margins. Typical leaves are twelve inches wide by twenty inches long, and according the USDA tests, it averages 56.5mg of nicotine per gram of cured leaf.
Our seed originated from USDA accession number PI 260366. The USDA noted that the, "Seeds of this cigarette tobacco presented by the Instituto Agronomico do Estado de Sao Paulo; Campinas, Brazil," in September of 1959. Our seed stock is grown for us by David Pendergrass from Tennessee.