Nicotiana tabacum L
[ Approximately 100 seeds per packet ]
Classified as a cigar wrapper
type tobacco, 'Paulista' was historically used for that purpose. The columnar-shaped plants grow to about forty inches tall when topped, and four to five feet tall when allowed to flower.
Its leaves have smooth to slightly puckered surfaces, are broadest at the middle and narrower at the two equal ends, but with the width over one-half the length. Typical leaves are ten inches wide by sixteen inches long, and according the USDA tests, it averages ten milligrams of nicotine per gram of cured leaf.
Our seed originated from USDA accession number PI 260363. 'Paulista' was donated to the USDA by the Instituto Agronomico do Estado de Sao Paulo, Campinas, Brazil on 4 Sep 1959. Our seed stock is grown for us by David Pendergrass from Tennessee.