Broad Leaf Orinoco (aka Broadleaf Orinoco) Tobacco
'Broad Leaf Orinoco' tobacco leaf.

Broad Leaf Orinoco (aka Broadleaf Orinoco) Tobacco

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A very old, flue cured-type tobacco variety historically used for pipe and cigar blending, and sometimes as cigar wrappers.
Broad Leaf Orinoco Certified Naturally Grown Seed
Nicotiana tabacum L
[ Approximately 100 seeds per packet ]

'Broad Leaf Orinoco', also known as 'Broadleaf Orinoco', has plants grow five to six feet tall if left to flower, or about four feet tall when topped. Its leaves reach twelve inches wide by twenty-four inches long. It is a very old, flue cured-type tobacco variety historically used for pipe and cigar blending. When grown under certain conditions, it was sometimes used as cigar wrappers. An 1876 publication described as follows:
"Broad-Leaf Orinoco, when cultivated on the rich and highly-manured lands of Kentucky, produces the dark, strong-flavored 'shipping tobacco;' and when grown on the light gray soil of Virginia or North Carolina, with but little or no manure, and cured in a close barn with artificial heat, will produce the bright 'wrappers' for which these States are so famous."[1]
By the end of the 19th century, it was described as being one of the favorite varieties of "yellow-tobacco" grown by the majority of planters in the South.[2] Our seed originated from USDA accession number PI 552302 and was sent to us by David Pendergrass from Tennessee.
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