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Welcome Home Tobacco Growers! You will find everything you need on this site to grow, harvest, process, flavor and produce your own home grown, additive free, tax free tobacco products at home.
We are the only company that offers everything you need from seeds to flavoring to grow and process tobacco at home.
Here you will find:
Tobacco Seeds, over 40 varieties of tobacco seeds from around the world.

A Complete Tobacco Book on Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home written by the owner of seedman.com

Free Wooden Kiln Instructions and How-to-Photos that show you step-by-step how to build your own wooden kiln at home, components can be purchased from this site as well.

Cigarette rolling and smoking accessories.

Tobacco Flavorings.We now offer commercial tobacco flavorings in small quantities for home tobacco growers .

Our Home Tobacco Cutting Machine that we import from Sweden for cutting and shredding home tobacco.


Seedman.com does not sell tobacco leaf or any part of the plant other than the seeds. If you do not yet have your own tobacco to harvest, then we highly recommend Leaf Only, Your number 1 tobacco leaf distribution company. Offering wholesale tobacco leaf including cigar tobacco, cigarette tobacco, hookah tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff tobacco, and more.

See our review in RYO Magazine.


Tobacco Seeds, Books, Flavorings, Cutting Machines and accessories for the Home Tobacco Grower
BOOK TA80: Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home
A Guide for Gardeners
By Jim Johnson
210 Pages, Paperback, Plastic Coil Binding
Black and White Photos and Line Drawings
ISBN #0-9722794-0-7


With prices and health concerns regarding commercial types of tobacco products skyrocketing, a new generation is discovering that growing and processing their own tax free tobacco, free of dangerous chemical additives, is a very simple and straightforward process!

Tobacco is a very easy plant to grow and requires only 65-70 frost free nights to mature once transplanted outside. It is grown in every state, even Alaska. It is legal to grow and process your own tobacco at home.

Anyone with a small garden plot can grow tobacco and processing the tobacco is a simple straightforward process that the average gardener will have no problem with. Even after buying papers, filters and flavoring, you can make your own cigarettes that are superior to any commercial brand for about $5.00 a carton!

The book Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home was written with the gardener in mind. It contains all of the information included in our earlier guides, The SBE Home Tobacco Kit and Tobacco: Easier Than you Thought by Alan Daly , plus over a 100 pages of new information.

It covers all aspects of raising and processing tobacco at home. It details how to plant the seeds, care for the plants, identify and cure tobacco pests and diseases, how to harvest the plants, how to air cure, complete instructions and drawings on building your own kiln, how to flavor your tobacco, how to make cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco and snuff along with loads of other useful information.
This is a one-of-a-kind book that anyone interested in growing their own tobacco should read.

BOOK TA80: Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home $24.95
Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home $24.95
TA85: The New Home Tobacco Kit
This new Tobacco Home Starter Kit offers the above book Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home , plus one pack of TA250 Jim's Premium Tobacco Seed Blend ( over 1,000 seeds ). This is a $49.90 retail value, yours for only $39.95 when purchased as a kit.

New Home Tobacco Kit $39.95


New! Download the complete book Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home on-line as a .pdf file and save $5.00 off the book price, plus shipping costs.

We suggest you download this file, read the book while the seeds are being shipped to you and be ready to hit the ground running when seeds arrive.


Tobacco Seeds

Probably no other plant is used as much for so little to be known about it as is the noble tobacco plant. While everyone is familiar with the smoking and chewing products derived from this plant, few people realize its many other uses. It has medicinal values, makes an extremely valuable ornamental plant and flower garden specimen and is used to make one of nature's finest biodegradable, all natural pesticides.

We receive tons of questions from first time growers about tobacco growing, but probably the most often received question is: How much tobacco will a single plant produce, and how much tobacco do I need to make a carton of cigarettes?
Well, tobacco yield will vary among the different varieties, but generally a tobacco plant will produce about 3-4 ounces of dry, cured tobacco. When figuring your tobacco needs, we would advise you calculate 2 ounces per plant to have a little margin of error.
While a commercial cigarette will normally contain about 0.7 grams of tobacco per cigarette, this is "puffed" tobacco and non-tobacco ingredients added. A pound of pure tobacco will normally produce about 2 cartons of cigarettes.
Hope this helps you figure our your seed needs.

Another question is how long does it take to grow tobacco and where can it grow. Tobacco requires about 4-6 weeks to reach transplant size from the time you sow the seeds. Tobacco takes about 90-120 days to mature, depending on species. Tobacco can be grown in all 50 states in the USA. Tobacco is very easy to grow and has basically the same requirements in the garden as tomatoes. If you have ever had success growing tomatoes, well, tobacco is even easier.


Tobacco Forums are a great way to research information about growing your own tobacco, by joining them, you can post your own questions and share your experiences with other growers. Here are some very useful forums we have found:
UK Tobacco Forum
How To Grow Your Own Tobacco Forum

For maximum germination, we highly recommend using our VG07 Seedcover for tiny and pelleted seeds.

New! TA250 Jim’s Personal Mild Cigarette Blend for First Time Growers
With all the recent interest in growing tobacco at home due to the latest tax increases, we have noticed a lot of folks buying a lot of different types of tobacco seeds because they simply weren’t sure what they needed to grow a tobacco similar to the commercial brands in the stores.
We really hate to see our customers buy more than they need, or something they probably do not need. If you are an experienced grower and want to sample the various tobacco types and create you own blends, certainly buying individual varieties of seed and trying them out in different recipes is the way to go.
But, if you are a first time grower, and all you want to do is grow a blend of tobacco that will produce the best possible mild smoking cigarette, then Jim Johnson has created a special blend of burleys, bright leaf virginia, orinoco and red leafs that he feels will get you as close as possible and at an economical price. This blend includes our best selling cigarette varieties, in a percentage based blend that Jim has been tinkering on since 1996, and now believes it is as close as it can get to satisfying the needs of most cigarette smokers.

This premium pack of seeds should germinate out over 500 transplantable plants ( after figuring 80% germination rate and estimating losing about 20% during transplanting and even taking in a 10% mortality rate for first time growers ).
If you figure 2 ounces of yield per tobacco plant ( normally you would figure 3-4 ounces, but you should always allow a margin of error when dealing with a crop harvest ), then you would wind up with about 1,000 ounces of cured tobacco. This equates to about 62.5 pounds of tobacco, a pound of true tobacco will make about 2 cartons of cigarettes, so you hope to get about 125 cartons from a crop harvest from this pack of seeds.
Now that sounds like a lot, but remember that the longer tobacco ages, the better it becomes, at some point you would like to get to the point where you are smoking tobacco that has aged naturally rather than being kiln cured. So it would be good if you could raise enough to put away some for next year.
We suggest first time growers buy this blend, then add on other varieties as they become more seasoned growers. We think it is a waste of money to buy more than you need, or can grow. Don’t need 500 plants? Don’t worry, these are fresh seeds from last season’s harvest, you can store unused seeds in a dry cool place such as a linen drawer and they will keep quite well for the following year.
We are not trying to discourage our customers from buying lots of seeds ( can’t stay in business long doing that ), but we do want to make things as simple and easy as possible for first time growers. And besides knowing that you are producing a far healthier smoke than what you are currently buying in the stores, isn’t saving money the main reason you are growing tobacco to start with?
Note: This is a blended mix, varieties are not separated.

Tobacco Seeds by Variety
The following selections of tobacco seeds are in stock:
(Note: Each pack of seeds will produce at least 25 healthy plants, often, many more than this ).
A little info for our customers:

Chewing Tobacco Selections

We highly recommend the following selections for chewing tobacco. Each variety produces a dark, thin leafed tobacco with excellent flavor. Each has it's own unique flavor.

TA73 Yellow Twist Bud
This heirloom is an all around good tobacco. Makes a somewhat sweet chew, and is also good for making cigarette and pipe tobacco blends. Large plants with heavy crops, should be staked or tied off to something for support, or it will blow over in heavy storms.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA62 Yellow Orinoco
These seeds are descendants from the heirloom Virginia Orinoco plants grown back as far as the 1700's. Considered to be one of the sweetest varieties available, this is and excellent plug variety, and is often used in pipe mixtures as well.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA110 Greenwood Dark
Greenwood, also call Little Wood, is an heirloom fire cured tobacco that has been used for chew, a cigar filler and wrapper, and as a blend for cigarettes. It grows 5' to 6' tall with blooming occurring at 55-65 days. It produces 16-18 harvestable leaves averaging 14"-16" wide and 24" long which ripen 2-3 weeks after booming begins.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA111 Little Crittenden
An old Kentucky heirloom for making old fashioned chewing tobacco. Good yield and cures well.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Tobacco selections for making cigarettes
TA92 Brown & Williams Low Nic
Brown & Williams Low Nic is a bright leaf variety developed by the Brown and Williams tobacco company as a cigarette tobacco with a low nicotine content. The plants grow from 6' to 7' in height with up to 20 leaves to the crows foot. Leaves average 12" to 14" in width and up to 30" in length with low to moderate suckering. Matures in approximately 60 days.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA93 Ternopolskii 7
Ternopolskii 7 is a Russian bright leaf variety developed by the Ternopol seed station in Ukraine. It is a columnar plant that grows to a height of 8' producing 24-26 leaves per plant. Suckering is very low. Ternopolskii 7 has a high resistance to adverse weather conditions, and complex resistance to diseases. Leaves average 12"-14" in width and 24" long, and ripen as the plant reaches bloom in 65 days. The ripe yellow leaves air cure easily to a bright yellow or light golden brown with a nicotine content of 1.3%. Ternopolskii 7 has high yields and it's mild flavor makes it an excellent choice for use in cigarettes or pipe blends.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA14 Common Smoking Tobacco ( Tabacum Burley )
This is a standard Burley that is grown in several states. It produces a very good tobacco for cigarettes. Grows to 6 ft. with sturdy stalks. One of the most widely grown cultivated tobaccos. Has limited disease resistance, is an excellent choice for first time growers.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA16 Standard Burley Tobacco ( Tabacum burley var. compact )
A fine commercial strain that is used for its hardiness and smooth flavor. A must for cigarette making. This plant grows fast and is a high yield producer. I recommend leaving up to 14 leaves on this plant when pruning.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA77 Gold Dollar Burley
This is a flue cure type that matures earlier than any other tobacco we have grown, often allowing harvest a full 2 weeks before others, if you have a short growing season, you should grow this one, as it offers excellent tobacco for cigarettes and pipe smoking. Provides a large amount of golden brown leaves early.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA64 Silkleaf
An old heirloom type that is not hardly found anymore, thanks to New Hope Tobacco for keeping this one available. A good producer of cigarette leaf, plants grow about 6 feet tall, and also does very well in tubs for growers with small amounts of space.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA202 Virginia Gold
Virginia Gold is a well known heirloom variety dating back well over 50 years. It grows to a height of 6'-7' with low suckering. The light green leaves are from 14" to 18" wide and 24" to 30" long, and turn a light yellow when ripe. The plants produce an average of 18 leaves per plant below the crows foot, with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 55 days.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA83 Virginia Brightleaf
Virginia Bright Leaf is an heirloom variety dating back many decades. It averages 6' in height with 18-20 leaves per plant below the crows foot. It reaches maturity when blooms appear at 55 days. The light green leaves average 12" wide by 24" long and become a light yellow/green when ripe. Leaves began to ripen as the plant reaches bloom. Air cures easily to a light golden brown with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA90 Goyano
Goyano is an Brazilian heirloom dating back to at least the 1930's. It has a nicotine content of 5.13%, which is very high for a bright leaf variety. The smooth upturned leaves are 12" wide by 24" in length, with plants averaging between 18-20 leaves per plant. Goyano grows to over 5' in height and yields approximately 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. It matures in 65 days.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA91 Jaffna
Jaffna originated in British Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, and was imported into the US in the 1930's. It has the highest nicotine content of any Bright Leaf tobacco we have grown at 6.15%. Jaffna grows to over 6' in height with large leaves averaging 18" wide and up to 30" long. The plants average 20 leaves per plant to the crows foot with yields of 4-5 oz of dried leaf per plant. It matures in only 55-60 days. The dark colored leaves lighten in color and turn slightly yellow as they ripen. Jaffna has a classic Virginian type leaf shape and was probably developed from the original Orinoco's.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA101 Golden Seal Special Burley
An up right variety with more leaves than most varieties. Is taller than most varieties on the market. Cures a golden color. Good cigarette selection, one of the heaviest producers.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds

A note from one of our customers:

"I placed an order for tobacco seeds and the book on this previous Saturday. On Wednesday, the package was sitting in my mailbox!!
Thank you for the speedy service!!" Randall

TA103 Goose Creek Red
Goose Creek Red is named after a small river that runs into the Charleston Harbor. This dark Virginian type tobacco air cures to a deep reddish brown color and makes an excellent pipe or full flavored cigarette blend. It has a silky feel, making it ideal as a wrapper for cigars. Grows to about 6 feet in height and matures in 65 days.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA107 Brown Leaf
This variety originated in Kentucky. It has relatively large leaves of medium body that cures out a deep, rich brown color. A heirloom cigarette tobacco.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA09 Perique Tobacco
Rare and famous Louisiana tobacco known for it's dark, black color and unique flavor when cured. Tobacco was originally cured by stuffing it into hollow logs until fermented. Perique is a spice tobacco, usually used in Virginia blends. It has a dark, oily appearance, when cured and a taste of pepper and figs. Its flavor is a little strong, so it is usually found mostly in blends. It can be smoked straight, but isn't intended to be. Being acidic, it tends to alleviate alkaline tongue bite, which is so often a problem with Virginia tobacco, so it is recommend to blend this with your cigarette blends.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA30 Tennessee Burley #TN90
This is a standard Tennessee Burley that produces good yield, high quality tobacco that is favored for cigarettes. This plant has multiple disease resistance. A vigorous plant that is easy to grow.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Cigar Tobaccos ( wrappers, binders, fillers )
TA94 Havana K2
Havana K2 is an early maturing variety classified as a cigar binder. It grows to a height of 5' producing up to 20 leaves per plant. Leaves average 15" in width and 24" in length with yields up to 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 50 days from transplant.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA95 Java Besuki
Havana K2 is an early maturing variety classified as a cigar binder. It grows to a height of 5' producing up to 20 leaves per plant. Leaves average 15" in width and 24" in length with yields up to 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 50 days from transplant.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA96 Amarello Rio Grande
Havana K2 is an early maturing variety classified as a cigar binder. It grows to a height of 5' producing up to 20 leaves per plant. Leaves average 15" in width and 24" in length with yields up to 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 50 days from transplant.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA97 Red Russian
Red Russian is a fast grower and heavy producer, probably best used for blending. It grows to around 3 feet in height and has very dark green leaves. It produces a fair amount of tobacco, but its most striking feature is its large magenta red flowers which contrast against the deep green leaves. A good dual purpose plant as a tobacco producer or ornamental.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA89 Vallejano
Vallejano is an heirloom cigar filler from Mexico, and said to have originated at Valle Banderas, a place near Campostela. Vallejano was one of the most important varieties before the introduction of American types, and dates back prior to 1930's. It is a low growing pyramidal shaped plant which reaches maturity very early at 40-45 days. Leaves are 10"-12" wide and up to 24" in length. Plants average 15-16 leaves per plant with yields of 2 oz per plant. Vallejano has a high nicotine content of 5.92%.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA85 Habano 2000
Habano 2000 is derived from a crossing between the variety Corojo and a non commercial variety of Cuban dark tobacco, the Habano 2.1.1, from which is derived its resistance to the Gray Mold. Grown in direct sun. it reaches an average height of 6 feet with 14-16 leaves per plant. In very rich soils it can develop up to 18 leaves per plant. Sun grown plants are often used as a binder or filler. Grown under a shade cloths, Habano 2000 makes an excellent wrapper.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA86 Cuban Criollo 98
Cuban Criollo 98 is one of the most valued strains for Cuban cigars. It originated from a crossing between the varieties ' Havana 92' and `Habana P.R'. Cultivated in the sun it produces from 14 to 16 useful leaves per plant and makes an excellent binder. It reaches an average height of 6 feet. Leaves average 24 inches in length and 12 inches wide. It is resistant to the Blue Mold, the Blackish Paw and the Tobacco Mosaic Virus and moderately resistant to the Environmental Necrosis.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA79 Florida Sumatra
We think we have found our favorite cigar tobacco plant! If we could only grow one type for cigars, this would be it. Makes excellent wrapper, filler and binder. A large plant producing a bountiful harvest of blemish free tobacco leaves. Air cured leaves produces an excellent smooth flavored cigar. It grows to 6 feet in height with leaves averaging 24 inches long and 15 inches wide. It matures early at 55 days.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA72 Glessnor
This old heirloom is an excellent cigar tobacco, it's large leaves produce a bountiful crop and make good wrapper, filler and binder tobacco. Very large plants, easy to see why this was a favorite cigar tobacco in years gone by.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA58 Connecticut Shade Leaf
We have obtained seeds from one of the oldest tobacco growers in the Connecticut Valley, which is a major source of some of the world's finest wrapper leaves. This golden colored wrapper tobacco is highly regarded and praised by many cigar makers and connoisseurs. Connecticut Shade originated from a strain of Cuban seed, is shade-grown under huge tents of gauze cloth ( or greenhouse shade netting ) to protect the delicate leaf. It is thin, deeply veined and used to wrap around famous brands cigars such as Macanudo, Davidoff, Montecristo, Ashton and Fonseca, among many others.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA69 Long Red Leaf
The long leaves of this plant can be used for a beautiful wrapper, and the parts of the leaf that are not useable for wrapping can be used for filler or binder, it has such a good, deep flavor you will not want to waste any.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA70 Connecticut Broadleaf
We have had customers asking for this variety for years, we were finally able to get seed stock and can now offer this old heirloom type dating back to the 1800’s. Large soft leaves make very good wrapper, filler or binder.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA66 Little Dutch
An old heirloom variety predating the 1880's rumored to have come from Germany. A somewhat squat plant like the Zimmerman Spanish, growing about 4 feet tall, it stands up in the garden well without staking, and also does very well in tubs for growers with small amounts of space, probably one of the best we have tried at growing in pots.
I consider this the best tobacco for cigar wrapper leaf, or at least tied with Small Stalk Black Mammoth. The long, narrow, thick leaves are perfect for wrapping, and color well as they age.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA61 Havana Long Red Leaf
This is a wonderful dark leafed tobacco for cigars, making a good filler, binder that imparts a deep, rich flavors to cigars. Leaves are dark, long and narrow, and offer a good high yield harvest.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA32 Havana #142
An excellent Havana tobacco that produces a quick harvest in about 65 days. This is a good tobacco for both chewing and cigars. This is an especially good tobacco for the North and is easily raised as far North as Wisconsin. A good filler and binder for cigars, good cigarette tobacco too.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA34 Havana #608
Said to be the best Havana for home use. Havana 608 is a cigar filler or binder tobacco. It grows to 6' closely spaced leaves and matures in about 65 days. The leaves are a very bright green and upturned with slightly down turned tips. It holds up well during inclement weather and the pyramidal shape gives it good wind resistance. The leaves turn a light yellow green with yellowing at the edges when ripe. Plants average 20 harvestable leaves per plant, and are 14"-16" in width and 20" long. Air cures to a medium brown.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA28 Small Stalk Black Mammoth
This is a deep dark tobacco that gives good weight and supports itself very well. This is a tobacco prized by specialty growers because it provides a great wrapper tobacco or a premium snuff tobacco when ripe. A good tobacco for beginners learning to roll their own cigars or for first time snuff makers.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA24 Madole
A fine commercial variety that is fast growing and hardy. I recommend growing this one if you smoke cigars.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Tobacco selections for making pipe tobacco.
TA76 Yellow Pryor
Another good heirloom tobacco that is excellent for blending pipe tobaccos, also does well for cigarette blends too. We really like this one for pipes when flavored with our Captain Black Type flavoring.
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TA116 Tennessee Red Leaf
A fast growing, high yielding tobacco with large leaves that cure to a red color, excellent cigarette and pipe blend.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA05 Orinoco
A tall tobacco with thick textured, crinkly leaves that produces a rich brown pipe tobacco that is a favorite of pipe smokers worldwide. Also makes a good blending tobacco for cigars and cigarettes.
Leaves are light to medium green and average 12" to 14" wide and 24" to 26" long, with yields of 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Leaves air cure to a rich brown.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Tobacco varieties best suited for making Snuff
Need to learn how to make your own snuff? Then be sure to visit Snuff Making 101.
TA28 Small Stalk Black Mammoth
This is a deep dark tobacco that gives good weight and supports itself very well. This is a tobacco prized by specialty growers because it provides a great wrapper tobacco or a premium snuff tobacco when ripe. A good tobacco for beginners learning to roll their own cigars or for first time snuff makers.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Ornamental varieties that can be grown as flower garden plant or used as filler/bending for cigars and cigarettes.
TA204 Midewivan Sacred
A native form of N. rustica that is used by Native American Indians in ceremonies and for smoking purposes. A rather strong tobacco compared to commercial types. A fast grower and decorative plant.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA12 Argentina Tobacco ( Sylvestris )
A vigorous perennial growing to 5 ft. with large 20" basal leaves and sweet scented drooping flowers. Try growing this tobacco for mixing purposes. Its slightly different flavor will blend well with cigarette tobaccos. A very attractive plant that should be planted in every flower garden.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Oriental Varieties
TA88 Basma
Basma tobacco originated in Greece. It is known for its sweet and aromatic taste. Leaves have a sugar content of 10-12%. It is a tall columnar plant reaching 6" in height. Leaves are sharply pointed averaging 9" to 10" in width and up to 20" in length. Plants produce an average of 20 leaves per plant with a nicotine content of 1%. Matures in 60 days
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA55 Black Sea Samsun Turkish
This Turkish tobacco is among the best money can buy. Originating in the Samsun region of Turkey, along the Black Sea, this tobacco is renowned for its unique rich flavor. This plant has smaller leaves than other strains, but a very distinctive aroma. An excellent Turkish blend or unique by itself.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Tobaccos with high nicotine content for making pesticides and tobacco dust.
TA87 Hyang Cho
Hyang Cho is a primitive variety originally from South Korea. It grows to 3 to 4 feet tall reaching bloom in just 40-45 days. The plant is a columnar form, but like most primitives it produces suckers at a much higher rate than developed types.
The plants produce 10-12 leaves with an average size of 8" wide and 14" long. When ripe, they become a dappled green and yellow and air cure to a rich medium brown. Hyang Cho has a high nicotine content at 5.85%.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA04 Mountain Tobacco
A graceful and ornamental species, small plants grow only 2-3 tall with yellow or green flowers. Has a very high nicotine content. A very popular tobacco with the Navajo Indians. It is an all purpose plant. I recommend using it as an ornamental, filler and pesticide base and for making tobacco dust for the garden .
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
TA10 Indian Tobacco ( Rustica )
A half hardy annual that grows to about 3 ft. and is cultivated worldwide for smoking and nicotine production. Has many green to yellow flowers that remain open during the day. It is so potent that it has been used as an arrow poison in Mexico. Can be raised as far north as Maine.
$2.50 per pack 40-50 seeds
$18.95 per bulk pack 1,000 seeds
Misc. Types
TRM544 Tree Tobacco ( Nicotiana glauca )
A graceful tree that grows to 20 ft. with bright trumpet-shaped yellow flowers and striking glaucous-blue foliage. From Argentina. It makes a wonderful tub plant. Can be grown outdoors in warm climates and makes a striking garden specimen. It is highly valued for its chewing, smoking and medicinal uses. It is said to have only trace nicotine. Hardy to 15 degrees. It will flower when very young.
1mg pack ( about 20-25 seeds ) $2.95
Tobacco Curing/Drying Thermometer
The tobacco and cure-o-meter thermometer is a must have tool for anyone fire curing/drying their own tobacco and just a handy thermometer to have.
Temperature range -20 to 200 degree F/-10 to 95 degree C in 2 degree F/1 degree C increments.
Yellowing and Drying zones printed on thermometer face.
Metal construction with spirit filled glass thermometer tube.
TTHERM Tobacco Curing/Drying Thermometer $12.95
New! Jim's Plant Growth Stimulator for Tobacco Plants.
Jim has developed this product through years of testing on his farms. This natural, environmentally safe solution will produce amazing results, producing vigorous plants and larger, thicker leaves. We highly recommend you do you own trial test ( i.e. spray one plant with solution, next to a plant not sprayed with solution over the length of a growing season ) to fully appreciate how effective this product is.
This is a two part water soluble product that should be mixed 14.75cc of each part ( we provide measuring spoon with solution ) to one gallon of water and sprayed onto the foliage of the gourd plants. It contains Food Grade H202, ( produced by nature ) Gibberellic Acid ( a natural plant growth hormone ), B1 and other plant vitamins, plant hormones, ( made from natural sources ) micronutrients including Boron (B), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Sulfur (S) and Zinc (Zn) plus a natural detergent based "sticker" that makes the product stick to the leaves until absorbed by the plant.
This mix will make 16 gallons of solution.
JPAG08 Plant Growth Stimulator for Tobacco Plants $14.95
Tips on planting and raising your own tobacco crop.

Raising tobacco is very easy. The seeds you received should be started inside in flats. In northern states, start the seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Tobacco can be ready to harvest for curing about 60 days after transplanting, therefore it can be raised in almost any state. If raising more than one variety of tobacco, use separate flats. A mixture of peat humus and potting soil should be used. Potting soil only can be used if you select a high grade of commercial potting soil. Place the mixture into the flats, soak the soil with water and allow the excess water to drain off. The next day, sprinkle the tobacco seeds onto the surface of the damp soil. Do not cover the seeds as they need light for germination. Tobacco seeds are very tiny, so be careful to spread the seeds evenly. Keep the soil damp being careful not to wash the seeds around when you water. You will begin to notice sprouts in about two weeks. Transplant outside after all danger of frost is past.

If you have a moderate growing season and can start the seeds outside, try to sow the seeds where leaves or wood has been burned. The plants will thrive in these spots. Tobacco requires a lot of nitrogen and potash which is supplied by wood ashes. The ashes from charcoal grills are also beneficial. I recommend applying a good brand of garden fertilizer to the area where the plants will be grown. Working in rotted manure is very good for the plants. Never raise tobacco plants in the same spot in the garden for over a few years at a time as tobacco plants will totally deplete the nutrients in the soil.

You should space the tobacco plants about 2 ft. apart in rows 3 ft. apart when practical. The plants are large enough to transplant when the largest leaves are 2" or larger. Always transplant outside in late evening or when it is cloudy and overcast. Water plants thoroughly after transplanting and water daily each day until plants have become established. When growing in tubs, limit the number of plants grown. Tobacco plants need to be exposed to full sun while growing.

Tobacco roots grow quickly and often close to the surface. Be careful around plants when hoeing or cultivating around them. Try not to disturb the soil anymore than necessary. As the plant begins growing, remove all suckers as they will sap the plants growth.

Tobacco plants suffer from several diseases and are attacked by several leaf chewers. I recommend using sevin dust to control insects. Be cautious not to use any form of systemic insecticide that will penetrate the leaf. Remember, you may be chewing or smoking this plant and you do not want to be ingesting chemical residues. For a truly natural pesticide, make your own tobacco dust from one of the varieties that are high in nicotine and make your own solution by mixing one teaspoon tobacco dust, one teaspoon of black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap to one gallon of water.


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