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Connecticut Broadleaf Tobacco

Connecticut Broadleaf Tobacco

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Connecticut Broadleaf
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.[2] Our stock originated from the collection of David Pendergrass of Tennessee from USDA accession number PI 552619.
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Informational References:
  1. "Tobacco Leaf,"by J. B. Killebrew, A. M., Ph.D. and Herbert Myrick, B.S., 1897.
  2. "Varieties of Tobacco Seed Distributed in 1905-06, With Cultural Directions," by A. D. Shamel and W. W. Cobey, USDA, Bulletin No. 91, February 21, 1906.