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Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco

Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco

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Virginia Bright Leaf
Nicotiana tabacum L
[ Approximately 100 seeds per packet ]
Bright leaf tobaccos became popular in the early 1800s as the demand for milder and more aromatic products arose. Farmers experimented with growing and curing methods for years, but the big breakthrough, like many great innovations, occurred by accident. Fires had long been used to cure tobacco, but it was in about 1839 that someone used charcoal to restart a curing fire. This created a high heat condition which resulted in a bright, yellow cured leaf. 'Virginia Bright Leaf' tobacco has a rather wide range of adaptability, does well in most locations,[1] and is suited to any type of soil, but preforms best on lighter types.[2]

'Virginia Bright Leaf' tobacco is a flue-cured type that was historically used for cigarette and pipe blends. Our seed stock originated from the USDA's accession number PI 552385. Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
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Tobacco plants are very interesting, ornamental, and have uses apart from consumption. This section of the website is intended for the historical and informational purposes of thinking adults. Anyone who has been raised since the turn of the 20th century already knows that tobacco can be addictive and can contribute to various medical ailments. If you do not smoke, it would seem illogical to start. We in no way encourage people to use any form of tobacco product.
Informational References:
  1. "Strains of Flue-Cured Tobacco Resistant to Black Shank," By James F. Bullock and E. G. Moss, October 1943, U. S. Department of Agriculture, October 1943.
  2. "Job P. Wyatt and Sons Company," Raleigh, North Carolina, 1945.

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