One of the most common and perhaps the most important cigar tobaccos (commonly referred to as Broadleaf).
Broadleaf has originated in the Connecticut River Valley – where it was primarily used as a cigar wrapper.
It has some of the wider leaves in the tobacco species (hence the name) and it produces veiny/oily leaves that are among the most priced in the tobacco industry.
Broadleaf is the most priced tobacco in the tobacco world where it is mostly used as a cigar wrapper. It is also used for other parts in a cigar blend.
The plant grows to a bushy, squat plant and it produces a large quantity of usable tobacco. It grows particularly well in high sun locations – Broadleaf also grows very well in the shade creating Connecticut shade tobacco – this is done to produce thinner leaves of better quality that will be destined exclusively for cigar wrappers.
Use and Flavor:
Commonly used as cigar wrapper.
Broadleaf has a mild medium bodied flavor.
It carries earthly, nuts, light vanilla undertones and is slightly salty.
This tobacco grows to >4.00 ft in high quality soils, the leaves it produces are >30″ and >15″ wide, and cure to a beautiful brown/leathery color.
It is a high yield plant and it grows quickly in good soil and climatic conditions.
It produces white, bell-like flowers, with a pinkish/reddish hue at the petals.
Fast maturing plant – 60-100 days (flowering to harvest).
The seeds listed herein are from our own private plantation. The photos include photos of our own plants as well as plants sent to us by our clients/friends from the seeds that we have provided.