Cuban Criollo 98,
Cuban Criollo 98 is one of the most important strains for cigar production. This tobacco was introduced in Cuba where it was crossbred between Havana P.R and Havana 92 and it loves the sun and the heat.
Criollo 98 is a tall grower (6-7ft) and produces leaves up to 2ft.
Use and Flavor:
Criollo 98 produces a medium body smoke. It is almost exclusively a cigar tobacco where it is fermented and produces an excellent filler and binder.
Criollo has an earthy, lightly spicy and slightly salty taste. If fermented with love it produces a very complex and sought after taste profile.
This tobacco grows to approximately 6-7 ft in high quality soils, the leaves it produces are heavy and cure to a light brown color.
It is a medium yield plant and it grows quickly in most soil and warm climatic conditions.
It produces intense pink flowers.
Plant matures and tobacco is ready to harvest in 40-50 days post transplant.
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.