Turkish Basma is one of the most important strains of tobacco originating from Turkey.
This tobacco is a short low yield plant with small leaves that is considered an “oriental tobacco”.
Basma is traditionally sun cured to produce a light yellow leaf that is then aged and smoked in pipe tobacco and cigarettes.
This is also one of the famous tobaccos that is used in the production of the famous fire cured Cyprus Latakia tobacco.
Use and Flavor:
Turkish Basma is a tobacco that is used predominantly for pipe and cigarette blends.
Its small leaf, produces earthy and heavily spicy notes.
Turkish Basma has a low nicotine level.
This tobacco grows to approximately 3-3.5 ft tall in high quality soils, the leaves it produces are heavy and cure to a light color.
It is a medium yield plant and it grows quickly in most soil and 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.