Mixed Tobacco Varieties Organic Heirloom Non-GMO Seeds B100

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Grow your own home tobacco plant free of additives! These heirloom tobacco plants have been around for years and grow great in home gardens.
Tobacco is usually grown in home gardens so gardeners can harvest the plant and know it has no additives. Tobacco also is grown personally for its ornamental appearance. It is a member of the nightshade family, which includes tomatoes and peppers as well. Tobacco is typically a warm-weather plant.

Packet: 100 seeds
Botanical Name: Nicotiana tabacum
Lifecycle: Annual
Hardiness: Half Hardy Annual
Size: 5' h x 2.5' w
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained
Season: Summer to fall
Seed to Bloom: 10-12 weeks
Color: Green
Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sow Method:Transplant
Breed: Open-pollinated
Categories: Herb

Before Planting: The tobacco seed is very small, so it must be started indoors. Tobacco prefers soil with a pH of 5.8 and well-drained soils.

Depth: Surface sow; requires light to germinate.
Sprout Time: 10-21 days
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Keep at 60-75°F. Sprinkle with vermiculite or cover with humidity dome to keep moist.
Starting Outdoors: Direct sow after last frost.
When to Set Outside: After last frost.
Planting: Begin the seed in seed compost and not potting mix six weeks before the last frost. When planting, place the seed on top of the compost and do not cover it. In addition to warmer temps, it also requires light to germinate. Seedlings are ready to be transplanted once they reach 8 inches in height. Transplant them after all dangers of frost have passed.

Flowering tobacco's flowers add a contrasting form to summer's many rounded flower shapes. They grow best in moderate summer areas planted in humus-rich soils well supplied with even water. In scorching hot climates, afternoon shade is beneficial. Regular fertilizer and deadheading will ensure free-flowering all season and an abundance of hummingbirds and hawk moths.
Final Spacing: 2'
Water Use: Medium Water Use
Watering Details: Regular, even watering; 1" per week. Water 1/2 inch weekly, but be careful because over0watering can make the plants become thin and flaky.
Soil pH: Prefers slightly acidic soil but is tolerant of a wide range of pH levels.
Fertilizer: Mix in about 2" of compost prior to planting, and use several applications of organic fertilizer during the season. To fertilize tobacco, use the same fertilizers used for tomatoes or peppers. Fertilizer should contain no chlorine and its nitrogen should be in nitrate form. Apply the fertilizer over several separate instances, such as applying it to the soil before transplanting and continuously throughout the tobacco’s growing season to keep the leaves a solid green color. Once flowers begin to form, stop the fertilization process.
Diseases & Pests: Nicotiana can be susceptible to aphids; water sprays or insecticidal soap can safely remedy the issue. Tobacco budworms eat holes in the buds and devour seeds later in the summer. Try to hand pick them at dusk when they come out to feed. In autumn, tilling in annual beds can help destroy pupae and decrease populations the following year. Tobacco hornworm, the caterpillar stage of a hawk moth, also feeds on Nicotiana and can be controlled by handpicking. Look for the black droppings, as the green caterpillars are hard to spot, and remove immediately, as they can ravage the foliage. White eggs attached to them indicate that a predator insect has parasitized them, and the caterpillars should be left alone.
When to Cut: Nearly to fully open flowers

Days to Maturity: Tobacco plants can be harvested around 60 days after being transplanted.

Harvesting: Tobacco plants can be harvested by cutting down the entire plant at once or by pulling individual leaves from the plant.

Tips: To make flue-cured tobacco, the leaves are added to tobacco sticks which are then hung in a barn’s kiln, which will heat cure the tobacco but not expose it to smoke. To sun cure tobacco, the leaves are placed in the
sun and dried.

FREE GIFT when you order 5 items or more. Free gift is full of surprise seeds which may include single or mixed varieties.

Note: No tracking # will be provided to make the shipping cost-effective for us and free for you.
Returns & exchanges Not accepted. But please contact me if you have problems with your order

Species: Variety of Tobacco. We do NOT make any claims that you will receive all 250+ seed varieties since we have no way of knowing which are which.

Brightleaf tobacco (Virginia tobacco)
Big Gem
Black Sea Samsun Turkish
Cuban Criollo 98
Ecuadorian Sumatra
Goose Creek Red
Habano 2000
Hungarian "Szamosi"
Indian Black
Indian Tobacco ( Rustica )
Mountain Tobacco
Oriental Tobacco
Cuban Criollo 98
Shade tobacco
Sobolchskii 33
Ternopolskii 7
Thuoc lao
Type 22
White Burley
Virginia Gold
Virginia Brightleaf