Cigar Wrapper Type Tobacco
"Historical uses for Cigar Filler tobacco were for cigar filler, as well as for cigar wrapper and binder tobacco."

 

Florida Sumatra


'Florida Sumatra' is a very old variety that was historically shade grown and used to make excellent quality cigar wrapper leaves. It is fast maturing and grows four to six feet in height.

In a 1925 edition of Suniland Magazine, we found the following reference to this variety's development:
"The innovation [sic - growing under shade] was an immediate and a pronounced success, the first shade tobacco selling for more than $4 a pound, as against an average price of forty cents a pound for the sun variety. In 1917, by the way, the tobacco was further shaded by the addition of cheese cloth to the wooden slats, so that today Florida Sumatra leaf tobacco compares favorably in texture and quality with the imported variety.
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My stock is grown from USDA accession number PI 552631.

"Florida Sumatra" Tobacco Plant

Plant
Dixie Shade Flower

Flower
"Florida Sumatra" Tobacco Plant

Florida Sumatra

Mature "Florida Sumatra" Tobacco Plant

Mature Plant


Air Cured Leaf
 
 

Florida Sumatra Tobacco Seeds

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Updated on January 13, 2018