Little Dutch, once a widely grown tobacco in the
Miami Valley cigar filler area of southwestern Ohio, is now quite
rare. Little history is known about Little Dutch but is thought to
have been imported from Germany sometime before 1880.
Early maturing variety with short internodes and erect growing
leaves and when cured possess a distinctive aroma. The plant also
has a characteristic odor in the field. Plants are relatively
small in comparison to other varieties and may be a candidate for
container growing or for closer planting in flower beds.
The follows is from the
book "Tobacco Leaf" published in 1897. Written by J.B. Killebrew,
A. M., PH. D and Herbert Myrick, B. S
"Very narrow leaf,
small, thick and short, in flavor resembling Yara tobacco; for
binders and fillers for cigars: once very popular in the Miami
valley of Ohio, but now discarded, along with seedleaf, and
Zimmer's Spanish is mainly grown. Pre 1880 variety.
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