Red Rose is an air-cured, cigar type tobacco having nice long,
broad leaves making for a handsome plant.
cured leaf of Red Rose has a beautiful color producing a strong,
bold smoke. Historically used primarily for as cigar filler, it is
also quite suitable as cigar wrappers and binder. Despite its
thickness and strength, the leaf burns smooth and evenly resulting
in a clean ash. The flavor is described as strong but pleasant.
Its flowers are pink.
Because the leaves tend to be thick, they are
relatively forgiving and easy to handle, making them a good choice
for beginning cigar rollers.
Our seed originated from USDA accession
number PI 552357 Donated by Pennsylvania State University in 1961.