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Cigar Seeding

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A good web page introduction to cigar seeding.  The Vid is quite informative as well. 

it always blows me away how small tobacco seeds are. 

A light plane and a few sack-fulls of seed spread in April from a few hundred feet would have tens of thousands of wild tobacco plants growing throughout the city by June.:ph34r:

 

https://cigahr.com/2017/08/12/serie-de-lector-the-lector-series-part-i-cigar-seeding/

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1 hour ago, El Presidente said:

A light plane and a few sack-fulls of seed spread in April from a few hundred feet would have tens of thousands of wild tobacco plants growing throughout the city by June.:ph34r:

 

You really shouldn't give me ideas like that.

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1 hour ago, Fuzz said:

You really shouldn't give me ideas like that.

Is it true that its against the law to grow your own tobacco in Australia?

If it is, how do they enforce it? The plant looks like any other plant.

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2 hours ago, El Presidente said:

A light plane and a few sack-fulls of seed spread in April from a few hundred feet would have tens of thousands of wild tobacco plants growing throughout the city by June.:ph34r:

Go guerilla gorilla!  I know of people having done it with a much different (but equally smokable) plant.  Results were hilarious and seemed to be quite satisfying for Mr. Johnny Appleseed!

 

1 hour ago, mwaller said:

I'm currently growing two of the varieties mentioned - Criollo 98 and Corojo 99.  I started the plants from seed back in February, and have been babying them ever since.  Here's a pic of my "crop" in late July.  Since the picture was taken, leaves have started to mature.  To date, I've harvested about 2/3 of the leaves on each plant.   

 

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Simply stunning - good show!  Are you in a tropical or sub-tropical region?I've had piss-poor luck with Cor99.

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Business opportunity!!

 

after your Fly Over Seeding,register  yourself as a Tobacco Removal Specialist enterprise,and get paid to go around collecting the plants up and " destroying " them.

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6 hours ago, garbandz said:

Business opportunity!!

 

after your Fly Over Seeding,register  yourself as a Tobacco Removal Specialist enterprise,and get paid to go around collecting the plants up and " destroying " them.

Destroying them in a series of small fires?

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yes, privately, so as to not alarm the public.       ;)

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Last week I was looking at this plant in the wife's flower bed in front of the house and thought wow that plant looks familiar. Nicotaina Sylvestris (sp.) related to the one used to make tobacco I guess.  They look just like small tobacco leaves.  Apparently it's too low in nicotine to make into anything worthwhile but it's kind of an interesting plant.  Maybe I'll save some leaves and try to make some half assed cigars out of it...Wonder if it could kill me though...hmmm...is that Medio Tiempo I spy!  Probably something everyone knows, but I found it interesting and thought I would share.  

 

 

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On 8/20/2017 at 11:56 AM, BMWBen said:

Picked some today and got it sewn up. Really hoping it doesn't dry green 

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Did these color cure properly for you?  What variety?

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That's really  cool !!

Do you roll cigars or cigarettes from them?

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6 hours ago, mwaller said:

Did these color cure properly for you?  What variety?

Yes luckily they did, it was all vuelta abajo. How did your plants do? I still have a lot more to pick but the sewing process is pretty time consuming

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4 hours ago, JC67 said:

That's really  cool !!

Do you roll cigars or cigarettes from them?

I'm going to make an attempt at rolling cigars but never have before so we'll see how they turn out

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32 minutes ago, BMWBen said:

Yes luckily they did, it was all vuelta abajo. How did your plants do? I still have a lot more to pick but the sewing process is pretty time consuming

Those are some huge Vuelta Abajo leaves!  

My harvest has been in full swing for over a month now.  Only a few upper stalk leaves remain to be harvested.  The color curing has generally gone well, though I've had to compost a few greenish leaves here and there.  My first batch of color cured leaf went into the kiln around the 1st of September.  The grassy smells have largely burned off, and the scent is approaching that of finished tobacco.  I plant to pull the first load from the kiln at the end of the month.  Fingers crossed that they actually taste like a cigar when burned.... 

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35 minutes ago, BMWBen said:

I'm going to make an attempt at rolling cigars but never have before so we'll see how they turn out

Ditto... that's going to be the next challenge!

What are you using to string your leaf?  I'm using 17 ga. aluminum wire, and it works great. Light, strong, and stiff enough to punch through any leaf stem without difficulty.   

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9 minutes ago, mwaller said:

Those are some huge Vuelta Abajo leaves!  

My harvest has been in full swing for over a month now.  Only a few upper stalk leaves remain to be harvested.  The color curing has generally gone well, though I've had to compost a few greenish leaves here and there.  My first batch of color cured leaf went into the kiln around the 1st of September.  The grassy smells have largely burned off, and the scent is approaching that of finished tobacco.  I plant to pull the first load from the kiln at the end of the month.  Fingers crossed that they actually taste like a cigar when burned.... 

 

Those look great! Did you have any problems with bugs while growing? Right around topping time the bugs showed up and i couldn't find anyway to get rid of them besides trimming the affected leaves

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1 minute ago, BMWBen said:

Those look great! Did you have any problems with bugs while growing? Right around topping time the bugs showed up and i couldn't find anyway to get rid of them besides trimming the effected leaves

Thankfully, bugs were not a problem.  I had two Vuelta Abajo plants that became infected with some sort of virus, but otherwise no issues with disease or pests.  

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What's the 'oldest' cuban tobacco varietal available?  Cool stuff you guys are doing! :cigar:

 

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