I’m growing it again, and it’s looking good thus far. This year, however, instead of growing my “Havana” strain, I’m trying out one called “Florida Sumatra,” which is on the tobacco page at www.seedman.com.
This variety is supposed to air-dry into a nice smokeable leaf. Some of my previous experiments with rolling cigars (okay, ALL of my previous experiments with rolling cigars) have been unsatisfactory. I’m hoping the larger leaves on this cultivar may prove more amenable to my limited rolling skills.
Even if not, it’ll still be worth chewing or packing into a pipe.
Speaking of tobbaco, check out my book The Survival Gardener’s Guide to Growing Tobacco for Smoking, Barter, Medicine and $$$: A Quick-Start Booklet.