Bursa is one of the largest and heaviest producing varieties of Turkish tobacco, growing up to 8' with 30-34 harvestable leaves per plant.
The dark green spade-shaped leaves are heavy and average 10" by 16".
Because of the plants' tall columnar form, it may need staking in windy areas to avoid tipping.
Blooming occurs at 65-70 days.
The unique flavor is spicy and sweet and the smoke is fragrant and highly aromatic.
The nicotine level is fairly high for a Turkish variety.
Can be air or sun cured.
Bursa is an excellent tobacco for a pipe or blending in cigarettes.