KY8635 is a white stemmed Kentucky Burley that grows to 6 feet in height. It produces large uniformed sized leaves with little to no suckering.
Leaves turn yellow as they ripen. Matures in 55-60 days.
Very easy to air cure and dries an orange brown.
Tolerates frost well.
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Mild and very wonderful wrapper for my cigars.high germination and grows heartily.winner winner winner
I first planted this variety in 2017. Germination rates were very high as long as seed starts were placed under warm (70 F+) temperature conditions. This variety is very tolerant of extreme weather and survived both drought and light flooding conditions in our area. Disease and pests were not an issue. A few tobacco worms were found but that is normal. Growth rate is very fast and can achieve massive leaf size if topped prior to flowering. Most tobacco varieties are heavy feeders and if left untopped, these easily achieved height in excess of 8 ft. Leaves cure nicely via traditional air curing methods. Putting this variety "in case" (old phrase for preferred moisture content) required little to no effort and leaves stripped efficiently. We also grew this variety in containers and were surprised at how well they performed. Several container grown plants survived weeks in temperatures with lows in the 40s F, dying only when temperatures got below 35 F. Since tobacco is a perennial, we overwintered a couple of the containers and they performed excellently in years 2 and 3. If you're a beginner to growing burley tobacco, this variety is a great one to get started with.