Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
Mild and very wonderful wrapper for my cigars.high germination and grows heartily.winner winner winner
Robust Kentucky burley variety that doesn't disappoint
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.