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1 x Golden Virginia Tobacco Plug Plants
Reserve your Golden Virginia Tobacco Plants
Plants Dispatching NOW July 2020
Sent in Hard Plastic Professional Packaging Via Tracked Courier
Harvesting and curing TOBACCO: Leaves may be picked as they ripen (primed) and strung on wire or string with ½ inch of space between them for curing. Whole plants can be cut and hung when 50% of the leaves show signs of ripening. Curing (aka color curing) happens when chlorophyll in the leaf breaks down and the leaf changes from green or yellow to brown. Hang leaves or plants in an area where you can maintain a daily average of 70‐80% humidity to cure and dry. Basements or outdoor sheds often make great curing locations. If dried to quickly, the leaf will not cure and will dry green. Tobacco that fails to cure and dries green is unsmokable. After curing, continue to dry the leaf until it is completely dry and the main stem snaps like a twig. Once cured and dried, the leaf can be left to hang and age where it is, or brought back into case (re‐humidified until the leaf is pliable) then packed into cardboard boxes for storage and to age. Aging allows time for nitrogen compounds in the leaf to break down, which removes the harshness of freshly cured tobacco and lets the true flavors come through.