Smoking Tobacco, Pedro's Cuban
(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial. Brought to Portland, Ore., from Central America in the early 2000’s, by our friend Pedro. Naturalized to the Pacific NW after several generations of seed-saving, but would do well anywhere else tobacco can grow. Flowers pink. Grows to seven feet high. Hummingbird attractor. Well-cured leaves impart a definite cigar flavor.
Planting suggestions: Press tiny seeds onto surface of already-moistened soil. Keep pots in a water-filled tray in a sunny, warm location. Avoid surface watering until germination, except with a mister. After first set of true leaves have sized up, thin to one plant per pot and transplant out. Give plants rich soil, water, and full sun. Can container-grow in a 5-gallon bucket.
Contains at least 50 seeds