Smoking Tobacco, Scherazi
(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial. An Iranian variety. Flowers pink. Grows to seven feet high. Hummingbird attractor. Leaves harvested in summer cured well in the sun to golden-brown with a light, somewhat spicy flavor. Good selection if growing in the Pacific Northwest.
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