Smoking Tobacco, Small Stem Black Mammath
(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial. An heirloom cigarette tobacco variety from the East Coast of the U.S. We originally got it from the J.L. Hudson Seed Co. in California. Flowers pink. Grows to seven feet high. Hummingbird attractor. Well-cured leaves have a great flavor for rolling your own smokes.
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