Smoking Tobacco, Virginia Gold
(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial in the Nightshade Family, native to the Americas. 5-7′ tall. Hummingbird attractor. A fine cigarette tobacco that cures to a beautiful golden color. We found it very tasty.
Planting suggestions: Average garden soil is sufficient, but like all plants in the Nicotiana genus, responds enthusiastically to nitrogen including manure or dead animals. Full sun. Start indoors a few weeks before the Final Frost date. Press tiny seeds onto surface of moist soil. Keep wet with a mister or by keeping pots in a water-filled tray. Thin to one plant per pot after first set of true leaves. Transplant out when they have 3-4 true leaves. Space plants 2-3′ apart. Can container-garden. Harvest leaves throughout summer or whole plant at end of season.
Contains at least 50 seeds