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Glessner Tobacco

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Glessner Tobacco seeds

$5.00

Large leaves with a fine, soft texture remaining elasticity after curing making it useful for cigar wrappers.

The plant grows to an average height of 4 to 5 feet. It produces 15 to 20 leaves from 20 to 30 inches long and 8 to 14 inches in width.

Maturity is in 55 to 60 days. It is usually stalk cut and air-cured on the stalk. It tends to color cure to a deep, chestnut brown. Yield: is about 2 -3 ounces of cured leaf per plant

a handful of seeds per pack. from Peter’s garden

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Availability: 9 in stock

‘Glessner’, also known as ‘Glessner Pennsylvania Seed Leaf’, its plants are attractive and produce large leaves with a fine, soft texture remaining elasticity after curing making it useful for cigar wrappers. It was also grown for use as cigar filler and binder as well.

It makes excellent cigar wrapper, binder and filler. The plant grows to an average height of 4 to 5 feet. It produces 15 to 20 leaves from 20 to 30 inches long and 8 to 14 inches  in width. Maturity is in 55 to 60 days. It is usually stalk cut and air-cured on the stalk. It tends to color cure to a deep, chestnut brown. Yield: is about 2 -3 ounces of cured leaf per plant

‘Glessner’ is a very old variety, pre-dating the 1880s, and originating in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  It was, “. . . held in very high repute and is probably more grown throughout the section than any other.” Offered by Henry A. Dreer and Company of Philadelphia, they described it in 1883 as follows

“The most noted selection grown in Lancaster county. It has a larger and finer leaf than the Connecticut, of a chestnut brown color, also producing a greater crop of handsome foliage.”

a handful of seeds per pack. from Peter’s garden

Availability: 9 in stock

Glessner Tobacco

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