Virginia Gold Tobacco Seeds
Price for Package of 50 seeds.
Virginia tobacco is an annual plant. Virginia - the name comes from the U.S. state's name. This is the most common tobacco. Its peculiarity, that it has a high sugar content and is used in many formulas. While it is perfectly possible to smoke and their own. Of nicotine from 1 to 3.5%.
Tobacco is planted in mid-March at home. To the field being planted from mid-May to June depending on weather conditions (the fear of frost). From one plant can be harvested 18-22 sheets suitable for the manufacture of tobacco. These seeds are from the 2011 crop.
Seeds germination is about 96%.
Seeds should be surface sown in fertile, well-draining loam in full sun. The soil should be deeply tilled. They are best off being direct sown after any danger of frost or sown in trofts outside and transplanted to the ground when about two inches tall. They can also be started indoors for an early start. This also helps prevent them from being carried away by the wind or water. Tabacum is considered a perennial in warmer climates, but can be grown elsewhere as an annual. Thin plants to about two feet apart, and cut off the flowering tops to increase leaf size. Flowering requires 14 hours of daylight to begin. Remove dead flowers to encourage new ones to emerge. Regular fertilization is recommended. Germination typically takes 10-20 days.
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