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Plantation
  • Monsoon crop: Mid-August - 1st week of September.
  • Winter Crop: Mid-September to Mid-November.
Marketing
  • Monsoon Crop: February to March
  • Winter Crop: April to June

  Physical Characteristics  
  Color : Nut-Brown
  Leaf size : Medium to Large
  Pore Volume (ml/gram) : 0.07 to 0.20
  Filling Value (cc/gram) : 3.80 to 5.80

 Chemical Characteristics  
  Nicotine :
1.00 to 3.25
  Reducing Sugars : 3.00 to 9.00
  Chloride (%) : 0.50 to 2.00`
  Economic Use : Primarily used for cigarette blending and for hookah tobacco paste making.


Sun Cured Natu Tobacco (Eluru)

Plantation
  • October to November
Marketing
  • April to August

Physical Characteristics  
 Color : Brown to Dark Brown
 Leaf size : Medium to Large

Chemical Characteristics  
  Nicotine :
3.00 to 5.50
  Reducing Sugars : 1.10 to 2.60
  Chloride (%) : 1.10 to 2.00
  Economic Use : Mainly used for cheroots, snuff, pipe tobacco, cigarette blending and for hookah paste making.

Kentucky Fire Cured Tobacco
Plantation
  • August-end to Mid-September
Marketing
  • Every March

  Physical Charcateristics  
  Color : Brown to Dark Brown
  Leaf size : Medium to Large

  Chemical Characteristics
  Nicotine :
2.50 to 3.75
  Chloride (%) : 1.00 to 1.50
  Economic Use : Pipe mixtures and hookah tobacco paste

Beedi Tobacco (Gujarath and Karnataka)

Plantatio
  • August-end to September
Marketing
  • April - May
Productio
  • Produced mostly in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra states. The average output is 160 M.Kgs.

  Physical Charcateristics  
  Color : orange brown to light greenish brown in color (parrot green)
  Leaf size : broad, medium to heavy bodied

  Chemical Characteristics
  Nicotine :
2.50 to 3.50
  Chloride (%) : 3.50 to 6.50
  Reducing Sugars (%) : 0.80 to 1.80
  Chloride (%) : 1.50 to 5.00
  Economic Use :

Used in the manufacture of beedies, a hand-rolled smoking product made by wrapping tobacco with natural ebony leaves

 

 
   
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