Tobacco Combo Pack, Desert Tobacco, Nicotiana obtusifolia, Organic, Hopi Tobacco, Nicotiana rustica, Medicinal Seeds, Heirloom, GMO Free
Listing includes one pack of desert tobacco seeds and one pack of hopi tobacco seeds.
Name: Desert Tobacco
Scientific name: Nicotiana Obtusifolia
A native desert plant of the SouthWestern US, desert tobacco is well suited for rocky poor soils where it thrives in low moisture high sun conditions. Desert tobacco grows 1-3 feet tall and flowers quickly so make sure to keep it topped and harvest stems of leaves every 2 weeks for optimal production and health. the leaves are full of nicotine and anabsine so it is more suited for slow measured intake such as through a pipe. the drying process is best done in controlled low moisture environments making sure not to rush the drying process but allowing enough time develop flavor and oils without allowing it to mold. If allowed to flower it bears terminal clusters of greenish white flowers that readily set seed pods with hundreds of seed in each pod. harvest when pods are brown but not yet opened.
Origination: South West US
Recommended Uses: medicinal, smoking, ornamental, pesticide
Height: 1-3′ tall
Hardiness: perennial in desert like climates, annual where freezes. often self sows
Flower Color: greenish white
Characteristics: heat tolerant and tolerant of poor soils
Surface sow 4-6 weeks before last frost date in cells pressing firmly into soilless mix. Keep moist until germination in 7-14 days. Bump up to 4″ when True leaves show and plant is safe to work with. Transplant to a full sun location after all danger of frost in rocky well draining soil. Space 1-2 feet apart and water when dry.
Medicinal Seeds, Hopi Tobacco, Tobacco, Nicotiana rustica, Organic, 100 Seeds Per Pack, Heirloom, GMO Free
Name: Hopi Tobacco
Scientific Name: Nicotiana rustica
Hopi Tobacco is a ceremonial type tobacco with a very high nicotine content. It is native to the rainforest areas of North and South America. This strain in particular made it’s way to the American Southwest region and was cultivated for centuries by the Hopi Indian Tribe. It has a list of successful uses starting from an effective pesticide, treating internal and external parasites, and relief from bites and stings.
Origination: Native to North and South America
All parts of the plant contain nicotine which is a strong stimulant. The leaves are antispasmodic, cathartic, emetic, narcotic and sedative. They are used externally as a poultice and a wash in the treatment of rheumatic swelling, skin diseases and scorpion stings
Height: 2 Feet
Hardiness: USDA zones 10 – 14 as short – lived perennial, USDA zones 1-14 as summer annual.
Flower Color: yellow
Uses: smoked in cigars
Start seeds indoors in trays 6-8 weeks before last danger of frost. Use fine starting mix packed lightly. Thoroughly soak and drain. Sprinkle 2-3 seeds on top, don’t cover. Mist lightly, cover tray loosely with clear plastic dome. In well-lit area mist daily, germinate in 7-14 days. Remove plastic, place in greenhouse. Thin and harden off seeds gradually. Plant 2 feet apart in full sun.