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ciennepi

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#22
Can I ask why do you take the entire plant and don't prime the ripe leafs as usually do letting the other to mature further?
 

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From time to time, I have a stalk or part of a stalk snap off early in the season. I've found that it will usually cure well, so long as it remains on the stalk while curing. It's sometimes a slow process. If you can get immature leaf to cure, the primary difference between that and more mature leaf is the nicotine strength and intensity of aroma--the early leaf being milder in both regards.

Bob
 
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