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When to harvest Burley for making perique ?

KiwiGrown

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Hi,

Sorry for a question that's probably been asked 10000 times but I'm a 1st year growing and I was hoping to get someone's opinion of what degree of ripeness to stalk harvest my Burley plants with the intentions to perique it ?

Here is what they look like currently:
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Sorry for the photo's being sideways I'm not sure what happened there.

Thank you,

Sam.
 

deluxestogie

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In general, I allow burley to yellow quite a bit in the field. I start my Perique batches from leaf that has (at least) mostly color-cured, regardless of the variety I'm using. So I would suggest leaving it out there for a while.

Bob
 
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