well. when you finally post what you have,,,This morning while working in my greenhouse . The sun came out and coats came off then the sun went behind clouds and the coats went back on .
We still have frozen water in my pot holes during the mornings .
Wow, no kidding, you have actually grown, processed, and smoked all of those varieties?That is from personal experience. That's why some varieties were omitted. The experience of others with these varieties might clarify/contradict my impressions. Since I don't smoke cigarettes, all my "cigarette" comments are conjecture.
My purpose in adding all those comments is to assist those unfamiliar with some of the varieties in ordering transplants from BigBonner.
You're right about it everbody have different choices with different senses of taste, this is argumentative. So your comments may be helpful for selecting untried varieties to grow (or smoke) but empiric....The experience of others with these varieties might clarify/contradict my impressions. Since I don't smoke cigarettes, all my "cigarette" comments are conjecture.
Yenidje is not a name of a strain, it is a town (Genisea) in Xanthi region but formerly the old name of Xanthi region/area which also used to cover some Bulgarian regions (like Kirdzhali etc) in Ottoman era. There're 7 places called Yenice/Yenidje in Turkey, 5 places in Greece and 2 places in Azerbaijan. Because of this it's better to use "Xanthi" as a name of that tobacco strain, also this is the unique way to define this variety scientifically.deluxestogie said:...
22. Xanthi Yaka [The holy grail of light, aromatic Oriental leaf. For cigarette and pipe blending. Also known as Yenidje.]
40. Mutki [A surprisingly large-leafed Oriental (possibly semi-Oriental) that makes thin wrapper when sun-grown.]...
Is Bolivia Criollo Black the same as Cuban Criollo 98? If not, what does the Criollo signify?The MD 609 and Bolivia Criollo Black were grown by BigBonner. The Vuelta Abajo was grown by Jitterbugdude. But yep, I've grown all the rest, and then some. Of course, the results of what I grew may or may not have been typical for the varieties.
I think that's correct. 'Criollo' is Spanish (the French would be 'Creole') and referred to the people in colonial times who were of European descent but were born in the New World. For plants and stuff it means bred and developed in the New World. So with tobacco it does seem like it means locally developed breeds.I believe that criollo means "native seed" and could be applied to many tobacco's....i.e. Dominican criolla.....Cuban criollo.....etc. I'm sure someone will give a much longer and better definition, but that's what I've always understood.