They look wonderful, how did they smoke? I will vouch for the 2oz a plant if planted traditional, I think I trumped it as I offset so not sure if I produced more fer sq. fopt or not. I had a reasonably thick leaf off the centre but leaves than 10" long. They were very floral on the nose and mellower a mix down. I have some put away so can comment fouther in 6 months or so
Those plant's from FM's pics are amazing. I planted Bursa at 18" and they weren't anywhere near that size. They got really tall, though. I'm sure it's the difference in the soil between Ohio and Massachusetts. To be safe, I'd estimate about 2 oz. tobacco per plant. If you get more, great. It smokes really well.
I planted mine like I plant 95% of my tobacco plants at 2' spacing in off set rows 2' apart. They grew 7' to 8' high and produced from 30-34 harvestable leaves per plant. It is the heaviest producing oriental type I have grown yet. To me the flavor is a little spicy and very sweet. It is a close second to Prilep in it's sweetness. The smoke is fragrant and aromatic. It is a delicious tobacco!
IMHO, you should forget the "traditional way" of planting it and give this plant the space and water it needs to live up to its full potential. You won't be disappointed.
Generally speaking...If the forum mutually endorses any particular variety, we are endorsing the overall quality of the plant. Nobody is going to tell you how to grow it and share their experiences with a variety if it is somehow flawed.
It's safe to assume it cures well. I stalk cured my crop and was very satisfied with the result.