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Krausen89 - Dominican Olor Log 2022

Krausen89

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This Growing season i knew i wasn't going to have much time so i didn't go crazy. Just 5 Dominican Olor plants (seeds from urban farmer). love the little to no suckering! First time growing cigar tobacco. hope to get some decent sticks out of this grow. I just took the 1st priming as the lower leaves were starting to yellow at the tips. As of right now i am keeping the leaves stacked wrapped up in a towel and randomize them twice a day. they are yellowing nice and some nice brown color coming through already. My plan is to color cure them this way until they are a decent color and then store them labeled Volado and then take the next primings and so on. once all are color cured i am going to kiln them @ 125F - 128F not getting too crazy with methodology at that point i will try a few blends of cigars with the primings and then roll what i can into Puro Cigars rest goes into pipe blend. Next year i am thinking about doing some Corojo 99 and maybe some Pennsylvania Red or Havana 608. (any suggestions appreciated) I am collecting seeds from at least one plant maybe all of them if anyone would like some. when they are ready i will post some to trade.

*will post pics after this post
 

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Volado Primings. Cleaned with soft brush and used water and paper towel to wipe any spotted lanternfly "honeydew" off. (Could this sugary excretion make for a sweet leaf? lol) So far so good!
 

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Volados are coming along. I am thinking it might be easier to hang them outside away from the elements than to shuffle them twice a day. But i feel this is full proof and i just use a paper towel to dab up any droplets perspiring on the leaf. Humidity is around 50% during the day and atleast lastnight got to 75%. This should be good to just hang them?
 

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Volados are coming along. I am thinking it might be easier to hang them outside away from the elements than to shuffle them twice a day. But i feel this is full proof and i just use a paper towel to dab up any droplets perspiring on the leaf. Humidity is around 50% during the day and atleast lastnight got to 75%. This should be good to just hang them?
That sounds ideal to me, for all the leaves that have fully color-cured. From then on, low humidity is generally a good thing. I'd only be concerned if it began to swing up into the 80's or 90's or stay above/around 70% for long periods.
 

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This past weekend i harvested more of the leaves as they ripened. i moved from stacking leaves in a towel (volado) to hanging them on stakes with little slip knots, these require tightening as the leaves dry out, to stringing using a needle through the leaves and then tying the string to a stake to hang, which i think i will continue to do unless i stalk harvest other varieties.

I harvested what i thought to be Seco and then Viso and then Ligero. I realized once all was hanging up that the first was only half of the Seco and the second wasn't viso, but the second half of the seco, when i went to harvest the Ligero and realized it was all Viso. Which i still may have wrong. I had some medium to smaller leaves left on top and realized that i probably wont have time to color cure as first frost for us is due Oct 30th. ( i see others in here trying to beat the frost, does this prevent leaves from color curing?)

After careful consideration and examination i harvested the "Ligero" which were starting to curl on the tip and corrugated but some of which are pretty small so i seperated the leaves of this position into 3; large, medium and small.

there are still 2 or 3 tiny leaves on the top with the covered flowers, i will let the flowers go until closer to the frost date and then harvest (the pods) and hang to dry.

The suckers on these plants were very manageable for the little time i had to tend to the garden. On one of the plants, there was a sucker at the bottom that i left alone. When i am ready to harvest the seed pods i am going to cut that stalk down to the bottom and see what i can get out of this sucker. it prob will only be enough for a cigar or 2 (if ripe in time) or i could use them in a pipe blend.

I wonder how much the suckers would have taken over if i was to top all of these like i had done in the previous years with other plants. Will post pics of harvested leaves soon
 
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