You are correct. I have it classified wrong. It is a cigar wrapper. And a very impressive and productive plant.The online references I find for "Scantic" describe it as a Fusarium-Wilt resistant broadleaf cigar wrapper. It sounds like a disease-resistant alternative to CT Broadleaf. Thoughts?
The seed seems to be later maturing than Ozbas, but things vary from season to season so without growing it multiple times it's hard to say. The leaf on both strains seemed to mature about the same rate at about 70 - 80 days from transplant. Ripening is more subtle looking than many other tobaccos with only a slight yellowing at the edges. It air cures or sun cures nicely to a light golden brown.Does the Bulgarian Red Izmir mature any faster than Izmir Ozbas? I've read that Izmir can mature a bit late - has that been your experience?
Both are dark fire cured varieties.What can you tell us about these 2 varieties ?
I sure hope you do grow Piloto! I would love to see how it turns out when grown domestically by someone who knows what they're doing!Do you have any Piloto Cubano seeds?
Here it is close to time for me to start seeds and I am still pondering on what to grow this year .