Frequently Asked Questions About Tobacco Leaf, Tobacco Leaves, Ordering Tobacco Leaves, Fronto Leaves, and More

Over time, we have compiled a list of questions that have been frequently asked by our customers. This list will continue to be updated as we find out exactly what our customers are curious about before making a purchase with us.

It is our goal to provide a high quality product with a high level of customer satisfaction. If you have a question that's not currently on this list, feel free to contact us! We always love to hear from our customers.

Can you ship your tobacco to territories outside of the USA?
Yes, we ship all over the world! For more information, please visit our International Shipping page to learn about the international shipping process and how to place an order.

Approximately how many whole leaves are there in a pound?
The number of leaves in a pound will always vary depending the tobacco leaf's thickness and size. Pounds can can range from between 15-25 leaves for our thickest and largest leaves, to over 100 leaves for our smaller and thinner tobacco leaf varieties (think shade leaf).

What is the difference between a fronto leaf and other tobacco leaves?
Based on our understanding, what makes a fronto leaf a fronto are a few basic qualities that a specific type of tobacco leaf must have. 1) It must be a whole tobacco leaf variety, 2) it must be a dark tobacco leaf, and 3) it must be a well priced tobacco leaf. With that in mind, many of our tobacco leaves can actually be used as a fronto leaf! Although because of the price, the most in-demand tobacco leaf we sell as fronto is the Fronto / Dark Air Cured tobacco leaf. When this item is out of stock, consider using the 1LS Broadleaf or MED Broadleaf, as these are actually of better smoking quality.

Approximately how many cigars can I roll out of a pound of tobacco?
Although this is one of the most common questions we receive, it is also one of the hardest to answer. It really depends on the size of the cigars you roll, your cigar rolling technique, and personal preferences. It can also be confusing because different leaves can be used for different parts of the cigar. You might have one type of leaf for a filler, another leaf for a binder, and yet another tobacco leaf for a wrapper. If this was the case, you would ultimately have 3 pounds of tobacco leaf, not just one. With all of this information in mind, I think it's fair to say that you can roll AT LEAST 10 to 20 cigars out of one pound of tobacco.

Can your tobacco be categorized as seco or ligero?
The different varieties of our tobacco leaves come from all different parts of the tobacco plant, so our selection includes a bit of everything.

Do you sell tobacco seeds?
Yes! As of May 2013, we sell a variety of tobacco seeds. They can be found by visiting our tobacco seed section.

Is your tobacco by the pound "All Natural"?
Yes, our tobacco by the pound is 100% all natural, and comes directly from the farms right here in Connecticut. They undergo no special chemical processes, and are handled with great care before they get sent to our customers.

Are your tobacco leaves "Certified Organic"?
While our tobacco leaf is considered all natural, it is not technically certified organic. This is because in order to grow high quality tobacco leaves in most regions, certain growing methods must be used that include the use of pesticides occasionally. We plan on selling certified organic tobacco leaves in the near future.
Did you know: Tobacco is actually used as an organic insecticide for certain pest types?

Is all of your tobacco by the pound cured and fermented?
Yes, all of our tobacco leaf by the pound has been cured and fermented, except for scrap tobacco and tobacco that does not require fermentation. Our Shade Leaf Tobacco Scraps and Broad Leaf Tobacco Scraps have been only cured - not fermented.

What do I do if my tobacco leaves arrive dried out?
Believe it or not, tobacco leaves are actually meant to be stored dry and reconstituted with water when ready to roll. We do however mist all of our tobacco leaves prior to sending an order, and even go as far as packaging it in a bag (with holes) to retain the moisture. So generally speaking, your leaves will arrive moist. If they do arrive dry, simply moisten the tobacco with a spray bottle, wet towel, or another method before handling them too much. They will absorb the water like a slow sponge and be ready to work with in no time!

How do I roll my own cigar using your product?
Because we carry whole tobacco leaves, you would need to prep the leaves before rolling your own cigars. Some leaves are best used as a wrapper, and others can be used as filler. There are different methods to process the filler. One is simply removing the center vein, and using the 2 halves of the tobacco leaf as filler. You may want to use more than one leaf if you decide to go with this method. We have some videos and additional instructions in our Links and Media section, and have found a vast array of information regarding this topic on the internet.