Our Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Leaf is one of the darkest tobacco leaves offered at Leaf Only. It has a very pungent, smoke-like smell and flavor due to the "Fire Curing Process", which uses large, gentle fires to cure the tobacco. Although this leaf is traditionally used to make chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, and in pipe blends; some of our customers have enjoyed this leaf in a hookah blend, or as a roll-your-own fronto leaf, comparable to our Dark Air Cured Tobacco Leaf, despite it's strong smell and flavor.
The Fronto / Dark Air Cured (ALO) is a dark, thick air cured tobacco leaf. The ALO Grade name signifies that it was grown in-between Tennessee and Kentucky, USA. This leaf is large, and carries a medium-dark chocolate brown color, only to continue to darken with age.
The Fronto / Dark Air Cured (CLO) is a dark, thick air cured tobacco leaf. The CLO Grade name signifies that it was grown in Canada. This leaf is very large, and carries a milk chocolate brown color, that will only darken with age. Because it was grown father north, the color of this leaf will be lighter in color, and thinner in texture overall.
The Aged Dark Air Cured is a dark, thick air cured tobacco leaf. This leaf, grown in 2013, has a chocolate brown color on top, with a somewhat lighter color on the underside. This leaf is very similar to the Dark Air Cured (O), in the sense that it also comes tied in hands. Due to this time given to age, you might find that this leaf has a slightly more mellow taste, although this does mean there may be slightly more damages than other D.A.C. leaf.
The Fronto / Dark Air Cured (J1) is often a very dark, very thick air cured tobacco leaf. The J1 Grade name signifies that it was grown southwest of Louisville, in Kentucky, USA. This leaf is often one of the largest, and one of the darkest leaves we carry, but as with any natural leaf, this can vary slightly. This leaf has a very dark chocolate brown color on top, with a lighter color on the underneath. Due to its large size, it is to be expected that there will be slightly more damages than other Dark Air Cured.
The Fronto / Dark Air Cured (W1) is a dark, thick, air cured tobacco leaf. The W1 Grade name signifies that it was grown in Tennessee, USA. This leaf is very large, and carries a chocolate brown color, that will only darken with age. This leaf is commonly larger in size, but it can vary in color more than other American grown Dark Air Cured. Although it does come tied in bundles, or 'Hands', due to its large size, it is to be expected that there will be slightly more damages than other bundled D.A.C. leaf.
The Fronto / Dark Air Cured (O) is a higher quality, sorted version of the Dark Air Cured (ALO). Grown in-between Tennessee and Kentucky, this dark, thick leaf is the (ALO), but this leaf comes tied in bundles called ‘Hands’, and is sorted to have a more consistent medium-dark chocolate brown color throughout. This leaf will only continue to darken with age.
Nicotiana Rustica, someitmes known as Wild Tobacco, thuoc lao, mapacho and other regional names, is an incredibly strong variety of whole leaf tobacco with up to 9x more nicotine then other varietys of whole leaf tobacco.
Fronto tobacco leaf, sometimes known as grabba leaf, or fanta leaf, is a tobacco wrapper leaf sold by the individual leaf or by the pound. The leaf should be in good condition, and enjoyed by its users.
The QB-52 Fronto Leaf Wrapper is yet another extremely popular variety of fronto leaf that is primarily sold by the leaf at city convenience stores and specialty shops. This variety of fronto leaf is of high, wrapper leaf quality, with a slightly lighter color and thickness compared to our Fronto / Dark Air Cured Tobacco Leaf.This leaf has been aged longer than the regular QB-52 Fronto Wrapper, to make it darker. This is something special we have been doing at Leaf Only to give our customers even more options.
Our Sweet Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a mild, slightly sweet tobacco leaf. The Brightleaf Flue Cured leaves are some of the best Virginia tobaccos we've tried and they come carrying a wonderful flue cured aroma.
Our Smooth Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a easy smoking, mild tasting leaf. The Brightleaf Flue Cured are some of the best Virginia tobaccos we've tried and they come carrying a wonderful flue cured aroma.
Our Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Leaf Scrap is one of the darkest tobacco leaf scraps offered at Leaf Only. It has a very pungent, smoke-like smell and flavor due to the "Fire Curing Process", which uses large, gentle fires to cure the tobacco. Although this leaf is traditionally used to make chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, and in pipe blends, some of our customers have enjoyed this leaf in a hookah blend, or as a roll-your-own fronto leaf, comparable to our Dark Air Cured Tobacco Leaf, despite it's strong smell and flavor. Also known as "Red Herring".
Mainly used to make cigarette tobacco leaf blends a bit stronger, the Burley Whole Leaf Tobacco is also used for cigar filler, pipe blends, and chewing tobacco leaf. These tobacco leaves arrive with an amazingly fresh, but chocolatey aroma.
Extremely Potent half hardy annual that grows to about 3 ft. and is cultivated worldwide for smoking and nicotine production, but also works great for pesticides. This plant has many green to yellow flowers that remain open during the day and be can raised as far north as Maine. It is a fast grower and is so potent that it has been used as an arrow poison in Mexico!
Medium, smooth leaf that cures to a dark brown. Can be used as a chew, binder, filler or wrapper or even in cigarette/pipe blends. It grows 5' to 6' tall with blooming occurring at 55-65 days. It produces 16-18 harvestable leaves averaging 14"-16" wide and 24" long which ripen 2-3 weeks after booming begins. Can be fire cured or air cured depending on application.
A fine commercial strain that is used for its hardiness and smooth flavor. A must for cigarette making. This plant grows fast and is a high yield producer. It is recommended to leave 14 leaves on the plant while pruning.
This is a deep dark tobacco that gives good weight and supports itself very well. This is a tobacco prized by specialty growers because it provides a great wrapper tobacco or a premium snuff tobacco when ripe. A good tobacco for beginners learning to roll their own cigars or for first time snuff makers.
This Turkish tobacco is among the best money can buy. Originating in the Samsun region of Turkey, along the Black Sea, this tobacco is renowned for its unique rich flavor. This plant has smaller leaves than other strains, but a very distinctive aroma. An excellent Turkish blend or unique by itself.
The Connecticut Valley is a major source of some of the world's finest wrapper leaves. This golden colored wrapper tobacco is highly regarded and praised by many cigar makers and connoisseurs. Connecticut Shade originated from a strain of Cuban seed, is shade-grown under huge tents of cheesecloth or greenhouse shade netting to protect the delicate leaf.
A large plant producing a bountiful harvest of blemish free tobacco leaves. Air cured leaves produces an excellent smooth flavored cigar and makes excellent wrapper, filler and binder. It grows to about 6 feet in height with leaves averaging 24 inches long and 15 inches wide and matures early at 55 days.
A very mild tobacco leaf for cigarettes and pipes. It averages 6' in height with 18-20 leaves per plant. It reaches maturity when blooms appear at 55 days. The light green leaves average 12" wide by 24" long and become a light yellow/green when ripe. Leaves began to ripen as the plant reaches bloom. Air cures easily to a light golden brown with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant.
Rare and famous Louisiana tobacco known for its dark, black color and unique flavor when cured. Perique is a spice tobacco, usually used in Virginia blends. It has a dark, oily appearance, when cured and a taste of pepper and figs. Its flavor is a little strong, so it is usually found mostly in blends. It can be smoked straight, but isn't intended to be. Being acidic, it tends to alleviate alkaline tongue bite, which is so often a problem with Virginia tobacco, so it is recommend to blend this with your cigarette blends.
This heirloom is an all around good tobacco. Makes a somewhat sweet chew, and is also good for making cigarette and pipe tobacco blends. Large plants with heavy crops, should be staked or tied off to something for support, or it will blow over in heavy storms.