Varieties and Characteristics

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  1. Jonesy

    Jonesy Member

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    After 16 years of desire I'm gonna do it! I'm determined to grow me some baccy.

    Before I start big I'm goin small first to find best combinations. Wanna figure out a good camel blend heavy on the Turk w a sweetness.

    Hope folks
    WITH EXPERIENCE will give input on different varieties and characteristics wether it be cig pipe chew or stogie. So all can benefit.

    Happy growin happy:puffy:
     


  2. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    I dont Have Experience but I do know that Camel cigarettes are mainly Burley with some Turkish . Which of the two variety is anybodies guess . As far as cigarettes go , Camels are pretty good
     
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    Anybody know about flavors/characteristics within families ie burly Virginia's Turks.
     
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    I just read on Wikipedia that camels are Turkish and Virginia ????
     
  5. Skiballa

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    You might have better luck than I, Turkish/Orientals are usually cured by hanging them in the sun, I can't do that in MA, it's just asking for trouble. I'm not sure how much difference it would make to flue cure them, but I think a lot of the mildness and flavor in that type of tobacco comes from the exposure to sun.

    I wouldn't trust Wikipedia for everything, most US brands use mostly White Burley with other varieties blended in to taste.
     
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