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  • matthew@b-and-t-world-seeds.com
    Laury It must be the Nicotiana deva, that make folks write long rambling posts, anyhow - I have succumbed. (Not to smoking, just to writing a long rambling
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      It must be the Nicotiana deva, that make folks write long rambling posts, anyhow - I have succumbed. (Not to smoking, just to writing a long rambling post.)

      Thanks for the message about the "1000 year old tobacco". In the Salt Spring Seeds catalogue it is named Nicotiana rustica, most heritage First Nation tobaccos are Nicotiana rustica varieties. Many other species of Nicotiana have been used for smoking, snuff, chewing, or enemas.

      Nicotiana tabacum Perique is a strong, rare, First Nation heritage variety (that I'll be growing this year). Some of the other Nicotiana tabacum varieties are pretty old and have interesting characteristics of their own.

      How a tobacco is grown and cured will have more effect on it's flavour and smokability than the variety chosen. Leaf size and texture varies not only between species, and varieties, but also depending on growing conditions, day length, temperature, soil.

      Many Solanaceous plants mutate easily if the seeds are chemically or energetically treated, these mutations can be carried on to future generations. Sometimes mutations can "spontaneously" occur on a mature plant, producing a branch with an obviously different characteristic.

      Most tobaccos, and quite a few other Solanaceae have sticky/oily colorless residues. Tomato and Datura plants both have a strong lingering odour when touched. Tomato plants like to be touched, it produces a growth hormone. Some people get contact dermatitis from touching Tomato plants (and Datura/Brugmansia plants). Using tobacco leaves as a compress will give most people a nasty rash pretty quickly.

      Nicotiana glauca is a species that contains Anabasine instead of Nicotine. Only the seed capsules are sticky, the plant is smooth - not hairy. It is said to be the Maria-Juana that was smoked by Mexican Revolutionaries early last Century, and that the name was hijacked to prevent opposition to Cannabis control. Interestingly Cannabis sativa was one of the first bio-fuel plants, Henry Ford used hemp to not only construct cars but also fuel them, and Nicotiana glauca is currently being studied for bio-diesel.

      There is quite a good selection of information about tobacco curing on google:

      All the best,

      Here is a list of Nicotiana, not complete (and I have removed dozens of Nicotiana sanderae varieties which really is considered an ornamental variety).

      Nicotiana acuminata
      Nicotiana acutiflora
      Nicotiana africana prov Namibia
      Nicotiana alata Sweet White
      Nicotiana ameghinoi
      Nicotiana amplexicaulis
      Nicotiana angustifolia
      Nicotiana antennaria
      Nicotiana arentsii
      Nicotiana attenuata
      Nicotiana azambujae
      Nicotiana benavidesii
      Nicotiana benthamiana
      Nicotiana bigelovii
      Nicotiana bigelovii v quadrivalvis
      Nicotiana bonariensis
      Nicotiana burbidgeae
      Nicotiana calyciflora
      Nicotiana cavicola
      Nicotiana clevelandii
      Nicotiana colossea
      Nicotiana cordifolia
      Nicotiana corymbosa
      Nicotiana crispa
      Nicotiana cutleri
      Nicotiana debneyi
      Nicotiana excelsior
      Nicotiana forgetiana
      Nicotiana fragrans
      Nicotiana glauca
      Nicotiana glutinosa
      Nicotiana goodspeedii
      Nicotiana gossei
      Nicotiana hesperis
      Nicotiana heterantha
      Nicotiana Hot Chocolate
      Nicotiana hybrid dark rose turning pink
      Nicotiana hybrids mixed
      Nicotiana ingulba
      Nicotiana kawakamii
      Nicotiana knightiana
      Nicotiana langsdorffii
      Nicotiana langsdorffii Cream-splash varieg
      Nicotiana langsdorffii variegated
      Nicotiana leguiana
      Nicotiana linearis
      Nicotiana longibracteata
      Nicotiana longiflora
      Nicotiana maritima
      Nicotiana megalosiphon
      Nicotiana miersii
      Nicotiana minima
      Nicotiana multiflora
      Nicotiana mutabilis
      Nicotiana mutabilis Marshmallow
      Nicotiana mutabilis x alata
      Nicotiana nesophila
      Nicotiana noctiflora
      Nicotiana nudicaulis
      Nicotiana obtusifolia
      Nicotiana occidentalis
      Nicotiana otophora
      Nicotiana paa
      Nicotiana palmeri
      Nicotiana paniculata
      Nicotiana pauciflora
      Nicotiana pavonii
      Nicotiana petiolaris
      Nicotiana petunioides
      Nicotiana plumbaginifolia
      Nicotiana quadrivalvis
      Nicotiana raimondii
      Nicotiana repanda
      Nicotiana rosulata
      Nicotiana rotundifolia
      Nicotiana rustica
      Nicotiana rustica Guarijio Makuchi
      Nicotiana rustica Hawkwind
      Nicotiana rustica Hopi
      Nicotiana rustica Isleta Pueblo
      Nicotiana rustica Midewiwan Sacred Tobacco
      Nicotiana rustica Mop Cap
      Nicotiana rustica Mopan Maya
      Nicotiana rustica Mt Pima
      Nicotiana rustica Papante
      Nicotiana rustica Punche Mexicano
      Nicotiana rustica Rapa Nui Easter Island Tobacco
      Nicotiana rustica San Juan Pueblo
      Nicotiana rustica Santo Domingo Ceremonial
      Nicotiana rustica Southern Tepehuan Makuchi
      Nicotiana rustica Tarahumara El Cuervo
      Nicotiana rustica Tutakano
      Nicotiana rustica v kessu
      Nicotiana rustica Yumbo
      Nicotiana sanderae Bedder Crimson
      Nicotiana sanderae Bedder White
      Nicotiana sanderae f1 Avalon Appleblossom
      Nicotiana setchellii
      Nicotiana simulans
      Nicotiana solanifolia
      Nicotiana sp Mutabilis prov Brazil
      Nicotiana sp unident aff wild N alata
      Nicotiana spegazzinii
      Nicotiana stenocarpa
      Nicotiana stocktonii
      Nicotiana suaveolens
      Nicotiana sylvestris
      Nicotiana sylvestris Only the Lonely
      Nicotiana tabacum
      Nicotiana tabacum Blanco
      Nicotiana tabacum Brown Leaf Virginia
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley HB40P pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley HB40P primed pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley KY17
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley NC3 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley NC3 primed pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley R630 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley R630 primed pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley TN90
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley TN97 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Burley TN97 primed pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Delgold Virginia
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured NC100 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured NC100 primed pellet
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured NC71 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured NC71 primed pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured NC72 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured NC72 primed pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured PHV03 primed pellet
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured PVH03 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured PVH09 pellets
      Nicotiana tabacum Flue Cured PVH09 primed pellet
      Nicotiana tabacum Green Wood
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana 503
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana Cigar 142
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana Cigar 307
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana Cigar 38
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana Cigar 501
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana Cigar 503B
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana Cigar 608
      Nicotiana tabacum Havana Cigar 615
      Nicotiana tabacum Little Crittenden
      Nicotiana tabacum Little Wood
      Nicotiana tabacum Lizard Tail Orinoco Virginia
      Nicotiana tabacum Lizard Tail Orinoco x Turtle Foo
      Nicotiana tabacum Madole Improved
      Nicotiana tabacum Madole Narrow Leaf
      Nicotiana tabacum Madole Tom Ross
      Nicotiana tabacum Montcalme Brun
      Nicotiana tabacum Montcalme Yellow
      Nicotiana tabacum Muscatelle
      Nicotiana tabacum One Sucker ky165
      Nicotiana tabacum Perique
      Nicotiana tabacum Pipeleaf Dark
      Nicotiana tabacum Shirazi Iranian organic
      Nicotiana tabacum Shirey Virginia
      Nicotiana tabacum Small Stalk Black Mammoth
      Nicotiana tabacum Tabaco Blanco
      Nicotiana tabacum Tabaco Rosa
      Nicotiana tabacum Turkish
      Nicotiana tabacum V A 309 Virginia
      Nicotiana tabacum Variegata
      Nicotiana tabacum Virginia
      Nicotiana texana
      Nicotiana thyrsiflora
      Nicotiana Tobacco collection 7 varieties and spp
      Nicotiana tomentosa
      Nicotiana tomentosiformis
      Nicotiana trigonophylla
      Nicotiana truncata
      Nicotiana umbratica
      Nicotiana undulata
      Nicotiana velutina
      Nicotiana viscosa
      Nicotiana wigandiodides
      Nicotiana wigandioides
      Nicotiana wuttkei
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