Turkish Tobacco: Grow Your Own Tobacco Today!
1. What's the difference
between Turkish tobacco and "regular" tobacco?
Turkish tobacco, also known as Oriental or
Grecian tobacco, is "regular" tobacco! It is a variety of
Nicotiana tabacum, as are most of the well-known smoking varieties,
such as Burley and Virginia.Another tobacco species, Nicotiana rustica,
or Indian tobacco, is an extremely high-nicotine content tobacco
mainly for ceremonial smoking purposes and making poisonous
Turkish tobacco could be called a "gourmet"
variety because of its rich, mellow smoking qualities. It
has a slightly lower nicotine content than some other varieties
identical growing conditions, while being smoother and more
2. Why should I
buy my tobacco seeds from GrowingTurkishTobacco.com?
Through careful selection, we have produced
a fast-growing, robust strain of Turkish tobacco that is
the harsh climate of southern New Hampshire; our plants have
withstood mild frosts before harvest! In addition, our
largely unaffected by common tobacco plant diseases and are
organically with no
chemical fertilizers or pesticides!
Our seeds are always sold fresh and have a very
high germination rate,
nearly 100% at 65 degrees F in 5-7 days.
3. Is tobacco
difficult to grow?
Some varieties are harder to grow than
others because they are more affected by tobacco-specific
offer the best flavor only when harvested at the proper point of
development. Our strain of Turkish tobacco, however, is
"fussy" and is easy for the novice to grow with reasonable
and care. Please see our Growing
Tips page for more info.
4. I live in the North.
Can I grow Turkish tobacco?
North Pole -- yes. If you grow the
entire crop indoors under HID lights. For outdoor growing,
approximately 3 months of frost-free growing time will be fine,
start your plants indoors, under lights, 6-8 weeks before your
5. Why should I grow my
If you are a smoker, the cost savings
be obvious. A pack a day at $5.00 per pack (New Hampshire
brands" price) costs $1825.00 per year - much of it TAX!!
Commercial tobacco is loaded with chemicals which are more
your health than tobacco alone, making homegrown tobacco safer
comparison. Growing top-quality tobacco will impress your
friends, even those who don't smoke!
6. Can Turkish tobacco
be used for making cigars?
Yes and no. Turkish tobacco makes an
excellent cigar filler, especially when blended with other
varieties. However, it is not the best choice for a
7. Can Turkish tobacco
be used for making chewing tobacco?
Yes. Our curing guide, available free
only with your seed order, includes a customizable recipe for
style chew, as well as clove and other flavored cigarette
8. Is it legal to grow
Generally, laws regulating tobacco apply
only to the sale
of consumable tobacco products, or the possession or use by
individuals. Generally, using, sharing, or giving away
homegrown tobacco to or with other adults is O.K., but not
offering it for sale, without first registering for and paying
taxes. Check your local laws if in doubt.
9. Can Turkish tobacco be used to make an
organic gardening pesticide?