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1. Fuel Cures Virginia [FCV]:

This tobacco is of neutral character tobacco and blends well with any Tobacco

Plantation : Mid October to first week of November in Andhra Pradesh and early May in Karnataka. 

 
Physical Characteristics:
Color Lemon
Leaf Size Medium to Large
Pore Volume (ml/gram) 0.13 to 0.15
Filling Value (ml/gram) 2.6 to 2.8
 
 
Chemical Characteristics :
Nicotine 1.5 to 2.5
Reducing Sugars 8 to 20
Chloride (%) 0.5 to 1.5
 
2. Burley & Oriental [Moonsoon Burley]:

On an average, India produces 30 million kilograms of varied styles of burley tobacco under different agro climatic zone. Expansion of cultivation in new areas is under way to meet the growing export demand.

Plantation : July first week to August second week.

 
Physical Characteristics:
Color Tan to Brown
Leaf Size Medium to Large
Pore Volume (ml/gram) 0.18 to 0.28
Filling Value (ml/gram) 5.0 to 6.2
 
 
Chemical Characteristics :
Nicotine 1.20 to 2.50
Reducing Sugars 0.50 to 1.20
Chloride (%) 0.10 to 0.30
 
3. Sun Cured Country :
a. Sun Cured Country Tobacco [Kurnool and Telangana]:
Economic Use : Primarily used for cigarette blending and for hookah tobacco paste making.

Plantation : Monsoon crop is Mid August to First week of September. Winter Crop is Mid September to Mid November.

 
Physical Characteristics:
Color Nut Brown
Leaf Size Medium to Large
Pore Volume (ml/gram) 0.07 to 0.20
Filling Value (ml/gram) 3.80 to 5.80
 
 
Chemical Characteristics :
Nicotine 1.00 to 3.25
Reducing Sugars 3.00 to 9.00
Chloride (%) 0.50 to 2.00
 
b. Sun Cured Natu Tobacco [Eluru]:
Economic Use : Mainly used for cheroots, snuff, pipe tobacco, cigarette blending and for hookah paste making.

Plantation : October to November.

 
Physical Characteristics:
Color Brown to Dark Brown
Leaf Size Medium to Large
 
 
Chemical Characteristics :
Nicotine 3.00 to 5.50
Reducing Sugars 1.10 to 2.60
Chloride (%) 1.10 to 2.00
 
c. Kentucky Fire Cured Tobacco:
Economic Use : Pipe mixtures and hookah tobacco paste.

Plantation : August end to Mid September.

 
Physical Characteristics:
Color Brown to Dark Brown
Leaf Size Medium to Large
 
 
Chemical Characteristics :
Nicotine 2.50 to 3.75
Reducing Sugars 1.00 to 1.50
 
d. Beedi Tobacco [Gujarat and Karnataka]:
Economic Use : Used in the manufacture of beedies, a hand-rolled smoking product made by wrapping tobacco with natural ebony leaves.

Plantation : August end September.

 
Physical Characteristics:
Color Orange brown to light greenish brown in color (parrot green)
Leaf Size Broad, Medium to Heavy Bodied
 
 
Chemical Characteristics :
Nicotine 2.50 to 3.5
Reducing Sugars 1.00 to 1.50
 
e. Chewing Tobacco:
Mostly for chewing. The export packing range from 250gm to 1000gm and is available in bales of up to 100kg and 200 kg cartons.

Plantation : October to November

 
Physical Characteristics:
Color Light to Medium bodied and golden yellow
Leaf Size The primed leaf is sun cured for 10-12 days till the stem dries and the leaf developer yellow color. Later, the leaves are tied into bundles and bulked for developing aroma.
 
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