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Aztec Tobacco - Nicotiana Rustica Seeds - Strong Tobacco 18% Nicotine

Aztec Tobacco - Nicotiana Rustica Seeds - Strong Tobacco 18% Nicotine

Quantity: 50+ Seeds


Nicotiana Rustica is an extraordinary variety of tobacco. It’s leaves contain 18% nicotine, where as the typical strains found in commercial tobacco products are only between 2-5% nicotine; it’s the strongest known variety of tobacco. This herb is considered by many to be sacred, and has been used for smoking, smudging, and ceremonies. Because of the plants potency, it’s recommended that it be mixed with other tobaccos or herbs when smoking, but it can be  enjoyed on its own too as it has an excellent flavour. This variety of tobacco is quite hardy and resilient compared to other strains, so when planted in an ideal and fertile location, a single plant can be harvested down to the ground at least 3 times throughout the growing season, assuming each time you leave a node or two to allow for future growth. 


The high nicotinoid content of this tobacco also makes it a potent insecticide that can be sprayed on vegetable plants around the garden. The method of crating this insecticide is quite simple: Harvest a bunch of leaves, let them ferment in a bucket filled with water for a few days, strain, and fill into spray bottle and apply. It’s quite effective on a lot of food crop plants. 


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    For the highest yields, It’s best to start tobacco seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before the last frost; we start them here on the farm in mid March. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil for best results. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat greatly aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take up to 3 weeks to germinate, but may take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher; for us at the farm, this is around early May, but they are quite resilient, so can be planted out a bit early without sacrificing yields later on in the season.

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