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Photo by Randy K Davis
Махорка (N. rustica) seed pods
from the tobacco farm at eAten

Research goals: grow ten (10) different cultivars of Махорка (N. rustica) and three (3) cultivars of Common tobacco (N. tabacum). The following information will be recorded:

  • Days to maturation (harvest).
  • Ability to adapt to a potted culture (complete its growth cycle in 3-gallon pots containing one plant per pot or 15 gallon grow bags containing 5 plants per grow bag).
  • Ability to adaption to indoor/greenhouse cultivation – N. rustica is self-pollenating, hence pollenating insects are not needed.
  • Ascertain if plants will grow as ‘short live perennials’ in greenhouse cultivation, which will allow for cropping (removing mature tobacco leaves as they ripen from the bottom to the top of the stalk).
  • Ascertain number of leaves per plant.
  • Collect 1st generation seeds to add to PurpleAten’s seed bank.

Махорка Cultivars (N. rustica)
(The seeds of all the cultivars are currently in PurpleAten’s seed bank) 

  1. 1000 YR Old Tobacco Seed
    Source: Ravensong Seeds & Herbals
  2. Kessu Tobacco Seeds
    Source: Sustainable Seed Company
  3. Sacred Wyandot Tobacco
    Source: Sustainable Seed Company
  4. Punche Tobacco Seed
    Source: Sustainable Seed Company
  5. Sacred Cornplanter Tobacco
    Source: Sustainable Seed Company
  6. Midewivan Sacred
    Source: Seedman.com
  7. Mountain Tobacco
    Source: Seedman.com
  8. Indian Tobacco
    Source: Seedman.com
  9. Isleta Pueblo
    Source (2): Victory Seeds
    Sustainable Seed Company
  10. Mohawk
    Source (2): Victory Seeds
    Sustainable Seed Company

Common Tobacco Cultivars (N. Tabacum)
(The seeds of all the cultivars are currently in PurpleAten’s seed bank) 

  1. African Red Tobacco
    Source: Sustainable Seeds
  2. Perique
    Source: Victory Seeds
  3. Red Russian
    Source: Victory Seeds

Companion Plants
Dried fruit, flowers and/or leaves of these plants will be blended with Махорка during or after the curing process to enhance its taste, smell, and its effect on the smoker.

  1. Wild Dagga (Leonotis Leonorus)
    Dried leaves and flower petals
  2. Velvet Fertilizer Bean (Mucuna pruriens)
    Dried leaves and beans
  3. Mexican Marigold (Tagetes lucida)
    Dried leaves

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