Tobacco, Hopi (Nicotiana rustica) - 100 Seeds
•American Grown Seeds
•USDA Zone: 10-14 (1-9 as annual)
Hopi Tobacco is a ceremonial type tobacco with a very high nicotine content. It is native to the rainforest areas of North and South America. This strain in particular made it's way to the American Southwest region and was cultivated for centuries by the Hopi Indian Tribe. Hopi tobacco has high nicotine content.
In a preparation known as singado or singa, N. rustica is soaked or infused in water, and the water is then insufflated into the stomach. The plant is also smoked in cigars, used in enemas, and made into a lickable product known as ambil.
Start seeds indoors in trays 6-8 weeks before last danger of frost to maximize growing season. Use fine starting mix packed lightly. Thoroughly soak soil and drain. Sprinkle 2-3 seeds on top, but do don’t cover. Mist lightly, cover tray loosely with clear plastic dome. In well-lit area mist daily, germinate in 7-14 days. Remove plastic, place in greenhouse. Thin and harden off (gradually expose to outdoors) seeds gradually. Plant 2 feet apart in full sun.
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