Little Canadian Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)
Also called "little red tobacco", this annual variety, with pink flowers, grows easily in all types of soil. Rustic, early and small in size, it matures in six weeks and produces a full-bodied tobacco.;Considered a sacred plant, tobacco occupies an important place in the Amerindian pharmacopoeia and is used in various rituals.;This tobacco, also called "petit tabac rouge" or "small red canadian" is mentioned as far back as 1807 by the W.M Ewing & cie in their catalog of 1897. In Quebec, the Petit Canadien has been cultivated for more than a hundred years. From 1884, it was marketed by the J. O. Forest factory in Saint-Roch-de-L'Achigan. Considered rare.
Latin name: Nicotiana tabacum
Common names: Petum, small red tobacco
English: Small Red Canadian tobacco
MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
If you are planting tobacco for leaf harvest, remove the flowers. The leaves are picked when yellow or brown. If you want to collect seeds and leave food for pollinators, let the flowers bloom. You can also harvest the leaves, but there will be fewer of them.
|Plant type: Annual|
|Flower color: Pink|
|Quantity: Envelope of about 250 seeds|
|Exposure: Full sun|
|Soil: All types of soils|
|Plantation: In the garden after the risk of frost|
|Days to maturity: 50 to 60 days|
|Germination: 7 to 21 days|
|Plant spacing: 30 cm|
|Row spacing: 30 cm to 40 cm|
|Depth: On the surface|
|Width: 60 cm|
|Height: 80 cm to 1 m|
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