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 Post subject: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 9:19 am 
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I have several varietys of plants here is a list . 1 through 15 are ready to plant now some of the others 16 through 34 will be ready a little later .

Burley in different varietys
Bright Leaf

1 . Perique
2.
3.
4. Smyrna #9
5. Zimmer Spanish
6. Little Dutch
7. Silk Leaf
8. Florida Sumatra
9. Penn Red
10. Havana 41 Drbob
11. Yellow Twist Bud
12. Black Mammoth
13. Kelley Burley
14. Ergo Burley - may have them all sold when ready .
15. Ct Broad Leaf
16. Virginia Gold
17. Big Gem
18. Bursa
19. Comstock Spanish
20. Bahia
21. Bafra
22. Xanthi Yaka
23. Shirazi
24. Samsun
25. Monte Calme Yellow
26. Ottoman
27. Bolivia Black -out of stock
28. pieate - out of stock
29. Havana 142
30. Old Mans - Out of stock
32. Havana 263
33. Havana 425
34. Yellow Orinoco - Out of stock



7309 Dark Fire / air
Maryland 609
Yellow Twist Bud

Email me if you need plants .


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:56 am 
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Below are my comments on BigBonner's varieties which I've smoked.

  • 1 . Perique --- When primed at barely mature (earlier than ripe), it makes an excellent cigar filler, even without kilning.
  • 4. Smyrna #9 --- Excellent for cigarette and pipe blending. The columnar plant is also suitable for growing in pots.
  • 5. Zimmer Spanish --- A medium to full bodied cigar filler.
  • 6. Little Dutch --- mild, though richly flavored cigar filler. The 3' plant is also suitable for growing in pots.
  • 8. Florida Sumatra --- The nicest medium-brown sun-grown wrapper you'll find. Lots of intact leaves.
  • 9. Penn Red --- a wonderfully rich, medium-strength cigar filler
  • 13. Kelley Burley --- a particularly light and mild burley, somewhat lighter than Ergo. Color cures with ease.
  • 15. Ct Broad Leaf --- excellent for cigar filler, binder, wrapper.
  • 19. Comstock Spanish --- excellent for cigar filler and binder.
  • 20. Bahia --- a Brazilian cigar filler variety.
  • 21. Bafra --- similar to Samsun, though a tad lighter and milder.
  • 22. Xanthi Yaka --- The legendary Yenidje. Primarily for pipe blending. The columnar plant is also suitable for growing in pots.
  • 23. Shirazi --- this Oriental made an excellent fire-cured pipe tobacco.
  • 24. Samsun --- excellent for cigarette and pipe.
  • 25. Monte Calme Yellow --- similar to TN90 burley. Light and mild.
  • Maryland 609 --- outstanding as a relatively smooth and mild to medium blender for cigarettes, cigars and pipe.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:11 am 
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I will attest to the quality of larry's plants. They ship well also. I got seedlings from him last year and am doing the same this year.
Dr. Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Hello Bigbonner,

I am interested in purchasing (10) ten plants of every variety of tobacco you have for sale. Could you please send me a price quote. And, perhaps an Email address.

Thank you,

CJK357911


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:57 am 
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Email sent

Anyone who need a large amount of plants let me know .
I have plants ready .
The ones I don't sell , I may plant before too long so I don't loose them .


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:01 am 
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Now's the time.

I would like to encourage any members in the US who have been thinking about growing tobacco, but have not taken the plunge, to send a PM to BigBonner. His plants are ready to go into the ground now. He's already done the tricky part for you (germinating the seed and creating healthy transplants). He ships Priority Mail, with a near 100% success rate.

Now all you have to do is put them in the ground like tomato transplants. And rumor has it that he includes extras for free. Nowhere else will you find so wide a selection of varieties ready to go. You can have your tobacco patch in the ground and growing by this weekend. The time window is closing.

If you're not sure what varieties to order, just ask Larry (BigBonner). He is a commercial grower, and can advise you. Just let him know what you want to produce (cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chew, snuff, snus) and how much room you can dedicate in your growing area.

Happy growing!

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Larry's plants are just like Bob said. The plants ship great and are ready to plant. You have to see the roots to believe them, they will take off quick!


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:40 pm 
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I'd like to order a few plants from you (maybe around 18 or so). I didn't see an e-mail posted. PM work best?


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:11 pm 
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Yes, send a PM to BigBonner.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:49 am 
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I PM'ed...


Looking for these...

1 . Perique --- When primed at barely mature (earlier than ripe), it makes an excellent cigar filler, even without kilning.
5. Zimmer Spanish --- A medium to full bodied cigar filler.
6. Little Dutch --- mild, though richly flavored cigar filler. The 3' plant is also suitable for growing in pots.
8. Florida Sumatra --- The nicest medium-brown sun-grown wrapper you'll find. Lots of intact leaves.
9. Penn Red --- a wonderfully rich, medium-strength cigar filler

15. Ct Broad Leaf --- excellent for cigar filler, binder, wrapper. ( this one can be the whole cigar?)
19. Comstock Spanish --- excellent for cigar filler and binder.


This will be my first crop so any input as to what type from the above list will do best in a rich, well drained, peat rich, soil? Possibly looking for one plant for filler, binder, and wrapper... Thoughts?

Junebug


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:31 pm 
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With some notable exceptions, making a cigar entirely of a single variety, even if it's excellent tobacco, is often disappointing. You can certainly combine wrapper and binder of the same variety. I would recommend growing at least two filler varieties.

If I were forced to pick three varieties from your list, it would be:
  • FL Sumatra
  • Little Dutch
  • Comstock Spanish

Also, if your soil contains a lot of peat, which tends to be acidic, you might want to check the pH, and possibly add some pelletized dolomitic limestone.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Bob,

I was hoping to get 2 of each of the plants on my list. I am a little tight on planting room as my wife just took over half of my garden space. The soil is a combo of 3 types of organic compound, peat moss, and vermiculite. I made a ton of this stuff for the square foot gardens we grow a ton of food in. I thought the tobacco would grow well as everything seems to gorw in this mix. I can take a sample to my local plant guy and he will test it so I will be prepared when my plants come in. Have you bought from "bigbonner"? Looks like people like his stuff.

Junebug


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:38 pm 
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I have not purchased plants from BigBonner for one reason. I am growing out 42 new varieties this year, most of which are not among the varieties he's presently offering. Some are quite rare (e.g. Machu Picchu and Jalapa).

Of the many folks I know who ordered plants from him, all have been pleased with them. I'm not aware of a single dissatisfied purchaser. If BigBonner could figure out a way to encourage growers to pre-order plants in early March, he could actually offer a much wider selection of varieties for next year.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:49 am 
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Bob,

I am desperate to purchase plants... Time is ticking in the great white north and I want to get these babies in the ground. I have not heard back from bigbonner in a couple of days. Do you know of anyone else who would sell me seedlings?

Junebug


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Plants for sale
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:31 am 
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See your other thread on the same subject for my reply.

Bob


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