Most every tobacco seed variety we offer is quite rare, not
readily available commercially and some of these tobacco varieties
have not seen a grower's field in 50 years or more.
All of the tobacco seed we offer is grown and produced by hand
here on our farm, unlike other seed companies, we donít buy from
the mainstream seed industry and resell. Our seeds are rare, and hand
produced by me for your garden.
We work hard at researching and locating rarer open-pollinated and
heirloom tobacco varieties of usable and historical merit.
prices may seem a little higher than the mass produced varieties
you can find elsewhere, but I still donít make minimum wage
raising these for you. It is a labor of love.
We strive very hard to maintain absolute variety
purity. Every flower head is bagged and sealed to prevent
cross-pollination by wind and insects. An extreme amount of time
and labor goes into bagging each flower head by hand, and the bags
have to be removed, inspected for insects, dead flowers removed and then re-bagged
approximately every week until seed pods are ripe.
We practice even further caution in maintaining
variety purity during seed harvest and seed removal, cleaning and
storing. Tobacco seed are extremely tiny and a single seed is hard
to see with the naked eye so during cleaning etc. great care is
taken to prevent any accidental seed mixing during harvesting,
cleaning as well as packaging.
Our tobacco seed are not prepackaged ahead of
time, they are removed from their storage containers and packaged
when you order them.
Our seeds meet or exceed industry and regulatory
standards and we are licensed by the Tennessee Department of
Agriculture as a retail seed dealer. We perform regular
germination test on all our tobacco seed to insure they meet
regulatory standards and our own high standards.
With todayís conventional agriculture, most seed
are treated with fungicides, insecticides or other chemicals. Our
seed are untreated.
Hybrids and GMO
(Genetically Modified Organisms)
We pledge that we do not knowingly grow and
produce or offer for sale, any plants or seeds that have been
genetically modified through laboratory practices. We offer only
standard, open-pollinated seed varieties and absolutely no
Hybrids. We are a proud signer of
The Save Seed Pledge
Our seed is not organic certified and we have no
plans for the near future of becoming a certified organic
operation due to the high cost of doing so. Although we believe
highly in the principles of organic and sustainable agriculture
and use organic practices on our farm, we still employ on
occasion, conventional farming practices such as using small
amounts of commercial fertilizer on specific crops as well as the
use of insecticides if insect pressure becomes too severe for
control by organic methods.
Our seed packaging is simple, practical and
straight foreword, we use a standard paper seed envelope with an inner 2 mil reclosable polyethylene bag. Plastics can still breath
and they make a
better barrier from the elements than plain paper and also aids in keeping seed viable if you need to store for later use.
We do not prepackage our seed, your seeds are packaged at the time
you order them.
Example of our tobacco seed packaging.