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
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
Our 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
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
With todayís conventional agriculture, most
seed are treated with fungicides, insecticides or other
chemicals. Our seed are untreated.
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.