'Glessner', also known as 'Glessner Pennsylvania
Seed Leaf' and sometimes sold by vendors incorrectly spelled as "Glessnor,"
its plants are attractive and produce large leaves with a fine,
soft texture remaining elasticity after curing making it useful
for cigar wrappers. It was also grown for use as cigar filler and
binder as well.
'Glessner' is a very old variety, pre-dating the 1880s, and
originating in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was, ". . . held
in very high repute and is probably more grown throughout the
section than any other." Offered by Henry A. Dreer and Company
of Philadelphia, they described it in 1883 as follows"
"The most noted selection grown in Lancaster county. It has a
larger and finer leaf than the Connecticut, of a chestnut brown
color, also producing a greater crop of handsome foliage."
Historically grown in the tobacco producing regions of grown in
Pennsylvania New York and Wisconsin.
My seed originated from USDA accession number PI 552642
"The Culture of Tobacco," George M. Odlum, Department of
Agriculture, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 1905
"Tobacco Growing in Pennsylvania: II," The Cultivator & Country
Gentleman, April 13, 1882
"Tobacco Leaf", 1897, by J. B. Killebrew, A. M., PH.D. and Herbert
"Dreer's Garden Calendar for 1883," Henry A. Dreer Seed Company,
Purchase my 'Glessnor' tobacco seed exclusively at the
Victory Seed Company
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