Rare Tobacco Seeds from New Hope Seeds

Burley Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses for Burley tobacco include plug tobacco, cigarette and pipe blending and cigar filler blending.

Welcome to our Burley Tobacco Seed section. We have many varieties of Burley tobacco that we grow and maintain and will be adding more soon.

As of the 2017 season I will no longer be directly fulfilling tobacco seed orders, you can still purchase all my seeds through an exclusive arrangement with our friends at the Victory Seed Company click here for the full story. I do still offer plants click here for my Tobacco Plants

Barnett Special Tobacco Seeds

Barnett Special Tobacco Seeds

Barnett Special is an old heirloom originating in the
"Burley Belt" of Kentucky.

Burley Mammoth Tobacco Seeds

Burley Mammoth Tobacco Seeds

Burley mammoth is also known as 'KY 16', 'Burley Mammoth', as its name implies, is a Burley-type tobacco.

Golden Burley Tobacco Seeds

Golden Burley Tobacco Seeds

A multipurpose, "Burley-type" that was historically used for plug tobacco, cigarette and pipe blending, as well as for blending material for cigar filler.

Green Briar Tobacco Seeds

Green Briar Tobacco Seeds

'Green Briar', also known as 'Green Brior', is an old Burley-type historically used for plug tobacco, as well as for cigarette and pipe tobacco blending and cigar filler.

Harrow Velvet Tobacco Seeds

Harrow Velvet Tobacco Seeds

Harrow Velvet produces large (up to twenty-four inch) leaves that ripen to a nice, golden-yellow color.

Kelly Burley Tobacco Seeds

Kelly Burley Tobacco Seeds

Kelly Burley or 'Kelley' as it was referred to in the past is an old 'stand up' (meaning the leafs grow upright and erect or semi erect) type burley tobacco. One of our most popular burley varieties.

Kelly Brownleaf Tobacco Seeds

Kelly Brownleaf Tobacco Seeds

'Kelly Brownleaf' is a Burley-type historically used for plug tobacco, as well as cigarette, pipe, and cigar filler blending.

KY 5 (Kentucky 5) Tobacco Seeds

KY 5 (Kentucky 5) Tobacco Seeds

Also known as 'Kentucky 5', 'KY 5' is a Burley-type tobacco. It was grown historically to be used for plug tobacco, cigarette and pipe blending and cigar filler blending.

KY 21 (Kentucky 21) Tobacco Seeds

KY 21 (Kentucky 21) Tobacco Seeds

'KY 21' is a Burley-type historically used for plug tobacco, as well as cigarette, pipe, and cigar filler blending.

Mississippi Heirloom Tobacco Seeds

Mississippi Heirloom Tobacco Seeds

'Mississippi Heirloom' is an old, light air-cured, red type Burley tobacco historically used for cigarette blends.

TN 86 (Tennessee 86) Tobacco Seeds

TN 86 (Tennessee 86) Tobacco Seeds

TN 86 is a lighter green in the field compared to other burley tobaccos. The cured leaf is generally reddish-tan.

Warner Tobacco Seeds

Warner Tobacco Seeds

'Warner' is a "Burley-type" of tobacco historically used for plug tobacco, as well as for cigarette, pipe, and cigar filler blends.

Yellow Twist Bud Tobacco Seeds

Yellow Twist Bud Tobacco Seeds

Yellow Twist Bud's leaves are heavy and large, averaging twelve inches wide by twenty inches long, yellow at maturity, and air-cures easily.

Our history in growing tobacco

Our earliest ancestors who settled in Virginia about 1630 and later moved to North Carolina in the early 1700’s were believed to have grown tobacco.

In 1804 our ancestors moved to Tennessee and settled a few miles from our present day farm location and purchased many acres of land and so began our family’s history of tobacco growing in Tennessee.

Our family’s heritage of growing tobacco as a cash crop continued until 2002 when after 150+ years and many, many generations of tobacco farmers it all came to an end. After raising tobacco for over 38 years myself, I was the last one in the family to grow tobacco for farm income. It was a heart wrenching decision to make but with the politics and the never ending obstacles in producing a tobacco crop in the 21st century I felt it was the only practical option. I still grow a little for the pure enjoyment of 'working' the crop. It is in my blood and my earliest memories are of being in the “tobacco patch”.

With the loss of tobacco as a cash crop for farm income and with my years of working at preserving heirloom and old open-pollinated varieties my interests naturally lead me towards preserving the rare tobacco seed varieties of long ago. I can remember my grandfather talking of some of these old varieties. So I began to search out and hopefully locate some of the old varieties and grow out to see if they matched the original historical documentation and if so, place them back into growers hands to insure their continued preservation.

The Heirloom Tobacco Seed and Plant section of our site is intended for historical and informational purposes and for those who have a desire for the preservation of historical plant varieties.

All thinking adults should know by now that some compounds in tobacco are known to cause various forms of cancer as well as other potential medical problems. We, in no way, encourage or promote people to use tobacco in any form.