Rare Tobacco Seeds from New Hope Seeds

Flue Cured Tobacco Seed Varieties

"Historical uses for Flue Cured tobacco were pipe tobacco blending and cigarette tobacco blending."

Welcome to our Flue Cured Tobacco Seed section. We have many varieties of Flue Cured 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

Bonanza Tobacco Seeds

Bonanza Tobacco Seeds

"A White Burley cross on the Yellow Orinoco, said to possess the qualities of both parents."

Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco Seeds

Virginia Bright Leaf Tobacco Seeds

'Virginia Bright Leaf' tobacco is a flue-cured tobacco that was primarily used for cigarette and pipe blends..

Frogeye Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

Frogeye Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

Flue-cures to a light brown color sometimes have specks on the leave that look similar to a frog's eye.

Southern Beauty Tobacco Seeds

Southern Beauty Tobacco Seeds

'Southern Beauty' is a flue-cured type of tobacco historically used for pipe and cigarette blending.

White Mammoth Tobacco Seeds

White Mammoth Tobacco Seeds

'White Mammoth' is a flue-cured type of tobacco historically used for pipe and cigarette tobacco blends.

Banana Leaf Tobacco Seeds

Banana Leaf Tobacco Seeds

'Banana Leaf' is a flue-cured type of tobacco historically used for pipe and cigarette tobacco blends.

White Stem Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

White Stem Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

'White Stem Orinoco' is a flue-cured type of tobacco historically used for pipe and cigarette tobacco blends.

Big Gem Tobacco Seeds

Big Gem Tobacco Seeds

Historically flue-cured, it air-cures to a light brown color. Historically used for cigarettes and pipe blends.

Yellow Mammoth Tobacco Seeds

Yellow Mammoth Tobacco Seeds

'Yellow Mammoth' has very large leaves, is a rapid grower and produces high yields

Gold Dollar Tobacco Seeds

Gold Dollar Tobacco Seeds

'Gold Dollar' is a flue-cured type of tobacco, has pretty pink flowers, and was historically used for pipe and cigarette blending.

Hickory Pryor Tobacco Seeds

Hickory Pryor Tobacco Seeds

'Hickory Pryor' is a flue-cured type of tobacco historically used for pipe and cigarette tobacco blends.

Yellow Pryor Tobacco Seeds

Yellow Pryor Tobacco Seeds

'Yellow Pryor' is a flue-cured type of yellow leaf tobacco historically used for cigar and plug tobacco wrappers as well as for pipe and cigar fillers and cigarette tobacco blends. 

Paris Wrapper Tobacco Seeds

Paris Wrapper Tobacco Seeds

'Paris Wrapper' plants grow to six feet tall producing about sixteen good leaves per plant.

Lizard Tail Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

Lizard Tail Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

Lizard Tail Orinoco, another strain derived from the old Virginia Orinoco, is an old variety that has been grown in Virginia for many years and is still used today.

Silk Leaf Tobacco Seeds

Silk Leaf Tobacco Seeds

Silk Leaf is an old Flue Cured type that was still being used around 1940's. Uses include cigarette, pipe blends as well as cigar and plug filler.

Yellow Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

Yellow Orinoco Tobacco Seeds

Yellow Orinoco is a derived strain of tobacco from the original Orinoco (Virginia Orinoco) which is one of the oldest varieties still in existence dating back to the 1700's.

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.