Welcome to our Tobacco Seed section. As you can see our preservation work goes beyond the normal open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seed varieties and encompasses field crops like tobacco as well. Tobacco farming is deeply rooted in our family’s history and has supported us for many generations...... read more below.

Tobacco Seed Types and Varieties that We Grow and Preserve

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 who will be offering my seeds and you will continue to receive the quality you have come to expect from my seed. (For more information on this change read the full announcement here) I will continue offering tobacco plants here on my website https://www.newhopeseed.com/tobacco_plants.html

Burley Tobacco Seed Varieties

Burley Tobacco Seed Varieties

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

Cigar Binder Tobacco Seed Varieties

Cigar Binder Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses are for cigar binder, as well as wrapper, filler.

Cigar Filler Tobacco Seed Varieties

Cigar Filler Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses are for cigar filler, as well as binder, wrapper.

Cigar Wrapper Tobacco Seed Varieties

Cigar Wrapper Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses are for cigar wrapper, as well as binder, filler.

Dark Air Cured Tobacco Seed Varieties

Dark Air Cured Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses include chewing tobacco, snuff, cigarette.

Perique Tobacco Seeds

Perique

Historical uses include blending in cigarette and pipe tobacco.

Flue Cured Tobacco Seed Varieties

Flue Cured Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses include cigarette and pipe use.

Fire Cured Tobacco Seed Varieties

Fire Cured Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses include chewing tobacco, snuff, cigarette.

Maryland Tobacco Seed Varieties

Maryland Tobacco Seed Varieties

Uses include cigarette and pipe use as well as cigar uses.

Turkish/Oriental Tobacco Seed Varieties

Turkish/Oriental Tobacco Seed Varieties

Historical uses include blending in cigarette and pipe tobacco..

Flowering and Misc. Tobacco

Flowering and Misc. Tobacco

Historical uses include blending in cigarette and pipe tobacco.

Tobacco Plants Available

Tobacco Plants Available

We offer plants/seedling of several of our tobacco varieties. Please be sure to check out our plant page!

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.