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Tobacco College: Curing & Fermentation

 
OTHER CURING METHODS

Tobacco CuringAir Cured Tobacco
Exposed to air in the shade for 3 to 8 weeks
  • Light Air Cured Tobacco - Maryland and Burley tobacco varieties, very popular for cigarettes
  • Dark Air Cured Tobacco - Cigars
Sun Cured Tobacco
Exposed to direct sun for 1 to 2 weeks
  • leaves are brighter
  • sugar content is higher
  • Nitrogen and Nicotine levels are low
  • used primarily for Oriental Pipe tobaccos
Fire Cured Tobacco
Exposed to fire (underneath) for 3 to 4 weeks
  • leaves will be dark, heavy and oily
  • these tobaccos produces a strong, pungent smoke
  • used for pipe and cigarette tobaccos
Flue Cured Tobacco
Exposed to contained heat for 5 to 7 days
  • leaves become bright yellow and orange-brown
  • leaves contain the highest sugar content
  • used for pipe and cigarette tobaccos

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