Tobacco varieties. Part 1
There are few main sorts of tobacco from which are grown cigar's tobacco leafs. In some countries are used seeds that have Cuban origin, in other are saved and develop their own, known, as it is said, long since sorts of tobacco, in other are selected own domestic.
1. Cuba. Cuban variety of tobacco havanensis is hybrid of tobacco of nicotiana tabacum family that was imported on Caribbean Sea islands by Spanish conquistador from Mexico. Later from havanesis were selected other varieties of tobacco sorts.
At present moment on Cuba are grown basically six sorts of tobacco:
"Coroho" ("Corojo") - a large part of tobacco leafs of this sort of tobacco is used as cigar outer envelope. Is cultivated on fields Vuelta-Abaho and Partidos and is grown in shade.
"Criole del Sol" - this sort of tobacco is selected in 1940 and is used, as a rule, for production of cigar outer envelope and binding leaf and also goes in filler. Is cultivated on fields Vuelta-Abaho and Partidos and is grown under the sun.
"Habana-92" - new disease-resistant sort of tobacco, which's leaf can be also used as cigar outer envelope.
"Habana-2000" is new sort of tobacco that is cultivated since the beginning of 1990s; a large part of it is used as cigar outer envelope.
"Habana P.R." - Tobacco leaf that is used for binding leaf and cigars' filler.
"Habana Vuelta Arriba" this sort of tobacco is grown mainly on Eastern fields Oriente and in central part Remedios and is mainly used in cigarettes and inexpensive cigars production.