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 Post subject: ripening leafs
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:32 pm 
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Hi, All.
Could some one tell me , all my Coneticut broadleaf plants 2008 crop were of pefect quality and size.
BUT NONE of the leafs ever became ripe, or even turned yellow in any way,right up to the first frost,
please help if i need it...
HOOTCHE.


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Well if they were perfect in they must have ripened. They don't just not turn ripened, unless there was some influence by the grower and/or the growing conditions. I don't know the whole story. Show us some picture and maybe a more sound answer can be offered.


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 Post subject: Ripening Leafs
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:31 am 
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Hi, Camaron,
Please take my word, these plants were ,as a farmer, Perfect.
Plant satistics. Coneticut Broad leaf.
Seeds sown indoors feb 25-2008.
Planted out april 20-2008.
Plant hight 6ft. stalk Dia 2"
Plant colour light green then to dark green.
removed first leafs July 19-2008.
second picking 18-aug 2008.
Second crop from side shoots started,
Picked total crop Nov 15-2008.
As to my first question, there was NO sign of any yellowing even when i was picking the last leafs from the plants.
Leafs were dried , stacked, and colour cured, all ok,
only during the drying/curing were there any signes of yellowing,
This may be how it grows in a colder climate,
As Today 23/12/2008 i still have two plants with seed pods and flowers,
Hootche


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Thank you for that information. It helps out a little bit more. I believe Connecticut Broad leaf is a green stem tobacco. This means it won't yellow when it becomes ripe. Instead the leaves become mottled which means they take up a spotty and bumpy appearance. I think you did every thing correct when growing them and they did ripen after all. When you removed the leaves from the plant, did they snap? If so, they were ripe.


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 Post subject: Ripening tobacco
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:15 am 
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Hi, cameron.
thanks for your reply, it seams what you say is correct,because the product at this stage seems good,hope to report good news in say two years, when it should be ready for use.
I would like to send a very festive greatings to yourself and family from myself and family,
and a hart felt thankyou from the U.K. to a trusted Allie U.S.A.
Hootchy.


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 Post subject: Re: Ripening tobacco
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:18 am 
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Hootche wrote:
Hi, cameron.
thanks for your reply, it seams what you say is correct,because the product at this stage seems good,hope to report good news in say two years, when it should be ready for use.
I would like to send a very festive greatings to yourself and family from myself and family,
and a hart felt thankyou from the U.K. to a trusted Allie U.S.A.
Hootchy.


Well thank you very much. I do appreciate that.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you and your family as well.

We Americans always debate whether Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays is more appropriate; so take your pick. :)


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