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 Post subject: Will this make a good cigar
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:37 am 
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Hey everyone. This will be my first year trying to grow and roll my own cigars. Basically here are the seeds I have and what I plan to use them for.

Florida Sumatra (Wrapper)
Pennsylvania Red Leaf (Binder)
Havana #142 (Filler)

Do you think this is a good choice or does somebody have any other suggestions. Thanks a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Will this make a good cigar
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:49 am 
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Sounds like a good choice to me. Play around with your mix though. Roll some with all Penn Red as a filler and Havana as a binder, then roll some with all havana as a filler. The choice of tobacco's and combination's for cigar rolling are mind boggling!

Randy B


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 Post subject: Re: Will this make a good cigar
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:50 am 
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Welcome to the forum. The varieties you've selected should make a decent cigar. The Red also makes a good filler component. There are, of course, dozens of other cigar varieties to try, but your current choices are fine for a first year. You can estimate that a corona-size cigar will consume about 2 whole leaves. Your productivity is likely to be between 14 and 24 leaves per plant. So, you'll get roughly 7 to 12 cigars per plant. A fat double-corona will use twice as much.

What is your geographic location?

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Will this make a good cigar
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Great thanks alot. I will be sure to mix it up to check out different results.

Also deluxe, I am from PA.


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 Post subject: Re: Will this make a good cigar
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:30 pm 
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eminentmB wrote:
Hey everyone. This will be my first year trying to grow and roll my own cigars. Basically here are the seeds I have and what I plan to use them for.

Florida Sumatra (Wrapper)
Pennsylvania Red Leaf (Binder)
Havana #142 (Filler)

Do you think this is a good choice or does somebody have any other suggestions. Thanks a lot.


Howdy eminentmB,

I'd agree that those are good choices. Your wrapper comprises approximately 50% of the cigars taste, I'd think about adding a second wrapper variety. This will give more rolling combinations, I think you'll be happily surprised. I'll put a plug in for Black Mammoth, it makes a great wrapper and and the excess leaves wrapped in FL Sumatra make a great smoke! Actually, I've seldom been disappointed with a blend. Just found dome that needs some tweaking.

Happy Growing -- Chuck.


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