Daule is an heirloom tobacco grown in Ecuador. Although it is classified as a primitive variety, it has good uniform growth among plants in our grows and seems to be a well developed and stable variety. Maturity is early with blooms appearing at around 45 days with plants reaching 6' in height when fully grown. It has moderate suckering. The leaves ripen from the bottom up 3-4 weeks after blooming begins. Daule's plant form and leaf shape strongly resembles dark virginian tobacco types. The leaves average 12"-14" in width and 18'-20" long with a nicotine content of 2.2%. Air cures to a light brown.
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