| Costello Negro is a bright leaf variety imported by
the USDA from Columbia in 1967. It grows to a height of 5-6 feet with
closely spaced leaves. Plant form is an inverted cone. It matures in 60-65
days. It has a sweet mild flavor with a slightly nutty taste, and is an excellent cigarette or
pipe tobacco. It can be used in a blend, or on its own.
Costello has a nicotine content at 2.4%. The leaves air cure to a
light brown to a dark reddish brown.
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