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Connecticut Broadleaf

A type of tobacco grown in the open sunlight (see photo), principally in the Connecticut River Valley. Connecticut broadleaf grows as a squat, bushy plant. The leaves are very wide, hence the name, and after curing they get very dark. Broadleaf is among the prized wrapper leaves used to make many maduro cigars. The plants are stalk cut, the entire plant harvested at one time.

For more, see Slideshow: Harvesting Connecticut Wrapper

Photo by Sarina Finkelstein