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Connecticut Shade

The term for Connecticut-seed tobacco (a derivative of Sumatra seed) grown in the  Connecticut River Valley, under shade. The cover diffuses the rays of the sun, resulting in a thin, supple leaf with very thin veins. The leaf is prized for wrapper tobacco, and is known for its golden-brown color and mild taste profile. Connecticut seed tobacco is grown in a host of other countries, but true Connecticut shade comes from the Connecticut River Valley.

For more, see Slideshow: Harvesting Connecticut Wrapper