Our Tennessee / Kentucky Fire Cured LO Solid Leaf has a traditional dark fire cured tobacco aroma that is balanced by a lingering sweetness. Think about all the ingredients that make up thick, tomato based BBQ sauce, and you’ll have a pretty good idea how this leaf smells. We’ve graded this tobacco as a solid leaf rather than a wrapper due to the presence of occasional holes and minor defects. Compared to our Virginia Light Fire Cured Wrapper, the TN/KY Dark Fire Cured LO Solid Leaf is slightly darker with a stronger, sweeter aroma.
This dark fire-cured tobacco is an exceptionally dark leaf, well suited to many different uses. These leaves are grown in Tennessee and Kentucky and cured using a traditional fire curing process. Generally, the fire curing process involves hanging plants in enclosed barns in which intermittent smoldering fires are lit in order to give the leaves their immediately recognizable flavor.
As with all of our retail sales, these leaves are unbound and separated from each other.
Type: Dark Fire Cured
Origin: Tennessee and Kentucky
Grade: LO Solid Leaf. Some holes and relatively minor defects may be present.
Average length: 22.5″ long
Average width: 10″ at its widest point
Average weight: 34 leaves per pound