Seeds - Tobacco, Shirazi OG
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Description: A rare heirloom smoking tobacco from Syria. Said to be easier to cure than many of the North America selections. Gorgeous as a garden ornamental with fragrant pink tubular flowers.
Pack Size: 200 seeds
Latin Name: Nicotiana tabacum
Alternative Names: Persian tobacco
Main Uses: Ornamental, Moon garden, medicinal
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun to part sun
Height: 120 cm (48 inches)
Flower Color: Pink
Flowering Time: July to August (or first frost)
Seed source: Certified organic
Germination: 5 - 14 days at 21° C.
Sowing Indoors: 4 - 8 weeks before last frost date. Sow 5 - 8 seeds per cell or plug. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Sowing Outdoors: Sow seeds directly in the garden in early June, once the soil has warmed and there is no chance of frost. Direct-seeding is an easy way to start Night Scented Tobacco.
Planting depth: Direct sow seeds by scattering lightly on thesoil surface. Lightly press into the soil. Sow seeds 18 - 24 " apart.
Growing in Containers: Not suited to containers.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not suited to mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed recently amended with quality compost. No additional fertilizing is required.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.