Yellow Orinoco Tobacco Seed
This yellow strain was referred to by Burpee's as being grown for 40 years in the 1888 catalog. That would put its introduction around 1848.
This tobacco has long, narrow leaves that stand up well and have a fine texture.
Its historical use was a pipe and cigarette tobacco.
It is said "to be unique in that it doesn't have a strong tobacco flavor, it's a very mild flavored tobacco". "For yellow wrappers, cutters and smokers. Cures bright, or can be cured for dark filler. It has good width and fine length. Does best on light gray soils."
Yellow Orinoco is intoxicating in the field on a hot day. The smell is so sweet. I love it and I don't smoke.
Its hard to describe. The smell is sweet, spicy, and alluring. "flue cured type"