- Yellow Twist Bud is a white stemmed heirloom Burley that grows 5 feet in height, produces few suckers, and has a pyramidal form with closely spaced leaves giving it good resistance to wind and inclement weather.
Yellow Twist Bud tobacco. Nicotiana tabacum L. A tall Burley-type tobacco with flower heads that can reach over 7 feet in height. The leaves are large, heavy, and wide, turning yellow at maturity as the name suggests. A pre-1880 variety, Yellow Twist Bud was grown in Maryland, Missouri, and Kentucky, but now thrives in many parts of the US.