Nicotiana, aka tobacco
Tobacco seeds are planted in beds, and during the first four to six weeks the seedlings have to be protected against excessive sunshine, rainfall and frost. They are planted out by hand, and when the tobacco starts to blossom, the buds are broken off, as only a few plants are allowed to flower and provide seeds for the following season. The tobacco is harvested just before it fully ripens and it is important to harvest the leaves at just the right time.
Accordingly, it is crucial to select the raw tobacco with extreme care to ensure a uniform product.
Only the very best quality tobacco is used in making the small tobacco pellets.