This variety is geographically grown in Aegean region. Izmir type tobacco has signiﬁcant unique ﬂavour. Variety taste signature is evident (resinous, sweet, sour, earthy). Mild in Strength - low impact and irritation. Aroma is a desirable blend of sweet & sour. Wide range of taste of characteristics, offers the blender a lot of opportunities. Burns slow and has high puff count. Lower ﬁll value than Fue-Cured or Burley.
İzmir, Manisa, Muğla, Aydın, Denizli, Uşak & partly Balıkesir districts.
İzmir type tobacco is famous for its low tobacco and protein ingredients and high rate of reducing sugar content. Nicotine content is around 1% on average and in some products it drops to 0.25-0.30%. The hygroscopicity of tobacco leaves is very high.The soil characteristics of the region show a very different aspect. The charateristcis of tobacco fields are usually sandy, volcanic and alluvial. The upper layer of the soil is thin. Especially gray and red brown soil colors are common. The texture of the soil is sandy and clayey. The grains are interconnected, sand particles are visible, and they are easily fragmented.
Soil of the region is low acidic. The climate of the Aegean region is characterized by Mediterranean climate. Generally, summers are hot and not rainy during cultivation period. In this period, the average temperature is 22.8 degrees and the amount of precipitation is 97 millimeters/m2. The average relative humidity of the air is 57%.
AMERICAN BLEND PREFERENCES
- Good partner for FCV and Burley tobacco.
- Sweetens the blend and improves its aroma.
- Softens any harsh character in the blend.
- Blends well with tobacco from all sources.
- COLOUR YELLOW
- NICOTINE LOW
- TASTE AROMATIC
- SİZE SMALL
- HARVEST HAND PRIMED
- CURING SUN