This coveted strain of cigarette tobacco (from the Nicotiana tobaccum species) hails from the Shiraz region of Iran (Shirazi translates to "from Shiraz" in Persian), where it was brought from the New World around the mid-sixteenth century. We're excited to offer our own certified organic version of this variety. The plant is stout, fast growing – more so than many other Tobaccum species – and yields thin leaves that are traditionally sun-cured and turn to a gorgeous light tan. Compare to our Mano Farm variety that is more vigorous in stature and has thicker leaves. All varieties of Nicotiana tobaccum make beautiful ornamentals namely due to their pronounced trumpet-shaped flowers.