Tobacconist Dictionary 

Fronto - A whole, dark colored tobacco leaf.
Seco - Middle part of the plant, harvested as they ripen. 
Volado - Leaves harvested near the ground level. 
Ligero - Top part of the plant, harvested after the "top" (flower) is cut off.
Viso - Similar to Volado leaves, stronger than Seco, less potent than Ligero. Usually used for filler.

Dark Air Cured - A large group of tobaccos which are used in the manufacture of dark cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products. Dark air cured tobaccos are fermented after curing.

Light Air Cured - Tobacco that is cured primarily with natural rather than artificial heat and is typically brown or light brown in color. Light air-cured tobacco is not fermented at all. Also known simply as “air-cured tobacco.”

Fire Cured - Fire-cured tobacco is hung in large barns where fires of hardwoods are kept on continuous or intermittent low smolder and takes between three days and ten weeks, depending on the process and the tobacco.

Sun Cured - Sun-cured tobacco dries uncovered in the sun. This method is used in Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Mediterranean countries to produce oriental tobacco.

Flue Cured - "Bright Leaf" tobacco grown in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida that is heat-cured in enclosed barns. Flue-cured tobacco is also grown in Brazil, Zimbabwe, India, Canada, China and numerous other countries.

Burley - A type of air-cured tobacco which is used in the American-blend cigarette. Burley is grown in a number of countries including the United States, Brazil, Malawi, Mexico and Italy. 

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 Fronto Leaf - Dark Air Grown (DAC) American Grown (GR)

Our Dark Air Cured Fronto Leaf arrives with a mild fresh harvest scent, which compliments it's moist freshly grown appearance.

Medium to thick, pliable, easy to handle, and a joy to work with.

Like the name sounds, the dark air cured tobacco leaf has a beautiful dark color, similar to that of the maduro, but because this crop has been harvested so recently, it has wonderful dark red and brown tones, which will darken over time.

Despite this tobacco leaf's thickness and strength, it burns evenly and smooth with a clean ash.

 

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Fronto - Dark Air Cured (DAC) Small Leaf American 

Our Dark Air Cured Fronto Leaf arrives with a mild fresh harvest scent, which compliments it's moist freshly grown appearance.

Thick, robust, burns smoothly.

It has wonderful dark brown and occasionally black tones, which will continue to darken over time.

 

  

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Fronto - Dark Air Cured (DAC) Canadian Leaves (CLO) 

Our Dark Air Cured Fronto Leaf arrives with a mild fresh harvest scent, which compliments it's moist freshly grown appearance.

 Thick, pliable, strong leaves

 It has wonderful dark red and brown tones, which will darken over time.

 

 

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Fronto - Dark Air Cured (DAC) Last Years' Leaves (LL)

For those who love DAC fronto leaves, this leaf is the best value. Being aged for over a year aged now, this leaf has darkened and become more mellow.

Our DAC Fronto Leaf arrives with a mild chocolate-like, scent, which is apparent in it's natural dark brown appearence.

 Thick, pliable, easy to handle

 It has wonderful dark red and brown tones, which will darken over time.

 

thumb549693DAC_fronto.jpgFronto - Dark Air Cured (DAC) Aged From 2008

The Aged Fronto Leaf (DAC) is a popular tobacco leaf that has been slowly aged to perfection and has become very dark and chocolatey. Most of the remainder of this crop is from 2008, and is only available in an S1 grade, which is good quality tobacco.

Our Dark Air Cured Fronto Leaf arrives with a mild chocolate-like scent, which eludes to it's wonderful color.

 These leaves are thick, but be sure to fully hydrate before attempting to unfold, as the dehydrated leaf will crack easily.

Smokes smoothly, and leaves a pleasant flavor in your mouth after smoking.

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Light Fire Cured 

This is a dark leaf that comes with a lower-stength smokey aroma and smell that the fire cured tobacco leaf is famous for. These leaves have a medium dark brown color, similar to that of the dark air cured leaves we offer, but is a bit more fresh and pliable due to its recent crop year. 

These leaves arrive with a very mild, smokey scent that is comparable to our dark fire cured leaf, but much less potent.

Our Light Fire Cured Tobacco Leaves are grown in TN, KY, and MD, USA.

These Light Fire Cured leaves are very thick, easy to handle, rubbery, and very large.

thumbdark_fire_cured_cutout_new.jpgDark Fire Cured

Our Dark Fire Cured tobacco leaves have a very dark color, and a very pungent, smoke-like smell and flavor due to the "Fire Curing Process", which uses large, gentle fires to cure the tobacco. It arrives with a very strong, smokey scent that might even overpower the smell of other tobacco leaves.

Our Fire Cured Tobacco Leaves are grown in TN, USA.

These Fire Cured leaves are thick, strong, and some of the largest tobacco leaves we've ever encountered.

thumbamerican_vfc_2012.jpgVirginia Flue Cured 2012-2013

Our USA Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, full flavored tobacco leaf. Because this tobacco is primarily used for cigarette blends. This leaf was grown in the USA, and has a unique taste with a lot of depth.

Spots (frog eyes) or discolorations of USA Virginia Flue Cured leaves are very common, normal and are no cause for concern.

Also known as Golden Leaf Tobacco, Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is one of the most commonly used tobacco leaves in the industry, as it is a major component in cigarette blends for almost every type of cigarette.

thumbcanadian_uncut_virginia_flue_cured.jpgCanadian Virginia Flue Cured

Our Farm Fresh Canadian Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a very unique find! In most cases, this tobacco leaf is only available in a "chopped" format in large quantities. Now, you can enjoy this all natural tobacco leaf in its unaltered form - right from the farmer to you. This leaf was grown in the fresh North American air of Canada.

This leaf arrives with a heavenly fresh aroma. Spots on Virginia Flue Cured leaves are normal and are no cause for concern.

You can enjoy your smoke with peace of mind knowing that this leaf has never been handled by commercial processors.

Brightleaf_Sweet.jpgBrightleaf Sweet V.F.C. (Virginia Flue Cured)

Our Sweet Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, slightly sweet tobacco leaf. This tobacco is packed pressed in bales, but still contains beautiful whole tobacco leaves. Of course, it is still primarily used for cigarette blends, and as with most Virginia flue cures, you can expect a nice flavor!

This variety of Virginia tobacco leaf is a very smooth smoke with a slightly sweet undertone. It is wonderful to smoke on it's own, yet is also good to blend with other leaves as well - especially if it's too smooth for your personal taste.

The Flue Cured Virginia Brightleaf is some of the best Virginia tobacco leaf we've tried and has a wonderful flue cured aroma.

thumbbrightleaf_smooth.jpgBrightleaf Smooth V.F.C

Our Smooth Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a slightly smoother, fuller tasting leaf. But as with most Virginia flue cures, you can expect a wonderful flavor!

It has a wonderful smooth smoke with a mild full flavor. It is perfect to smoke on it's own, yet is also good to blend with other leaves as well.

The Flue Cured Virginia Brightleaf is some of the best Virginia tobacco we've tried and has a wonderful flue cured aroma.

thumbUncut_dark_burley_tobacco_leaf.jpgUn-Cut Burley L.A.C. (Light Air Cured)

Our GRADE A, All Natural Burley Tobacco Leaf is yet another very special tobacco leaf! Like the Virginia Flue Cured, this tobacco leaf is usually only available in a "chopped" format in large quantities. We are proud to offer our all natural burley tobacco leaf brought in from local tobacco farms out of Kentucky, USA. 

This tobacco leaf is also known as "Light Air Cured" and is commonly used as the counterpart of Virginia Flue Cured tobacco in most cigarette blends.

This leaf has a smell and taste that is classic amongst high-quality Burleys. And not only does it taste wonderful, but the leaf smokes smoothly as well, providing enjoyment for those that like a more robust smoke.

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As of 2012, We are proud to announce the arrival of a milder, naturally aged burley tobacco leaf available for purchase in any quantity. 

This tobacco leaf is also known as "Light Air Cured" for good reason since this is one of the smoothest Burley's ever seen and is commonly used as the counterpart of Virginia Flue Cured tobacco in most cigarette blends.

These tobacco leaves arrive with an amazingly fresh, but chocolatey (aged) aroma. This tobacco leaf has the consistency of some of the finest Aged Burley available, and has a smell and taste that is classic amongst high-quality Aged Burley. Not only does our Aged Burley taste wonderful, but the leaf smokes even more smoothly than the non-aged burley as well.

thumb456_semi_oriental.jpgSemi Oriental 456

Our Semi-Oriental Tobacco Leaf is a wonderfully unique addition to any blend tobacco leaf. Carrying a smooth, yet slightly spicy smoke, this leaf's one-of-a-kind flavor is something worth trying!

It has a wonderful smooth smoke with a nice slightly spicy flavor.

This leaf arrives with a mellow, fresh smell, and is packed quite well, keeping many leaves in great condition. 

Light, Thin, and smooth, our 456 Semi-Oriental is a great spice for tobacco leaf blends.

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The highly anticipated Yenidje (A.K.A. Yenidje) Oriental Tobacco Leaf is a wonderfully light and mellow addition to any tobacco leaf blend. Perhaps one of the lightest and smoothest leaves available, this TRUE Oriental leaf is usually very hard to come by, and has a unique mellow flavor is absolutely superb!

This tobacco leaf (as well as less popular oriental tobaccos) are used in just about all "Turkish" cigarette blends. This leaf arrives with a very mild, natural smell, and is packed well, keeping most of the leaves in great condition. 

Light, Thin, Smooth, and Tiny, our Yenidje Oriental is a great mild leaf for smooth cigarette tobacco blends.

thumb100_0357.JPGUnsorted Tobacco Leaf Scraps

Our unsorted tobacco leaf scraps include just about every type of tobacco we carry. Flue cured, fillers, discontinued items, burley, fronto, ct wrappers, and more. There's no telling what type of tobacco you might find!

Unsorted scraps are perfect for those who just want to try a "mixed bag" of tobacco leaves. 

Also great for general purpose tobacco use, as it contains a wide variety of tobacco leaves and can be purchased in bulk without paying extra for quality.

thumb107_7691.JPGAmerican Flue Cured Scraps

These scraps are created through the re-drying and handling of this year's American Flue Cured crop.

For those looking for a savings, these leaves are perfect, as they are likely to contain even more actual leaf tobacco (opposed to stems) than our whole leaf variety - it's just nowhere near as pretty or high quality.

 Value tobacco at its best for those that are familiar with the process and don't mind a leaf that isn't in whole leaf condition.

thumb100_0363.JPGMixed Virginia Flue Cured Scraps

Our Virginia Flue Cured Leaf Tobacco Scrap consists of Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured leaves that have been downgraded - usually because color or consistency.

These tobacco leaf scraps are usually considered as such because of discolorations and overall quality.

Most of this scrap leaf is still usable, just a little less aesthetically pleasing.

For those of you who know more than the average smoker about which types of leaves you  prefer, you can take a look at the list below to see if we have any of your favorites in stock. Please give us some time to order them, as they are not our usual stock merchandise. 

Most of the leaves labeled below are wrapper and filler grade leaves, which means that they are traditionally used more for cigars. Wrappers are thicker but supple leaves with a strong, bold taste. Fillers are used for flavor combinations, but have a thicker smoke. Binder leaves are used in cigar making to hold the filler and wrapper together. If you are used to, or prefer the taste of cigars, you may want to try blending a little bit of one of these fillers into your cigarette blend, to give it a cigarillo taste. 

If you don't see the particular leaf you're looking for, please Contact_Us.jpg, and we will do what we can to get a hold of it for you!

Fillers

Cameroon Seco (BRO) Long Filler
Cameroon Seco Long Filler
Colombian Seco Long Filler

CT Broadleaf Long Filler

Dominican Volado Long Filler
Dominican Seco Long Filler
Dominican Ligero Long Filler

Indonesian Sumatra Long Filler

Nicaraguan Seco Long Filler
Nicaraguan Viso Long Filler
Nicaraguan Ligero Long Filler

Honduran Seco Long Filler
Honduran Viso Long Filler

Binders

CT 2LS Broadleaf Binder

Dominican Binder

Pennsylvania Binder

Brazilian Habano Viso

Aged 08 CT Broadleaf

CT Havana 7
CT Havana Primed

Wrappers

PA Oscuro Cigar Wrappers

CT 1DW / Maduro
CT MED Wrapper
CT 1LS Broadleaf
CT Premium Shade Leaf
CT Fronto Wrapper Leaf

Ecuadorian Shade Wrapper

Cameroon Wrapper (14in)
Cameroon Wrapper (16in)

Indonesian Besuki Wrapper

QB-52 Fronto Wrapper
QB-52 Fronto Wrapper (L)