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Popular name : Virginia or Cigarette Tobacco

  Growing areas :    
a) Plain areas for filler tobacco
Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi and Nowshera districts and Malakand Agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK).
    Area under crop 20000 hectares (+)  
    Production 48.0 (+)  
    Chemical composition  
    Nicotine 1.3 to 2.5 per cent  
    Reducing sugar 9.0 to 16.0 per cent  
    Chloride 0.75 to 0.90 per cent  
b) Sub-mountain areas for semi-flavoured tobacco  
    Buner and Mansehra districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  
    Area under crop 6000 hectares (+)  
    Production 12.0 (+)  
    Chemical composition  
    Nicotine 1.3 to 2.8 per cent  
    Reducing sugar 12.0 to 18.0 per cent  
    Chloride 0.60 to 0.80 per cent  
    Texture Medium to open grained; firm leaf structure  
  Usage : cigarettes
  Soil types and
crop season :
Loamy soils. (March to September. )
  Production Regulation :
Production is regulated according to the demand of the Tobacco Companies.
  Fixing crop size :
The crop size is fixed after thorough publicising the demand of the Tobacco Companies.
  Nursery grower :
The tobacco grower is also a nursery grower.
  Construction of barn :
Barns are constructed conventionally
  Operation of barn :
Curer/Fireman operate the barn.
  Crop prospects :
It is a good cash crop for tobacco growers and caters the domestic requirements. Over and above a portion of production is also exported.
  Assistance to growers :
The tobacco growers are assisted through Board
Tobacco Types Image
Flue Cured Virginia (F.C.V)