Cuba to Cultivate New High Quality Tobacco Variety
Senior specialist at the Tobacco Research Institute Eumelio Espinoso said the generalization of the variety known as Corojo 2006 will allow increase the tobacco-leaf yield over 2.7 tons per hectare.
According to the strategy, 12 percent of the lands dedicated to growing dark tobacco leaves will be planted with the new variety this year, to later progressively expand its cultivation in eastern Cuban provinces.
The tobacco variety is very resistant to pests that affected Cuban plantations over the past decades, the specialist said.
Meanwhile, the head of the agricultural department at Cuba’s Tabacuba enterprise Gonzalo Rodriguez said that the new variety constitutes a technological advancement achieved through the systematic efforts by men and women in the scientific field to maintain the high quality and prestige of Habano cigars around the world.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013