Tobacco Farming

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leonidas

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God, this brings back memories of when I was a child and living in the Carolinas some 65-70 years ago. Man, the aromas!!
.....same as the aromas of sherry in jerez de la frontera when i was a kid.......you'd walk along the tree lined streets where the wine bodegas (wineries) were and smell the wines.....simply heavenly......now unfortunately, they are mostly gone and apartment buildings have taken their places....quite sad...
 
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pantsBoots

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Ain't no place I'd rather be
The scene in front of my house. We had a dry spell when first planted but has rained recently and the plants are finally taking off. Took a drive to Nash county to buy a truck and there are a lot of tobacco fields this year. I'll post more as they grow finally when they come out of curing. View attachment 83382

It looks like there's a bit more tobacco being planted in northern Tennessee this year than seen in recent years. I need to ask my buddy in kentucky if it's the same story up there.
 
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mso489

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That tobacco smell was strong in cities like Winston-Salem and Durham where the cigarette plants were. You almost didn't need to buy the tobacco products, just inhale. The Duke family made their fortune in tobacco and founded Duke University with a portion of it. For more than a century, tobacco was truly king.
 
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That tobacco smell was strong in cities like Winston-Salem and Durham where the cigarette plants were. You almost didn't need to buy the tobacco products, just inhale. The Duke family made their fortune in tobacco and founded Duke University with a portion of it. For more than a century, tobacco was truly king.
I remember that.
 
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OneGoodBulldog

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Curing barns? For a flue cured tobacco?
Interesting. Have you seen these flue curing barns? I was under the understanding that most used those large industrial kilns that can precisely flue cure and color cure. I would love to see pictures of these barns. I wonder what heat sources they are using. Damn, I wish I could go visit also. I have so many questions.
I'm willing to bet the kilns are kept in barns.
 

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