The tobacco world begins as a seed which determines taste, quality, size, color, and structure of plant. There are different types of seeds, each of which produce different types of tobacco plants. The quality of the tobacco is affected by many factors. First of all the selection of seed which is according to customer requirement, but also the soil, the climate, the geographical location of the plantation and of course care during cultivation have considerable influence on the quality.
Tobacco seeds are very small and a gram of tobacco seed comprises around 15000 seeds so can not be planted directly on the fields. First tobacco sees are mixed with ashes or sand and then sowed on seedbeds. Soil for a plant bed should be fertile and of good tilth and drainage; Under favourable conditions, the first tobacco plants begin to emerge fairly soon after sowing. The young, tender plants are protected from frost and sun by being covered with straw or leaves.
Everyday these seedbeds are tended, watered and weeded. Our experienced field staff continuously inspects and looks after these small plants. After growing to a size of about 15 cm and big enough to be transplanted, only healthy and strong plants are selected at regular intervals and planted out into tobacco fields.