Flue Cured Virginia (F.C.V)
Popular name : Virginia or Cigarette Tobacco.
Growing areas :
a) Plain areas for filler tobacco
Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi and Nowshera districts and Malakand Agency of North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Area under crop 20000 hectares (+)
Production 48.0 M.kg (+)
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 North West Frontier Province.
Area under crop
6000 hectares (+)
Production 12.0 M.kg (+)
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’s Research Stations/Model Farms. The Assistant Development Officers are stationed in the tobacco growing areas for imparting of the latest technology to the growers. The inputs for tobacco production are streamlined and tobacco production loans are arranged through Commercial Banks.
Lemon, light orange, orange, deep orange.
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