Light Sun-Cured Virginia Tobacco
Popular name : Desi, Hookah Tobacco
Growing areas :
Pakpattan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Toba Tek Singh, Kasur, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar districts in Punjab Province.
Usage : Hookah
Area : 4000 hectares(+)
Production : 4.8 M.Kg(+)
Soil types and
crop season : Loamy soils.
February to May.
Production regulation :
The production is regulated according to the principle of supply and demand as well as previous year’s prices.
Fixing crop size : The crop size is variable from year to year.
Nursery grower : The tobacco grower is also a nursery grower.
Curing pits : The pits are prepared by the growers themselves.
Operation of curing pits : The growers operate the curing process.
Crop prospects : This crop is grown for self use as well as commercial production in the Province of Punjab.
Assistance to growers : The tobacco growers are assisted through various research findings for better yield and quality of their tobacco.
Nitrogen 1.0 to 2.00 per cent
Nicotine 1.94 to 3.34 per cent
Reducing sugar Nil
Chloride 0.6 to 0.8 per cent
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