Our RIPE Flue Cured Virginia is the highest leaf position on the tobacco plant. The result is a heavy-bodied (thick) leaf with a more pronounced tobacco flavor. This leaf is allowed to ripen on the stalk, resulting in a stronger tobacco flavor with a higher nicotine content compared to all other Flue Cured types. This leaf is more brown in color, with some red and a little orange mixed in.
This is a perfect stand-alone leaf but might need to be blended with a thinner-bodied leaf to improve burn quality.