Maryland 609 is a Air Cured type tobacco with a thin leaf – making it much more palatable than Burley. while still providing a full tobacco flavor. Whole Leaf Tobacco sells our Maryland 609 in the traditional air cured variety. Maryland 609 is also commonly grown today in Pennsylvania.
Expect your delivery to be a thin to medium bodied leaf.
Maryland blends well with other tobaccos. Combining with flue cured Flue Cured Red and Lemon, and a little Turkish/Oriental provides a full flavored American style blend.
Near perfect case out of the bag. Nice full smooth hex brown ale tobacco smell and very good complete leaf structure when unfurled. Light medium to very thin lamina, getting down to nearly first prime virginia leaf thickness, with more prominent cross ribs near the main. The main ribs had a strange coloration to them towards the bottom, leading me to open it right away fearing mold: not a trace found, and it smells GREAT. I think that’s just what this variety does. Very good stuff, and quite different from your standard burley.
Low to medium case. Delicate, thin leaf, yet surprisingly elastic. Brought up in case a bit this will make a nice binder leaf for a roll. Nice woodsy pouch aroma. Thin, whispy, very spicy smoke. Stout throat hit. The peppery spice over powers the flavor. Definitely condimental for my style of blending.
stdly2000 (verified buyers) –
Wow fast delivery as usual. Perfect case from the bag no problems with mold as warned with air cured types. The leaves are huge, thicker at the tips to very thin. I have never had straight 609 it has a great smell and tastes pretty darn good. It’s strong for me, It will make a perfect blender for my pipe baccy. Thanks again WLT!
THOR (verified buyers) –