The CUring Barns
TURNING UP THE HEAT
After 100 days of toiling in the hot sun, how do we treat our plants? We hang them.
The harvested tobacco is brought from the fields to the curing barns. At the curing barn, plants are subjected to a drastic increase in humidity and moisture. Sections of the plant are partitioned and hung in their primings to guarantee the finest quality flavor.
TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF
After forty days of curing, plants will transition from green to yellow to brown, shrinking significantly. The vein that divides the leaf known as the “midrib” is particularly shrunken during the process. Once an even color of brown is achieved the tobacco is brought to the factory for sorting.
Curing Barn Trivia
Q. How long does the Tobacco hang in the Curing Barns?