From Seed to Smoke
Great cigars are more than just fire and tobacco. Only a true artist, who loves his craft as much as he respects it, can achieve the distinction and flavor of a premium cigar. Utilizing the finest tobaccos in the world, and an unyielding drive for excellence, Rocky Patel has redefined the industry.
The Tobacco Nursery
THINK BIG. START SMALL.
All great ideas start out small. Each one of our premium cigars begins life under close observation.
Upon arrival, our two varieties of tobacco seeds – Habano and Criollo – are separated into thousands of individual pods and carefully placed underneath a layer of cheesecloth for over a week. After being consistently monitored and watered for 7-10 days, only the absolute healthiest plants are transported to the main nursery.
At our main nursery, plants spend another 45 days under the watchful eye of our seasoned growers. At the end of this time, the plant will be nearly six inches tall with a healthy root system in place.
ONLY THE BEST. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Before leaving the main nursery, a lawnmower goes over each bed and precisely severs the tips of each plant. By severing the tips, the plants develop a need for survival causing them to be stronger, yielding unprecedented growth.
Since we expect great things from our tobacco we must maintain the highest standards for quality even before the first leaf has sprouted.
Q. How long do tobacco plants normally spend in the main Nursery?