Wild Tobacco Seeds
Wild Tobacco Seeds
Chemical-free farm-grown Wild Tobacco (Nicotiana quadrivalis) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 80-100 seeds)
Wild Tobacco, Indian Tobacco
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
Western US: Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Historically cultivated by indigenous groups of PNW as far north as Haida Gwaii.
3ft tall in bloom and 2ft wide. Bushy habit with tubular white star-shaped flowers.
Likes full sun and regular soil.
Tobacco seeds are very easy to germinate and the seedlings are fast growing. The seeds can be direct sown in fall or winter (zones 9+) or started in flats in the spring and transplanted out.
Native to the southern PNW, this species of Tobacco is easier to grow than the tropical tobacco species. Very fast growing it is important to give it lots of water. and lots of space if in a pot, if large leaves are desired.
Once the plants begin to flower the plants can be cut at the base and hung to dry, alternatively the leaves may be harvested individually. For use as a smoking herb, the tobacco leaves must be processed by curing, fermenting, and aging.
I use Tobacco leaves not for smoking, but for spiritual offerings. For this purpose they do not have to be fermented. Instead, I wilt the whole leaves for a day or two, then roll each leaf individually into a loose cigar shape and dry them that way.
Revered and respected as a sacred plant since ancient times, Tobacco is used for offering and purification. In ceremony, tobacco smoke is used to carry one's thoughts and prayers to the Creator.
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Sacred Medicine Garden.