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Corojo tobacco

Corojo tobacco

Corojo tobacco

Corojo is a type of tobacco leaves which are used in the making of cigars, cigarettes originally grown in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba.

Corojo was in the beginning grown and developed by Diego Rodriguez at his farm or Vega, Santa Ines del Corojo and the tobacco name comes from the name of the farm. It was used as a wrapper for a long period on Cuban cigars, but its sensibily to different diseases, Blue mold especiallly, made the Cuban genetic engineers to develop different hybrid forms that would have great wrapper qualities and would be resistant to many diseases.

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