Criollo 98 Ligero
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 Color: dark red-brown
Thickness: thick
Veins: thick
Grade: filler
Typical Size: ~14" x 5-1/2"
Leaves/pound:~ 60 - 80 Comments:

This richly earthy cigar filler leaf is ideal for broadening the flavor profile of your cigars.
When added as 1/5 to 1/2 of a blend with milder filler, it will add depth and nuance to
the flavor, and richness to the aroma.

Like all ligero leaf (from the upper primings of the plant), it is stronger than volado,
seco and viso, and the leaf is somewhat smaller, with a higher leaf count per pound.

A petite corona can be made with 2 full filler leaves. A fat double-corona may use 4 or
more leaves. For cigar rolling the components should have the following moisture content:

Filler: nearly dry, but not so dry that it crumbles when handled
Binder: moist enough to be very flexible, but not damp
Wrapper: fully hydrated, slightly damp
You can increase leaf moisture using a fine mist of water, and then allowing it to absorb.

Very thin leaf will hydrate in less than a minute. Very thick leaf (such as CT Broadleaf)
may need to be held in a plastic bag overnight. As with all Whole Leaf Tobacco products,
this leaf is shipped in thermal sealed vapor-proof bags and arrives in the proper moisture
content for working. One pound of cigar filler should make about 30 - 50 x 5" cigars.

Typical Size and Leaves/pound are provided only as an approximate guidance of what
you will receive. It is not guaranteed.

All of our tobacco is sold by the pound.  The price reflects the cost per pound of tobacco unless otherwise noted.

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Criollo 98 Ligero

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