Criollo 98 Seco
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Criollo 98 Seco
Color: medium brown
Thickness: medium
Veins: moderate
Grade: filler
Typical Size: ~16" x 8"
Leaves/pound: ~50 -70

Comments: Milder and more subtle than the Criollo 98 Ligero, this earthy leaf can serve
as your primary cigar filler by itself, or it can be fortified with a portion of any of our viso
or ligero offerings. It burns well, and produces a generously flavored, medium bodied
smoke. Although this is filler-grade leaf, with some care, a fully intact Criollo 98 seco
half-leaf can sometimes serve as a binder or wrapper, adding another dimension of flavor.

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 Seco

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