RE-THATCHING THE TOBACCO DRYING BARN

Feb 2021

The Connecticut  Broadleaf Tobacco will be harvested in two weeks, so the drying barn has to be ready!

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The staff are busy collected coconut fronds to patch up the areas where the thatch has thinned since last year.  When this is done, the harvested tobacco leaves will be hung inside to dry.

CONNECTICUT BROADLEAF CROP GROWING WELL

Jan 2021

Due to the Covid pandemic that occured in 2020, we did not have a crop to harvest in 2020, but the next crop is due to be harvested in early 2021.

The variety that will be harvested in 2021 is a different variety called Connecticut Broadleaf.  The leaves of this variety may be harvested in a different fashion. 

 

Instead of hanging the entire plant, the individual leaves can be cut from the plant and hung from a string.

 

The large leaves produced by the Connecticut variety are intended to be used for wrapping and binding the local cigars made at The Cayman Cigar Company in Bodden Town.  

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH AGRICULTURE