While I'm not really a piper, I am interested in the craft. I have been wondering what differs in the production of the tobacco between pipe and cigar tobaccos. Do they use different strains, different grow techniques and harvest times, and how does the curing process work? I've been thinking about growing some tobacco this year, and would rather grow pipe tobacco leaf (lots of pipers in our area I could give free samples to in order to receive feedback), than cigar leaf. It seems that it would be a new challenge and I love those.
Does anyone have any links by chance that would explain what I"m looking for? I appreciate the read, and if you have time to answer, thanks again.