Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)
A robust annual little branched herb up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) high with large green leaves and long trumpet shaped white-pinkish flowers. All parts are sticky, covered with short viscid-glandular hairs, which exude a yellow secretion containing nicotine.
Common. This plant was commonly grown in many different places in the world, including Nova Scotia. It requires refinement, however, to go from a plant to a crop that can be used (e.g., drying or curing).
Tobacco is an annual crop, which is usually harvested mechanically or by hand. After harvest, tobacco is stored for curing, either by hanging, bundling. Aromatic fire-cured is cured by smoke from open fire. In consumption it most commonly appears in the forms of smoking, chewing, snuffing, or dipping