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CC 13 is a flue-cured tobacco hybrid with K326 and R681 similarities. It is a cross between RJR P3 and RJR MS 1 with N. sueveolens sterility. It has K326, K346, RG 81 and NOD 9 genes. Variety Producers
CC 143 is a typical flue-cured F1 hybrid with pyramidal plant shape, morphologically similar to K 326. At flowering, plants carry between 24 and 35, lanceolate, sessile leaves (with glandular trichomes) arranged alternately on the stalk. Flowers are pink and carried on an inflorescence. CC 143 is a hybrid between RJR MS 1 and CC P BF3 that is resistant to black shank (Phytophthora parasitica) and bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum). Variety Producers
CC 27 was released by Cross Creek Seed. It is a tobacco F1 hybrid. CC 27 has a rating of 12 (from the Ph gene) for black shank resistance, a 23 rating for resistance to Granville wilt, and is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. Variety Producers
CC 304 is a flue-cured tobacco hybrid from a cross of CC P 304 and CC MS 304. Parentage includes K 149 and Speight 168. Similar to K 149. Resistance to black shank and bacterial wilt. Variety Producers
CC 33 is a flue-cured tobacco hybrid tested as RJR 33. It has moderately high resistance to black shank and bacterial wilt and has resistance to root-knot nematodes. Variety Producers
CC 37 is a hybrid flue-cured tobacco variety with resistance to TMV. Variety Producers
CC 65 is a flue-cured tobacco hybrid from a cross of RJR P5 and RJR MS 6. It has the N. glauca source of male sterility. It has K326 background. Variety Producers
CC 67 is a typical flue-cured F1 hybrid with pyramidal plant shape. At flowering, plants carry between 24 and 35, lanceolate, sessile leaves (with glandular trichomes) arranged alternately on the stallc Flowers are pink and carried on an inflorescence. It is resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV), black shank (Phytophthora parasitica) and bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum). Variety Producers
CC 700 is a flue-cured tobacco hybrid from a cross of CC P 700 and CC MS 700. The male parent is similar to Speight 168 while the female parent is similar to K326. Variety Producers
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K 149 was released by Novartis Seeds, Inc. in 1989. It was developed from a number of crosses involving Speight G-28, K 399 and several breeding lines. It has moderate resistance to black shank and high resistance to Granville wilt, is resistant to the southern root-knot nematodes (races 1 and 3) and is susceptible to tobacco mosaic virus. Variety Producers
K 326 was released by Novartis Seeds, Inc. in 1982. It was developed from a cross of two breeding lines that were derived from crosses between Coker 139 and Coker 319 and McNair 30 and NC 95. The variety has low resistance to black shank and Granville wilt, and has resistance to root-knot nematodes, and is susceptible to mosaic. The yield is much higher than NC 2326 or NC 95; and its quality as indicated by dollars/cwt and quality index is much higher than NC 2326 or NC 95. K 326 is known for its high quality and curability. K 326 has a very low level of weather fleck. Variety Producers
K 346 was released by Novartis Seeds, Inc. in 1989. It was developed from a cross involving McNair 926 (released as K 326) and a breeding line. It has high resistance to black shank and Granville wilt, is resistant to southern root-knot nematodes (races 1 and 3), and is susceptible to tobacco mosaic. Resistance to black shank is very high. K 346 has average yields and grade index. US PROTECTED VARIETY and can be sold only as a Class of Certified Seed - 1994 PVPA. Variety Producers
K 394 was released by Novartis Seeds, Inc. in 1984. It was developed from a cross of Speight G-28 and McNair 944. This variety carries high resistance to black shank and low resistance to Granville wilt and is susceptible to root-knot nematodes and mosaic. K 394 has about 20 medium-spaced leaves per plant when topped at 39 inches about 68 days after transplanting and has a low ground sucker count. It produces a very high yield of average quality leaf. Variety Producers
K 399 was released by Novartis Seeds, Inc. in 1980. It was developed from a cross of (Coker 139 and Coker 319) and NC 95. The yield is higher than NC 2326 or NC 95 and its quality as indicated by dollars/cwt. and quality index is much higher than NC 2326 or NC 95. The data for the number of ground suckers is low. The variety has a moderate number of leaves on a low stalk and plants flower somewhat late. K 399 has high resistance to black shank and Granville wilt and resistance to root-knot nematodes. It is susceptible to mosaic. Variety Producers
K 730 was released by Novartis Seeds, Inc. in 1993. It was developed from a cross involving K 326 and a Novartis breeding line. K 730 is a K 326 type of tobacco with high resistance to Granville wilt and low resistance to black shank. Upper stalk cures with a high percentage of orange colored leaf. The curability and ease of handling is similar to K 326. It offers resistance to southern root-knot nematodes (races 1 and 3). It has tolerance to brown spot and holds well in the field for delayed harvests. US PROTECTED VARIETY and can be sold only as a Class of Certified Seed - 1970 PVPA. Variety Producers
McNAIR 944 was released by Novartis Seeds, Inc. in 1973. It was developed from a cross of Speight G-10 and McNair 30. It produces a high yield of average quality tobacco on the basis of government grades. The variety produces a higher percentage of orange colored leaf that is medium in body and texture with a medium nicotine content. The plants are medium tall with a medium number of leaves that are of medium length and width. There are a low number of ground suckers. McNair 944 has moderate resistance to black shank, and low resistance to Granville wilt. It is susceptible to root-knot nematodes and mosaic. Variety Producers
NC 102 is an F1 tobacco hybrid developed by NCSU with exclusive release to F.W. Rickard Seeds, Inc. with seed available from Gold Leaf Seed Co. in 2005. It has very high levels of race 0 black shank resistance. It is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus, potato virus Y, and tobacco etch virus. Variety Producers
NC 196 is a cytoplasmic male-sterile (cms) F1 flue-cured tobacco hybrid. Plants of NC 196 grow with a medium green color, have compact leaf spacing and produce 20-22 leaves on a stalk approximately 40 inches in length. It is resistant to race 0 black shank with moderate resistance to race 1. It has moderate resistance to bacterial wilt and is resistant to races 1 and 3 root-knot nematode and is resistant to the tobacco cyst nematode. Variety Producers
NC 291 is an F1 hybrid developed by NCSU with exclusive release to Cross Creek Seed in 2001. It has very high resistance to black shank race 0 and very low resistance to Granville Wilt. NC 291 is resistant to potato virus Y (PVY) and tobacco etch virus. Variety Producers
NC 297 was released by NC Agricultural Research Service in 1999. and was exclusively released to Gold Leaf Seed Co. It is an F1. Plants of NC 297 grow with a medium dark green color and produce 18-19 leaves on a 39-inch stalk. Plants flower about the same time as NC 71. Leaves ripen normally and cure to an orange color. NC 297 has a very high rating of resistance to black shank and low to moderate rating for resistance to Granville wilt. NC 297 has resistance to races 1 and 3 of the root-knot nematode. It has a high rating of resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. Variety Producers
NC 299 is an F1 hybrid developed by NCSU with exclusive release to Cross Creek Seed in 2002. It has very high resistance to black shank race 0 and very low resistance to Granville Wilt. NC 299 is resistant to potato virus Y (PVY) and tobacco etch virus. Variety Producers
NC 55 was developed from a cross of K 326 and Coker 371-Gold. It has low resistance to black shank and Granville wilt. It has resistance to root-knot nematodes and potato virus Y. It yields nearly the same as K 326 with equal quality and curability. Days to flower, plant height and leaf number are similar to K 326. Variety Producers
NC 606 is a tobacco variety developed from ‘NC 729’ / ‘NC 82’ by North Carolina Agricultural Research Service with exclusive release to Raynor Certified Tobacco Seed in 2001. It has very good cured-leaf quality. NC 606 has a high level of resistance to black shank and Granville wilt. It is resistant to the common races of the root knot nematode. Variety Producers
NC 71 is an F1 hybrid developed by the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. It offers a rare combination of high yield and the ability to resist black shank. The plants produce 19-20 leaves on a 40 inch stalk. The leaves ripen normally and cure to an orange color. The variety has moderate resistance to Granville wilt and it is resistant to several races of root-knot nematodes. US PROTECTED VARIETY and can be sold only as a Class of Certified Seed - 1994 PVPA. Variety Producers
NC 72 is an F1 hybrid developed by North Carolina State University. It has excellent resistance to black shank and root-knot nematodes, but low resistance to Granville wilt. Yield, grade index, value per acre, plant height, and leaf spacing on the stalk were greater for NC 72 than for K 326. A limited seed supply (similar to NC 71 in 1997) will be available through Gold Leaf Seed Company, Hartsville, SC and RG Seed Company, Oxford, NC. US PROTECTED VARIETY and can be sold only as a Class of Certified Seed -
1994 PVPA.
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NC 810 is a tobacco variety developed by NCSU with exclusive release to Cross Creek Seed and R.J. Raynor Seed Company in 2001. It has moderate race 0 and race 1 black shank resistance. NC 810 has high resistance to Granville wilt. Variety Producers
NC 925 925 is a fertile inbred cultivar of flue-cured tobacco. It has bigh black shank resistance, comparable to K346 and relatively high yields. It is susceptible to TMV. It has closely spaced leaves, averaging 18.7 leaves per plant, average plant height, averages 72 days to midbloom. Variety Producers
NC 938 was released by North Carolina State University. It is a hybrid flue-cured tobacco cultivar. It exhibits an outstanding combination of yield and black shank resistance, while producing cured leaf with acceptable quality characteristics.
NC 938 is similar to K326 in height (37-40 inches), number of leaves (17-19), and days to flower (66-68 days). Multiple licenses for NC 938 seed production have been issued through North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.
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PVH 1118 is a flue-cured tobacco hybrid with high black shank race 0 resistance and is resistant to races 1 and 3 of the southern root-know nematode. Yield, quality and curability are similar to K326. It has an excellent grade index and price index. Days to flower, plant height and number of leaves per plant are similar to K326. Variety Producers
PVH 1452 was released by from F.W. Rickard Seeds. This is a high yielding, high quality flue cured hybrid with resistance to black shank race 0 and bacterial wilt. It also has moderate resistance to black shank race 1 and is tolerant to southern root-knot nematode. Variety Producers
PVH 2110 is a hybrid with moderate resistance to bacterial wilt and is resistant to the southern root-knot nematode. It has high yield potential, very good curing characteristics and produces high quality tobacco. This variety is an excellent alternative for growers satisfied with K326, but seeking higher yields. Variety Producers
PVH 2254 was released by F.W. Rickard Seeds. It is a flue-cured hybrid. PVH 2254 has good yield potential. It is resistant to TMV and to races 1 and 3 of the southern root-knot nematodes along with high tolerance to bacterial wilt. This hybrid has a tendency to produce more leaves than traditional cultivars like K 326. To obtain the best balance between yield and quality, the plants should be topped with a maximum of 24 leaves. PVH 2254 has passed the Tobacco Minimum Standards Committee and has been included in the NCSU Tobacco OVT program for a minimum of three years. Variety Producers
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PVH1600 was released by ProfiGen. It is an F1 hybrid that combines good yield potential and produces good quality tobacco leaf. This hybrid is considered to possess high tolerance to race 0 Black Shank and moderate to high tolerance to race 1. The hybrid also has high tolerance to Bacterial wilt and is resistant to races 1 and 3 of the sourhern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) and to the tobacco cyst nematode (Globodera spp.). Cultivar performance and morphological traits data can be found at https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/flue-cured-tobacco-information Tables 3-1 through 3-5. Variety Producers
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RG 17 was developed by RG Seed Company from a cross between K 326 and K 399. It has high resistance to Granville wilt and low resistance to black shank. It produces high yields of good quality tobacco. Compared to K 326, plants of RG 17 flowered about 2 days earlier, were slightly taller with one additional leaf per plant after topping, and had average leaf spacing similar to that of K 326. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT 168 is a conventional variety developed by Speight Seed Company from a cross between Coker 371-Gold and Speight G-118. It has excellent resistance to black shank, Granville wilt and root-knot nematodes. It produces average yields on a 3 foot stalk with good leaf spacing. Leaves ripen at a moderate rate with excellent curability and are mostly lemon and orange color with medium body. US PROTECTED VARIETY and can be sold only as a Class of Certified Seed – 1994 PVPA. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT 210 was released by Speight Seed Farm in 2001. It was developed from (SP116 / G-126) // (K346 / G-28). It flowers 9 days later than NC 2326. The flower head type is intermediate when compared to the open flower head type for NC 2326. The internode between leaves is shorter in comparison to NC 2326. It has moderate resistance to race 0 and race 1 black shank resistance, and high resistance to Granville wilt. It has resistance to southern root-knot nematode. US VARIETY PROTECTION APPLIED FOR – 1994 PVPA. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT 220 was released by Speight Seed Farms in 2004. The resistance rating for black shank is 8 (from Florida 301), and the Granville wilt rating is 16. US VARIETY PROTECTION APPLIED FOR and can be sold only as a Class of Certified Seed - 1994 PVPA. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT 225 was released by Speight Seed Farm in 2006. It was developed from (Speight 168 x K346) (A95 X Speight 168) this variety flowers 5 days later than NC 2326 and yields just a little bit less than NC 2326, producing 18-19 harvestable leaves in a normal year. The leaves on this variety are closer on the stalk than those of the variety NC 2326. It has a high level of resistance to black shank, bacterial wilt, and Southern root know nematode. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT 227 was released by Speight Seed Farm in 2006. It was developed from (Speight 151 x K346) (SP 202 X K346). This variety flowers 4 days later than NC 2326 and in a normal year it produces around 19-20 harvestable leaves per plant. The leaves on this variety are spaced closer on the stalk than NC 2326. It has a high level of resistance to black shank, bacterial wilt, and Southern root nematode. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT 234 was released by Speight Seed Farm in 2006. It was developed from (Speight 168 x K346). This variety flowers 7 days later than NC 2326 and in a normal year it produces around 18-19 harvestable leaves per plant. The leaves on this variety are spaced closer on the stalk than NC 2326. It has a high resistance to black shank, bacterial wilt, and Southern root nematode. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT 236 is a variety from a four way cross of Speight 168, 177, 179, and 196. It was released in 2005. It averages 70 days to flowering with nearly 18 leaves harvested per plant and leaves fairly closely spaced. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT G-28 was released by Speight Seed Farm in 1969. It was developed from a cross of Coker 139, Oxford 1-181 and NC 95. It produces a moderate yield and medium quality tobacco. This variety tends to produce orange tobacco that is open, has medium grain and has a relatively low nicotine content. Fairly equal amounts of thin, medium and heavy tobacco were produced by this variety; however, it tends to be heavy bodied. Plants of Speight G-28 are short and have more than 19 leaves. The variety flowers medium to late. It has a low number of ground suckers, has moderate resistance to black shank and Granville wilt, is resistant to Fusarium wilt and root-knot nematodes, but is susceptible to mosaic. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT G-70 was released by Released by Speight Seed Farm in 1979. It was developed from a cross of Coker 258 and VA 115 and Speight G-10. The yield is much higher than NC 2326 and its quality is about the same as measured by the dollars/cwt. and grade index. Speight G-70 has an intermediate number of leaves on a low stalk, flowers at a medium time and produces a medium number of ground suckers. Speight G-70 has high resistance to black shank, low resistance to Granville wilt and is resistant to root-knot nematodes. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT H-20 was released by Speight Seed Farms, Inc. in 2000. It is an F1 hybrid. Plants of Speight H-20 produce 18-20 leaves on a 42-inch stalk. Plants flower in about 68 days. Leaves ripen normally and have excellent holding-ability. Performance of Speight H-20 has been similar to Speight G-28. Speight H-20 has a very high rating of resistance to black shank and a high rating for resistance to Granville wilt. Speight H-20 has resistance to prevalent species of the root-knot nematode. It is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus. Variety Producers
SPEIGHT NF 3 was released by Speight Seed Farm in 1996. It is a “non-flowering” tobacco variety developed from the cross of Speight NF 1 / NC 0007. It flowers about 10-12 days earlier than all other commercial “non-flowering” types of tobacco. Leaf midrib has no arches; leaf color is green; leaf shape is broadest at middle of leaf; acuminate leaf shape; angular venation pattern; smooth leaf surface; leaf margin is not wavy and is not recurved. Plant form is columnar. Flowers are pink and flower head habit is intermediate. It has high levels of resistance to black shank and Granville wilt. It is resistant to Fusarium wilt, root- knot nematode, and brown spot. US PROTECTED VARIETY and can be sold only as a Class of Certified Seed – 1994 PVPA. Variety Producers
VA 119 is an open-pollinated flue-cured tobacco variety. Medium height, averaging 18 harvestable leaves, 71 days to flower, and medium leaf ripening/maturing. Variety Producers
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