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Paper thin profits - supplying Cuba's cigar industry

Hung out to dry
  • Crops and outcrops
  • Plough on
  • By hoof and hand
  • Size matters
  • Hung out to dry
  • Paper thin profits
  • Quality guaranteed
  • Cigar country
  • National pride

Hung out to dry

Around 3 months after transplanting the tobacco plants are ready to be harvested. The leaves are hand picked and are individually strung on cotton thread. They are then hung to dry on horizontal beams in a curing barn for a further 3 months.



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