1.Planting October-end to November-end
2.Marketing June to August
3.Physical Characteristics Stalk-cut plants after wilting
  overnight are cured in three different
   manners viz. suncuring, smoke-curing and
  pitcuring, followed by fermentation in bulks.
  The leaf is large in size, medium to heavy
  bodied and brown to dark brown in colour.
4.Chemical Characteristics
  Sun-cured Smoke-cured Pit-cured
Nicotine % 3.5-4.5 2.5-3.5 3.5-4.5
Nitrogen % 3.0-4.0 3.0-4.0 2.5-3.5
Chloride % 3.1-3.5 4.0-5.0 2.0-3.0