Variety of tobacco leaves


Types of tobacco cultivars and varieties and their characteristics. Connection of attributes with cigar or cigarettes product requirements.

Alternative labels

types of tobacco leaves
brands of tobacco leaves
tobacco leaf varieties
the variety of tobacco leaves
selections of tobacco leaves
categories of tobacco leaves
varieties of tobacco leaves

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Variety of tobacco leaves is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Curing room worker: Curing room workers assist in the blending, aging, and fermenting of tobacco strips and stems for the production of cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff.
Leaf sorter: Leaf sorters analyse colour and condition of tobacco leaves in order to determine whether they should be used as cigar wrappers or binders. They select leaves without visible defects taking into account colour variations, tears, tar spots, tight grain, and sizes as per specifications. They fold wrapper leaves into bundles for stripping.
Leaf tier: Leaf tiers tie tobacco leaves manually into bundles for processing. They select loose leaves by hand and arrange them with butt ends together. They wind tie leaf around butts.
Cigar inspector: Cigar inspectors test, sort, sample and weigh cigars in order to find defects and deviations away from the product’s specifications.

Cigarette making machine operator: Cigarette making machine operators tend cigarette-making machines to encase tobacco in continuous paper rolls followed by cutting cigarettes from roll. They place roll of cigarette paper on spindles and set monogram-printing devices to print brand name on cigarette paper at specified position.

Optional knowledge

Variety of tobacco leaves is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Cigar brander: Cigar branders tend machines that stamp brands on cigar wrappers. They keep machines supplied with all the required input material and observe that processes do not jam. They clean ink rollers preventively.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022