Japan 8 is a very sweet dark oriental tobacco with low nicotine content. It is a compact shrub reaching 6' in height with long narrow leaves. The leaves average 8"-10" long and 29" to 24" long. Plants average 28 harvestable leaves. It can be air cures or sun cured. It is excellent as a blend for cigarettes or pipes. Air cured leaves are a deep brown and produce a mild smoke with a licorice like flavor. The flowers are a creamy white with maturity at about 65 days.