White Stem Orinoco is an heirloom bright leaf which originated from the early Virginian Orinoco's. It is stronger flavored than most Virginia Bright Leaf varieties and is a good choice for a fuller flavored cigarette or pipe blend. It matures early at 55-60 days. The dark green leaves are thick and closely spaced on the stalk. They lighten in color as they ripen with yellowing at the edges and cure to a rich brown. Suckering is moderate. Leaves average 12" to 14" wide and 24" long, with yields of 3 oz of dried leaf per plant.