Tennessee 90 is one of the most widely grown tobaccos in the world. It is an excellent Burley tobacco variety having resistance to TVMV, TEV and PVY. In addition to superior disease resistance and high yield potential, it's earlier maturity and smaller stalk offer an advantage over Tennessee 86 to some growers. The light green leaves turn yellow when ripe and air cure easily, both primed or stalk hung. It matures in 70 days. Tennessee 90 performs well in a wide variety of climates and is one of the most widely grown tobaccos world wide. Together, Tennessee 90 and Tennessee 86 make up over 50% of the US Burley production.