Nicotiana collection

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Today preservation of genetic resources is regarded as an important need for our society. The Nicotiana collection of Imperial Tobacco meets this need.

Our gene bank contains more than 1100 accessions and is an essential tool for plant geneticists and tobacco breeders. This bank is maintained and the seeds are distributed by Bergerac Seed & Breeding (Bergerac, France). Every tobacco type is represented, Virginia (flue-cured), Burley, Dark air-cured and others. Seeds are available to researchers in this area, subject to terms and conditions, please refer to our collection catalogue and ordering form.

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Seed ordering

Download the catalogue of the Nicotiana collection and the ordering form.