Tobacco plant grows to seven-foot tall in Hereford greenhouse

Shirley Symonds with the plant which has grown out of the ground despite her not planting a seed.1430_2001Photo: James Maggs.

Shirley Symonds with the seven-foot tall tobacco plant.1430_2002Photo: James Maggs.

Shirley Symonds next to the tobacco plant. 1430_2003Photo: James Maggs.

Shirley Symonds next to the seven-foot tall tobacco plant. 1430_2004Photo: James Maggs.

First published in News

COULD the heatwave be behind this fast-growing plant in Hereford?

Shirley Symonds has seen the garden plant grow to around seven ft in her greenhouse despite never putting down seeds.

The plant is believed to be a Nicotiana sylvestris, commonly known as a woodland tobacco plant.

It normally grows to around three or four foot and is native to South America.

"It just appeared about a month ago," said Sylvia.

"My daughter then told me that it was a tobacco plant and flowers started to grow from it. The branches are still spreading."

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8:41pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Gillian1961 says...

why dont you dry if out and sell the tobacco to the shop international down comercial road, make some money
why dont you dry if out and sell the tobacco to the shop international down comercial road, make some money Gillian1961
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