Florida Sun Grown tobacco spring crop completely destroyed

Two days ago, a violent hailstorm destroyed in a short period of time all the beautiful tobacco plants grown with great care by Jeff Borysiewicz in Clermont, Florida.

“Unfortunately our Spring crop was totally destroyed. It’s all part of farming. You have to take the good with the bad. If it was easy to grow prized cigar tobacco, everyone would be doing it,” says Borysiewicz.

The beautiful tobacco plants two days before the hailstorm.

The plants had been planted in early March and were prospering splendidly until the day before yesterday. Cigar Journal was still on location in early April to interview Jeff Borysiewicz for the upcoming cover story.
Borysiewicz plants – fortunately – twice a year and now all his hopes – and those of all FSG fans – lie on the autumn harvest.


She learned her journalistic skills from scratch at a regional daily newspaper, for which she wrote articles for many years. Through working for the magazine Der Spiegel in Rome she had the opportunity to increase her professional knowledge in the field of media. Katja studied art history and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Palermo and Rome and, during the course of her studies, spent many years in Italy. The country was her teacher in things related to pleasure and lifestyle. She has been working for Cigar Journal since 2004. In 2010 she became editor-in-chief.


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