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What are those little green spots on my cigars?

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Q. Sometimes I find little green spots on the wrappers of my cigars. What causes that?
– B.C. in Myrtle Beach, SC

A. According to my research, green spots are genetic to all Cuban-seed tobaccos, especially tobaccos that are “shade grown.” They’re also often caused by water spots that occurred on the plant during the curing process. They may not be pretty, but the blemishes will generally not affect the flavor of the cigar.

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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