A wide range of chewing tobaccos are produced in india. The average is 35 million kgs with medium to very high nicotine content. CHEWING TOBACCO(RED CHOPADIA) 1.Planting : October to November 2.Marketing : April to August 3.Production : Anand area of Gujarat 4.Physical Characteristics : The primed leaf is sun cured for 10 to 12 days till the stem dries and the leaf develops yellow in color.Later, the leaves are tied into bundles and bulked for developing aroma. 5.Economical use : Mostly for chewing also called Lal-chopadia, and safna.The export packing ranges from 250 gms-1000 gms and is available in bales of up to 100 kgs.