If you do pursue it, I'd love to see your progress. I think there was a member here (maybe USHOG?? I think was his username?) did grow some pipe tobaccos a few years back on his property in Texas. I was fortunate to enjoy some when we did our BOTL pipes. He was very generous to make up some tins for us to enjoy with our (at the time) new tobacco pipes. I haven't seen him on the forum here in quite some time, so I do hope all is well with him though.