Definitions for "Shade Grown"
Produce grown without the destruction of the environment.
A traditional farming method which benefits the farmer and the local environment. A typical shade grown farm is made up of coffee trees grown alongside other food crops under a canopy of taller trees. These taller trees provide fruit, wood and other valuable products to the farmer while offering protection and nutrients to the coffee plants and preventing erosion of the soil.
Refers to tobacco leaves that have been grown under a cheesecloth tent called a tapado. The filtered sunlight caused by the tapado produces a thinner, and more elastic leaf that is mainly used as the wrapper in a premium cigar. Shade grown wrapper leaves also develop a mild taste. See also Tapado.