They started growing Tobacco in 1612 but they did not get a final product that could be exported until 1617.
He introduced tobacco to Virginia colony. Tobacco grew well in Virginia and tobacco was popular in England, so Virginia got rich by selling and growing tobacco. Sidenote: John Rolfe married Pocahontas, not John Smith.
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He selled tobacco.
Pocohontas didn't discover anything. John Rolfe sailed to America in 1606 to start England's first successful American colony, Jamestown in Virginia
John Rolfe had the money to invest in the Virginia colony. Tobacco was the cash crop, which helped stabilize it's economy.
John Rolfe was the first English settler to successfully cultivate tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia. He was also married to Pocahontas.
John Rolfe and John Smith were associated with the Colony of Virginia. They are also known for their relations with Pocahontas; she may have saved Smith's life and Rolfe eventually married her.
He cultivated "rabbit tobacco."
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One thing that John Rolfe did to transform the Virginia colony was to cultivate a different tobacco that the English liked. This in turn made the tobacco very profitable and transformed the economy of Virginia.
John Rolfe is credited with planting the first tobacco seeds in Virginia. He is also famous for being Pocahontasâ?? husband.
introduced tobacco production in the colony
The leaders of early Virginia were John Smith and John Rolfe. John Smith was the first leader, and after an accident involving gunpowder, he was killed. Later, John Rolfe took over.