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Cotton Seeds

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Number of Seeds per Pack: 2-5 Large Seeds


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Cotton

Cotton, also known as American Cotton, is native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India and Africa.

Cotton is a tender biennial that is used in so many of the things we rely on today in our everyday living. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, such as: terrycloth bath towels and robes; denim for blue jeans; chambray, corduroy, and cotton twill.

Socks, underwear, and most T-shirts are made from cotton. Bed sheets often are made from cotton. Cotton also is used to make yarn used in crochet and knitting. Fabric can even be made from recycled cotton that otherwise would be thrown away. While many fabrics are made of cotton alone, some materials blend cotton with other fibers, including rayon and synthetic fibers such as polyester.

The Cotton plant contains glossypol, which is anti-parasitic and antiviral. Cotton is easy to grow and can be kept in a container and grown just for fun! Growing cotton requires warm temperatures. To germinate seeds, you need the temperature to be at least 60 degrees F. For the plants to grow, you'll need a temperature range of between 70 degrees F and 80 degrees F. And when the cotton blooms, the temperature should be 80 degrees F to 90 degrees F.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Gossypium (gos-SIP-ee-um)
  • Species: hirsutum (her-SOO-tum)
  • AKA: American Cotton, American Upland Cotton, Bourbon Cotton, Golden Cotton, Gossypium hirsutum
  • Category: Perennials, Shrubs, Tropicals and Tender Perennials
  • Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
  • Spacing:15-18 in. (38-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
  • Germination Time:
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer
  • Bloom Color:Pink, White/Near White
  • Foliage: Smooth-Textured
  • Soil Requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
  • Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow after last frost.
  • Other Details: This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds.


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