Brown heirloom cotton seed

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This heritage cotton was grown by and for slaves in colonial days. It is a 5-6 ft beautiful plant and lovely for hand spinners.

Brown COT 10 SE $4.00  Qty: Price:

(Gossypium Hirsutum)

I got these heirloom seed from Southern Exposure seed Exchange a few years ago and have enjoyed growing them in our gardens . I am now getting back into weaving so am learning to spin it . I can not sell it to anyone in Georgia ,Virginia ,South Carolina or California because of the commercial cotton industry .Even if you don't spin it ,it is a beautiful flower in the garden and the boles are decorative in dried arrangements too. It takes a long season to grow so those in the north will need a heated greenhouse . I start it in March and transplant it out with the tomatoes. I also stake it .

Details:

Flowers:white changing to pink- Bell shaped

Foliage:green, deeply lobed leaves

Fruit:boles that open up to the cotton

Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)

Height:5-6 ft

Diameter:3-4 ft

Heirloom:yes

Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:5 to 7

Soil:neutral

Propagation / Germination:easy. plant in 6 " commercial organic planting mix in spring and transplant out infrost free weather provide compost and much... 7-21 days

Spacing:2 ft apart

Sun:full sun

Water:average

Pests and Diseases:None that I saw.

    Everything grown or made by founder since 1977. No chemicals or commercial manures used & only open pollinated seeds planted . Most of the work is done by hand . Biodynamics practiced here since 1990 . Small scale homestead that grows most of its own foods . Shipping included.



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