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Sea Island Brown Cotton
 
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Sea Island Brown Cotton (20 seeds) (CT106) $5.00

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Sea Island Brown Cotton

         
 
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This cotton variety is native to the Americas and cultivated by the Incas at least as early as 1000AD. Found throughout the Caribbean region by the time of Columbus. Historically grown in Georgia, and especially by island planters, who jealously guarded their strains.

Ours appears to be a cross between the early white form and a brown type. Hibiscus-like flowers are white and rather showy. These are followed in time by beautiful mocha-colored, very long stapled cotton. The fibers are very fine and rather silky.

This variety was considered an improvement over other types, and is still regarded as an upscale type to this day. Unlike many cotton varieties, the seeds easily come free of the fibers, simplifying hand processing. Heat-loving, 5- to 6-foot plants require a very long season, even for cotton, but worthwhile and an exciting piece of history wherever it can be grown.

 
Sea Island Brown Cotton
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ann
Location:
Nuevo, CA, United States
Date:
January 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Love this plant
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Produces beautiful cotton

What are the cons? None

Review:

I started five seeds by sprouting them. All of them produced. I moved them to peat pots but we had some very hot weather so only one survived. Once it's established, it doesn't mind the heat. Right now, it is in a pot on my driveway. It is still growing and there is another boll to harvest. I can't wait to do it again. So very pleased with my plant. According to our zone, it says this can be a perennial so I am treating it as such. We seldom have freezing weather but we did cover it for a couple of days. While I don't have enough to card and spin, that is my goal. I do have enough cotton to fill a pint size canning jar. So very tickled to actually be growing cotton. May take several years to get enough to spin but it's very exciting to find new bolls on the plant and pick the very soft, light brown bits of fluff.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Evelyn
Location:
Birmingham, AL, United States
Date:
October 23, 2016
          5.0
 
So fun and easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? everything

What are the cons? no complaints

Review:

This was my favorite crop in the garden this year. The sprouts were lovely and grew into tall, beautiful plants that didn't require a very wide spacing. They gave optimal shade to our basil in the summer months and both flourished beautifully. The flowers are exquisite and the bolls productive, out of twelve plants we got an entire basket of fibers which we will be spinning into yarn this winter. Initially we were going to use the fibers for quilt batting but they are so soft and lovely I cannot bear to encase them in something else. The only pests that got to them were stinkbugs very late in the season, they were easy to pick off and contain.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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