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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: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Susan in West Kentucky
Location:
HIckory, KY, United States
Date:
September 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Now harvesting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? everything about this cotton !

What are the cons? none so far

Review:

Posted below re: great germination rates - now harvesting (end of September 2017). I am getting 8 - 10 bolls per plant which is fantastic, however it does make the plant top heavy and some have fallen over. My rows are planted on the west side of a fence so fence is currently holding most upright. Not as tall as advertised - a good thing for me! Initially when the bolls open the cotton is a a tannish color but as they mature in the sun the cotton turns a beautiful golden / butterscotch color - so DO NOT be in a hurry to pick them !! I have about 50% picked, will leave the rest on the plants longer to get the best color. The fiber is not as long as I thought it would be compared to white cotton, based on advertising, but will be easy to spin and work with. The seeds DO come right out - a huge benefit. All in all a real fun plant to work with, a pretty plant with beautiful flowers, easy to maintain, no problems with bugs etc.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amy
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
July 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Fun
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow!

What are the cons? none

Review:

I started 6 from seeds and all 6 sprouted. They have grown to about 5 feet tall and the bolls are opening up now the last week of July first part of August. Very easy to grow, flowers are beautiful and there were many on each plant. Highly recommend. Very fun to grow!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Susan in West Kentucky
Location:
Hickory, KY, United States
Date:
June 4, 2017
          5.0
 
Super Germination Rates
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? so far great germination

What are the cons? none so far

Review:

Wanted to get in a quick post now first week of June 2017 - I bought 4 packages of these seeds earlier, advertised at about 20 seeds per packet (so about 80 seeds total I thought). Had to remove seeds from the bolls - but as advertised that was easy. Never bothered to count the seeds. Planted in 2 big pots early as this cotton is supposed to have a very long growing season and I am in west Kentucky, not the "deep" South. Transplanted to my little "cotton patch", seemed like I was a long time planting, and THEN counted the plants. Holy Moly there were 118 !! And so far only one has died !! Incredible germination rates !! Will post again this fall when I get all the bolls harvested and report on boll numbers / quality etc. but so far I am VERY well pleased.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 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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21 out of 23 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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