Cotton Seeds

$2.50

Cotton Seeds

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This is the same cotton used to make your t-shirts and jeans. Some varieties have naturally colored fibers instead of white. Grow some of your own cotton and amaze your friends. Pull fiber off seeds and to plant. Bolls ripen and burst open in late fall. Plants grow 5-6’ tall and may need staking to prevent tipping over. In addition to producing the ever popular textile, cotton plants also produce one of the most beautiful creamy white flowers with pinkish red centers.

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When to Plant in Spring:

  • Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
  • To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.

Planting: Sow seeds ¼ inch deep, spacing plants 12-15 inches apart. (An early indoor sowing is recommended for colder northern regions)

Care: Cotton plants are heavy feeders. Mix plenty of organic matter into your soil into your prior to planting. Use a fertilizer high in potassium.

Harvest: Cotton is ready to harvest once the bolls have cracked open and the white fluffy stuff starts to appear. Be sure to comb it out for seeds. Wear gloves when harvesting.

Special Instructions/Tips: Please be aware that some states prohibit the planting and growing of cotton without a permit. Please check with your county extension before purchasing cotton seeds.

Germination: 7 – 14 days

Days to Maturity: 120-180

Preferences: plenty of water, partial sun, well-draining soil

• Cotton is a very old plant and records of its existence can be found in many regions of the world. The oldest known record of cotton can be traced back to 7,000 years ago to a cave in Mexico.

• Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin in 1793, which made processing cotton much faster and easier. The gin separates the fiber from the seeds, which was originally done by hand.

• In the United States, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, Florida, Kansas and Virginia make up a region known as the Cotton Belt

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