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Gossypium arboreum
Synonyms: G. arboreum obtusifolium; G. nanking; G. obtusifolium

Common Name(s): Tree cotton
Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=97° (F)
Opt.Min=79° (F)    Abs.Min=64° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.2 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Fertile sands to heavy clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Very bright
Grown as an annual. Deep soils with moderate fertility are best. Fair salt tolerances.
Poison - mammals, Material - fiber
Subtropical, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Asia
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