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Gossypium barbadense
Synonyms: G. peruvianum; G. vitifolium

Common Name(s): Long fiber cotton
Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 180 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=90° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=59° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.2 to 7.2
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured organic soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Prefers deep soils with moderate fertility. Fair salinity tolerances.
Sclerotinia, Rust, Rhizoctonia
Poison - mammals, Material - fiber
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Western South America
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