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Gossypium herbaceum var. herbaceum

Common Name(s): Asiatic cotton
Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 150 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=38° (C)    Opt.Max=36° (C)
Opt.Min=28° (C)    Abs.Min=18° (C)
Precipitation: 75 to 130 (cm.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7.2
Soil Texture/Type: Fertile sands to heavy clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Grows best on good moisture and adequate number of frost free growing days.
Rust, Rhizoctonia
Animal Food - fodder, Food - oil/fat, Material - fiber
Dry climate, subtropical, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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