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Gossypium hirsutum
Synonyms: G. mexicanum

Common Name(s): Upland 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 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Fertile sands to heavy clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Require adequate moisture, abundant sunshine, and ample frost free period. Some varieties grown as far north as 37 degrees north lattitude.
Pythium, Phytothora, Anthrachose, Rust, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora
Food - oil/fat, Material - fiber, Animal Food - fodder, Poison - mammals, Material - lipids
Subtropical, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Mexico, Southeastern USA, Mesoamerica, Southwestern/south central Pacific, Caribbean
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