Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Organic Red Foliated Cotton
Organic Red Foliated White Cotton (165 days)
1 gram or about 7-11 seeds
Due to state regulations, we cannot ship to California, Georgia and South Carolina
Red Foliated cotton grows 1-3' tall with red-maroon leaves and pink-red hibiscus looking flowers.
The plant itself with its maroon leaves is a show stopper, but of course most folks are after the cotton itself.
The cotton is white and considered short fiber cotton.
This is an excellent cotton for those who want to try growing cotton because it develops in a rather short time period for cotton. Many cottons can take 200+ days.
We start cotton in 4" pots in the greenhouse the same time we start tomatoes. Cotton is a heat loving plant and does NOT like cold soil or air temps. Cotton needs a constant 65 degrees F to germinate technically. However, we recommend 70-75 degrees and that means CONSTANT temps that DO NOT drop below that temp at night. We recommend a heat mat if you do not have constant warm temperatures. Then be patient, cotton can take three weeks to emerge and sometimes longer depending on the temperature. If you live in the deep South where cotton is grown most of these instructions will not apply as your spring nights will be well above 70 degrees.
Cotton is ready to harvest when the bolls (flower heads) burst open.