Heirloom Raw Cotton Lint With Seeds Red Foliated White / 1 Ounce (Gossypium hirsutum)
Feel good knowing you are getting non GMO cotton grown in a chemical free environment. We intermingle all our crops creating a messy but beautiful landscape. We believe this attracts a larger variety of bugs, helping to keep any one species from overtaking. NO! sprays or treatments, even the organic approved types. We work with Mother Nature, not against her...
- Qty: 1 ounce of hand grown, picked & packed, chemical free Red Foliated White raw cotton with seeds.
The lint (cotton) has been hand pulled from the husk (boll). If you wish to use the lint for spinning you will want to remove the seeds from the lint. Intact cotton seeds are great for educational purposes. Because the seeds are still in the lint, you can remove the seeds from the lint & plant them. Scroll down this listing for growing guidance.
We do not support GMO's.
We are not cotton re-sellers.
We are proud to be the first business in WV to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.
There are approx. 200 seeds per ounce.
There are approx. 20 sections per ounce.
Approx. weights/fills/sizes for cotton filled pillows:
Standard 20" x 25" light fill weight 25 oz. or 29 oz. standard fill weight.
Queen: 20" x 30" 30 oz. light fill weight or 35 oz. standard fill weight.
King: 20" x 36" 37 oz. light fill weight or 43 oz. standard fill weight.
Boudoir: 12.5" x 16" 9 oz. light fill weight or 12 oz. standard fill weight.
For those of you with classes spinning raw cotton:
A gallon Ziploc bag holds approx. 8 ounces of raw cotton lint with seeds (no husks).
"Conventional cotton is considered the world's 'dirtiest' crop due to its heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human and animal health. Conventional cotton covers 2.5% of the world's cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop.
Aldicarb, parathion, and methamidopho, three of the most acutely hazardous insecticides to human health as determined by the World Health Organization, rank in the top ten most commonly used in cotton production.
All but one of the remaining seven most commonly used are classified as moderately to highly hazardous.
Aldicarb, conventional cotton's second best selling insecticide and most acutely poisonous to humans, can kill a man with just one drop absorbed through the skin, yet it is still used in 25 countries and the US, where 16 states have reported it in their groundwater." - Organic Trade Association
Cotton is grown on our Eco-farm. We are not cotton re-sellers.