Arkansas Green Cotton Bolls
Bolls are ready for you to remove from the husk if you wish to use the lint for spinning. Intact husks are great for educational purposes. Because the husks are intact, once you remove the lint from the husk, you can then remove the seeds from the lint & plant them.
The is for raw heirloom cotton in the husks/bolls with seeds intact. Depending on the time of harvest, some leaves may be brown, green, a mix of both or there may be no leaves at all.
•Qty: 6 bolls of organically grown, hand picked & packed Arkansas Green raw cotton
If you spin, you will welcome having your very own chemical free all natural organic cotton! No dye, no bleach, no chemicals, nothing artificial, nothing added. 100% pure, natural & organic cotton made by Mother Nature, not Monsanto!
Feel good knowing you are getting non GMO heirloom cotton grown in a chemical free environment. I intermingle all my crops creating a messy but beautiful landscape. I 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. I work with Mother Nature, not against her...
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.
"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
*Item unavailable to ship to the EU.