A New and Prolific Variety of Cotton
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1. A longer and finer staple.
2. A more prolific variety.
3. A disease resistant variety.
4. A cotton that produces well on light, sandy soils.
5. An early maturing variety that would escape more or less the ravages of the boll weevil.
In all the above matters a marked degree of success has been obtained.
TUSKEGEE EXPERIMENT STATION
This cotton has the following well-known types carefully bred into it: Sea Island, from whence it gets its long, silken fiber; Russell’s Big Boll, from whence it gets its large bolls, and its adaptability to upland conditions of soil and climate; Jackson’s Wilt Resisting, from whence it gets its power to resist to a remarkable degree the troublesome diseases known as wilt, black root, etc.; Simpkin’s prolific, from whence it gets its great fruiting habit.