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What type of cotton was grown in the South?

Two basic types of cotton have been grown in South Carolina. The cultivation of Sea Island or long staple cotton was restricted to coastal areas south of Charleston. Upland or short staple cotton was successfully grown in the interior and accounted for the spread of the plantation system through most of the state.

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Similarly one may ask, why does cotton grow so well in the South?

Cotton was a cash crop that was easy to grow and to harvest and was high in demand. Weather and soil conditions were excellent in much of the south for its cultivation, the same weather that would work against other crops such as apple trees.

Also Know, when did cotton become popular in the South? “Cotton is King,” was a common phrase used to describe the growth of the American economy in the 1830s and 1840s. It was used to describe the plantation economy of the slavery states in the Deep South.

Consequently, does cotton only grow in the South?

Almost all of the cotton fiber growth and production occurs in southern and western states, dominated by Texas, California, Arizona, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. More than 99 percent of the cotton grown in the US is of the Upland variety, with the rest being American Pima.

What is cotton plant called?

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.

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