Naturally Colored Cotton – Technical Bulletin from CICR
Cotton with naturally coloured lint, other than white, is commonly referred as coloured cotton. In nature, coloured and white linted cottons are found from time immemorial. Coloured cotton is being grown and used by mankind since 2500 B.C. The Old World Asiatic Naturally Colored Cotton – Technical Bulletin from CICRdiploid cottons are presumed to originate earlier than New World allotetraploid cottons. Coloured varieties were known in diploid cottons and were under cultivation in Asia, particularly Indian subcontinent, China and Central Asian Republics of former Soviet Union since long. In India, brown linted varieties of tree cotton (G.arboreum L.) namely Cocanada 1, Cocanada 2 and Red Northerns were under commercial cultivation mainly on black soils under rainfed condition in parts of Andhra Pradesh.
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