Cotton: Erlene's Green

Cotton: Erlene's Green

  • $7.50


Family heirloom from Erlene Melancon in east Texas. Erlene says that she has been spinning green cotton for years and that her grandmother loved using colored cotton in her quilts. The fibers are a light olive green and can be spun off the seed. Harvest the bolls of green cotton shortly after they open so that the fiber does not fade in the sunlight. Once it is spun and washed it turns a yellowish green. (Gossypium hirsutum)

We cannot ship cotton to Texas. Some other southeastern states require a waiver or permit. Contact your extension agency for more information.