Growth of the Cotton Plant at Gocup
17 March 1863 The Sydney Morning Herald
Mr. James Brennan of Gocup has left with us a pod from one of his cotton plants.
He says that from the time he sowed the seed in October last, he has never, beyond once hilling the plants, bestowed any attention on his cotton crop, and it is looking as fresh and healthy as possible.
The New Orleans and Egyptian were sown in rich soil, and those plants are now nearly five feet in height.
The Sea Island was sown in less sandy soil, and they have not thriven so well.
As many as fifty to sixty pods are on a plant, each the size of an egg.
The hot sun does not affect these plants as it does others, for when other crops looked withered, the cotton leaves maintained their verdure.