- The arboreum group (also called Indian cotton) includes varieties which are having coarse and short staple fibre however a few are having medium staple with fine texture.
- The herbaceum includes varieties which are having medium staple fibre with fairly fine texture.
- Both types are resistant to jassids and has high tolerance to the drought, soil salinity or alkalinity and water logging. These can be grown successfully with comparatively low inputs. Its lint is being used for domestic consumption and textile industry.
- The desi cotton are prone to boll shading inherently and there is need to develop non-shading genotypes with longer boll retention capacity.
Desi Cotton Varieties
- Digvijay :
American Cotton Varieties (Gossypium hirsutum)
- American cotton, known as ‘Narma’ on account of it’s soft feel. It was introduced by East India Company in India.
- 1.Bikanari Narma :
- 2.Ganganagar Ageti :
- 3.RS 89 :
- 4.RS 810 :
- 5.RS 2013 :
- Maru vikas (RAJHH - 16) :