These coast islands raise the famous "sea-island cotton," and the whole lowland region produces prolific crops of rice.
The seeds of the sea-island cotton are small, smooth, and black.
This, of course, will not affect the culture of sea-island cotton, which is grown in only a limited area.
The sea-island cotton, called also "long staple" on account of its very long silky fibres, is the finest cotton known.
sea-island cotton of very high grade is grown in Alachua county.
All the sea islands produce the long staple cotton known as sea-island cotton, and before the war a very valuable variety.
The long stapled Egyptian is utilised for the very finest yarns, and its only rival is or was sea-island cotton.
There are extensive areas of pine lands in the vicinity, and large quantities of sea-island cotton are produced in the county.