Day# 13, Pima plumules appear

Cotyledons on the Pima cotton plants are open and have started splitting. Plumules are beginning to develop. Below photograph shows a bulging Pima cotton stem and the first true leaves emerging.

Emerging Pima cotton plumule

Each plant will be tagged when it reaches this stage. The seedling up for discussion is denoted P-2-13. There are at least two ways to designating a cotton plant’s age; date planted, and the date the cotyledons are fully open. In the current case, the cotyledons opened 11 days after planting.

 

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