Bengals-

BENGALS-
A general name given to a number of varieties of cotton, grown over the whole of Northern India, from Bengal to Punjab, including Rajputana, and consisting entirely of a mixture of varieties of Gossypium Neglectum with a small and very variable percentage of G. Indicum. It is strong, coarse and harsh, but of good colour when not stained by pink bollworm damage. Usually the shortest stapled cotton in India. A number of varieties under this class is suitable for spinning up to 8's/10's ordinary weft yarn; staple up to 5/8-in.

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