Q.1030:  Which plant produces longest fiber?

Ans. Manila is considered the longest natural fiber followed by Sisal, Hemp and cotton.

Manila is a strong fiber that comes from the leaf stems of the stalk of the abaca plant, which belongs to the banana family. The fibers vary in length from 4 to 12 feet (1200 to 3600mm)  in the natural state.

Sisal fibers are usually 26 to 40 inches (650 mm to 1000 mm) long.

Hemp is about 20 to 50 mm long and cotton is 25 - 35mm long.

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