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The longest vegetable fiber
Not dependent on irrigation, flax grows by itself in around 100 days. It reaches 3.3 ft (1 m) in height on average before being pulled out after flowering. The plant could grow taller, but its stems would then be too thin to extract the fibers. Flax has the longest vegetable fiber (2.6 ft / 80 cm), compared to cotton (1 ft / 30 cm). The strength of flax is, therefore, due to the remarkable properties of its fibers, the strongest of vegetable fibers. Fabrics made from linen fibers are much more resistant to wear and would warp much less over time.
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