how many bolls does a cotton plant produce? on a field planted in 30-inch rows, each 4-gram boll per foot of row means about 50 pounds of estimated lint per acre, and thus it takes about 10 for each row-foot to represent a bale per acre. on 30-inch rows, for an average boll weight of 3 grams, 12 bolls per foot of row produces an estimate of 457,the cotton plant,our livlihood depends on the cotton plant. whether that be in production or farming. creepy garden farm, inc. plants most of the 400 acres it has in cotton.people that live in the south and other cotton producing areas are accustomed to seeing the fields. in spring filled with tracters and planting equipment.