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Helianthus tuberosus

Common Name(s): Jerusalem artichoke
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Growing Days: 80 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 15 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -44° (F)
Soil pH: 4 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium coarse; Loose circumneutral loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Intermediate
Suitable crop in any climate and soil where corn grows. Perennial grown as annual.
Pythium, Anthrachose, Rust, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Fuel - bio fuels, Food - vegetable, Food - starch, Material - cook oils, Animal Food - fodder
Tropical-wet and dry, steppe and semi-arid, temperate, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Canada, USA
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