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Hibiscus cannabinus

Common Name(s): Kenaf
Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 100 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 79 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loam with humus
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
New US crop. Requires a full season. Will not tolerate standing water or water logged soils. Frost sensitive and damaged by heavy rains with strong winds.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Material - fiber, Animal Food - fodder
Temperate, tropical-rainy, subtropical, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Tropical Africa, Southern Tropical Africa, West central Tropical Africa, Tropics
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