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Allium tuberosum

Common Name(s): Chinese chives
Family: Liliaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 70 to 100 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 33 to 87 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light or medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright
Prefers well drained shallow soils of high fertility. Little salt tolerance.
Cercospora, Rhizoctonia
Environ. - ornamental, Additive - flavoring, Food - vegetable
Subtropical, temperate, boreal, tropical-rainy, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
China, Mongolia, Indian Subcontinent
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