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Amaranthus caudatus
Synonyms: A. edulis; A. leucocarpus; A. mantegazzianus

Common Name(s): Inca wheat
Family: Amaranthaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=70° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 90 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 39° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Prefers soils of medium depth and moderate fertility. Fair salt and good drought tolerances.
Pythium, Rust
Food - pseudo cereal, Weed - possible seed contam., Environ. - ornamental
Tropical-wet and dry, subtropical, dry climate
Geographical Origin:
South America
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