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Vicia sativa subsp. sativa

Common Name(s): Common vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Winter Annual
Growing Days: 80 to 170 (days)
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=73° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=37° (F)
Precipitation: 3 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 10° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Clay and clay loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Commonly grown in California. Does not over winter in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Poison - mammals, Animal Food - fodder
Temperate, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated
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