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Brassica juncea var. juncea
Synonyms: Sinapsis juncea

Common Name(s): Brown mustard; Indian mustard
Family: Brassicaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 50 to 100 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 94 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 23° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Clear
Tolerant of drought and acidity. Cool season vegetable. Thrives in hot days and cool nights.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Anthrachose
Medicinal - folklore, Food - oil/fat, Additive - flavoring


Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, China, India

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