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Brassica nigra
Synonyms: Sinapsis nigra

Common Name(s): Black mustard
Family: Brassicaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=81° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 23° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Adapted to wide variety of climate conditions, but mainly suited to tropics. Low rain requirement. Source of isothiocyanate.
Sclerotinia, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Medicinal -, Poison - mammals, Additive - flavoring, Weed - possible seed contam.
Temperate, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Caucasus

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