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Fagopyrum esculentum
Synonyms: F. sagittatum; F. vulgare

Common Name(s): Buckwheat
Family: Polygonaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 55 to 85 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=63° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 3 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sand or silt loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Sensitive to cold, high temperatures, and dry weather. Grows best in cool moist climates.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Animal Food - fodder, Food - pseudo cereal, Honey - , Poison - mammals, Medicinal - rutin
Temperate, subtropical, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated, China

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