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Fagopyrum tataricum

Common Name(s): Tartary buckwheat
Family: Polygonaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 70 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 18 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 4.6 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium coarse; sand or silt loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Grown in colder climates than common buckwheat, but rest of needs are the same.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - fodder, Weed - possible seed contam., Food - pseudo cereal
Temperate, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:

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