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Trigonella foenum-graecum

Common Name(s): Fenugreek
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 60 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 5° (F)
Soil pH: 7 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Gravel and sandy
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Source of diosgenin. Grown in temperate climates. Not common in US. One month for greens and 3-4 months for seeds.
Cercospora, Anthrachose
Animal Food - fodder, Material - essent oils, Food - vegetable, Medicinal - folklore, Additive - flavoring, Food - pulse
Tropical-wet and dry, steppe and semi-arid, temperate marine, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Soviet Middle Asia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus

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