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Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis
Synonyms: V. sesquipedalis; V. sinensis sesquipedalis

Common Name(s): Asparagus bean
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 50 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=57° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 39° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to heavy
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Grown as far north as southern Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New Jersey.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - vegetable, Environ. - soil improver, Animal Food - fodder
Temperate, subtropical, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Tropical Asia

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