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Atriplex hortensis

Common Name(s): Orache; mountain spinach
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 45 to 60 (days)
Abs.Max=97° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=37° (F)
Precipitation: 12 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Drought tolerant. Grown over wide climates. Possible origin central Asia. Cool season vegetable.
Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - vegetable, Genetic -
Tropical-rainy, dry climate, subtropical, temperate, boreal
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated
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