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Brassica napus var. napobrassica
Synonyms: B. napobrassica; B. napus rapifera

Common Name(s): Rutabaga
Family: Brassicaceae
Growth Habit: Func. Annual/Biennial
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=75° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 30° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.2
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to light textures
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Cold hardy and drought tolerant. Cool season crop confined to northern third of US.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Poison - mammals, Food - vegetable
Subtropical, steppe and semi-arid, boreal, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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