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Chenopodium quinoa subsp. quinoa

Common Name(s): Quinoa
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=64° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 18° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy and clayey soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Climatic needs greatly influenced by ecotype. Cold, drought, and temperatures are variable.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Harmful Org. Host - crop disease, Food - pseudo cereal
Tropical-wet and dry, subtropical-dry summer, temperate, dry climate
Geographical Origin:
Southern South America, Western South America
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