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Crambe abyssinica
Synonyms:

Common Name(s): Crambe
Family: Brassicaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness:
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Temperature:
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 30° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Coarse to fine texture
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Comments:
New US crop. Drought tolerant, but needs adequate soil moisture. Midwest, Pacific northwest, & southwest US.
Diseases:
Sclerotinia
Uses:
Material - lipids, Animal Food - fodder
Woodiness:
Herbaceous
Climate:
Temperate marine, subtropical-dry summer, boreal
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Tropical Africa, Northeastern tropical Africa, West central Tropical Africa
 
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