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Nicotiana tabacum

Common Name(s): Tobacco
Family: Solanaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 70 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 4.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Deep, light to medium textured
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Six classes and 26 types grown over a wide area for specific uses. Planted in coldframes and transplanted to the field. Quality of product is related to specific soil and weather conditions. Requires humidity, deep soils, and well drained soils.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Social - masticatory, Poison - mammals, Medicinal - nicotine, Social - smoking
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate, subtropical, tropical-rainy
Geographical Origin:
Central America, Widely cultivated
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