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Phaseolus vulgaris var. vulgaris

Common Name(s): Kidney bean
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 140 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=66° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 4.2 to 8.7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textures
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Can withstand short frosts as low as -2 C. Usually a tropical or subtropical crop.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Animal Food - forage, Food - vegetable, Food - pulse, Poison - mammals
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical, tropical-wet and dry, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Cultivated, Worldwide
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