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Simmondsia chinensis

Common Name(s): Jojoba
Family: Simmondsiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=122° (F)    Opt.Max=97° (F)
Opt.Min=70° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 2 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -2° (F)
Soil pH: 7 to 8.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Native of south west Arizona, California, Northern Mexico and Baja California. Prefers deep soils of moderate fertility. Good salt tolerance.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Material - lipids, Environ. - ornamental
Dry climate, subtropical-dry summer, tropical-wet and dry, subtropical-humid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Mexico, Southwestern USA
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