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Tragopogon porrifolius

Common Name(s): Salsify
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=75° (F)    Opt.Max=66° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -27° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured organic soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Clear to cloudy
Cultural conditions similar to carrots, but require longer growing season.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Weed - possible seed contam., Food - vegetable, Environ. - ornamental
Temperate marine, subtropical-dry summer, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Macaronesia, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Southeastern/southwestern Europe
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