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Vicia sativa subsp. nigra

Common Name(s): Narrow-leaf vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 80 to 170 (days)
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=73° (F)
Opt.Min=52° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 23° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Adapted to soil and climate conditions like those of common vetch. Early maturing.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - soil improver, Poison - mammals
Subtropical-dry summe, tropical-rainy, steppe and semi-arid, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe
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