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Arachis hypogaea

Common Name(s): Groundnut; peanut
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=113° (F)    Opt.Max=90° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 39 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light, sandy loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Suitable for tropics, subtropics, and warm temperate regions. Frost sensitive.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Cercospora, Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rust, Anthrachose
Food - oil/fat, Food - pulse, Poison - mammals, Poison - birds, Animal Food - forage
Tropical-wet and dry, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-humid
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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