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Vigna radiata var. radiata
Synonyms: Phaseolus aureus; Phaseolus radiatus

Common Name(s): Mung bean; green gram
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=97° (F)
Opt.Min=70° (F)    Abs.Min=46° (F)
Precipitation: 26 to 58 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.2 to 7.2
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Grown predominantly in Southwestern US. Prefers soils of moderate depth and fertility.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Food - vegetable, Animal Food - forage, Food - pulse


Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated, Asia, Tropics
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