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Vigna subterranea
Synonyms: Glycine subterranea; Voandzeia subterranea

Common Name(s): Bambarra groundnut; ground bean
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=66° (F)    Abs.Min=61° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light to medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Very similar to peanut. Green shell harvest in 3-5 months. Dry shell in 4-7 months.
Crop not found in disease search.
Food - pulse, Food - vegetable
Tropical-wet and dry, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Northeastern tropical Africa, Western Tropical Africa, West central Tropical Africa, Tropics
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