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Pimpinella anisum
Synonyms: Anisum vulgare

Common Name(s): Anise
Family: Apiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 120 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=64° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Very bright
Probable origin Asia. Heat requirement is 22-24C from germination to seed maturation. Does not grow well in dry sandy soils and firm, clayey, cool soils.
Pythium, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Cercospora, Rust
Food - bev base, Material - essent oils, Medicinal - folklore, Additive - flavoring
Temperate marine, subtropical-dry summer, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Mediterranean, Northern Africa, Southwestern Asia, Widely cultivated

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