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Amaranthus dubius

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Ecocrop code2188

BRIEF DESCRIPTION Erect herb up to 1.5 m tall with a branched stem and ovate or rhomboid-ovate, dark-green leaves. USES Mainly used as a leafy vegetable. GROWING PERIOD Annual herb, may be harvested 30-50 days from sowing. If the plant is cut back and not uprooted, it may continue to grow for 120-300 days and provide successive harvests. COMMON NAMES Amaranth, Amarante, Bayam, Kulitis, Phti, Phak khom suan, Rau den. FURTHER INF Amaranth (dubius) is native of South-East Asia. It usually occur at elevations between sea level and 1200 m. It is best adapted to low humidity. Photosynthesis pathway C4. With a normal yield of 25 t/ha in 8 weeks about 125 kg N, 25 kg P, 250 kg K, 75 kg Ca and 40 kg Mg may be taken up from the soil.
SOURCES (A. dubius L.)
Hackett C 1982 pp 25 [FER, PHO, DEP, PH, TEXT, TEMP]
Purseglove J 1974 pp 624
Janick J 1991 pp 211
Westphal E 1989 pp 34-37 [USE, LIG, TEMP, PHO, RAIN, FER, DRA, TEXT]