Brassica napus
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Brassica napus

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  Family CRUCIFERAE 
  Genus Brassica 

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Identification
Genus  Brassica Species  napus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  rape Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S12023 Data source  UnVeg p247
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 07 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Brassica napus likes full sun.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  %s is edible.
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  1" - 2" Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Nov 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  25 to 30 days
 
Nutrition
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  less pungent and flavorful than true India mustard
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  New crops can be started from April through November, providing an 8 month rotation. Provide 1" spacing when grown in quantity. Space rows about 1' apart. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 25 to 30 days. Propagation of Brassica napus can be achieved using a cutting.
 
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