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Brassica rapa dichotoma - (Roxb.)Hanelt.

Common Name Indian Rape
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A cultivated form of B. rapa.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Brassica rapa dichotoma Indian Rape


Brassica rapa dichotoma Indian Rape

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Brassica rapa dichotoma is a BIENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft).
It is not frost tender. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw or cooked. A bit on the coarse side, though the young leaves can be added in moderation to salads whilst older leaves make an acceptable vegetable[K]. An edible oil is obtained from the seeds.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[200]. Prefers a light sandy soil and dislikes a heavy soil[37]. Prefers cool moist growing conditions[16]. Succeeds in any reasonable soil. Tolerates a pH in the range 4.3 to 8.3. Indian rape is cultivated mainly in India and Nepal for its oil-rich seeds.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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