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Prosopis pubescens Benth.
screwbean mesquite
PRPU

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential Yes
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 10
Height, Mature (feet) 25.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Low
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200
Hedge Tolerance High
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 7.5
pH, Maximum 9.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 50
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200
Precipitation, Minimum 6
Precipitation, Maximum 15
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -3
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 14000
Seed Spread Rate None
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product Medium
Lumber Product Yes
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product Yes
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 11/28/2014 03:50 PM MST