What is a biennial crop

what are biennial crops?

Biennial crops are crops that completes their life’s cycle in two planting season or two years after planting. Most biennial crops will use the first year of after planting to gather enough nutrients also called food, leaves store up food while the remaining year is used by the biennial crop to produce what the farmer will harvest for sales or consumption
One very key aspect of biennial crops is that reproduction and maturity takes place in the second year after planting

characteristics of biennial crops

Biennial crops can easily be differentiated from annual crops or perennial crops in the following ways

Biennial crops can never produce or mature in the first year after planting
Most biennial crops have fibrous root system
Biennial crops are not tree crops as such they are not very tall

examples of biennial crops

The following are typical examples of biennial crops. To mention but a few they as follows

Sugar cane/sugar beet
Fluted pumpkin
Cassava etc.


Before going into cultivation of biennial crops in through large scale farming, the type of land tenure system or type of land ownership system practiced in the community should be considered.

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