Scientific Name: Oryza Sativa
Description: Rice originated in Asia, more precisely in China, where it has been cultivated for at least five thousand years. Nowadays it is grown all over the world and there are several varieties.
- Provides power quickly,
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels,
- Helps to lower blood pressure,
- Rich in vitamins.
Planting Tips: Plant in a row system to facilitate weed irrigation and cleaning.
Soil: For best results, the soil should be slightly acidic and clayey. It must also be rich in organic matter. Soil pH should be between 6 and 7.
Exposure / Temperature: Rice needs a hot, humid and bright climate. The temperature range varies between 20º and 30º degrees. It develops best on days of high light intensity.
Irrigation: Rice needs plenty of water to grow.
Harvesting: The ideal situation for harvesting is when there is a maximum of ripe grains and a minimum of green grains. Harvesting can be manual or mechanical.
Life cycle: Annual.