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Basic Collection Information and Status
Indigo (Indigofera suffruticosa, Fabaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Mayo
Collection Site   Sinaloa, Mexico (latitude: 26°; altitude: 600 ft / 200 m)
Collection Year   1995
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Mayo IndigoID001
From a Mayo village near Navajoa, Sonora, where it grows along the irrigation canals and on sand bars in the Rio Mayo.
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Collection Site
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Indigo IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
A shrub, native to the New World and valued for its blue pigment, indigo is perennial in frost-free areas of the Sonoran Desert. Beautiful clusters of small pink flowers make this an attractive ornamental.Soak seeds in warm water overnight to soften the seed coat. Plant swollen seeds 1/2 inch deep in warm garden soil (spring) or in containers. Allow 12 inches between plants. Mature shrubs can be 3-6 ft. tall. Plants thrive in hot weather and can be set back by cool weather. Very frost sensitive.Self-pollinating. Harvest the small dried pods, crush and use a small gauge screen to winnow off chaff.
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