Development stages

Development stages of quinoa (after Jacobsen & Stølen, 1993).

Stage Description
0 Vegetative phase
1 Bud formation Bud covered by leaf
2 Bud visible
3 Bud distinct
4 Bud ca. 0.5 cm
5 Bud ca. 1 cm
6 Onset of pyramid shape
7 Distinct pyramid shape
8 Anthesis
9 Half flowering
10 Full flowering
11 Floral dehiscence Onset
12 Most flowers dehisced
13 Only wilted anthers
14 Seed set 1/3 seed set
15 Half seed set
16 2/3 seed set
17 Full seed set
18 Maturity Leaves: Green>yellow
19 Yellow>green
20 Mature
21 Wilted