ABSTRACT

Although fenugreek is a native of the Mediterranean region of Europe, it extends to central Asia and North Africa as well. It is also grown very satisfactorily in central Europe, UK and USA. This wide distribution of its cultivation in the world is characteristic of its adaptation to variable climatic conditions and growing environments. Fenugreek is suitable for areas with moderate or low rainfall. A temperate and cool growing season without extreme temperatures is favourable for the best development of fenugreek. It can tolerate 10-15C of frost (Duke, 1986).