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Telfairia occidentalis

Description
Life formvinePhysiology
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryvegetables
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.21301938Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1900220015002700Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH564.57Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightlight shadevery brightheavy shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during rest5Killing temp. early growth5
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves