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Lagenaria siceraria

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryfruits & nuts, vegetables, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.19271238Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)120018007002800Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle60120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
food & beveragelipidsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
medicinalfruits