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Mentha arvensis var. piperascens

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategorymaterials
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1025330Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)80011005004300Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 2701500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.44.58.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-8Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigated

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialessential oilsleaves
medicinalleaves
food additivecondiment/seasoningleaves