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Pachyrhizus tuberosus

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiology
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryroots/tubers
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.25301634Soil texturelightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)150019006404000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2020Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH55.54.37.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchroots
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
poisonmammalsleaves
poisonmammalsbark
poisonmammalsfruits
poisonmammalsseeds
poisonmammalsroots
materialgums/resinsroots