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Ocimum basilicum

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryvegetables, medicinals & aromatic, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1827736Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100016006004300Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude20-4060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH674.38.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, large scale/commercialCrop cycle80270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragemineralsentire plant
materialessential oilsentire plant
medicinaldigestive system applicationsentire plant
medicinalnervous system applicationsentire plant
medicinalendocrine system applicationsentire plant
environmentalagroforestryentire plant