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Solanum melongena

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

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2035940Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)120016008004000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude---2200Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -50Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.84.38.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy skies

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), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)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.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual), large scale/commercial, protected cultivationCrop cycle70120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedley cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
medicinalblood system applicationsfruits
medicinalskin applicationsfruits