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Trichosanthes cucumerina

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryvegetables, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22351438Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)200025007004200Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.5768Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.drought, flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle50130
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigated

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
medicinalfruits