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Vanilla planifolia

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, multi stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategorymaterials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.21301033Soil texturemedium, organicmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)2000250015003000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--2025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -600Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.38Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitylight shadelight shadeheavy shadecloudy skies

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.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual)Crop cycle180300
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialessential oilsfruits
materialcosmetics & perfumeryfruits
food additivecondiment/seasoningfruits
medicinalmetabolic system applicationsfruits
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
medicinalendocrine system applicationsfruits
environmentalagroforestryentire plant