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Sambucus nigra

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologydeciduous, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1222530Soil texturemedium, organicwide
Rainfall (annual)500120004002000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude10-5060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2600Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH67.55.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensitycloudy skiesclear skieslight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food additivecondiment/seasoningfruits
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
poisoninsectsleaves
materialtimber woodbark
medicinaldigestive system applicationsstems
medicinaldigestive system applicationsleaves
medicinalmetabolic system applicationsflowers
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
medicinalnutritional applicationsfruits