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Tropaeolum tuberosum

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryroots/tubers
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1220424Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100012007001600Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--1025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- 30004300Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH675.37.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), 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)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle180240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingullucu, ocalowmedium
permanent rainfedratoon croppingpotatolowmedium

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchroots
food & beverageproteinroots
animal food (feed)starchroots
animal food (feed)proteinroots