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Aframomum melegueta

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryfruits & nuts, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.21281034Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)1500190010002400Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude5-2025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightcloudy skies

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

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle270365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food additivecondiment/seasoningseeds
medicinalseeds
medicinalfruits
medicinalleaves
medicinalbuds