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Abelmoschus esculentus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryvegetables
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20301235Soil textureheavy, medium, light, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60012003002500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--3540Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.58.7Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle50180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinfruits
food & beveragelipidsseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialfibresbark
medicinalfruits