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Brassica rapa var. rapifera

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
Habitacaulescent (or rosette plants)Categoryroots/tubers, vegetables
Life spanbiennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1017730Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)90014003002000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude35-5560Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH66.84.37.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), 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), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-10Killing temp. early growth-4
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle4080
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
materialessential oilsentire plant
fuelsalcoholroots
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholroots