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Camellia sinensis var. sinensis

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.2030835Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)1400200010004500Soil fertilityhigh
Latitude--3340Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -3000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH4.55.546Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-5Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.hail, wind
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle240365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragemineralsleaves
materiallipids/oil & fatsleaves