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Crocus sativus

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategorymaterials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.719423Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)8009004001100Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude30304060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.8Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesubtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle180210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigated

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialdye/tanninflowers
medicinalnervous system applicationsflowers
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsflowers
medicinaldigestive system applicationsflowers
food additivecolorantflowers
food additivecondiment/seasoningflowers