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Benincasa hispida

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem, C3 photosynthesis
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryfruits & nuts
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.24301237Soil texturelight, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)4008003002800Soil fertilityhigh
Latitude--2025Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.66.857.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest2Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle80160
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialwaxesfruits