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Eruca sativa

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, acaulescent (or rosette plants)Categorymedicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale, harvested from wild

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525829Soil texturemedium, lightmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)5009003001100Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH7868.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle70150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food additivecondiment/seasoningleaves
food additivecondiment/seasoningseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
medicinaldigestive system applicationsentire plant
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsentire plant
medicinalnutritional applicationsentire plant