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Citrullus lanatus

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryfruits & nuts, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.20351540Soil texturemediumlight
Rainfall (annual)5007004001800Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude20104343Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightcloudy skiesvery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.humidity
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole cropping

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragestarchseeds
medicinalskin applicationsfruits
medicinalblood system applicationsfruits
medicinaldigestive system applicationsfruits
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)starchseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
environmentalagroforestryentire plant