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Momordica charantia

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologymulti stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryfruits & nuts, vegetables, ornamentals/turf, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301538Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium
Rainfall (annual)2000250010004000Soil fertilitymoderatemoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH66.54.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest3Killing temp. early growth3
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle5070
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food additivecondiment/seasoningseeds
food additivecondiment/seasoningfruits
food additivecondiment/seasoningbulbs
food additivecondiment/seasoningflowers
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant