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Nigella sativa

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabitCategorymedicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1426530Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)6008004001000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude3054545Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.57.368Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food additivecondiment/seasoning