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Cucumis melo

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologysingle stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryvegetables, materials, environmental
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1830935Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100013009002500Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH67.558.7Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear 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), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle50120
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
environmentalagroforestryentire plant