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Cucumis sativus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryfruits & nuts, vegetables, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1832638Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)100012004004300Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--4040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH67.54.58.7Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), 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.humidity
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual), large scale/commercial, protected cultivationCrop cycle40180
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsbark
food & beveragemineralsbark
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
food & beveragelipidsseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialcosmetics & perfumeryfruits
medicinalskin applicationsfruits
medicinalrespiratory applicationsfruits
medicinalblood system applicationsfruits