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Cucurbita pepo

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiology
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryfruits & nuts, vegetables, materials
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1730640Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60015003002800Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1000Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.84.58.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightcloudy 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.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual), intermediate (animal drawn), large scale/commercialCrop cycle40100
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedinter-croppingmaize, beans, other cucurbita
permanent rainfedsole cropping

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragelipidsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds