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Perilla frutescens

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
HabiterectCategoryvegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.530--Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)250600--Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude----Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitymedium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.2--Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonePhotoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle80150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigatedsole cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)mineralsseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
food additivecondiment/seasoningleaves
food additivecondiment/seasoningseeds
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
materialessential oilsleaves
materialaromaticsleaves
materialcosmetics & perfumeryleaves
fuelspetroleum substitutes/alcoholseeds
poisonmammalsentire plant
medicinalrespiratory applicationsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsleaves
medicinalmetabolic system applicationsleaves
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant