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Elettaria cardamomum

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategorymaterials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale, grown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.22301035Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)3000600015007000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude5-1525Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.564.87Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensitylight shadecloudy skieslight shadeclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.wind
Introduction risks.susceptible to nematodes

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle240365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialessential oilsfruits
food additivecondiment/seasoningfruits
socialother socio-cultural usesfruits
materialcosmetics & perfumeryfruits
materialaromaticsfruits
medicinalmetabolic system applicationsfruits
medicinalnervous system applicationsfruits
environmentalagroforestryentire plant