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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw or cooked. Used as a vegetable or fermented and stored for winter use[1]. A bit on the coarse side, though the young leaves can be added in moderation to salads whilst older leaves make an acceptable vegetable[K]. An edible oil is obtained from the seeds. It is used for cooking[1].

Leaves

Unknown part

Oil

Material uses

The oil from the seed is used for lighting[1]. The seed husks are used in plastering house walls[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Brassica rapa trilocularis.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ April to September[2]. Some varieties can also be sown in a cold greenhouse in late autumn, winter or early spring to provide leaves overwinter and in late spring.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[3]. Prefers a light sandy soil and dislikes a heavy soil[4]. Prefers cool moist growing conditions[5]. Succeeds in any reasonable soil. Tolerates a pH in the range 4.3 to 8.3. Indian colza is cultivated mainly in India and Nepal for its oil-rich seeds.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Brassica rapa trilocularis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Brassica rapa trilocularis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Brassica rapa trilocularis
Genus
Brassica
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
    2. ? Larkcom J. Oriental Vegetables John Murray ISBN 0-7195-4781-4 (1991-00-00)
    3. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? Thompson. B. The Gardener's Assistant. Blackie and Son. (1878-00-00)
    5. ? Simons. New Vegetable Growers Handbook. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-050-0 (1977-00-00)
    6. ? Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)


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    Has shade toleranceLight shade +
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    Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
    Has sun preferenceFull sun +
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