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close this bookAmaranth to Zai Holes, Ideas for Growing Food under Difficult Conditions (ECHO; 1996; 397 pages)
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close this folder1: Basics of agricultural development
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close this folderSelecting suitable tropical crops
close this folderTechnical note: selecting the right crop for your location in the tropics or in the subtropics
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentPrincipal factors determining crop potential
View the documentPrediction of suitable crops
View the documentTable I. Ecological or life zones of the tropics, sub tropics, and warm temperate zones
View the documentTable II. Annual crops (or perennial crops grown as annuals) - climatic needs crop : rainfall - temperature - other considerations
View the documentTable IV. Suggested crops for specific climatic zones
View the documentDiscussion
View the documentAppendix I. Maximum ecological amplitudes for some tropical crops
View the documentTechnical note: Comparison charts of tropical crops
View the documentWhat seed would you take to an uninhabited tropical island?
View the documentHow can I garden in the hot humid tropics?
View the documentResource centers for agricultural development
Open this folder and view contents2: Vegetables and small fruits in the tropics
Open this folder and view contents3: Staple crops
Open this folder and view contents4: Multipurpose trees
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Open this folder and view contents6: Soil health and plant nutrition
Open this folder and view contents7: Water resources
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Open this folder and view contents12: Seeds and germplasm
Open this folder and view contents13: Energy and technologies
Open this folder and view contents14: From farm to market
Open this folder and view contents15: Training and missionary resources
Open this folder and view contents16: Oils
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View the document18: What is ECHO?
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Open this folder and view contentsECHO development notes - issue 52
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Open this folder and view contents28 additional technical notes about tropical agriculture
Open this folder and view contentsPrinciples of agroforestry
Open this folder and view contentsGood nutrition on the small farm
 
Table IV. Suggested crops for specific climatic zones

GRAINS, LEGUMES, VEGETABLES, FRUITS, AND OTHER

GRAINS

LEGUMES

VEGETABLES

FRUITS

OTHER

HOT HUMID TROPICS (LONG RAINY SEASON, NO COOL WEATHER)

Paddy rice

Winged bean

Arrowroot
Dasheen & tannier
Pumpkin
Sweet potato
Taro
Yam (Asian)

Banana & plantain
Breadfruit
Jackfruit
Peach palm

Black Pepper
Cacao
Oil palm
Sugar cane
Other spices

TROPICAL MONSOON (STRONGLY ALTERNATING WET AND DRY SEASONS)

Corn
Paddy rice
Sorghum
Upland rice

Cowpea
Peanut
Pigeon pea
Soybean
Winged bean
Yardlong bean

Arrowroot
Dasheens
Eggplant
Okra
Pepper
Pumpkin
Sweet corn
Sweet potato
Tomato
Yams

Avocado
Banana & plantain
Breadfruit
Cacao
Citrus
Guava
Jackfruit
Macadamia nut
Mamey sapote
Mango
Mangosteen
Papaya
Passion fruit
Pineapple
Soursop

Cacao
Coconut
Coffee
Oil palm
Sugar cane

DRY TROPICS (A LONG, HOT DRY SEASON WITH A SHORT OR IRREGULAR RAINY SEASON)

Amaranth
Corn
Millet
Sorghum
Upland rice

Cowpea
Lablab bean
Mung bean
Peanut
Pigeon pea
Soybean
Yardlong bean

Cantaloupe
Cassava
Cucumber
Eggplant
Okra
Onion
Pepper
Pumpkin
Sweet corn
Sweet potato
Tomato
Watermelon

Avocado
Breadfruit
Citrus
Guava
Mamey sapote
Mango
Papaya
Passion fruit
Sugar apple
Tamarind

Sisal
Cotton

BEACH CLIMATE (DRYISH, INTERMITTENT RAINS)

Corn
Sorghum

Cowpea
Lablab bean
Peanut
Pigeon pea
Soybean

Cassava
Eggplant
Okra
Pepper
Pumpkin
Sweet potato

Avocado
Cashew
Guava
Mamey sapote
Mango
Papaya
Passion fruit

Coconut
Oil palm

HIGHLAND CLIMATE, WET AND COOL

Corn

Chickpea
Scarlet runner bean

Beet
Carrot
Chayote
Cool season veg's (esp. crucifers)
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions
Sweet potato

Avocado
Papaya
Passion fruit (purple)
Persimmon (Japanese)

Coffee

HIGHLAND CLIMATE, DRY AND COOL

Amaranth
Millet
Quinoa
Sorghum

Chickpea
Common bean

Beet
Carrot
Cool season veg's (esp. crucifers)
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions
Potato
Tomato

Avocado
Fig
Papaya
Persimmon (Japanese)
White sapote


 

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