Jatropha will have its best result when it is planted in the rainy season. So it would be easy to prepare the seedlings during the dry season and make them ready before the rainy season.
Jatropha plants can grow in all the types of soil, even in crevices of rocks. The leaves of the plant shed in winter.
Jatropha is found in tropical and subtropical zones and also in regions that have lower temperatures and can withstand little frost. They can live with the minimum water content and can live for several months without water by shedding its leaves to reduce the transpiration loss. To prevent soil erosion and dunes, Jatropha can be very useful.
The seed contains 25 – 30%, and the kernel contains about 50 – 60% of oil content. 21% of saturated fatty acid and 79% of unsaturated fatty acid is present in the oil. The seed and the cursing contain some chemical elements that are poisonous and making them unfit for human consumption.
On deep research, the plant seems to contain
- Moisture 6.20 %
- Protein 18.00 %
- Fat 38.00 %
- Carbohydrates 17.00 %
- Fiber 15.50 %
- Ash 5.30 %