Melinda

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FIELD
Pedigree W-119 x Polycross
DOI10.18730/SEXKP
CIP NoCIP 106763.1
Country of OriginMozambique
Breeding Status / Year of releaseBred in Africa / 2011
Country(ies) in Use Mozambique
AGRONOMIC ATTRIBUTES
MaturityMedium maturing (4.5 to 6 months)
Average yield from release document27.1 t/ha
Adapted to low-altitude (< 500 m)Yes
Adapted to plateau (1200-1800 m)Yes
VirusHigh resistance to SPVD
AlternariaReaction to Alternaria unknown
WeevilLow susceptibility to weevil
GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS
Plant TypeSpreading (151-250 cm) plant type
EstablishmentEasy to establish
Sprouting abilityProlific sprouting
Flowering abilityEasy to flower
ROOT ATTRIBUTES
Dry matter rangeLow (<25 %) dry matter content
Dry matter20.00%
Beta-carotene content8.92 (mg/100g)
Iron rangeLow (<2.5 mg/100g) iron content
SweetnessHigh sugary taste
Sugar content raw25.14%
WHY BEST BET
Dual purposeLow dual-purpose (R/F >1.0-1.5; HI 50-60%)
Suitable for diverse utilization;