Kaphulira

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Pedigree Mugamba x OP
DOI10.18730/SEZJB
CIP NoCIP 444186
Country of OriginMalawi
Breeding Status / Year of releaseBred in Africa / 2011
Country(ies) in Use Malawi
AGRONOMIC ATTRIBUTES
MaturityEarly maturing (3.5 to 4.5 months)
Average yield from release document35 t/ha
Adapted to low-altitude (< 500 m)Yes
Adapted to plateau (1200-1800 m)Yes
VirusHigh resistance to SPVD
AlternariaHigh resistance to Alternaria
WeevilMedium susceptibility to weevil
GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS
Plant TypeSemi-erect (75-150 cm) plant type
EstablishmentEasy to establish
Multiplication rateSlow
Sprouting abilityProlific sprouting
Flowering abilityEasy to flower
ROOT ATTRIBUTES
Storability postharvestStores well
Dry matter rangeMedium (25-28 %) dry matter content
Dry matter27.00%
Beta-carotene content34.83 (mg/100g)
Iron rangeLow (<2.5 mg/100g) iron content
SweetnessHigh sugary taste
Sugar content raw17.83%
WHY BEST BET
Suitable for baked products; Reason - It is a farmers preference;