Ukerewe

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FIELD
Pedigree Unknown
DOI10.18730/SF0C0
CIP NoCIP 444212
Country of OriginTanzania
Breeding Status / Year of releaseAfrican Landrace / 2002
Country(ies) in Use Tanzania
AGRONOMIC ATTRIBUTES
MaturityEarly maturing (3.5 to 4.5 months)
Average yield from release document9 t/ha
Adapted to low-altitude (< 500 m)Yes
Adapted to bimodal rainfallYes
VirusMedium resistance to SPVD
AlternariaSusceptible to Alternaria
WeevilMedium susceptibility to weevil
GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS
Plant TypeErect (<75 cm) plant type
EstablishmentEasy to establish
Multiplication rateFast
Sprouting abilityWeak sprouting
Flowering abilityEasy to flower
ROOT ATTRIBUTES
Storability postharvestCan store
Dry matter rangeHigh (29-35 %) dry matter content
Dry matter32.80%
Beta-carotene content7.83 (mg/100g)
Iron rangeLow (<2.5 mg/100g) iron content
SweetnessHigh sugary taste
Sugar content raw11.24%
WHY BEST BET
Suitable for diverse utilization; Reason - It is a farmers preference;