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Performance Evaluation of Hot Pepper (Capsicum annum L.) Varieties for Green Pod Yield and Yield Related Traits Under Irrigated Condition in Guder West Showa Zone, Ethiopia

Capsicum (Capsicum spp.) also known as pepper, is a major vegetable and spice crop grown all over the world for fresh, dried, and processed goods. Pepper is the most important vegetable crop in Ethiopia. This study was conducted to evaluate the performance of released hot pepper varieties and recommend the best adaptable and high-yielding variety/ies for the Western Shoa zone. Four different hot pepper varieties (Mareko fana, Melka shote, Melka awaze, and Melka zala) were tested in a randomized complete block design with three replication at Guder 2015/16 under irrigated conditions. The results from the analysis of variance revealed the presence of significant differences among varieties for marketable yield and total yield. Variety Melka awaze had the highest marketable and total yield of 13.67 t/ha & 13.87 t/ha, respectively. The variety followed by Melka awaze is the variety Melka shote (13.53 t/ ha). In contrast, Mareko fana recorded the lowest marketable yield of (7.23 t/ ha), and the lowest total yield was recorded by Melka zala (7.5 t/ha). The research results suggested promoting both the Melka awaze and Melka shote varieties for widespread cultivation in Guder and under comparable agroecological conditions would help to increase the productivity of hot pepper. Farmers could also use Mareko fana for dry pod purposes which is an attractive color.

Green Pod, Guder, Hot Pepper, Varieties

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Ousman Yimer. (2023). Performance Evaluation of Hot Pepper (Capsicum annum L.) Varieties for Green Pod Yield and Yield Related Traits Under Irrigated Condition in Guder West Showa Zone, Ethiopia. Plant, 11(3), 100-103. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.plant.20231103.13

ACS Style

Ousman Yimer. Performance Evaluation of Hot Pepper (Capsicum annum L.) Varieties for Green Pod Yield and Yield Related Traits Under Irrigated Condition in Guder West Showa Zone, Ethiopia. Plant. 2023, 11(3), 100-103. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20231103.13

AMA Style

Ousman Yimer. Performance Evaluation of Hot Pepper (Capsicum annum L.) Varieties for Green Pod Yield and Yield Related Traits Under Irrigated Condition in Guder West Showa Zone, Ethiopia. Plant. 2023;11(3):100-103. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20231103.13

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