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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Life Sciences
Title Adaptation Trail of Different Improved Hot Pepper (Capsicum species) Varieties under Gedeo Zone, Dilla, Ethiopia
Volume 4
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 216-220
URL http://www.crdeepjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Vol-4-4-4-IJLS.pdf
A field experiment was conducted to study the performance of different varieties of hot pepper for growth, dry pod yield for the study
area. The study was conducted from March, 2014, to January, 2015. The field experiment was carried out in Dilla, Southern Ethiopia
during the rainy season 0f 2014-1015. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications.
Treatments included five hot pepper varieties (Mareko Fana, Melka Zala, Melka Shote, Melka awaze and one local as a control). The
result of the experiment showed that, the earliest variety to attain days to 50% flowering was recorded on Melka zala varietie. The highest
fruit length, total dry weight content per plant, Fruit dry weight content , marketable and total yield (t/ha) was recorded from Variety
Melka zala while the highest fruit number and weight of seed per plant was from local varieties and Mareko fana, respectively. In
conclusion, results of the experiment revealed that Melka zala resulted in highest total (t/ha,) and marketable yields in Dilla, Gedo zone,
Ethiopia during the rainy season.

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