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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(4), pp. 405-409, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Adaptability and yield performance evaluation of onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties in Jimma zone, Southwestern Ethiopia.



Neim Semman; Getachew Etana; Tewodros Mulualem (PhD)


Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural research, Jimma Agricultural Research Center






Article No.: 090919169

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.090919169



Onions (Allium cepa L.)  are the crucial vegetable crop used in treating number of diseases. The adaptation trial of three improved onion varieties (Nanthus, Adama red and Bombe red) with one local check was done in Jimma zone at Agaro Agricultural Research Sub-center which is trial site of Jimma Agricultural Research Center for two consecutive cropping seasons of 2016 and 2017 budget year using RCBD design with three replications. The analysis of different quantitative collected data, especially, marketable fruit numbers and marketable fruit weight detected significant differences among varieties with Bombe red performing well adapted and provided highest yield in both cropping seasons with the overall result yield performance of 71.51 tons/ha next to local varieties which provided 64.34 tons/ha of revealing well adapted and superiority of all marketable yield and inferior unmarketable yield. So, this variety recommended enhancing the production and productivities thereby boosting income generation of farmers and stabilizing market inflation is possible using this improved variety.


Submitted: 09/09/2019

Accepted:  23/10/2019

Published: 01/11/2019


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Neim Semman

E-mail: neim2005eiar@



Adaptation; yield parameters; Onion




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Cite this Article: Neim, S; Getachew, E; Tewodros, M (2019). Adaptability and yield performance evaluation of onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties in Jimma zone, Southwestern Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(4): 405-409,  




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