Adaptation of Onion Varieties and Their Agronomic Performance Under Tropical Zimbabwe Conditions


Authors : Jean K. Nzuma; Leonard Madzungaidzo; Prettimore Mafirakureva; Graciana C. Gandawa; Antony Maodzeka

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 10 - October

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DThe study was conducted to evaluate the yield performance of eleven (11) varieties of onion against the commonly grown variety Texas Grano. Materials and Methods The eleven different cultivars were grown at three different agroecological regions and the experimental design was a complete randomized block design. Results The results indicated that Crenola Digon was the best performing onion variety as it produced the highest yield of 17.35t/ha followed by Texas Grano (16.49 t/ha), then and Regent F1 and Star 5525 (15.53t/ha and 15.52t/ha respectively). Further, Crenola Digon had limited physiological disorders including less rotting upon

Keywords : Onion; Allium cepa; mulch, yield, sustainability, Africa, Integrated Crop Management

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