African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Release of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) Variety “Bishoftu”

Dejene Bekele
  • Dejene Bekele
  • Tepi National Spice Research Centre, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia.
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Tewodros Lulseged
  • Tewodros Lulseged
  • Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia.
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Dese Yadeta
  • Dese Yadeta
  • Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia.
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Habtewold Kifelew
  • Habtewold Kifelew
  • Holleta Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia.
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Abukiya Getu
  • Abukiya Getu
  • Tepi National Spice Research Centre, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia.
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Demis F.
  • Demis F.
  • Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia.
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Asmamaw B.
  • Asmamaw B.
  • Gonder Agricultural Research Center, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 12 August 2020
  •  Accepted: 15 October 2020
  •  Published: 31 December 2020

Abstract

Even if there are released Fenugreek varieties in Ethiopia, there is no variety specifically for color quality purpose. This study was conducted based on the objective of evaluation of different colored Fenugreek germplasm for yield and market preference in Ethiopia. Evaluation and preliminary variety trial were conducted at Debrezeit, Chefe donsa and Akaki locations. While national variety trial was conducted at Debrezeit, Chefe donsa, Akaki, Kulumsa, Sinana, Gonder, Sirinka, and Assosa having nine genotypes including check variety. The standard experimental procedures were used in the experiment. The result showed that, there is a significant difference among tested genotypes over locations; however, the objective of the experiment is to evaluate nine fenugreek genotypes including check variety considering both market seed color preference and yield. The study found FG-10(Bishoftu) variety had white seed color. This color is preferred color in international market. This variety therefore, was released for production for all fenugreek growing environments of East Shoa and similar environments.

Key words: Fenugreek, market seed color, quality, Bishoftu.