Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 287

Article in Press

Adaptability Evaluation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) at Teppi, South Western Ethiopia

Abebe Gezahegn, Shamil Alo, Dereje Geremew, Wakjira Getachew

  •  Received: 14 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 26 September 2018
Three released pineapple varieties were brought from Jimma Agricultural Research Center plant tissue culture and evaluated during 2015/2016 cropping season at Teppi. The experiment was carried out to test the adaptability of improved pineapple varieties and identify the best high yielding and pest and disease resistant/ tolerant variety/ies for target area. The mean yield of tested varieties was ranged from 19.8 tonne/ha for Queen to 70.4 tonne/ha for Smooth cayenne. The mean days to flowering was ranged 406 days for smooth cayenne to 455 days for sugarloaf and Queen. The mean plant height was ranged from 82.33 cm for Queen to 113.93 cm for sugarloaf. The mean leaf length was ranged from 58.13 cm for Queen to 91.93 cm for Sugar loaf. The mean fruit length was ranged from 10.7 cm for Queen to 14.57 cm for Smooth Cayenne. The mean fruit diameter was ranged from 10.05 cm for Queen to 11.68 cm for Smooth cayenne. The mean average fruit weight was ranged from 1.01 kg for Queen to 1.65 kg for sugar loaf. Sugar loaf (69.7tonnes/ha) and Smooth cayenne (70.4tonne/ha) had highest mean yield. Therefore, Sugar loaf and Smooth cayenne are more preferable for farmers at the study area due to their good characteristics described above.

Keywords: Adaptability, Pineapple Varieties,Teppi,Yield