Journal of Food Technology

Year: 2004
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page No. 172 - 175

Agro-nutritional Determinants of Some Garden Egg Varieties (Solanium gilo L.)

Authors : F. A. Showemimo and J. D. Olarewaju

Abstract: Agro-nutritional determinants of five garden egg varieties were evaluated in replicated trials for two years at Samaru, Nigeria. Sweet white, Round green and Large green performed significantly better than the rest varieties agronomically, while Purple, Sweet white and Gauta bello had good nutritional qualities. Sweet white, though late maturing and tall had significantly (P<0.01) higher number of branches, flowers, leaves, fruit per plant, good fruit set, yield, with high crude fibre and ash content, low ether, total solids and moderate crude protein should be considered for commercial production especially fresh produce market. Round green and Purple varieties should be further improved to meet market demand.

How to cite this article:

Showemimo, F. A. and J. D. Olarewaju , 2004. Agro-nutritional Determinants of Some Garden Egg Varieties (Solanium gilo L.) . Journal of Food Technology, 2: 172-175.

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