Registration of Chercher and Haramaya: Common Bean Varieties for Production in Eastern Ethiopia

  • C Fininsa
  • B Tesso


Two common bean (Phaselus vulgaris L.) varieties: Chercher (STTT-165-96) and Haramaya (G-843) developed by the Haramaya University were released for production in the highlands of Hararghe and similar agro-ecologies in 2005 and 2006, respectively. These varieties were selected and evaluated at 12 environments (locations x years) in eastern Ethiopia between 1998 and 2001. The varieties were described in their phenological and seed characters, yield performance, disease reaction, quality aspect, and adaptation, and compared with the standard and local checks. The varieties have indeterminate bush type growth habit and preferable seed size and color, stable and high yield (1.7 tons ha-1 for Chercher and 2.8 tons ha-1 for Haramaya) across environments, resistance reactions to major fungal and bacterial diseases, and superior canning (Chercher) and food qualities.

Keywords: Chercher; Common Bean; Haramaya; Variety Registration

East African Journal of Sciences Vol. 1 (2) 2007: pp. 170-171

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