Neim et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 9(4), pp. 405-409, 2019 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2019, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.090919169 https://gjournals.org/GJAS Adaptability and yield performance evaluation of onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties in Jimma zone, Southwestern Ethiopia. Neim Semman; Getachew Etana; Tewodros Mulualem (PhD) Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural research, Jimma Agricultural Research Center ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 090919169 Type: Research DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.090919169 Onions (Allium cepa L.) are the crucial vegetable crop used in treating number of diseases. The adaptation trial of three improved onion varieties (Nanthus, Adama red and Bombe red) with one local check was done in Jimma zone at Agaro Agricultural Research Sub-center which is trial site of Jimma Agricultural Research Center for two consecutive cropping seasons of 2016 and 2017 budget year using RCBD design with three replications. The analysis of different quantitative collected data, especially, marketable fruit numbers and marketable fruit weight detected significant differences among varieties with Bombe red performing well adapted and provided highest yield in both cropping seasons with the overall result yield performance of 71.51 tons/ha next to local varieties which provided 64.34 tons/ha of revealing well adapted and superiority of all marketable yield and inferior unmarketable yield. So, this variety recommended enhancing the production and productivities thereby boosting income generation of farmers and stabilizing market inflation is possible using this improved variety. Submitted: 09/09/2019 Accepted: 23/10/2019 Published: 01/11/2019 *Corresponding Author Neim Semman E-mail: neim2005eiar@ gmail.com Keywords: Adaptation; yield parameters; Onion Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-Publication Peer-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Peer-review] REFERENCES Alemayehu M and Alemayehu G. 2017. Study on alternative technologies for the production of tomato during the rainy season in subhumid climate of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Ethiop. Journal of Science Technologies 10(1) 1- 16 Emana B. Afari-SefabV, Ayana A, Balemi T and Temesgen M. 2017. Characterization and assessment of vegetable production and marketing systems in the humid tropics of Ethiopia. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 54(2): 163-187 Fufa N. 2017. Opportunity, Problem and Production Status of vegetable in Ethiopia: Areview. Journal of Plant Science and Research. 4(2): Guesh T. 2015. Growth, Yield, and Quality of Onion (Allium Cepa L.) as Influenced by Intrarow Spacing and Nitrogen Fertilizer Levels in Central Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Thesis submitted to College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Haramaya University. Habtamu G. 2017. Onion (Allium cepa L.) yield improvement progress in Ethiopia: A review. International Journal of Agriculture and Bioscience. 6(5): 265-271. Misgana M and Awoke T. 2017. Adaptability study of improved onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties at south Ari wereda of South Omo zone, Ethiopia. International Journal of research-Granthaalayam. Vol.5 (Iss.7). Sara B, Daniel M, Solomon G and WeldeMariem S. 2015. Yield components of Adama Red onion (Allium cepa L.) cultivar as affected by intra-row spacing under irrigation in Fiche condition. Science publishing group. 3(6): 75-79. Tripathi PC and lawande KE. 2016. Therapeutic and Medicinal value of onion and garlic. National Research Center For Onion and Garlic. Website::https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303803436 WeldeMichael G, Alamerew S and Kufa t. 2016. Genetic Diversity Analysis of Some Ethiopian Specialty Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Accessions for Cup Quality Attributing Traits. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 5(5): ISSN 2224-3208. Cite this Article: Neim, S; Getachew, E; Tewodros, M (2019). Adaptability and yield performance evaluation of onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties in Jimma zone, Southwestern Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(4): 405-409, https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.090919169 .