Registration of Gabisa Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Variety


January 1, 2010


Gabisa is a common name for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) variety with pedigree name of VAX-2. It is a bush food bean variety selected out of common bean lines introduced to Ethiopia through CIAT program and released in 2007 by the Bako Agricultural Research Center for production in western Ethiopia and similar agro- ecologies. It was tested on- research stations from 2001 to 2006 and evaluated on farmers' fields in the year 2007. In multi-location on-station trial, Gabisa gave a mean seed yield of 2.3 tons ha-1 and hence better performing than the standard check, Roba-1, which gave 1.8 tons ha-1. On farmers’ fields a mean seed of 2.6 tons ha-1 was recorded for Gabisa. Gabisa is a bush bean variety with prostrate growth habit. It is food type bean with medium seed size and tan seed color. Yield stability study showed that Gabisa require favorable environments for good seed yield. Gabisa is resistant to diseases and its seed has 100% soakability with 36 minute cooking time. The breeder seed of Gabisa is maintained by the Bako Agricultural Research Center.

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