Registration of a Faba Bean variety named Gora

  • Tamene Temesgen Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center, P O Box, 489, Asella, Ethiopia
  • Tadese Sefera Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center, P O Box, 489, Asella, Ethiopia


A faba bean (Vicia faba L.) variety named Gora with the pedigree designation of EK01024-1-2 has been released by Kulumsa agricultural research center in Ethiopia. The variety is best adapted to altitudes ranging between 1900-to-2800 meters above sea level in the country. The variety was developed through hybridization between an adapted genotype ‘EH91026-8-2’ with bean pure line ‘BPL44-1’. It has been tested at Kulumsa, Asassa, Bokoji, Koffale, Holetta, Adadi, Jeldu, Haramaya, Adet, Sinana and Shambu from 2009 to 2011 main cropping seasons. The variety is mainly characterized by a heavier seed (938 g/1000 seeds) than seeds any other faba bean varieties released to date in the country. The seed weight of this variety is 17% heavier than the seed weight of the variety used as the standard check. Based on most stability parameters, Gora showed relatively better grain yield performance and stability across a range of environments and years than the standard checks Moti and Gebelcho. This variety is moderately resistant to the major faba diseases such as chocolate spot and rust, and could be cultivated across a number of locations in the mid and high altitude areas of Ethiopia for increasing productivity of the crop.


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