versión impresa ISSN 0102-0536
CARDOSO, Adriana D. et al. Evaluation of sweet potato clones in Vitória da Conquista. Hortic. Bras. [online]. 2005, vol.23, n.4, pp. 911-914. ISSN 0102-0536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-05362005000400009.
Sweet potato clones were evaluated in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia State, Brazil. Sixteen clones (1; 2; 7; 9; 14; 15; 17; 19; 23; 25; 29; 30; 36; 38; 44 and 100), originating from Janaúba, Viçosa, Bom Jardim de Minas, Gurupi, Santo Antônio da Platina, Holambra II, Vitória da Conquista and Condeúba were analyzed. Random plots were utilized with 16 treatments and three repetitions. The following characteristics were evaluated: total root yield, average root weight; commercial root yield; average commercial root weight; length, diameter and form of the roots; resistance to soil insects and branch weight. The data were submitted to variance analysis and ScottKnott test with 5% probability. Clones 1; 7; 25; 29 and 38 stood out in root yield and the clones 1; 2; 7; 9; 17; 25; 29 and 36 stood out in branch weight. Clones 1; 25 and 36 presented the best results concerning the length of roots.
Palabras llave : Ipomoea batatas; yield; root shape; soil insects.