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Table 8 Correlation between Blighia sapida characteristics and principal component analysis (PCA) factors

From: Uses, traditional management, perception of variation and preferences in ackee (Blighia sapida K.D. Koenig) fruit traits in Benin: implications for domestication and conservation

Category/Criteria Variant PCA 1 PCA 2 PCA 3
Motivation Market -0.236 -0.611 -0.353
  Shade 0.303 0.676 -0.068
  Medicine -0.833 -0.163 0.343
  Soap -0.117 -0.612 -0.509
  Food 0.204 0.763 0.039
  Myth -0.634 0.673 -0.098
Food use Fresh aril 0.218 0.862 -0.033
  Dried aril -0.903 -0.224 0.002
  Fried aril -0.708 0.435 -0.240
  Boiled aril -0.866 0.012 -0.363
  Vegetable -0.027 -0.323 -0.54 9
Fisheries use - -0.375 -0.610 -0.042
Soap use Soap -0.898 0.046 -0.320
  Capsule to wash -0.811 0.467 0.222
Use as repellent - -0.853 0.221 0.284
Perception of variation Size fruit -0.925 -0.008 -0.240
  Fruit shape -0.657 0.052 0.674
  Color aril -0.181 -0.194 0.168
  Size aril -0.657 0.052 0.674
  Taste aril -0.720 -0.080 0.552
  Size seed -0.907 -0.024 -0.207
Preference in fruits traits Size fruit -0.844 0.174 0.133
  Fruit shape -0.183 -0.369 0.840
  Color aril 0.213 -0.300 -0.684
  Size aril -0.183 -0.369 0.840
  Taste aril -0.154 -0.458 0.616
Propagation and regeneration practices Assisted tree regeneration -0.795 -0.082 -0.463
  Transplanting of wildings 0.139 0.889 0.054
  Sowing -0.885 0.299 -0.305
Management practices to improve production Ringing 0.053 -0.140 0.241
  Grazing protection 0.003 -0.332 0.124
  Tree/crop association 0.434 0.778 0.184
  Pruning -0.880 -0.100 -0.382
  Fire protection -0.725 0.562 -0.069
  Mulching/organic fertilization -0.891 -0.034 -0.181