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Table 3 Farmers’ criteria for classification of enset clones in, the eight Ethnic groups and frequency distribution of the 320 respondents

From: Exploiting indigenous knowledge of subsistence farmers’ for the management and conservation of Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) (musaceae family) diversity on-farm

Trait Descriptor state Respondents
Plant vigor Poor (<4 m) 22
Medium (4–6 m) 40
High (>6 m) 38
Maturity (cycle duration) Early (<4 years) 33
Intermediate (4–5 years) 43
Late (>6 years) 24
Kocho yield Low (<9.9 t ha−1 yr−1) 9
Medium (9.9 to 20 t ha−1 yr−1) 53
High (>20 t ha−1 yr−1) 38
Bulla quality Not good 12
Good 88
Corm use Not used 58
Used 42
Fiber quality Low 23
Medium 51
High 26
Medicinal value Not used 88
Used 12
Disease response Susceptible 80
Intermediate 8
Tolerant 12
Petiole color  Green 45
Green yellow 1
Pink purple 4
Red 29
Red purple 11
Purple 5
Brown 4
Black 1
Midrib color Green 36
Green yellow 1
Red 17
Red purple 16
Pink 14
Pink purple 10
Purple brown 4
Black 1
Ivory 1
Leaf color (upper surface) Light green 61
Medium green 24
Green 15