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Table 12 Sociolinguistic group-based variation of the top five consumer-desired breeding traits for an improved variety of Synsepalum dulcificum

From: Comparative analysis of management practices and end-users’ desired breeding traits in the miracle plant [Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach & Thonn.) Daniell] across ecological zones and sociolinguistic groups in West Africa

Traits Adja Fon Sahouè Akan Ewe Ga-adangbe
Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank
Big fruit size 49 1st 51 1st 34 1st 57 3rd 85 2nd 74 2nd
High fruit miraculin content 22 2nd 41 2nd 15 3rd 104 1st 109 1st 77 1st
Fruit freshness 17 3rd 25 3rd 15 3rd 92 2nd 71 3rd 73 3rd
High fruit edible ratio 11 4th - - 18 2nd - - - - - -
Long fruit shelf life 11 4th 13 5th 12 5th 24 4th 13 4th 19 4th
Colour sharpness 20 4th 5 5th
Low potency 3 5th 2 5th
Overall ranking agreement Kendall-W = 0.78