Germination of zygotic embryos and in vitro growth of seedlings of wild types of Ensete ventricosum
. South African Journal of Botany, 70, 635-639.
Feeding value of enset (Ensete ventricosum), Desmodium intortum hay and untreated or urea and calcium oxide treated wheat straw for sheep.
The supplementary value of different parts of enset (Ensete ventricosum) to sheep fed wheat straw and Desmodium intortum hay.
(2004) Distinction between wild and cultivated enset (Ensete ventricosum
) gene pools in Ethiopia using RAPD markers.
abyssinica 13.3-40.5 Koch from Ensete ventricosum
46.2-68.8 Bulla from Ensete ventricosum
40.2 -44.2 Tea Powder mg/100g - Tea infusion mg/100 ml - Coffee powder mg/100g 48.4[+ or -]1.2 Coffee infusion mg/100 ml 0.591[+ or -]0.02 Khat mg/100g - Bottled water (Tap water) 18.3-195.4(2.02) Ethiopian Brand Wines (4) 24.0-24.4 Plant and Foods Types K Red teff 215.81 [+ or -]8.13 Mixed teff 219.23 [+ or -]8.35 White teff 205.59 [+ or -]7.17 Lentil, whole dried - Barley, white flour roasted and milled - Maize, whole dried - Maize, white flour - Wheat, whole dried - Yam flour D.
Most of the Gurage peoples share ensete culture with their neighboring Cushitic and Omotic groups (Kambata, Janjero, etc.); domestic life focused around the cultivation of the "false banana tree" (Ensete ventricosum
), which provides the staple food.
Summer pot display | including Ensete ventricosum
, dahlias, fuchsias, and begonia.
Summer pot display including Ensete ventricosum
, dahlias, fuchsias, and begonia PICTURE BY JONATHAN BUCKLEY
The most important biotic constraint for the production of enset (Ensete ventricosum
), a staple banana-like food crop for over 20 million people in Southern Ethiopia, is bacterial wilt disease caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv musacearum.
[29.] Tsegaye A and PC Struik Enset (Ensete ventricosum
(Welw.) Cheesman) Kocho yield under different crop establishment methods as compared to yields of other carbohydrate-rich food crops.
napus (Mailer et al., 1994), Ensete ventricosum (Birmeta et al., 2002), Sorghum bicolor (Ayana et al., 2002).
RAPD analysis of genetic diversity among clones of the Ethiopian crop plant Ensete ventricosum. Euphytica, 124: 315-325
The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has joined hands with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to launch a new project to enhance enset (or Ensete ventricosum
, commonly called as false banana as it resembles the crop but has inedible fruits) by developing varieties that can resist the deadly bacterial wilt disease.
Prominent among these are: potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.), enset (Ensete ventricosum
(Welw), Cheesman), godere (Colacasia esculanta L.), yams (Dioscorea spp.), Ethiopian dinch (Coleus parviflorus), koteharrie (Diaspora bulbiferous), and anchote (Coccinia abyssinica).
There are a number of bananas available: Musa basjoo, and Ensete ventricosum
, but Ensete ventricosum
"Maurelii", with its wonderful purple tinged leaves, can be a little too tender.