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Table 3 Pepper types and their respective leaf and inflorescence characters

From: Morphological characterization and yield of pepper (Piper nigrum L.) types grown in Morogoro District, Tanzania

Pepper types Leaf length (cm) Leaf Width (cm) Petiole length (cm) Spike length (cm) No. of flowers spike−1 % of Berry spike−1 Berry size (mm)
Full size (Berry set) Intermediate-size Undeveloped berries
Babu kubwa 17.92 ± 0.12aa 12.96 ± 0.09a 2.82 ± 0.05a 12.4 ± 0.12a 93.5 ± 2.03a 51.3 ± 4.44ab 34.0 ± 0.20a 12.7 ± 0.34b 5.8 ± 0.05a
Babu ndogo 13.97 ± 0.22c 8.88 ± 0.07b 2.15 ± 0.02b 5.9 ± 0.22c 55.4 ± 1.40b 65.0 ± 3.79ab 26.3 ± 0.28b 6.7 ± 0.45c 4.8 ± 0.04d
Babu kati 13.54 ± 0.16c 8.94 ± 0.25b 2.03 ± 0.02bc 10.6 ± 0.11b 90.7 ± 2.89a 46.7 ± 10.51b 15.3 ± 0.38c 36.0 ± 0.73a 5.1 ± 0.08c
Ismailia 14.73 ± 0.08b 8.65 ± 0.07b 1.95 ± 0.04c 10.6 ± 0.14b 67.6 ± 0.78b 86.0 ± 6.19a 10.7 ± 0.33d 1.3 ± 0.06d 5.3 ± 0.06b
Mean 15 9.9 2.2 9.9 76.8 62.2 21.6 14.2 5.2
CV% 3.9 4.9 6.2 4.7 5.0 19.3 38.0 55.3 4.6
d.f 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
F value 167.9 275.2 123.1 167.2 16.4 6.3 13.8 5.4 49.7
P value  < 0.001  < 0.001  < 0.001  < 0.001 0.003 0.026 0.046 0.007  < 0.001
  1. aMeans (± SE) bearing the same letter(s) within the column are not significantly (p > 0.05) different according to Turkey’s Honest Significance Test. CV, coefficient of variation and d.f, degrees of freedom