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Table 4 Yield and yield components of pepper types grown in Morogoro district

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

Pepper types No. of spikes/100 leaves No. of spikes at different height from the ground Individual wt. of fresh spike (g) Fresh wt. of spike plant−1 (kg) Fresh wt. of berries (kg/plant) No. of spikes/kg Fresh wt. of 100 spikes (g) Fresh wt. of 1000 berries (g)
1 m 2 m
Babu kubwa 65.0 ± 4.2ca 86.6 ± 6.8bc 105.5 ± 9.9d 7.6 ± 0.12a 3.1 ± 0.25a 2.8 ± 0.25a 230.8 ± 2.04b 502.8 ± 9.9b 146.9 ± 1.15b
Babu ndogo 37.7 ± 4.03d 73.6 ± 7.02c 127.5 ± 18.7c 5.4 ± 0.09b 2.0 ± 0.17a 1.9 ± 0.16a 214.8 ± 5.85b 223.8 ± 21.8c 132.0 ± 1.95c
Babu kati 76.5 ± 3.3a 141.3 ± 9.8a 183.7 ± 18.9b 6.1 ± 0.29b 3.0 ± 0.61a 2.5 ± 0.6a 282.6 ± 13.38a 238.2 ± 16.5c 123.6 ± 2.12d
Ismailia 71.2 ± 4.2b 121.0 ± 10.7ab 254.4 ± 15.9a 7.5 ± 0.27a 2.3 ± 0.2a 2.2 ± 0.19a 139.4 ± 1.01c 704.3 ± 2.6a 164.2 ± 1.32a
Mean 62.6 105.6 167.8 6.6 2.6 2.3 216.9 417.3 141.7
CV% 5.1 2.4 1.3 12.1 52.4 57.6 12.9 13.5 4.7
d.f 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
F value 6.3 6.8 141.01 27.97 2.3 1.2 67.7 252.7 109.8
P value 0.028 0.023  < 0.001  < 0.001 0.084 0.310  < 0.001  < 0.001  < 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