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EU CHANIA DESI 2. Test Name: EUDCV00101-ICCV 92944.Type-Desi brown seededBotanical name: (Cicer arietinum L.)Reference: KEPHIS Reports, 2012/2013 Kenya Gazette July, 2013.Special Attributes.High yielding 1.5-3.2 t/ha (8-15bags /acre), Brown seeded suitable for making Githeri, stew/dhal, High protein content (18-22%), Droughttolerant, Heat tolerant, Early maturing 75-90 days after planting, Erectand high canopy clearance suitable for combine harvesting,

EU CHANIA DESI 3
Test Name; EUDCV00103-ICCV 97126; Type-Desi brown seeded Botanical name; (Cicer arietinum L.) Reference; KEPHIS Reports, 2012/2013 Kenya Gazette July, 2013
Special AttributesHigh yielding 1.2-2.8 t/ha (7-12bags /acre), High protein content (18-25%), Brown seeded suitable for making Githeri, stew/dhal, Fe and Zinc, Good for diabetic patients, Drought tolerant & Early maturing, Canopy clearance suitable for combine harvesting, Good for canning as fresh pods , Tolerant to Fusarium wilt, dry rot &collar rot, Tough seed coat resistant to storage pests,
 

EGERTON MBAAZI 1 (Pigeon Pea)
Type-Medium duration Variety; Test Name; EUMDPV001-ICEAP 00902; Botanical name; (Cajanus Cajan L.) ; Reference; KEPHIS Reports, 2012/2013 Kenya Gazette July, 2013

  • Medium duration takes 4-5 months (140-160 days)
  • Drought and heat tolerant, adaptation to climate change
  • Tolerant to Fusarium wilt and other root diseases than most varieties
  • Higher yielding than KARI Mbaazi I & II and can be rationed -produces 2 crops in cropping season 1.4-2.8 tons (8-18 bags total harvest), 5-10 bags/acre/harvest
  • Tolerant to pests due to constricted pod and tough seeded
  • Cream color preferred by farmers
  • Good for export market especially in Asia (India and Pakistan)

Recommended to farmers in the low to medium-dry altitude zones (800-1500 m.a.s.l) of Eastern and Rift valley, Kenya