Baobab fruits collected in 2014 from Tanzania were analysed at the ICRAF Genebank in 2016.
Morphological traits were evaluated on dry fruits starting with intact fruits which were later opened to extract pulp, fiber and seed.
The fruits and seeds were characterized at ICRAF Seed Lab.
Record the predominant shape of fruits.
Fruit apex shape
Fruit apex shape.
Fruit stalk insertion
Fruit pedicel insertion.
Colour of fruit skin hairs
Colour of hairs on the fruit skin, coded using the Royal Horticultural Society colour chart.
Fruit cross section outline.
Use hands to determine shell hardness by breaking a piece of shell.
Fiber adherence to fruit shell
Adherence of fibre to fruit shell.
Fibre texture in fruit
Texture of fibres in fruit.
Pulpy seeds adherence to fibre
Adherence of pulpy seed to fibre.
Fruit pulp adherence to seeds
Adherence of fruit pulp to seed (scratch with your finger nails).
Pulp colour of ripe fruit
Colour of fruit pulp -use colour codes from the Royal Horticultural Society colour chart.
Fibre quantity in fruit
Quantity of fibres in fruit.
List of accessions included in the dataset