Field adaptation of sweet potato genotypes enriched of β-carotene, in the state of Goiás


  • Alexandre Igor Azevedo Pereira Instituto Federal Goiano-Campus Urutaí
  • Lucas Barbosa de Freitas Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Fernando Soares de Cantuário Instituto Federal Goiano-Campus Urutaí
  • Carmen Rosa da Silva Curvêlo Instituto Federal Goiano-Campus Urutaí
  • Geovani Bernardo Amaro Embrapa Hortaliças. Gama, Distrito Federal
  • José Magno Queiroz Luz Universidade Federal de Uberlândia



adaptability, Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea batatas, nutrition, provitamin A


Most sweet potato genotypes marketed in Brazil have white, yellow or cream pulp color with negligible carotenoid contents. The use of beta-carotene rich sweet potato materials may contribute to improve people welfare, especially those at critical nutritional conditions. The yield-related traits and marketable tuber quality of 10 beta-carotene biofortified (or not) sweet potato genotypes were assessed in a Brazilian Cerrado area.  Differences for all traits were found, with some materials prevailing. However, four of them (CNPH 1190, CNPH 1206, CNPH 1210 and CNPH 1310) showed good adaptability. CNPH 1210 had the highest yield (52.21 ton ha-1), 4.28 times higher than the Brazilian sweet potato average yield. CNPH 1210 and CNPH 1310 had the highest tuber numbers and the most preferred mass class for consumers, and therefore, they furnished the best marketable genotypes. Nevertheless, the materials CNPH 1210 and CNPH 1310 (both orange-fleshed sweet potatoes) stood out for tuber market quality. Our results may stimulate organized civil society efforts to improve the production and consumption of beta-carotene-rich sweet potato materials in municipalities in the Brazilian Cerrado.


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PEREIRA, A.I.A.., FREITAS, L.B. de, CANTUÁRIO, F.S. de, CURVÊLO, C.R. da S., AMARO, G.B.. and LUZ, J.M.Q.., 2019. Field adaptation of sweet potato genotypes enriched of β-carotene, in the state of Goiás. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 723–731. [Accessed25 April 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v35n3a2019-41789. Available from:



Agricultural Sciences