Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Evaluation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) genotypes for yield and yield attributing characters in semi arid zone of Haryana (Hisar)
Author(s): Manoj Kumar N and MK Rana
Abstract: The investigation was carried out at Research Farm of the Department of Vegetable Science, C.C.S. Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar during spring Rabi season of 2013-14. The data exhibited significant variation in 27 genotypes for different agronomical characters. The maximum plant height (130.33 cm) was recorded in genotype US 3140. The maximum number of branches per plant was observed in BBWR-10-3-18. Hisar arun was found early flowering variety which can be used in crop improvement programmes. Number of fruits per plant is highest in BBWR-11-1.The maximum polar diameter of the fruit was recorded by the genotype Hisar Lalit. The maximum equatorial diameter is shown by Arka Meghali. The fruit yield per plant of tomato evaluated varied significantly among the 27 genotypes, ranging from 495.73 to 1049.60 g. The general mean value of genotypes was 789.54 g. The minimum fruit yield per plant was recorded with genotype EC 620536, while maximum with genotype DVRT 2. The most promising genotypes having fruit yield greater than general mean were Palam Pride, Palam Pink, EC 620445, BBWR-11-1, EC 620380, Punjab Varkha Bahar-2, Hisar Arun, Arka Vikas, Saksham, Abhilash, Arka Meghali, US-3140 and Hisar Lalit. The highest TSS content of fruit was recorded with the genotype EC 620383. Acidity of the fruits at marketable stage was ranged from 0.56 to 0.80. The ascorbic acid content of fruit at marketable stage ranged from 15.05 to 31.37. The findings of this study may provide valuable information about phenotypic characteristics of studied cultivars for vegetable experts, researchers and growers under semiarid zone of Hisar.
How to cite this article:
Manoj Kumar N and MK Rana. Evaluation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) genotypes for yield and yield attributing characters in semi arid zone of Haryana (Hisar). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1605-1608.