Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Growth, yield and quality of cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme) as influenced by foliar application of Zinc and Boron
Author(s): Bhupendra Singh, Saurabh Kasera, Sudhir K. Mishra, Sapna Roy, Shilpa Rana and Devi Singh
Abstract: Vegetables require adequate nutrition for proper growth and development. The optimized standards of fertilizer application are of great importance to get good yield. The present investigation entitled “Growth, Yield and Quality of Cherry Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme) as influenced by Foliar Application of Zinc and Boron” was carried out in Randomized block design with 9 treatments and each treatment replicated thrice during December 2015 – March 2016 at research field, Department of Horticulture, Allahabad School of Agriculture, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad. The results of the present study, regarding the effect of micro nutrients (Zinc (ZnSO4) and Boron (Bo) at 1.25g/l and 2.0g/l as foliar spray) on cherry tomato have been recorded. The study showed significant finding and concluded that the treatment T9 (B @2.0g/l + Zn @ 2.0g/l) resulted with maximum at all successive stage of growth (30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 DAT), maximum plant height (62.74cm, 94.44cm, 144.29cm, 146.55 and 148.44cm), number of leaves per plant was (19.41, 29.76, 43.05, 46.89 and 54.09), number of cluster per plant (7.00, 12.04, 15.29 and 16.77), number of flower per cluster (22.21, 26.72, 30.15 and 36.65). The maximum number of fruit per cluster (28.22, 30.33 and 32.80), fruit set (%) (57.84, 77.78 and 85.76), fruit weight (14.87g), No. of fruit per plant (244.15), fruit yield per plant (4.98kg), fruit yield per ha (4.98 t ha-1), higher TSS (13.100Brix), vitamin C (14.10mg/100g fruit pulp) were recorded with T9 (B @2.0g/l + Zn @ 2.0g/l). Based on these results combined foliar application of zinc and boron was more effective than the individual application of zinc or boron on growth, yield and quality for Cherry Tomato.
How to cite this article:
Bhupendra Singh, Saurabh Kasera, Sudhir K. Mishra, Sapna Roy, Shilpa Rana and Devi Singh. Growth, yield and quality of cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme) as influenced by foliar application of Zinc and Boron. 2017; 6(6S): 911-914.