Universal Journal of Plant Science Vol. 2(3), pp. 69 - 76
DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2014.020302
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Characterization of Some Quantitative Traits of Locally Developed Tomato Hybrids under Plastic Tunnels


Aftab Nawaz 1, Safina Naz 1, Waqas Ahmad 2,*, Jamil Shafi 3, C.M. Ayyub 2, Muhammad Atiq 3, Muhammad Mohsin Raza 3, Mubasher Ali 3, Suhail Asad 3
1 Department of Horticulture, Bahuddin Zakriya University, Multan (60000) Pakistan
2 Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (38040) Pakistan
3 Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (38040) Pakistan

ABSTRACT

Aim of our work was to compare the performance of the tomato varieties under tunnel conditions and evaluate the yield and fruit quality for both fresh consumption, processing. The experiment was laid out according to completely randomized design. The research consisted of two year (2010-2012) experiments. Both were conducted under tunnel conditions. Data was taken after 30, 60 and 90 days of planting. During the first year experiment V1 gives the maximum plant height after 30 (33.525 cm), 60 (70.20 cm) and 90 (96.537 cm) days of planting while during second year V2 gives the maximum plant height after 30 (50.850 cm), 60 (89.102 cm), and 90 (113.01 cm) day of planting. V4 gives the maximum number of leaves after 30 (66.337), 60 (96.755) and 90 (126.33) after planting during first year while V4 gives the maximum number of leaves after 30 (86.420), 60 (106.95) and 90 (135.09). During first V3 takes maximum time in first flower (39.50 days) and first fruit (78.98 days) initiation wile during second year V5 was taken maximum time (23.08 days, 44.08) in flower and fruit initiation. During first year V4 (11.57) while during second year V4 (12.75) gives maximum flowers per branch. V1 gives maximum fruits per bunch and fruit diameter, while mortality was recoded maximum in V2 during both years. During first year maximum fresh fruit weight, dry fruit weight, total fresh plant weight, total dry plant weight was recodes in V1 while during second year V2 gives maximum fresh fruit weight and total fresh plant weight. Yield per plant was maximum in V1 during first year while during second year V2gives maximum yield per plant.

KEYWORDS
Tomato Hybrids, Plastic Tunnels, Quantitative Traits

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[1] Aftab Nawaz , Safina Naz , Waqas Ahmad , Jamil Shafi , C.M. Ayyub , Muhammad Atiq , Muhammad Mohsin Raza , Mubasher Ali , Suhail Asad , "Characterization of Some Quantitative Traits of Locally Developed Tomato Hybrids under Plastic Tunnels," Universal Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 69 - 76, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2014.020302.

(b). APA Format:
Aftab Nawaz , Safina Naz , Waqas Ahmad , Jamil Shafi , C.M. Ayyub , Muhammad Atiq , Muhammad Mohsin Raza , Mubasher Ali , Suhail Asad (2014). Characterization of Some Quantitative Traits of Locally Developed Tomato Hybrids under Plastic Tunnels. Universal Journal of Plant Science, 2(3), 69 - 76. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2014.020302.