Assessment of hybrid Summer Tomato production at late winter sowings

L Rasna, MS Islam* and MH Rita
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 6, Issue 1 and 2, 2019, Pages 41-45

Abstract:

An experiment was carried out to assess the influence of two sowing dates on growth and yield of hybrids tomato during summer season at the experimental field of Horticulture department, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet using RCBD with three replications during January to June, 2018. In this study, four tomato hybrids viz., BARI Hybrid Tomato-3, BARI Hybrid Tomato-4, BARI Hybrid Tomato-8 and BARI Hybrid Tomato-10 were grown at two different sowing dates i.e. 2 January and 1 February. Tomato hybrids had showed significant variations on inflorescence characteristics, fruit qualities and yield attributes of tomato during late winter. Almost similar fruit yields were recorded from January and February sowing (43.86 t ha-1 and 43.52 t ha-1, respectively) indicating bright scope of growing tomato in late winter. The highest fruit weight plant-1 as well as fruit yield per hectare and number of fruit plant-1 were obtained from BARI Hybrid Tomato-4 (1.59 kg plant-1, 54.06 t ha-1 and 31.83, respectively) while the lowest yield was found in BARI Hybrid Tomato-3 (1.08 kg plant-1, 36.72 t ha-1 and 19.83, respectively). The heaviest individual fruit was found in BARI Hybrid Tomato-10. The interaction effect had significant influence on growth and yield of tomato production. The highest fruit weight plant-1 and fruit yield per hectare (1.66 kg plant-1 and 56.44 t ha-1 , respectively) was found from BARI Hybrid Tomato-4 on January sowing whereas the lowest was found in BARI Hybrid Tomato-3 on February sowing (1.05 kg plant-1 and 35.70 t ha-1).

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Tomato hybrids, Sowing dates and Late winter


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L Rasna, MS Islam* and MH Rita. 2019. Assessment of hybrid Summer Tomato production at late winter sowings, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 6(1 and 2): 41-45.