Performance of Some Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Varieties under Heat Period in Northern Nigeria
Journal of Agronomy,
2009, 8(1), 45-48.
An experiment to evaluate the performance of five different
varieties of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under heat
period was carried out at Maiduguri, Nigeria. The 5 varieties used were,
Dan-Syria, Roma VFN, UTC, Dan-Baga and Tandino which were arranged in
a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD), with three replications. The
varieties varied in their yield characteristics. The varieties Roma VFN
and Tandino started flowering 40 Days After Transplanting (DAT) earlier
than the other varieties used. The Roma VFN, generally, produced significantly
(p ≤ 0.05) greater number of fruits/plant and fresh weight of fruits/plant
than the other varieties used. Consequently, the Roma VFN, produced the
highest fresh fruit yield of 6.1 mt ha-1. The variety Dan-Baga
produced the lowest fruit yield/ha, which was 2.6 mt ha-1.
The results of the study suggest that among the varieties used in the
experiment, Roma VFN was more tolerant to heat followed by Tandino which
surpassed the rest.
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