Shamil Et Al

Shamil et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 7 (5), pp. 120-125, July 2017.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 032317045


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2017.5.032317045)

 

Study on Performance Evaluation of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Varieties Under Off-Season
Condition at Teppi, South Western Part of Ethiopia

 

Shamil
Alo*1, Abebe Gezahegn2, Wakjira Getachew3

 

1 & 3Teppi  National Spices  Research Center, Po.Box 34, Teppi, Ethiopia.

2Melkassa Agricultural
Research Center,P.o.Box 436 ,Adama,Ethiopia.


Abstract

The cultivated tomato (Lycopersicon
esculentum Mill.) is world’s second most important vegetable after potato in
terms of production. The major tomato producing regions of Ethiopia are
Oromiya, Amhara, Tigray and S.N.N.P.  The
crop is cultivated under irrigation largely in the rift valley areas.

Ten released tomato varieties of different
growth habit and type were brought from Melkassa agricultural research center
and evaluated  in randomized complete
block design with three replication during 2007 and 2008 cropping season at
Teppi. The experiment was carried out to test the adaptability of improved tomato
varieties and identify and select the best high yielding and pest and disease
resistant/ tolerant variety/ies for target area . The mean yield was ranged
from 168.16 for Bishola to 256.2 for melka salsa.Based on mean yield,Melka
salsa,Challi,Fetan,Metadel,Cochoro and Miya gave highest yield.The mean days to
50% flowering was ranged 54.333 for Miya to 83.667 days for Bishola. The mean
days to 50% fruit setting was ranged 72.333 for Melkashola to 80 days for
Eshet. The mean number of fruits per cluster was ranged 2.1333 for Challi to
2.9333 for Metadel and Miya. The mean number of cluster per plant was ranged
8.267 for Fetan to 17.6 for Melkasalsa.The mean marketable yield kg/plot ranged
from 7.567 for Bishola to 15.23 for Challi. The mean unmarketable yield kg/plot
ranged from 3.33 for Melkashola to 6.3533 for Fetan. The mean total yield
kg/plot ranged from 13.117 for Bishola to 20.113 for Challi. The mean Average
fruit weight was ranged from 41.444 for Melkasalsa to 167.444 for Bishola.
Challi,Fetan,Metadel,Cochoro,Miya and ARP are more suitable for farmers due to
their large fruit size.Further study should be carried out with  improved varieties to improve tomato
production  under well established
irrigation facility and disease and insect pest control.

 

Key
words:
Adaptability, Improved
Tomato Varieties, Teppi.

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