Performance evaluation of some productive tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) hybrids

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Performance evaluation of some productive tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) hybrids

Md. Omar Kayess, Md. Jalil Uddin, Md. Hasanuzzaman, Md. Imanur Rahman, Md. Rakibul Alam
Int. J. Biosci.10( 1), 279-284, January 2017.
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Performance of ten tomato hybrids were tested in randomized complete block design with three replications at the experimental field under the department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur from October 2015 to April 2016.  Different agronomical traits were investigated.  Analyses of variance for all the traits were showed significant differences among the hybrids. From the research work it was found that, significant difference was high in case of plant height, canopy width and number of marketable fruits per plant. Single fruit weight, days to 1st flowering, fruit diameter and shelf life were showed moderate significant difference among the hybrids. Hybrid-6 was the highest yielding (2003.15 g plant-1) hybrid possessed highest single fruit weight (45.81g) with medium plant height (84.40 cm) and second highest fruit diameter (59.85 mm) producer. It also requires minimum days to 50% flowering (23.20) with medium canopy width (46.20 cm) and average number of marketable fruits plant-1 (41.40) in the same way medium shelf life (12.00 days) and fruit length (8.87 mm) too. The second highest yielding hybrid was Hybrid-10 which showed minimum thousand seed weight but produced lower fruit length (6.82 cm), fruit diameter (14.16 mm) and single fruit weight (29.78 g). The third highest yielding hybrid was Hybrid-4 (1913.32 g plant-1) and minimum thousand seed weight but revealed worsen performance to the other traits. So, it was recommended for further popularization of Hybrid-6 hybrid in Bangladesh especially in northern parts.


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