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Yield and physical properties of fruit of some tomato cultivars in greenhouse cultivation

Janina Gajc-Wolska

Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants
Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland
e-mail: gajc@alpha.sggw.waw.pl

In 1998-2000 experiments on crop productivity and chosen quality traits of fruits of eight tomato greenhouse cultivars: ‘Atletico F1’, ‘Daniela F1’, ‘Delphine F1’, ‘Kylian F1’, ‘Marfana F1’, ‘Platus F1’, ‘Tukan F1’, and 1217/97 F1 were conducted. The marketable yield and physical properties such as fruit firmness, breaking strength, and fruit colour, were determined. Marketable yield obtained in three years of the experiment was rather high and varied from 10.23 kg m-2 in ‘Daniela F1’ to 7.10 kg m-2 in ‘Platus F1’. The investigated cultivars achieved high parameters of firmness value and breaking strength of fruit. Some cultivars contain LSL genes delaying fruit maturation, which caused a weaker intensity of mature fruit colour without reducing their fresh market value.

Gajc-Wolska J., 2002. Yield and physical properties of fruit of some tomato cultivars in greenhouse cultivation. Folia Horticulturae 14/1: 45-51.