Fruit quality estimation of two tomato types (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. and Lycopersicon esculentum
var. cerasiforme) grown on rockwool in the glasshouse
Ewelina Halmann, Jolanta Kobryń
Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants
Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
Two cultivars of cherry tomato (Conchita F1,
Favorita F1) and large-fruited tomato
‘Cunero’ were grown on rockwool - Flormin under glass. Quality
characteristics of fruits: dry matter, total sugars, vitamin C, total
acidity, beta-carotene and lycopene contents as well as colour and
hardness of fruits were determined. The results obtained showed that
cherry tomato fruits had more dry matter, total sugars, higher ratio of
sugars to acids and more vitamin C than large-fruited tomato. The average
content of lycopene was similar in the two types of tomato but cherry type
‘Favorita F1’ had twice as
much lycopene than ‘Conchita F1’.
Beta-carotene content in fruits depended on the type and variety of
tomato. Fruits of cherry tomato were less hard than large-fruited ones.
Halmann E., Kobryń J., 2002. Fruit quality estimation of two tomato types (Lycopersicon
esculentum Mill. and Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme)
grown on rockwool in the glasshouse. Folia Horticulturae 14/1: 79-86.