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The evaluation of fruit quality of some tomato cultivars in the autumn greenhouse cultivation with respect to some chosen sensory characteristics

Janina Gajc-Wolska

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

The aim of the experiments carried out from 1998-2000 was to evaluate tomato fruits using the grading method in autumn greenhouse cultivation. The fruits of eight cultivars: ‘Atletico F1’, ‘Daniela F1’, ‘Delphine F1’, ‘Kylian F1’, ‘Marfana F1’, ‘Platus F1’, ‘Tukan F1’, ‘127/97 F1’, were evaluated. Tomato fruit quality attributes such as: exterior appearance, fruit colour, core size acceptance, and flesh colour were evaluated by quantitative descriptive analysis. The conducted analysis of determinants of sensory attributes of tomato fruits showed relatively high quality and small differentiation of cultivars with regard to exterior appearance and taste attributes.

Gajc-Wolska J., 2002. The evaluation of fruit quality of some tomato cultivars in the autumn greenhouse cultivation with respect to some chosen sensory characteristics. Folia Horticulturae 14/2: 53-58.