Comparison of Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality Performance of Tomatoes Varieties under Controlled Environment Condition of the Southern Guinea Savannah

Dunsin, Oluwagbenga and Agbaje, Gideon and Aboyeji, Christopher Muyiwa and Gbadamosi, Abiodun (2016) Comparison of Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality Performance of Tomatoes Varieties under Controlled Environment Condition of the Southern Guinea Savannah. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 16 (10). pp. 1662-1665. ISSN 1818-6769

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Abstract

Controlled agriculture environment is one of the modern techniques, which has the potential to meet the challenges faced by tomato producers in the country during the off-season. This study was conducted to evaluate the performance of five different varieties of tomatoes under controlled environment (screen house). The results revealed that the Nemoneta variety, performed better compared to other varieties in terms of plant height (8.3cm) and also have the highest shelf life of 14 days followed by Delicious with 7 days, while the number of fruits per plant was height in Small Cherry with an average of 8.733/plant, but Delicious variety gave the highest values in terms of marketable fruit weight (9.33kg) and highest pH values (4.07). In terms of fruit quality, Large Cherry variety contains the highest values for lycopene (1467.30mg/100g), vitamin A & B (56.7mg/100g & 0.62 mg/100g, respectively) and potassium (0.62%).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Dr Oluwagbenga Dunsin
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 13:05
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/877

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