Evaluation of various tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cultivars for quality, yield and yield components under agro climatic conditions of Peshawar

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Investigation were undertaken to study “Evaluation of various cultivars for quality and yield of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under agro climatic condition of Peshawar” an experiment was conducted at Agriculture Research Institute Tarnab (ARI) Peshawar during 2013-14. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with having three replications. Roma, Money Maker, Super Stone, Super Classic and Bambino cultivars of tomato was evaluated during experiment. The parameters selected under study i.e. Plant height (cm), number of branches plant-1, average fruits weight (g), number of fruits plant-1, yield (t/ha), TSS, Ascorbic Acid (mg/100g) and Acidity (%). All the parameters were found significantly different among various cultivars. The results shows that maximum plant height(137.37 cm), number of branches plant-1 (4.71) and number of fruits plant-1 (137.47) was recorded in Cv. Money Maker, whereas maximum average fruit weight (80.78g), Ascorbic Acid (16.53mg/100g) and yield (23.31 T ha-1) was noted in Cv. Roma. The result shows that among all qualitative parameters Roma cultivarswas found superior. So it is concluded from this study that Cv. Roma produced maximum yield among all cultivars and it is most suitable for the agro climatic condition of Peshawar. 

Anwar Ali, Ijaz Hussain
Ayub Khan
Junaid Khan
Masood Ur Rehman
Aamir Riaz
ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science