Effect of pruning on yield and quality of selected indeterminate tomato lines

In this study, we investigated the effect of prunning intensity on tomato fruit yield of five introductions and one variety. Tomato line significantly affected all tomato yield components in addition to marketable and non-marketable yield. The number of marketable fruits per hectare was highest in line P20 (319,692) followed by line 186-2 (06) (163,7730). Prunning intensity also influenced all tomato yield components except total fruit yield (t/ha). The number of marketable fruits per hectare was highest in the 2-stem system (136,518) followed by the 3-stem system (135,251), while the least was recorded in the single stem prunning system. Pending wide-scale evaluation of these lines, P20 and 186-2(06) have potential of becoming good varieties in Tanzania.
Dans cette étude, nous avons étudié l’effet de l’intensité « prunning » sur le rendement des fruits de tomate de cinq introductions et d’une variété. La lignée de tomate a significativement affecté toutes les composantes du rendement de tomates, en plus de rendement commercialisable et non négociables. Le nombre de fruits commercialisables par hectare était plus élevé dans P20 ligne (319 692), suivie par la ligne 186-2 (06) (163,7730). L’intensité Prunning aussi a influencé tous les composantes du rendement de tomate, sauf la production de fruits total (t / ha). Le nombre de fruits commercialisables par hectare est le plus élevé dans le système 2-tige (136 518), suivie par le système 3-tige (135 251), tandis que, le plus faible a été enregistré dans le système de tige unique prunning. Dans l’attente de l’évaluation à grande échelle de ces lignes, P20 et 186-2 (06)
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