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International Journal Of Horticulture, Agriculture And Food Science(IJHAF)

Growth, Yield and Quality of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) Cultivars through Stem Cuttings on Coco Substrate under Greenhouse Condition

Surendra Lal Shrestha , Won Hee Kang

International Journal of Horticulture, Agriculture and Food science(IJHAF), Vol-2,Issue-5, September - October 2018, Pages 182-189, 10.22161/ijhaf.2.5.3

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Two weeks old rooted cuttings of three commercial hybrid varieties; Triple plus, Temptation and Campairo were grown on cocopit substrate media with five replications on randomized complete block desigh (RCBD) in greenhouse condition at Mendel School Research Farm,Hwacheon. Transplanting was done on June 9, 2013 with spacing of 30 cm between plant and 45 cm between rows. Plants were trained as single stem and harvesting of the fruits were done upto 2.5 meter height. The major objective of this experiment was to evaluate their performance on stem cuttings. On the basis of overall characteristics, Triple plus showed superior performance; early flowering, higher plant uniformity, vigorous plant, higher leaf density, less powdery mildew infection, distinct stem pubescence, earlier fruit set, bigger size of fruits with thicker flesh, higher yield of fruits in tons per hectare and per plant, as compared to other cultivars has been selected and recommended for commercial cultivation through stem cuttings. It was followed by Temptation. Beside this, stem cuttings is an alternative planting materials in all the tested cultivars where apical branches during pruning could be used as alternative planting materials for tomato cultivation.

fruit yield, hybrid varieties, performance, RCBD, stem cutting.

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