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Singapore Journal of Scientific Research
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 33-46
DOI: 10.3923/sjsres.2012.33.46
Yield and Quality of Indeterminate Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Varieties with Staking Methods in Jimma
Amina J. Gojeh, Derbew belew and Ali Mohammed

Abstract:
Different staking methods on yield and quality of indeterminate tomato varieties were examined in an experimental field under irrigation in Jimma University, Ethiopia. Staking methods used were: single post staking (T1), single string (T2), French type (T3) and non-staking (T0) and Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. The result revealed; Miya with French type gave the highest number of flowers per plant (75.26). The highest fruit set was recorded from the same variety, while the three staking methods did not differ from each other but only differ from the non-staked. Highest number of marketable fruit was found from Miya with French type (27.53), the lowest was observed from the un-staked plants. Correlation coefficient strongly supported the positive relationship between the number of flowers with fruit set (r = 0.95) and a number of marketable fruit (r = 0.71). Highest unmarketable fruits were recorded from un-staked plants of Metadel (20.86), while lowest from a French type with Miya variety. Metadel with French type staking gave the highest marketable fruit yield (1.75 kg). Miya with non-staking had a lower marketable fruit yield as 0.64 kg. Miya variety was found to contain more sugar 4.64%. High percentage of late blight and fruit rot were recorded from control plots. The Blossom end rot was high in Miya and Metadel with un-staked plants. Higher profits were found from French type and single string with Metadel and Miya varieties. Least profit was obtained from non-staking. French type and single string staking could be recommended for better yield and quality of tomato.
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How to cite this article:

Amina J. Gojeh, Derbew belew and Ali Mohammed, 2012. Yield and Quality of Indeterminate Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Varieties with Staking Methods in Jimma. Singapore Journal of Scientific Research, 2: 33-46.

DOI: 10.3923/sjsres.2012.33.46

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=sjsres.2012.33.46

 
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