Evaluation of Tomato ( Lycopersicon lycopersicon ) Cultivars for yield and yield attributes in acid soil
AbstractThis work which evaluated different Tomato Cultivars for yield and yield related parameters was carried out at the Research and Training Farm of
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike using a randomized complete block design (RCBD) replicated three times. Ten treatments, namely DT 95/140A, DT 95/433, DT 95/257, DT 95/38, DT 95/237, DT 95/3B, DT 95/43, DT 95/146, DT 95/133B, and Local B obtained from NIHORT
Ibadan were studied. Data were collected on plant height, number of branches, dry matter yield, number of flowers, fruit circumference, number of fruits and total fruit weight. Results showed Local B had the highest yield while DT 95/237 had the least yield. Correlation analyses showed that number of fruits and fruit circumference were positively and significantly ( P.0.01 ) associated with total fruit yield. Their contributions to yield were also very
significant ( P.0.01 ).