Performance evaluation of cherry tomato genotypes under rain shelter

O. Malavika, P. Indira, K.B. Sheela


Ten cherry tomato genotypes were evaluated inside rain shelter at the Department of Olericulture, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara during October 2016- March 2017. Among the genotypes SLc-10 recorded highest plant height (295.45 cm), number of flower clusters per plant (19.70), highest number of fruits per cluster (22.00) and highest average fruit weight (6.24g). Highest yield per plant was recorded in SLc-9 (425.96 g), maximum number of fruits per plant was recorded in SLc-2 (155.60), lowest incidence of bacterial wilt was recorded in SLc-9 (29.10%) and SLc-1 showed the highest TSS content of 7.2° Brix. Based on the performance genotypes SLc-10 and SLc-9 can be recommended for cultivation inside rain shelter.


Cherry tomato, Growth and yield attributes, Rain shelter

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