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The performance of tomato cultivars transplanted on various dates under the agro-climatic conditions of District Buner was carried out at Agricultural Research Station Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the year 2019. The treatments were arranged in split plot using RCBD which were replicated thrice. There were two factors, Factor-A was the transplantation date (13th, 20th, 27th March and 03rd April) which were subjected to the main plot and Factor-B was cultivars (Anna, Sahil and Summer Red) which were assigned to the sub plot. The data was recorded on various parameters which includes plant height, stem diameter, flowering days, branches plant-1, days to harvesting, fruits plant-1, fruit weight, fruit diameter, fruit drop, total soluble solids, yield and disease incidence. Results showed that majority of the parameters were affected significantly by transplanting dates and cultivars. In transplantation dates the tallest plant (246.83 cm), maximum branches plant-1 (42.30), fruits plant-1 (81.50), fruit weight (128.46 g), fruit diameter (4.98 cm), yield (92.72 tons ha-1), least fruit drop (5.86 %) and disease incidence (2.60 %) were recorded when transplantation was practiced on 13th March. In case of cultivars, Anna resulted in tallest plant (258.37 cm), more branches plant-1 (41.73), fruits plant-1 (80.58), fruit weight (133.43 g), fruit diameter (5.00 cm), yield (95.16 tons ha-1), lowest fruit drop (4.87 %) and disease incidence (2.30 %). It can be concluded that Anna cultivar transplanting on 13th March could be followed for having better growth, higher yield and quality of tomato at the agro-climatic conditions of District Buner.
Keywords: Different Dates; District Buner; Tomato Cultivars