55. Evaluation of tomato cultivars (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) at different sowing dates under the agro-climatic condition of Peshawar

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Mohammad Ilyas, Fida Muhammad Abbasi, Muhammad Sajid, Muhammad Adil Nasim Ahmad, Naveed Ur Rehman, Saboor Naeem, Amjad Khan Farzana Begum, Gulzar Ullah



A field trial was conductedto evaluate tomato cultivars at different sowing dates under the agro climatic condition of Peshawar. Randomized complete block design having three replications and two factors. I.e. cultivars (Roma, Rio Grande and Red Stone and sowing dates1st, 15th and 30th January was used. Both sowing dates and cultivars significantly affected the growth and yield parameters. Among different sowing dates 15th January significantly increased flower cluster plant-1, number of fruit cluster-1 and yield (26.3t ha-1). Cultivar Red Stone significantly increased plant height, branches plant-1, flower cluster plant-1, fruit cluster -1 and yield t ha-1).It is concluded that tomato cultivar Red Stone sown after second week of January resulted in optimum growth and yield under the agro-climatic conditions of Peshawar. 

Keywords: Cultivars; Growth; Quality; Sowing times; Tomato; Yield


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