Studies on Genetic Diversity in Growth, Yield and Quality Traits in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

Authors

  • Rajiv Saini Author
  • A S Sidhu Author
  • Daljeet Singh Author
  • Ajay Kumar Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v8i1.328

Keywords:

Tomato, Heritability, PCV, GCV, Growth, Yield, Quality Traits

Abstract

Evaluation of 35 genotypes of tomato for yield, quality and fruit characters under net-house revealed that PCV was higher than GCV for most traits. High heritability, with moderate to high GCV and genetic gain, was recorded for number of fruits per plant, yield per plant, fruit weight, number of fruit-clusters per plant, polar diameter and number of flower-clusters per plant indicating, that, these characters could be improved by simple selection. Total yield per plant had positive and highly significant correlation with number of fruit-clusters per plant, number of flowerclusters per plant and fruit weight. Number of locules per fruit showed positive and significant correlation with fruit weight and equatorial diameter but, significant negative correlation with polar diameter. Maximum direct contribution to total yield per plant was made by number of fruits per plant, followed by number of locules per fruit.

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Published

30-06-2013

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Original Research Papers

How to Cite

Saini, R., Sidhu, A. S., Singh, D., & Kumar, A. (2013). Studies on Genetic Diversity in Growth, Yield and Quality Traits in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 8(1), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v8i1.328

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