YIELD AND QUALITY TRAITS OF TWO NEW TOMATO VARIETIES FOR PEELING UNDER DIFFERENT IRRIGATION REGIMENS
In comparison with the control, the new varieties were earlier, gave a similar total yield and showed better quality and flavour characteristics.
To higher irrigation frequencies corresponded higher marketable yield.
A clear effect of the irrigation on some of the quality traits was found: by decreasing the irrigation frequencies higher values of sugars and of solids were found. No effect was noted on color, pH and acidity.
The possibility to enhance the yield of tomatoes for peeling by increasing the irrigation without reducing the fruit quality is discussed.