Some characteristics of processing tomato lines from organic breeding programme
This study was carried out in Atatürk Central Horticultural Research Institute between 2009 and 2010 using the processing tomato line gene pool already available in the Institute gene pool. The yield characteristics of these tomato lines such as total yield (kg ha-1), marketable yield (kg ha-1), discard yield (kg ha-1), earliness yield (kg ha-1) and theoretical paste yield (kg ha-1) were determined in organic breeding programme during this study. The Jump statistical programme was used for the analysis of variance test of data. According to the statistical analyses, the best total yields were observed in line 18 (12674.7 kg ha-1), line 28 (11349.8 kg ha-1) and line 9 (10486.1 kg ha-1). Additionally, the best theoretical paste yield was obtained in line 18 (2001 kg ha-1), line 12 (1830 kg ha-1) and line 28 (1763 kg ha-1). Consequently, the best results in relation to examined parameters were observed in lines 9, 18 and 28, followed by line 10 and line 12. Lines 21, 25 and 29 resulted in the worst outcomes for the yield characteristics studied.
Sonmez, I. and Duman, I. (2016). Some characteristics of processing tomato lines from organic breeding programme. Acta Hortic. 1127, 527-532
processing tomato, organic breeding, yield