Aegean Agricultural Research Institute processing tomato breeding studies
Tomato is the most common vegetable species of the Solanaceae family both in the World and in Turkey. The Aegean Agricultural Research Institute's tomato breeding program is carried out for developing new processing tomato cultivars. Processing tomato breeding lines resistant to some diseases and pests have been obtained by taking into account the demands of tomato processing companies, farmers of regions where processing tomato is grown intensely. Crossing have been conducted to determine the specific combining ability (SCA) of the tomato breeding lines identified as a result of the general combining ability (GCA) test. In this study, 80 processing tomato hybrid candidate, which were selected in preceding experiment including 500 hybrid candidates of processing tomato cultivars in 2016 by taking into account yields and some fruit characteristics, were characterized for yield, some fruit characteristics and the genes of diseases-pests resistance (I2, Ve, Mi and Sw5).
Kahraman, A., Mutlu, S., Haytaoğlu, M.A. and Binbir, S. (2020). Aegean Agricultural Research Institute processing tomato breeding studies. Acta Hortic. 1282, 167-172
processing tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, yield, fruit quality, breeding