EFFECT OF PLANT DENSITY ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF TRANSPLANT TOMATOES

J. Rumpel, I. Babik
In field experiments conducted in the years 1982–1984 in Skierniewice, Poland, tomatoes cv. "New Yorker" were grown from transplants at densities of 24 700, 29 600, 59 300 and 118 500 plants per hectare. With increase of plant density the total, marketable and early yield increased. The three year average marketable yield amounted 55.8, 53.2, 63.6 and 70.5 tons per hectare for the above mentioned plant densities respectively. Increase in plant population reduced average fruit weight of marketable fruit and increased in small extent the yield of rotten fruits. Dry matter and pH of fruits were not affected by the applied plant densities.
Rumpel, J. and Babik, I. (1988). EFFECT OF PLANT DENSITY ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF TRANSPLANT TOMATOES. Acta Hortic. 220, 229-234
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.220.31
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.220.31

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