EFFECT OF HARVEST DATE ON YIELD OF PROCESS TOMATOES
It is suggested that results based on such decisions could be misleading and that to accurately determine treatment effects it may be necessary to take a number of sequential destructive harvests. Such information would also provide data on the field storage ability.
In one study in which destructive harvesting was carried out at weekly intervals the yield of ripe fruit was found to follow a normal distribution. (Fig 1 & Fig 2).