HIGH TEMPERATURE DAMAGE IS ENCOUNTERED WITH TOMATO FRUITS AND SEEDS FROM SUN HEATING OF FRUITS NOT COVERED BY FOLIAGE.

A. LIPTAY, L. MOORE
It was previously found that seeds harvested from tomato fruits grown under weedy conditions, had a much higher level of seed vigour than those grown in weed-free conditions.

It was postulated that the low seed vigour under weed-free conditions was a negative effect of insufficient foliage cover resulting in high fruit temperatures hindering fruit and seed development.

LIPTAY, A. and MOORE, L. (1989). HIGH TEMPERATURE DAMAGE IS ENCOUNTERED WITH TOMATO FRUITS AND SEEDS FROM SUN HEATING OF FRUITS NOT COVERED BY FOLIAGE.. Acta Hortic. 253, 250-251
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.253.28
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.253.28

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