TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS OF THE YOUNG TOMATO PLANT

A. Calvert
Before dealing with the subject in detail it is first necessary to define the term "young tomato plant". In this paper I shall discuss growth and development from the end of the germination process to anthesis of the first inflorescence only.

The importance of obtaining a clear understanding of how the first inflorescence develops and the factors which influence the production or non-production of flowers and fruit in sub-optimal light conditions will be obvious to all. I therefore propose to discuss what I consider to be the most significant responses to temperature under two main headings.

1 Flower initiation and Development, and 2 Vegetative growth.

Calvert, A. (1966). TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS OF THE YOUNG TOMATO PLANT. Acta Hortic. 4, 12-16
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1966.4.2
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1966.4.2

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