African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Estimation of certain chemical constituents of fruits of selected tomato genotypes grown in Turkey

Ahmet Turhan1* and Vedat Åženiz2
1Department of Industrial Plants Cultivation and Evaluation, Mustafakemalpasa Vocational School, University of Uludag, 16500 Bursa, Turkey. 2Department of Horticultural Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uludag, 16059 Gorukle, Bursa, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 September 2009
  •  Published: 31 October 2009

Abstract

This research was carried out in years 2005 and 2006 in order to compare quality characteristics of some tomato genotypes grown in Turkey. In the study, 33 tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) genotypes were used as plant material. Research was laid out in randomized block design with 3 replications, 10 plants in each replication. The fruit was analyzed for dry matter weight, sugar content, soluble solid content, titratable acids and pH contents. According to the results, 40443 and 62573 genotypes with their high values of dry matter content, sugar, soluble solid content and appropriate levels of titratable acids and pH contents should be considered potential candidates in future breeding, fresh and processing tomato programs.

Key words: Tomato, genotype, quality.