Yield and quality of hybrid tomato grafted and cultivated under shade mesh and greenhouse

Antonio Reyes Cabrera, Valentin Vobledo Torres, Luis Alonso Valdez-Aguilar, Marcelino Cabrera-de la Fuente, Francisca Ramírez-Godina, Alberto Sandoval-Rangel

Abstract


The objective was to determine the yield, fruit quality and root development of four grafted tomato hybrids grown under anti-aphid mesh cover and greenhouse. The grafted hybrids were grown under shade mesh and greenhouse from april to november 2014. Variables evaluated were: fruit weight per plant, number of clusters per plant, number of fruits per plant, polar and equatorial fruit diameter, vitamin C and lycopene contents, and root fresh and dry weight. Hybrids grafted and cultivated under anti-aphid mesh had higher quality than the production obtained under greenhouse. However, lycopene and vitamin C contents and accumulated root system dry matter are greater under greenhouse.


Keywords


Solanum lycopersicum L., agricultura protegida, injerto, crecimiento radicular, rendimiento de fruto.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19136/era.a5n13.1050

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