Evaluation of Yield and Yield Attributing Traits of Tomato Obtained from Axillary Shoot Propagation.

Dol Raj Pandey*1, Kyung Min Kim2 , and Arjun Adhikary2

1 Vegetable Crop Development Center, Khumaltar, Lalitpur,Nepal

2 Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea

* Corresponding author’s E-mail: drkripa123@gmail.com

* Orcid ID: 0000-0003-4057-7149

Tomato is a widely cultivated commercial vegetable crops, which fruits are consumed directly or through diverse processed products. However the tomato cultivation consist huge production cost due to the higher seed price that have adversely affected the poor farmers livelihood. The experiment was conducted on the four varieties of Tomato varieties; Money Maker, Heinz, Rokkusanmaru and Srijana in the glass house of Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. The current study focused to grow the tomato crops through seedling obtained by axillary shoot cutting from the mother plant grown through seed. Interestingly, the results showed p<0.05 that the total yield and yield attributing traits like plant growth, fruit number and size, fruit weight, and chlorophyll content was found significantly higher as compared to the plant grown through seeds. Moreover, flowering and fruiting time was found 10 days earlier as compared to the mother plant. These results showed that the auxiliary shoot propagation of tomato could yield more, saves time and which could be an alternative for the seeds. However, it was found that the first cluster flower and fruit proximal to root was lately flowered and smaller fruit size as compared to other flower clusters fruit as well as peduncle was long as compared to mother plant in rest of the clusters.

Keywords: Tomato, axillary shoot, axillary shoot propagation.

Published Year

Proceeding Volume 13