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Title: Tomato cultivar evaluation
Series Title: NFREC research report
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: North Florida Research and Education Center (Quincy, Fla.)
Publisher: North Florida Research and Education Center.
Place of Publication: Quincy Fla
Creation Date: 1990
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Subjects / Keywords: Tomatoes -- Varieties -- Field experiments -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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General Note: Description based on: Spr. 1989; title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Fall 1990.
Funding: Research report (North Florida Research and Education Center (Quincy, Fla.))
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NFREC Research Report 91-10

Tomato Cultivar Evaluation, Spring 1990

S. M. Olson and J. M. Snell
Associate Professor and Sr. Biological Scientist


INTRODUCTION


Spring tomato production in northwest Florida has stabilized at around 2000 acres. As
a continued effort to find more adaptable cultivars twenty entries were evaluated at the NFREC,
Quincy during the spring 1989 season. ,:fl rc;

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Materials and Methols

This evaluation was conducted at the North Florida Resea rC an'Fi.di aon Ce ter on
an Orangeburg loamy fine sand soil. Tomatoes were seeded in 1 /2-ih-.7Xl1/2 in. ex handed
polystyrene flats on February 7, 1990. Transplants were placed in the field on March 21, 1990.
Plant spacing was 20 in. in row and 6 ft. between rows (7,620 linear ft/A). The tomatoes were
grown with black polytheylene mulch and trickle irrigation. Total fertilizer applied was 195-60-
195 lb/A N-P205-K20. Plots were one row 20-ft. long and were arranged in a randomized
complete block with four replications. Weeds, insects and diseases were controlled with timely
applications of registered chemical products. Plots were harvested from June 7 to July 3, 1990,
and were graded according to size and marketability. There were five harvests.


Results and Discussion

The following table is a listing of seed source, yield (25 lb cartons/A), percent
marketable fruit and average fruit weight (oz.) for all entries evaluated. Extra large fruit
generally sells for the highest price per carton. The majority of spring tomato acreage in north
Florida is currently planted in the variety 'Sunny'.

The entries 'XPH 5796', '7307' and 'NC 87345' produced more extra large fruit than
'Sunny'. '87-27' produced a higher total yield than 'Sunny'. Percentage marketable yield
ranged from 66.1% ('Bingo') to 84.7% ('87-27'). 'Bingo' had the largest average fruit size at
8.9 oz.








Seed source, yield and cultivar characteristics of tomato, Spring 1990.


Marketable Average
Marketable Yield (25 Ib cartons/A) Fruit FruitWt
Entry Source Medium Large Extra Large Total (%) (oz)


XPH 5796
7307
NC 87345
87-27
Solar Set


Asgrow
GCREC
NC State
Sakata
Asgrow


124 f-i,
107 g-i
151 f-h
302 be
140 f-i


399 f
371 fg
322 fg
837 ab
399 f


3081 a
3029 ab
2991 ab
2894 a-c
2879 a-c


3604
3507
3464
4033
3418


75.4 ef
80.0 b-d
80.4 a-c
84.7 a
78.3 b-e


8.0 c-e
8.3 cd
8.4 be
6.8 j
7.9 de


7308 GCREC 185 e-g 690 cd 2844 a-d 3719 be 82.4 ab 7.3 gh
7304 GCREC 197 d-g 558 e 2840 a-d 3595 be 80.9 a-c 7.5 fg
Olympic Petoseed 110 g-i 262 gh 2838 a-d 3210 e-g 76.6 c-e 8.7 ab
'Colonial Petoseed 277 b-d 759 be 2797 a-d 3833 ab 82.4 ab 7.0 hi
XPH 5628 Asgrow 134 f-i 391 f 2734 b-e 3259 e-g 82.1 ab 8.0 c-e
-------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- M-----------------------------------------------
Sunny Asgrow 241 c-e 742 be 2598 c-f 3581 b-d 78.7 b-e 7.0 hi
Bingo Ferry-Morse 59 i 202 h 2534 d-f 2795 i 66.1 h 8.9 a
FMX 157 Ferry-Morse 118 f-i 311 f-h 2525 d-f 2954 g-i 69.0 gh 8.2 c-e
88-28 Sakata 84 h-i 336 fg 2476 ef 2896 h-i 78.1 b-e 7.8 ef
7303 GCREC 243 c-e 583 de 2449 ef 3275 d-f 81.8 ab 7.2 g-i
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Sakata
GCREC
Northrup King
Asgrow
Sakata


Mean separation by Duncan's Multiple Range Test, 5% level.


88-17
7302
Bonita
XPH 5678
STM-9203


335 b
250 b-e
206 d-f
327 bc
665 a


797 be
614 de
625 de
756 be
942 a


2390
2382
2374
2088
1564


3522 c-e
3246 e-g
3205 e-g
3171 f-h
3171 f-h


78.6 b-e
80.0 b-d
74.3 ef
75.9 d-f
72.3 fg


6.7 i
7.0 hi
7.1 hi
6.7 i
5.8 j