Group Title: Immokalee SWFREC Research Report
Title: Staked tomato variety trial
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Title: Staked tomato variety trial
Series Title: Immokalee SWFREC Research Report
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: University of Florida -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Research Center (Fort Pierce, Fla.)
Publisher: University of Florida, IFAS.
Place of Publication: Immokalee Florida
Immokalee Florida
Publication Date: July 1981
Copyright Date: 1981
Frequency: semiannual
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Subject: Tomatoes -- Varieties -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Tomatoes -- Field experiments -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
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Issuing Body: Issued by the Agricultural Research Center in Fort Pierce.
General Note: Description based on: Fall 1981; title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Fall 1981.
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Volume ID: VID00001
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Fort Pierce ARC Research Report RL-1981-4 July 1981



FALL 1980 UNSTAKED TOMATO VARIETY TRIAL

P. J. Stoffella and R. M. Sonoda

INTRODUCTION "-.

Yield and quality characteristics of tomato cultivars are p ,

on cultural practices, soil and climate conditions, and the location in

which they are grown. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate yields

of 23 tomato cultivars on plastic mulch covered beds at the Agricultural

Research Center, Fort Pierce, Florida during fall 1980.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The tomato cultivars were seeded in 2 x 2 inch speedling trays on

August 5, 1980. Dolomitic limestone (1 ton/A) was incorporated into

the Oldsmar fine sand field plots. Raised beds were 43 inches wide

and spaced at 7 feet centers. Fertilizer application of 4-16-4

(1400 lbs/A) was applied at ground level in broad bands and bedded over.

Two bands (spaced 24 inches apart) of 8-12-20 (2100 lbs/A) were placed

in 2 inch-deep grooves on each bed shoulder. Beds were fumigated with

Vorlex (63 gal/A) and immediately covered with black polyethylene mulch.

Five-week old seedlings were transplanted 2 feet apart in a single row

in the center of each bed on September 9, 1980. Transplanted seedlings

were immediately treated with a Difolatan 4F (8 ml/gal) (300 ml/plant)

drench. Each plot was 20 feet long and consisted of 10 plants. A

randomized complete block design with 3 replications was used.

Plants were sprayed with a mixture of endosulfan (2 pt/A), mancozeb

(1.5 lbs/A), and tri-basic copper (4 lbs/A) in 100 gal/A at 5 day inter-

vals. Paraquat was used for weed control between beds. A wheat bran

bait containing 5% toxaphene was used for mole cricket control.









The center 12 feet (6 plants) of each plot were used for yield

evaluations. Seven weekly harvests of colored fruits were made

beginning on November 17, 1980. Fruits were graded into marketable and

cull classes during each picking. Average fruit size was determined by

dividing total marketable fruit weight by the total number of marketable

fruit per plot.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Total and marketable fruit weights are presented as the number of

30 lb/boxes per acre in Table 1. There were significant differences

among cultivars for total weight, marketable weight and percent market-

able weight. Total and marketable fruit weights ranged from 1,510 to

2,316 and 1.187 to 1.968 30 Ib boxes/A, respectively (Table 1). 'Duke'

and 'Burgis' had the highest total and marketable fruit weights whereas

'Florida 1A' and 'Walter' were the lowest. Over 85 percent of the total

fruit weight for 'Duke', 'Burgis', 'Hayslip', and 'Florida lB' was

marketable. 'Casino Royale', 'MH-1', and 'Walter' had under 75 percent

marketable yield primarily due to a large portion of their fruit having

blossom end rot, cracks (radial or concentric), or graywall.

Total and marketable fruit numbers, percent marketable number, and

fruit size for each cultivar are presented in Table 2. There were

significant differences among cultivars for all four variables, e.g.

total number, marketable number, percent marketable number, and average

fruit size. Total and marketable fruit numbers ranged from 124 to 208

and 94 to 166 1000/A, respectively (Table 2). Over 80 percent of the

total fruit number of 'Florida lB', 'Duke' and 'Burgis' were marketable

whereas less than 70 percent of 'MH-1', 'Walter' and 'Casino Royale'






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were marketable. 'Duke' had the largest fruit size whereas 'MH-1',

'Count', 'Redpack 891', 'Baron', and 'Walter' had the smallest.

In summary for this trial, 'Duke', 'Burgis' and 'FTE 5' had the

highest number and greatest weight of marketable fruit and 'Duke',

'Royal Flush' and 'Market Hybrid 58' had the largest fruit size.







Table 1. Mean fruit weight for several tomato cultivars during the Fall 1980 season.


Percent
Marketable Total Marketable
Cultivar Weight Weight Weight
-----30 lb. boxes/A------


Duke
Burgis
FTE 5
Blazer
FTE 12
Royal Flush
Full House
Baron
Jackpot
Hayslip
Count
Castlex 1043
Florida 1B
Redpack 891
2432
Market Hybrid 58
Casino Royale
Floradade
Florida 1C
Market Hybrid 56
MH-1
Florida 1A
Walter


1968
1963
1737
1669
1644
1600
1598
1581
1576
1555
1538
1536
1520
1518
1498
1488
1467
1394
1370
1365
1351
1222
1187


2316
2314
2144
1984
2159
1969
2049
1905
1935
1809
1850
1987
1707
1911
1819
1876
1969
1788
1748
1755
1821
1510
1662


85.3
85.4
81.0
84.1
76.1
81.3
78.4
83.3
81.7
85.7
83.3
77.3
88.6
79.6
83.4
78.8
74.4
78.1
78.3
78.7
74.4
81.2
71.6


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Table 2. Mean fruit number and size for several tomato cultivars during the
Fall 1980. season.


Percent Average
Marketable Total Marketable Fruit
Cultivar Number Number Number Size
-----1000/A------ lbs/fruit


Duke
Burgis
FTE 5
Blazer
FTE 12
Royal Flush
Full House
Baron
Jackpot
Hayslip
Count
Castlex 1043
Florida 1B
Redpack 891
2432
Market Hybrid 58
Casino Royale
Floradade
Florida 1C
Market Hybrid 56
MH-1
Florida 1A
Walter


147
166
150
139
135
112
129
146
143
123
148
127
116
140
141
100
128
128
110
113
138
94
110


180
208
201
175
183
141
178
191
181
156
196
180
134
192
184
132
185
183
150
157
207
124
189


81.7
80.5
74.6
79.4
73.8
79.4
7.2.6
76.5
78.8
79.9
76.0
70.0
86.1
73.0
76.8
75.7
68.5
71.3
73.0
72.4
66.7
76.1,
61.2


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.356
.349
.362
.365
.431
.371
.326
.333
.390
.312
.365
.394
.325
.319
.447
.353
.331
.378
.363
.299
.394
.327


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