PRODUCTIVITY OF THE PLANTS FOR LATE FIELD TOMATO PRODUCTION DEPENDING ON THE AGE AND PLANTING AREA OF THE SEEDLING
Nikolina G. Shopova, Dimitar T. Cholakov, Dimka I. Haytova
Pages: 179-191 Published: 1 Jun 2014
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Abstract: The main aim of this study was to be established productivity of tomato plants, grown in conditions of late field production, depending of age and planting area of the seedling. The experiments were carried out during the period 2011 - 2013 on experimental field, Department of Horticulture at the Agriculture University – Plovdiv with cultivar Opal F1. The variants with 20-25, 30-35 and 40-45 day seedlings cultivated in containers with 40, 66 and 104 cells and planting area respectively 44,28,17cm2, were tested. As a control was used 20-25 day seedlings, grown in a transplanting bed and planting area 26-28 cm2 per plant (350-380 plant / m2). The yield of standard fruits was the highest in variant with 20-25 day seedlings, grown in containers with 66 cells. There were not significantly different in the quality parameters of the fruits during harvesting stage.
Keywords: tomato seedlings, planting area, seedlings age, standard yield, quality of fruits