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Performance Evaluation and Participatory Variety Selection of Released Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.) Varieties in West Shewa, Ethiopia

Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is one of the most important edible and nutritious vegetable crops in the world. In Ethiopia there is a huge market for tomato as it is widely used as fresh and processed forms. The objective of the experiment is to select released tomato varieties with participation of local farmers for specific areas/location. Four varieties of tomato, which includes two processing type (Melka Shola and Melka Salesa) and two fresh market type (Bishola and Gelilema) were evaluated and selected on farmers field of Toke kutaye and Ambo Agriculture Research Center (AmARC on station) to identify and select the best performed varieties. RCBD design with three replications were used for evaluating the varieties. Combined analysis of variance of the two-year results showed that the varieties have highly significant difference on number of fruits per plant, fruit size, marketable fruit yield and total fruit yield. The highest total fruit yield was obtained from variety melka shola both on station and on farm (628.33 and 655.35 qt/ha); followed by melka salsa, (628.58 and 599.02 qt/ha), Gelilema (620.75 and 584.03 qt/ha) whereas, the lowest yield was obtained from Bishola (495.47 and 459.00qt/ha). The two-year results showed that Melka shola was much better on their inherent yielding potential to the area as compared to the other varieties. Thus, depending on the statistical result and farmers demand Melka shola was best variety in West Shewa and it’s better to multiply the seed of this variety for seed multipliers.

Tomato, Varieties, Farmers, Ambo and Tokekutaye

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Bekele, W., Atinafu, Y., Chala, M. (2024). Performance Evaluation and Participatory Variety Selection of Released Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.) Varieties in West Shewa, Ethiopia. Plant, 12(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.plant.20241201.11

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Bekele, W.; Atinafu, Y.; Chala, M. Performance Evaluation and Participatory Variety Selection of Released Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.) Varieties in West Shewa, Ethiopia. Plant. 2024, 12(1), 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20241201.11

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Bekele W, Atinafu Y, Chala M. Performance Evaluation and Participatory Variety Selection of Released Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum Mill.) Varieties in West Shewa, Ethiopia. Plant. 2024;12(1):1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20241201.11

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