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Growth, ripening and storage of tomato fruits (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) . III. Influence of vegetative plant parts and effects of fruit competition and seed number on growth and ripening of tomato fruits

Stenvers, N.; Staden, O.L.

Gartenbauwissenschaft 41(6): 253-259

1976


Accession: 000392417

Different fruit:leaf ratios gave different yields. Fruit weight and volume were positively correlated with the leaf area/fruit. Total yield, however, depended mainly on the number of fruits/cluster. A fruit:leaf ratio of 1:3 gave uniform fruits. However, the greater the leaf area/fruit, the more fruits with greenish locular tissue occurred. The seeds in this tissue germinated less well than those from red tissue.

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