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Journal of Horticulture
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Research Article

Orange Fruited Tomato Cultivars: Rich Source of Beta Carotene

Vishnu K Garande1* and Patil RS2
1Associate Professor of Horticulture and Principal, Shahu Agri. Technical School, Kolhapur, India
2Director of Research, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidypeeth, Rahuri, MS, India
Corresponding Author : Vishnu K Garande
Associate Professor of Horticulture and Principal
Shahu Agri. Technical School
Kolhapur, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received July 09, 2014; Accepted July 29, 2014; Published July 31, 2014
Citation: Garande VK, Patil RS (2014) Orange Fruited Tomato Cultivars: Rich Source of Beta Carotene. J Horticulture 1:108. doi:10.4172/2376-0354.1000108
Copyright: © 22014 Garande VK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The present research work was undertaken in the Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri to evaluate recently developed somatic hybrid derivatives of Lycopersicon esculentum and Lycopersicon peruvianum Mill tomato species for beta carotene content. The field experiment consisting of eight orange fruited and five traditional red fruited tomato cultivars during rabi season in randomized block design with three replications. The recommended package of practices was followed for better production of the crop. The data revealed that, among the orange fruited cultivars, the highest beta carotene content was noticed in cv. 34A-1-1(7.03 mg/100 g) followed by cv. 42B-1-1 (4.00 mg/100 g) and cv. 22-1-1 (3.85 mg/100 g). Among traditional red fruited cultivars, cv. Dhanshree recorded the highest beta carotene content i.e. 1.30 mg/100 g followed by cv. Pusa Ruby (0.90 mg/100 g) and lowest in cv. Bhagyashree (0.41 mg/100 g). The orange fruited cultivars recorded higher mean beta carotene content i.e. 3.80 mg/100 g than the traditional red fruited cultivars (0.80 mg/100 g).

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