Table I.

Phenotypic characteristics of the tomato genotypes

Flowering and biomass of the different organs were recorded from 20-week-old plants. Values presented as mean ± se, n = 6. Bold type indicates those that were determined by the Student's t test to be significantly different between genotypes.

Genotype Total Dry Wt Parameter
Leaf Stem Fruit Root Start of floweringa No. of flowersb
g ± se
Lp 20.76 ± 0.9 20.29 ± 0.5 0.56 ± 0.3 18.7 ± 1.6 71 ± 3 138.3 ± 15
Aco-1 23.58 ± 0.3 18.55 ± 0.2 3.58 ± 0.9 15.2 ± 0.6 79 ± 4 90.9 ± 11
  • a Values for flowering time are presented as days after planting that the first flower appears.

  • b No. of flowers was assessed as a per plant basis approximately 25 d into the flowering period.