Tomato

Tomato is one of the most important food crops and the most widely grown vegetable and supplementary food of India. Tomato is known as  Lycopersicon esculentum also. They are members of the solanaceae family, which includes peppers, eggplant and potatoes. The tomato crop is cultivated during winter and summer seasons. It grows well under an average monthly temperatures range of 21 0 C - 23 0 C but commercially it may be grown at temperatures ranging from 18 0 C to 27 0 C. They have significant nutritional value and also provide vitamin B, potassium, iron, calcium and minerals to the diet. Tomato crops in greenhouses are grown on local soil or on substrate (Soilless culture). This protected high yield crop requires a professional drip system and fertigation system.

 

Planting of indeterminate type tomato seedlings at a spacing of 60cm x 45cm and providing with (350:350:350 kg NPK/ha.) 140 per cent of the recommended dose of fertilizers as water soluble fertilizers through fertigation along with use of growth regulators (GA3 at 25 ppm concentration) at weekly interval is recommended to get highest fruit yield of 2,650 kg/100m2/ crop (or 265 tons/ha.) realizing a net profit of Rs. 11,000/- 100m2/year from tomato under naturally ventilated greenhouse.

Products

Tomato

Crop Life Cycle

8  Months

Production     (Per Acre)

60 to 80 ton

Average Income (Per Acre)

Rs. 12,25,000/-