Genetic inferences on yield and quality of tomato in a diallel cross

Genetic inferences on the performance of five tomato cultivars (Ângela I.5100, Floradade, IPA-05, Jumbo AG-592 and Santa Clara) and their p(p - 1)/2 hybrids for production characteristics and fruit quality were obtained through Hayman's methodology (1954). The results showed a favorable situation for breeding to production characteristics, but not for content of soluble solids, total carotenoids, and content of betacarotene. The data evidenced low variability in the cultivars studied.

Lycopersicon esculentum; diallelic analysis; genetic breeding; soluble solids; carotenoids; betacarotene


Embrapa Secretaria de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira Caixa Postal 040315, 70770-901 Brasília DF Brazil, Tel. +55 61 3448-1813, Fax +55 61 3340-5483 - Brasília - DF - Brazil
E-mail: pab@embrapa.br