African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 793

Full Length Research Paper

Farm yield evaluation and demonstration of Melkashola tomato variety in central zone of Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Kassa Melese Ashebre
  • Kassa Melese Ashebre
  • Abergelle Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 44, Abi-Adi, Tigray, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 02 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 28 April 2017
  •  Published: 28 February 2018


Low production and productivity of tomato in the study area is due to limited use of agricultural inputs, particularly improved seeds and fertilizers. The practice of tomato seed production in central zone of Tigray is almost negligible. The demand for vegetable seed is increasing from time to time. Though vegetable seed production is difficult, there are attempts and efforts to produce them at local level. Strengthening of community based seed multiplication practice is a means to develop the vegetable seed production techniques and business. In order to bring this to practical, this work was conducted in 2013. Farmers research group (FRG) approach was used to implement the research. In 2013, an average yield of 1.2056 q/ha of tomato seed was recorded.

Key words: Tomato, yield, production, seeds, fertilizers.