COMPARISON ON GROWTH AND YIELD CHARACTERISTICS OF THREE TOMATO VARIETIES
The experiment was carried out at Horticulture Farm, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh to evaluate the growth and yield characteristics of three tomato varieties. A Random Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications was employed for the experimental layout. The variety Bahuboli (V3) exhibited the tallest plant height (95.0cm), the maximum fruit number (45.0), the maximum fruit weight (195.4g), the highest fruit yield per plant (8.1kg), and the highest fruit yield per plot (123.0 kg), thus displaying superior performance in terms of growth and yield parameters. Conversely, TOH1220 (V1) demonstrated the lowest fruit number (38), the lowest fruit weight (101.6 g), the lowest fruit yield per plant (3.9 kg), and the lowest fruit yield per plot (57.8 kg) among the varieties considered. However, the present study identified Bahuboli (V3) as a promising tomato variety with excellent growth and yield characteristics, making it a profitable and preferred option for commercial tomato cultivation.