Evaluation of growth attributes, yield and quality of Pomato plants
Nikhil Vikram Singh, Vijay Bahadur, Vipin M Prasad, Netra Pal Yadav, Gayendra Singh and Amit Kumar Singh
Pomato is a grafted plant developed by grafting tomato as scion and potato as rootstock with an aim to achieve high growth, yield and quality from a single plant. In the present study grafting between tomato and potato was done during two consecutive years at the experimental orchard of Department of Horticulture, Allahabad School of Agriculture, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Allahabad. 30 days old tomato seedlings were veneer grafted in a 20 days old potato seedling. Successful graft union was achieved after 8-10 days of grafting. The grafted plants produced copious branches and flowers. The result also showed that maximum numbers of fruits per plant in tomato were 67.96 in T6, average fruit weight 50.37 gram in T1. Edible potato tubers were ready to harvest at 120-130 days after grafting and yielding about 1600 g of potato in graft combination T7. But after the end of the experiment, it may be suggested that farmers and any home gardener can practice this technique as an amazing contentment which may Fulfill home requirement to some extend for both tomato and potato.
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Nikhil Vikram Singh, Vijay Bahadur, Vipin M Prasad, Netra Pal Yadav, Gayendra Singh, Amit Kumar Singh. Evaluation of growth attributes, yield and quality of Pomato plants. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(3):243-246.