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2Department of Horticultural Technology, Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Enugu State, Nigeria
3Department of Fishery Technology, Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Enugu State, Nigeria
4Department of Agricultural Technology, Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Enugu State, Nigeria
An experiment was conducted at the Research and Demonstration farm of Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo to evaluate the performance of four determinate tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) varieties grown under high tunnel. Four tomato varieties viz., Supremo hybrid, BHN-1021, Roma VF and Iwollo local constituted the treatments. The experiment was laid out in completely randomized design (CRD) with three replications. Data were collected on plant height, number of leaves per plant, number of branches per plant, days to 50% flowering, disease severity, number of fruits per plant, weight of a fresh fruit and fresh fruit weight per plant. The data collected were analysed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and treatment means separated using least significant difference (LSD) at 0.05 level of probability. The result revealed significant difference (p<0.05) in plant height, number of branches per plant, number of leaves per plant, number of fruit per plant, weight of a fresh fruit and fresh fruit weight per plant among the tomato varieties with Supremo hybrid variety having superior value in terms overall performance. It could be concluded that Supremo hybrid tomato variety is best suited for cultivation under high tunnel. It is therefore recommended for high tunnel production of tomato in Iwollo.