Crop Detail

Tomato originated in the premises of Western coastal plains of South America. Tomato is one of the paramount fruit vegetable grown around the globe and in terms of area it ranks next to potato whereas, as a processing crop it ranks first in the world. Tomato is classified as an annual plant cultivated in warm season with the average optimum growing temperature range of 25°C to 29°C. Generally, its two crops are cultivated during spring and autumn seasons in Pakistan. Tomato has gained enormous significance as fruit vegetable in the country and is being cultivated on an area of about 52.3 thousand hectares with a total annual production of around 529.6 thousand tones with average yield of 9.2 tons hectare-1.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Annual
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
Leaf Miner White Fly Thrips Mite Tomato Fruit Borer Aphid Cutworms fruit fly Termites Armyworms leaf roller Grass hopper root-knot nematode
Fungal Diseases
Damping Off Powdery Mildew Early Blight Fruit Rot colar rot Fusarium Wilt Late Blight Root Rot Septoria leaf blight Bacterial wilt Bacterial stem Gall poor flowering
Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Signal Grass Giant Milk Weed Neck weed (Marijuana) Convolvulus (Lehli) Bermuda Grass Sudge Grass (Dhela) Deep Root Grass (Drab) Canary Grass (Dumbi Sitti) Pre-emergence herbicide
eating roots of tomato seedlin Drying of seedlings leaves. Flower dropping Tomato Fruit Dropping Roots are swollen Roots are swollen and leaves are drying up Hailstorm demage

Tomato Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Rio Grande -
Roma -
Moneymaker -
Cherry tomato -
Beef tomato -
Sahil -
seed rate 120-150 g seeds to prepare nursery for one acre.
FM-9 150 gm per acre for nursery raising
Ana seminis hybrid tomato 80-100 gm
1359 as per label
Topsin M. As per label.
benlate 2-3 g/litre of water... Dip the roots of seedling

Tomato Districts Wise Calendar

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Agriculture Extension
Directorate of Agriculture Extension
Opposite Islamia College Gate No 1
Jamrud Road Peshawar

091-9224239 , 03481117070

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