Biochemical and Organoleptic Evaluation of Bulgarian and Foreign (F1) Tomato Varieties for Fresh Consumption

Institute for Horticulture and Canning, BG-4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria


PEVICHAROVA, G. and T. TODOROV, 2001. Biochemical and organoleptic evaluation of Bulgarian and foreign (F1) tomato varieties for fresh consumption. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 7: 297-301

As a result of increasing competition between Bulgarian and foreign producers of tomato for fresh consumption, the quality of the production is of great significance. The purpose of the present study is to be established in what extend the spread in the production varieties meet the requirements of the Bulgarian consumer. Biochemical and organoleptic evaluation of 12 Bulgarian and 8 foreign hybrids was made. The plants were grown on trellis.
It was established that the examined varieties do not differ significantly according to the analyzed biochemical and organoleptic properties. Comparatively low organoleptic evaluation demonstrates certain retreat from the varieties of Triumf, Kristi and Ideal type, regulated as first class, which were accepted by BSS 430-84. It is necessary to accent the efforts on the parallel development of the qualitative and quantitative components during the breeding of new varieties.

Key words: tomatoes, brix, ascorbic acid, titrable acids, total sugars, organoleptic evaluation