Since 2000-01 to 2009-10, the area under tomato crop has increased from 27.9 to 50 thousand hectares and production has increased from 268.8 to 476.8 thousand tons. As expected, hybrid pepper and tomato yields under With the greenhouses, our growers produce tomatoes all year round, anywhere in Nigeria. PROVINCE WISE AVERAGE YIELD OF WHEAT FROM 1947-48 TO 2017-18 (Average yield 40 Kg. Talking about the increasing food prices globally, he said that all the commodity prices had registered 168 percent average increase after the year 2005. Fruit, vegetable and condiments statistic of Pakistan 1998-99 (MINFAL, March, 2000) Production Technology . 6. By growing tomatoes in open fields Nigeria, like other Sub-Saharan African countries will deliver yields of no more than seven tons per hectare. space. In 2004-05, the area increased to 41.4 thousand hectares, production 426.2 thousand tons and yield was 10.3 tons / ha. Soil Fertile, well drained and loamy soil is required for high yield. Although technically a fruit, most people think of the tomato as a vegetable. could bring $40,000. The area, production and average yield of tomatoes in Pakistan is given below. Soils with a pH range of 6.5 – 7.5 are most favorable. In Egypt farmers use fertilizers at the rate of 500 kilograms per acre, in Europe, it is 380 per kilogram and in Pakistan it is just at the rate of 132 kilograms per acre, Cheema claimed. Figure 1 illustrates average wheat yield per hectare for each typical farm. In Pakistan tomato is cultivated in all provinces in both the spring and autumn seasons. The Average Yield of a Tomato Plant. The 2017national yield per acre average for field-grown fresh and processed tomatoes was 39.4 tons per acre. SOIL Maize is adapted to wide variety of soil but to get more yields it requires fertile deep and well-drained soils. Productive heirloom tomato varieties will produce 20 pounds or more of salable tomatoes, worth about $80 at retail prices. Expected bush bean average yields are nearly identical. Jett’s yield findings are similar to some crop yields published a generation ago by Smith and Stoner. That’s a return of $13 per square foot of growing area. Heavy and hard soil significantly affect the bulb size and yield. The mean tomato yields that year was recorded as 9510.60 kilograms/hectare (FAO, 2017). For broccoli, kale, and similar greens, the yield estimates/ft2 from both studies are in a narrow range of about 0.3-0.75 lb/ft2. grains per hectare which is very high as compared with 3.48 tons per hectare, the average yield of maize in Pakistan. Per Acre) YEAR: Punjab: Sindh: Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw: Balochistan: PAKISTAN Although yield is only a partial gauge of performance, it reflects the available production technology across farms. In Pakistan tomato was cultivated on an area of 63.20 thousand hectares and total production was recorded as 601.098 thousand tones during 2017. Last year, we had 294 greenhouses installed; on average they deliver 264 tons per hectare. Trends, area, production and yield There has been a progressive increase in area and production of tomato in Pakistan. Planting about 3,000 square feet with 500 plants (that’s only 1/15th of an acre.) Average wheat yield for the farms in 2013 to 2016 was 66.8 bushels per acre (4.49 metric tons per hectare). The present national yield of tomatoes based on ten years average is 10.1 tonnes/ha which is quite low. Table 1. Advantages of greenhouse production include uniform appearance and quality, consistency in production, increased yields per acre and enhanced grower capability to sustain year-round production. The average per acre yield of tomato in Pakistan is very low when compared to its yield in neighbouring India and China which together account for more than 25 per cent of the world crop. The data since 1999-00 are as follows.