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Table 1

Fruit variables in a polyculture of tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce under three production systems: soil (SPS), open (OPS), and closed (CPS)

Production systemFruit number plant−1
Single fruit weight (g)
Equatorial diameter (cm)
Polar diameter (cm)Fruit length (cm)
TomatoCucumberTomatoCucumberLettuceTomatoCucumberTomatoCucumber
SPS 38.25 ± 0.29 a 12.00 ± 1.08 a 136.32 ± 12.62 a 389.91 ± 18.56 a 652.18 ± 53.67 a 56.11 ± 5.00 a 56.68 ± 2.69 a 67.34 ± 5.89 a 21.72 ± 1.27 a 
OPS 34.00 ± 1.08 b 12.25 ± 0.65 a 118.05 ± 6.22 b 361.22 ± 21.46 a 402.36 ± 43.85 b 70.33 ± 30.53 a 53.89 ± 0.97 a 69.44 ± 0.93 a 21.53 ± 0.80 a 
CPS 38.00 ± 0.01 a 12.88 ± 1.31 a 112.29 ± 7.61 b 369.52 ± 37.09 a 369.34 ± 21.92 b 53.93 ± 1.49 a 50.52 ± 3.36 a 67.37 ± 2.54 a 21.17 ± 1.46 a 
Production systemFruit number plant−1
Single fruit weight (g)
Equatorial diameter (cm)
Polar diameter (cm)Fruit length (cm)
TomatoCucumberTomatoCucumberLettuceTomatoCucumberTomatoCucumber
SPS 38.25 ± 0.29 a 12.00 ± 1.08 a 136.32 ± 12.62 a 389.91 ± 18.56 a 652.18 ± 53.67 a 56.11 ± 5.00 a 56.68 ± 2.69 a 67.34 ± 5.89 a 21.72 ± 1.27 a 
OPS 34.00 ± 1.08 b 12.25 ± 0.65 a 118.05 ± 6.22 b 361.22 ± 21.46 a 402.36 ± 43.85 b 70.33 ± 30.53 a 53.89 ± 0.97 a 69.44 ± 0.93 a 21.53 ± 0.80 a 
CPS 38.00 ± 0.01 a 12.88 ± 1.31 a 112.29 ± 7.61 b 369.52 ± 37.09 a 369.34 ± 21.92 b 53.93 ± 1.49 a 50.52 ± 3.36 a 67.37 ± 2.54 a 21.17 ± 1.46 a 

The data represent the mean ± standard error (n = 12). Different letters within a column indicate significant differences (p < 0.05).

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