Local sesame genotypes are an important genetic resource for many agricultural and technological features and resistance to disease and insect. The objective of this experiment was to find out seed yield and some yield components of local sesame genotypes grown under field conditions. In this study one registered variety (Hatipoglu) and eleven local genotypes (Akceli, Bivan, Gerger, Gökceköy, Hosmos, Pirag, Sincik, Sögütlübahce, Sutepe-1, Sutepe-2 and Taslıca) were used as plant materials in randomized complete block design with three replications and investigated number of flowering days, physiological maturity days, plant height, number of branches, number of capsules, one thousand seed weight, seed yield and oil content.
It was determined that there were significant differences among the sesame genotypes for physiological maturity days, number of branches,number of capsules and seed yield. The results showed that number of flowering days, physiological maturity days, plant height, number of branches, number of capsules, one thousand seed weight, seed yield and oil content for sesame genotypes ranged between 37 – 39, 98.7 – 113.8, 51.9 – 64.0 cm, 1.5 – 3.5, 12.9 – 37.4, 3.1 – 3.9 g, 43.5 – 51.7 % and 34.9 – 115.4 kgda-1, respectively. The highest seed yield (115.4 kgda-1) was obtained from the Hatipoglu variety, and this variety was followed Hosmos and Gökceköy. The lowest seed yield was obtained from Bivan genotype. Hosmos genotype produces as much yield as standard variety Hatipoglu suggests that this genotype may be promising.