Tomato "Grandma's" description of the variety, photos, reviews, yield, everything speaks of ambiguity. And there can be only one reason - the variety has not been entered into the register of selection achievements of either the Russian Federation, Ukraine or Belarus.
General information and alternative
The alternative, and perhaps the basis, of this variety can be very similar in the description of those who planted the legalized “Grandma's Gift” tomato. This tomato is indeterminate, red, flat-round, with a very high yield and excellent taste. The variety has excellent disease resistance and weight of tomatoes up to 250 g. Entered in the register in 2010. Originator - Gavrish Breeding Company LLC.
Despite all the advantages of legal varieties, vegetable growers want to know what Babushkino tomatoes look like.
The grade is intended for film greenhouses, and also with success can be grown up in an open ground of gardeners and vegetable growers.
Since the variety is large-fruited, it requires careful shaping and tying shoots.
Tomato leaf classic tomato, medium size.
Description of the fruit of those who have already grown, are quite different in terms of weight. Someone managed to grow a fruit weighing 380 g, and someone no more than 220 g. This may indicate a strong plasticity of the variety.
But in relation to other qualities, the descriptions are the same. The tomato has a flat-rounded shape with a slight ribbing. In full biological ripeness, the tomato is saturated, leveled, red in color without a green spot on the stem.
However, a peculiarity of the variety is that with a set of botanical maturity, the stalk appears on the stem. It grows with the growth of the tomato and makes it not very attractive. Cutting the fruit can be seen that inside the wall of the fruit and the flesh also have a yellow tint. This property of the fruit makes clear the yellowed places when used. Thus, some tomato leaves.
However, this tomato is not without flaws. All growers indicate severe cracking of fruits. At the same time, the larger the fruit - the deeper cracks produces a tomato. Cracks divide the tomato, both into even parts and into segments, which dramatically reduces its commercial quality.
Cutting a tomato you can see the pulp, which tightly holds a small amount of seeds. The "body" of a tomato is tender and at the same time moderately dense, fleshy.
Tomato tastes are valued by vegetable growers as good and excellent. The pulp is balanced, sweetish, with a pleasant aroma and tomato aftertaste. Light acidity gives the tomato peel, which is thin and delicate. When eating the peel is almost not felt, and most likely that is why the tomatoes are cracking.
However, vegetable growers, sharing their impressions, say that you can make very high quality tomato sauces, ketchups, juices and pastes from the surplus. The high content of dry matter and sugars makes this product very rich and dense. Red color of tomatoes is well preserved after heat treatment without the use of stabilizers.
The description of the variety of those growers who grew the variety is not unambiguous. Some say about high yields, others that the tomato did not show marked qualities.
Reflecting on such an indicator as "yield", one can only say that the variety is very plastic and very much feels the lack of nutrients in the soil.
Resistance to diseases and pests
Those who have already grown tomato, say that the tomato is very resistant to diseases. However, after looking attentively at the photo, which is served by vegetable growers, it is easy enough to see that the leaf plates, and the fruits themselves, are covered with dried drops of fungicidal preparations. This suggests that those growers who have experience in cultivation understand that there is not a single variety that is completely resistant to tomato diseases.
All tomatoes need preventive treatments. You can not leave the plant alone with pathogens of fungal and bacterial infections.
The first treatment is carried out when the ovary becomes visible. Further, with an interval of 15-20 days depending on weather conditions.
When describing a tomato, vegetable growers appreciate its properties to tolerate sudden changes in temperature fluctuations. The tomato tolerates both intense heat, therefore, it can be grown in southern latitudes, as well as low temperatures and it is suitable for a harsh climate.
Advantages and disadvantages
"Grandma" has a number of advantages:
- excellent taste of fresh fruit;
- good yield, subject to high agricultural practices;
- large fruits;
- disease resistance;
- universality of use;
- excellent quality tomato products.
Tomato is not without flaws:
- propensity for cracking fruits;
- yellowing of fruit at the base;
- good fertilizing with nutrients is required for a good result;
- a small number of seeds in the fruit adjusts its prints when harvesting seed;
- Tomato requires constant formation and tying shoots.
Features agricultural varieties
Being not very early ripening variety requires compliance with the seedling period.
Sowing seeds should be carried out in early March, if in your area you can plant tomatoes in open ground in the second half of May. If not, set aside crops until the end of the month.
Crops are better spent in a fertile, universal soil for seedlings acquired in a specialized horticultural center.
Seeding technology may be as follows:
- Soak the seeds in a damp cloth and warm place for 2-3 days;
- Fill the sowing tank with soil and compact it;
- Spread naklynuvshiesya seeds on the surface of the soil with a distance of 2-3 cm;
- Pour warm water;
- Roll in a plastic bag or cover with glass;
- Transfer for germination in a place where the temperature during the day will not fall below 26 C;
Spend a sprout of a seedling when the plant forms two true leaves well. For this:
- Fill the individual containers with 1/3 with soil;
- Pull a tomato plant out of the ground and tear the lower part of the spine in it by 1/3, this will allow you to form an abundant root system;
- Dip the sprout in the soil mixture to the very cotyledon leaves;
- Thoroughly seal the soil around the plant;
- Water the plant and put it on a bright and cool window-sill.
Transplantation in the garden
Replant seedlings should be when the return frost is no longer possible. When choosing a landing site, you need to consider:
- lee (better if the place is protected from the winds);
- nutritional value of soils (the earth should be light, air and water-permeable);
- predecessors (you can not grow tomatoes after the solanaceae).
The tomato is large-fruited and it is unable to retain brushes with huge tomato fruits on its own, therefore, care must be taken of tying shoots and tomato brushes to supports.
To show a great harvest, gentle timely watering, because nutrients are assimilated only in dissolved form. Watering should be abundant, but not often.
For a good harvest need regular feeding with alternating mineral and organic fertilizers.
When growing a tomato, follow the agrotechnical instructions, and the variety will certainly respond with good yield.
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