What we have on the market
- Firm "Veles";
- "Seeds of Crimea";
- "Siberian garden".
Everything would be fine if the description of tomatoes of the same variety did not differ, but not everything fits.
Studying the “Giant Novikova” tomato, the characteristic and description of a variety from different producers are completely different in terms of ripening period and vegetative form. Tomatoes average ripening and are intended for growing in greenhouses and greenhouses
Description of the bush
The bush requires constant pinching, but does not show abundant formation of stepsons.
Each brush carries 4-5 large tomatoes.
Variety of salad destination with the possibility of processing on juices, mashed potatoes, pasta, ketchup. All firms serve tomato as a very large-fruited one. The size of a tomato is described on average within 600 g, but Aelita insists on 1200 g; “Siberian Garden” claims that a tomato can reach 1500 kg of weight.
In the color palette, the producers also did not agree: “Velez claims that the tomato is pink in color,“ Aelita ”and“ Seeds of Crimea ”describe the tomato as raspberry,“ Siberian garden ”speaks of pink and raspberry color.
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The shape of the fruit is flat and round, and in this, all manufacturers agree. Tomato large with pronounced ribbing and lobulation.
Those who have already grown tomato "Giant Novikov" say that there is no uniformity in the ripening of fruits. One tomato brush can carry a very large, beginning to pick up the color of the fruit, two medium and one very small, which is in the growth stage.
The fruiting period is stretched. Growing up in greenhouses, tomato growing is delayed until late autumn, and only natural weather conditions interrupt fruiting.
To give the opportunity to start as many fruits as possible the first tomatoes, which have already begun to enter the phase of technical ripeness, it is more expedient to remove.
In the middle of August they practice pinching the top of the shoot, then those tomatoes that have already started, will have time to gain weight and ripen.
Reading the reviews of vegetable growers, and looking carefully at the photo, it is clear that there is a re-grading. In the photo with the designation of the same variety of tomatoes with a different habit of the bush, different fruits, and different types in the process of maturation.
Disease and Pest Resistance
Those who have packed seeds, printing recommendations for cultivation, argue that the tomato is resistant to most tomato diseases.
Vegetable growers who grew the variety also share positive impressions and did not reveal any particular susceptibility to diseases.
The keeping quality of the fruits is also not great.
Vegetable growers who cultivate the variety are less optimistic and point to 4-5 kg.
In the conditions of the Moscow region, vegetable growers are extremely disappointed with the yield and claim that it is not realistic to collect more than 4 kg from a bush.
Vegetable growers complain that the variety is very picky and not every summer will allow him to reap a good harvest.
The merits of the variety
Those who love very large tomatoes are definitely pleased with the variety. Among its advantages:
- large fruits;
- excellent taste;
- yield under favorable circumstances;
- disease resistance.
The variety has several disadvantages:
- cracking fruit;
- fastidiousness to weather conditions;
- high fertility requirements;
- low capacity
Features of growing
The variety of tomato “Giant Novikova” requires the indispensable cultivation of seedlings with timely picking in the phase of two true leaves. Only in this case, the plant will be able to build a good root system. During this period it is important to pay particular attention to:
- planting time (end of February, beginning of March, because the variety is not early);
- nutritional value of soil for seedlings (to give a start to a powerful increase in shoots);
- individual capacity for cultivation (at least 500 g, for the development of powerful rhizomes).
Transplant into the ground
Experienced growers remove some of the land from the planting pit and enrich it with nutrients at the rate of:
On 1 bucket of land
- 2 tbsp. spoons of ammonium nitrate;
- 2 tbsp. spoons of superphosphate;
- 0.5 liters of furnace ash.
Particular attention in the care of large tomatoes should be given to the formation of the shoot. This tomato requires a single stem culture.
Formation of a large fruit is possible only with constant feeding.
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