At the beginning of the season, every summer resident is puzzled by the thought: what kind of tomato to plant in order to get the maximum harvest with the minimum cost of money and effort. Experienced gardeners have long found such a variety for themselves, and they constantly grow it on their plots, it is called a raspberry sunset F1. Why is this variety so special, and what you need to know in order to get a good harvest, we will consider in the article.
- Description of the variety "Raspberry Sunset F1"
- Positive and negative sides of the variety
- How to grow a tomato
- How to care for sprouts after planting
Description of the variety "Raspberry Sunset F1"
Raspberry Sunset F1 belongs to tall varieties that, if necessary conditions are created, can reach a height of 2 meters. The variety belongs to the medium early, which means that it takes about three months from planting the plant to the teaching of the first fruits. Due to the height of the tomato, it is recommended to grow it in greenhouse conditions, where there are no sharp gusts of wind and other factors that could damage the integrity of the trunk.
But, if it is not possible to plant a Raspberry Sunset F1 in a greenhouse, then you can plant it in open ground, and tie it to a support for reinsurance.
The variety is not prone to disease and has strong immunity against the main categories of diseases that affect tomatoes. The variety got its name because of the color of the fruit: they are distinguished by a pale pink hue, which can often be seen at sunset. The fruits themselves are large enough, rounded, and weigh up to 700 grams.
Despite the fact that tomatoes are juicy, they can be stored in a cool room for a long period of time. The plant is very thermophilic, he likes the sun. When planting, avoid the shade, there the tomato will not grow and bear fruit fully.
Positive and negative sides of the variety
Like any other plant, the Raspberry Sunset F1 variety has its advantages and disadvantages. The positive aspects include:
- High productivity. If you take care of a tomato correctly, then the average yield reaches 18 kg per square meter.
- The variety is resistant to diseases, which most often affects tomatoes, so there will be no additional hassle in terms of treatment with them.
- The excellent taste of the fruits allows them to be eaten in the form of salads, or just from a bush. You can also make tomato juices or roll up dressings and ketchups for the winter.
The fruits ripen at the same time. This means that you do not need to go to pick tomatoes every day - the first wave has ripened - you have harvested, after a while you harvested again from all the bushes at once. As for the disadvantages, only the growth of the plant can be distinguished. If you plant the F1 Raspberry Sunset in open soil, then as it grows, the trunk may break or deform, and the bush will no longer give the expected yield.
Another minor disadvantage is that the fruits of this variety are so large that they do not fit in the jar, so the tomato fruits will not fit in the jar whole for preservation. But you can make an excellent salad or juice from them.
How to grow a tomato
In order to grow a healthy and tasty tomato, you need to adhere to a few simple rules for caring for the plant, which were bred by experienced gardeners. These include:
- Soil for planting. It must be prepared in advance, in the fall. To do this, mix in equal parts humus, river sand, and ordinary soil from the garden. It is in such soil that the tomato will give the best harvest, and will feel as comfortable as possible.
- Planting seeds in special containers (or cut bottles) should be carried out in early spring (1-10 March).
Before planting plants in the ground, it is recommended to treat it with a pale solution of potassium permanganate. Thus, you additionally destroy all pathogenic microbes that it contains. Sow about 20 seeds in each small container. After they sprout, thin them out a little, leaving only the beautiful and healthy sprouts that appeared first.
When the sprouts grow up, carefully plant them in separate containers, where they will be located before they are transplanted into the greenhouse. When transplanting tomatoes into open ground, be extremely careful. Remove the sprout, along with the root and soil, and place it in the hole.
How to care for sprouts after planting
After you have planted tomatoes in open ground, you should:
- Water the tomatoes regularly, as they have large fruits, you do not need to save water. But, do not pour the plants at lunch, otherwise they may get burned.
- Loosen the soil periodically, saturating it with oxygen
- Weed regularly to remove weeds
Several times over the summer, you need to feed the plant. Complex fertilizers are best suited for this, which can be easily purchased at the appropriate stores. As you may have noticed, the variety "Raspberry Sunset F1" is very unpretentious and does not require special care. But if you provide it with good growth conditions, the tomato will thank you with a large harvest that you can enjoy all summer long.
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