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Tomato variety Babushkin's secret is relatively new. Has proven itself on the good side - large fruits, excellent taste.
There are minor disadvantages when growing conditions are not followed. However, these tomatoes are loved by many gardeners and they are happy to grow them on their plots.
You will find a detailed description of the variety in this article. You will also be able to get acquainted with its characteristics, the peculiarities of cultivation and care, learn about the tendency and resistance to certain diseases and pests.
Tomato Babushkin Secret: variety description
|Variety name||Grandma's secret|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||115-120 days|
|The form||Rounded, flattened at the top, multi-ribbed|
|Average weight of tomatoes||400-600 grams|
|Variety yield||16 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Disease resistant|
Indeterminate plant, about 170 cm high. The bush is not a standard bush. A strong, resistant stem with an average degree of leafiness is noted. There can be up to 8 brushes, then it is necessary to complete the growth of the plant ("pinch" the growth point).
The powerful rhizome, characteristic of all non-standard tomatoes, branches violently in different directions without deepening. Leaves are large, dark green in color, wrinkled, without pubescence.
The inflorescence is simple, intermediate - after the first inflorescence above the 8th leaf, it is further formed with an interval of 2 leaves. The inflorescence may contain from 7 flowers.
The peduncle is articulated. By the degree of ripeness - mid-season, fruit ripening begins 115 - 120 days after planting... It has a high degree of resistance to tobacco mosaic and late blight, as well as resistant to powdery mildew.
Cultivation is declared in greenhouse conditions and in open ground with insulation in case of cold weather.
"Grandma's Secret" has very large fruits, under good weather conditions and high-quality care, they can reach a weight of more than 1 kg... Average weight ranges from 400 to 600 g, sizes from 10 cm in diameter.
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Grandma's Secret||400-600 grams|
|Garden pearl||15-20 grams|
|Domes of Siberia||200-250 grams|
|Blagovest f1||110-150 grams|
|Octopus f1||150 grams|
The shape has a multi-ribbed, rounded, flattened top. The pulp is fleshy, sugary. The skin is smooth, dense, thin. The color of unripe fruits is pale green, ripe fruits are from light to dark crimson. There are few seeds, located in 6-8 small chambers.
The amount of dry matter is average. Storage is satisfactory due to dense internal consistency, transportation is good... The variety was bred by Siberian breeders (Siberian Federal District), patented by V. N. Dederko. Registered in the State Register of the Russian Federation for growing in greenhouse conditions in 2007.
Growing on the entire territory of the Russian Federation is permissible. Tomatoes have an excellent rich "tomato" taste and are considered a salad variety. Perfect for fresh use, for raw salads, sandwiches.
When heat-treated, it does not lose its useful and taste qualities; suitable for soups, second courses... Preservation is possible in crushed form. The production of tomato paste is possible, juice is not.
The yield of Babushkin's secret is high - up to 16 kg from 1 sq. M. with greenhouse cultivation, up to 8 kg can be harvested from 1 plant. Outdoors, yields will be lower due to the lower weight of the fruit.
|Grandma's Secret||16 kg per square meter|
|Morozko||18-24 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Domes of Siberia||15-17 kg per square meter|
|Sanka||15 kg per square meter|
|Red cheeks||9 kg per square meter|
|Kibitz||3.5 kg per bush|
|Heavyweight of Siberia||11-12 kg per square meter|
|Pink fleshy||5-6 kg per square meter|
|Ob domes||4-6 kg per bush|
|Icicle red||22-24 kg per square meter|
See below: Tomatoes Babushkin Secret photo
Advantages and disadvantages
Has the following advantages:
- large fruits;
- excellent taste;
- high yield;
- disease resistance;
- good storage.
Of the shortcomings, isolated cases of diseases and cracking of fruits on the plant are noted. Cracking of fruits occurs when the humidity level changes from the difference between day and night temperatures. "Grandma's Secret" has no resistance to such a phenomenon. The solution to the problem is humidity control.
In addition to tasty large fruits, a feature is the long fruiting of plants - until significant frosts appear. The peculiarities of the fruit shape were revealed - triple or double fusion of ribbed tomatoes. Sowing begins in early March at a depth of 2 cm and a distance between plants on each side of 2 cm.
For better germination, cover with polyethylene for a certain humidity and maintain a temperature of about 25 degrees. The pick is carried out when a full-fledged first sheet is formed.
When the seedlings are 50 days old, they are transplanted to a permanent place, the soil should be warmed up to 25 degrees. When grown in a greenhouse, it is required to form a bush into one stem, pinching (removal of shoots up to 4 cm). When grown outdoors, pinching is not required.
Garter immediately upon transfer to separate supports... Top dressing until fruit formation is about 3 times. Watering at the root. Loosening as needed.
- Organic, mineral, phosphorus, complex and ready-made fertilizers, for seedlings and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, ash, boric acid.
- What is foliar dressing and when picking, how to carry it out.
Diseases and pests
Regardless of the high resistance to disease, spraying is essential for disease prevention. Spraying with microbiological substances is also carried out from pests.
Grandma's secret is a great option for a long harvest of large fruits.
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