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Tomatoes Red bunch, the second name is "Sweet Million" - a small-fruited variety, but very fruitful. These small tomatoes are ideal for canning whole fruits.
The variety was bred by our compatriots, breeders of Agroni LLC. Registered in the State Register of the Russian Federation for growing in open ground and greenhouse conditions in 2008. Cultivation throughout the country is permissible, in cold regions - only in greenhouses.
In our article you will find a full description of the variety, its characteristics, and cultivation features.
Description of the variety
|Variety name||Red bunch|
|general description||Early maturing, determinant tomato variety for cultivation in greenhouses, greenhouses and open field.|
|Ripening period||90-100 days|
|The form||Fruits are small, round, in clusters|
|Average weight of tomatoes||30 grams|
|Variety yield||10 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Distance between plants - 40 cm|
|Disease resistance||There is immunity to late blight and powdery mildew|
The Red Bunch tomato is a determinant plant, not a standard one. Read about indeterminate varieties here.
The bush is only 50 cm high, very strong, after "pinching" the points of growth, it grows in breadth, forms many brushes with fruits. Leaves are medium in size, dark green in color, wrinkled, "potato" type, without pubescence.
The inflorescence is ordinary (simple), the first time it is obtained after 6-7 leaves, then after 1 or 2 leaves. Up to 30 small fruits in the form of a bunch grow from one inflorescence. Fruit stalks with articulation are strong, fruits do not fall off. The rhizome is powerful, common for non-standard bushes, it grows by tens of centimeters in different directions horizontally.
By the type of ripening, the variety is early maturing, the fruits are formed 90 - 100 days after planting. It has a high percentage of resistance to the main diseases of tomatoes (late blight, powdery mildew). Cultivation in open ground and greenhouses is possible. Preliminary cultivation of seedlings is required.
- Small fruits, weighing only about 30 g, grow in clusters, each containing up to 15 fruits.
- The shape is round, low-ribbed.
- The skin is dense, thin, shiny, smooth.
- The taste is marked with a rich tomato, sweet.
- The color of unripe fruits is light green with a dark spot at the stalk, ripe fruits have a bright red color.
- The seeds are medium in number, evenly distributed in 3 chambers. Dry substances in fruits are contained in a minimum volume.
You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Red bunch||30 grams|
|Summer resident||55-110 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
Fruiting continues throughout the season with consistently large volumes. Resistant to bad weather conditions, extremes of day and night temperatures. Uniform shoots and fruiting have been observed.
- despite the small tomatoes, the yield of the variety is excellent - up to 10 kg per 1 sq. m .;
- delicious fruits;
- good storage;
- do not crack;
- disease resistance;
No shortcomings identified.
You can compare the yield of this variety with others in the table below:
|Red bunch||up to 10 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Bella Rosa||5-7 kgs sq.m|
|Banana red||3 kg per bush|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Pink Lady||25 kg per square meter|
|Honey heart||8.5 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
Tomatoes are small and tasty, they are "salad", can be eaten fresh, in the preparation of salads, sandwiches. They do not lose their taste in hot dishes. Ideal for whole fruit preservation - they do not crack. It is used successfully for the production of tomato paste and juices.
Tomatoes "Red bunch" photo, see below:
The predecessors of tomatoes on the site can be cucumbers, cabbage, onions, legumes. Planting for seedlings begins in late February - early March. The seeds are disinfected. Planting depth - 2 cm, distance between shoots - 2 cm.
The newly planted seedlings must be covered with polyethylene to create the necessary moisture or plant them in special mini-greenhouses. This will speed up and improve seedling. Growth stimulants can be used. After germination, the polyethylene must be removed.
A pick is carried out in the presence of 2 well-developed leaves. For picking, containers made of paper or peat are suitable; when transplanting to a permanent place, it will be possible without injuring the plants to be rearranged into the holes directly with the containers.
When 5 sheets appear and with a size of about 25 cm, it is possible to plant in a greenhouse, in open ground - a week later. In the greenhouse, choose a good spot for this variety given its size. Seedlings should have enough light and air. However, the direct rays of the sun can destroy the plant; partial shade is needed.
The soil for tomatoes should be saturated with air and with an increased level of acidity. Read how to prepare the soil in the greenhouse here.The distance between plants should be about 40 cm... Top dressing with mineral fertilizers several times until the fruit is formed.
You can also use as fertilizers: organic matter, boric acid, iodine, yeast, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.
Pinching is required every 2 weeks. The garter is needed for brushes with fruits. Vertical or horizontal trellises will do. Standard watering, mulching if necessary. Harvesting from June to September.
Diseases and pests
There is immunity to late blight and powdery mildew. Prophylactic spraying against diseases and pests is needed with preparations intended for this - fungicides and insecticides.
The Red Bunch tomato will delight you with its yield and taste.
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Early ripening||Mid-season||Mid late|
|White filling||Ilya Muromets||Black truffle|
|Alenka||Wonder of the world||Timofey F1|
|Debut||Biysk rose||Ivanych F1|
|Boney M||Bendrick's Cream||Pulka|
|Room surprise||Perseus||Russian soul|
|Anyuta F1||Yellow giant||Giant red|
|Solerosso F1||Snowstorm||New product of Transnistria|