Today we will talk about an early high-yielding variety that will delight not only with its early ripeness, but also with its excellent taste. This is "Meaty Handsome".
This variety of tomatoes was bred in Russia, the variety received state registration in 2006. Since that time, it has deserved popularity among lovers of early harvests, both amateur gardeners and farmers.
Further in the article, you will find a lot of useful information about these tomatoes. Description of the variety, its characteristics, subtleties of cultivation and care.
Tomato "Fleshy handsome": description of the variety
This is a fairly tall plant, it can reach 180-200 cm. By the type of bush, it is indeterminate, standard.
From the moment the seedlings are planted to the ripening of the fruits, it takes 90-105 days, that is, it is an early variety.
It is grown both in open ground and in greenhouse shelters, but the latter method is more preferable. In view of the high growth of the bush, there is a risk of breaking it off by gusts of wind. This species has good resistance to the main diseases of tomatoes.
Among the features of this species, its early maturity and productivity are distinguished. You can also note its resistance to most diseases and the tallness of the bush, which can reach 200 cm.
This tomato variety has a good yield. With proper care and the correct planting scheme, you can collect 10-12 kg of excellent fruits per sq. meters, and this is in the open field. In greenhouse shelters, the yield can be higher than 12-14 kg.
The yields of other varieties are shown in the table below:
|Fleshy handsome||10-14 kg per square meter|
|Solerosso F1||8 kg per square meter|
|Union 8||15-19 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Red dome||17 kg per square meter|
|Aphrodite F1||5-6 kg per bush|
|King of the early||12-15 kg per square meter|
|Severenok f1||3.5-4 kg per bush|
|Ob domes||4-6 kg per bush|
|Katyusha||17-20 kg per square meter|
|Pink fleshy||5-6 kg per square meter|
Advantages and disadvantages
Advantages of the variety:
- optimal fruit size;
- high varietal qualities;
- good productivity;
- early harvest;
- resistance to many diseases.
Among the shortcomings, it was noted that at the stage of development of the bush, it requires careful observance of the light regime and the irrigation regime.
- Ripe fruits are pink, less often red.
- Rounded in shape.
- Its fruits are quite large and can reach 300 grams, but usually 230-270.
- The number of chambers is 5-6.
- The dry matter content is 5-6%.
- The harvested fruits can tolerate long-term storage well.
Tomatoes of this type are very good fresh... Thanks to the successful combination of acids and sugars, it makes an excellent juice. The smallest ones are perfect for whole-fruit canning.
The weight of fruits of other varieties, for comparison, is presented in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Fleshy handsome||230-270 grams|
|Pink Miracle f1||110 gram|
|Argonaut F1||180 gram|
|The miracle of the lazy||60-65 grams|
|Shchelkovsky early||40-60 grams|
|Anyuta f1||95-120 grams|
|White filling 241||100g|
"Handsome fleshy" is more suitable for the southern regions, especially if grown in the open field. In the regions of central Russia, it is grown in greenhouse shelters.
The main thing here is to avoid regions where strong winds are possible, they can damage the plant due to its growth.
At the initial stage of growth, the plant is pruned to form two stems. Since the bush is tall, he and his branches need supports and garters. "Meaty handsome" responds very well to complex feeding.
Diseases and pests
Despite its resistance to diseases, this tomato also has weak points.
The most common disease that affects this type of tomato is cladosporia, in other words - brown spot of tomatoes. Treat it with fungicides. For the prevention of disease, especially in hot weather night ventilation of greenhouses and provision of light conditions are recommended.
For the prevention of fusarium it is necessary to use copper sulphate and the drug "Barrier". In the open ground, these tomatoes are most often affected by the bear, the drug "Gnome" is used against it.
In greenhouses, it is affected by the greenhouse whitefly, this is the most common pest found in shelters, "Confidor" is used against it.
This variety will delight you with its early and very tasty fruits, since this variety is not difficult to care for. Good luck to you!
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Garden Pearl||gold fish||Em Champion|
|Red Red||Market miracle||Lazy dream|
|Volgograd Pink||De Barao Black||New product of Transnistria|
|Helena||De Barao Orange||Giant Red|
|May rose||De Barao Red||Russian soul|
|Super prize||Honey fireworks||Pulka|