Tomatoes with the funny name "F1 Red Cheeks" will come in handy in any greenhouse or outdoors. They bear fruit early and amicably, thereby bringing joy to summer residents - gardeners.
A hybrid was developed by Russian breeders, entered into the State Register of the Russian Federation for open ground and greenhouse conditions in 2010. The copyright holder for distribution is the agrofirm "Aelita".
You will find a full description of the variety, its characteristics and cultivation features in our article.
Tomato "Red Cheeks": variety description
|Variety name||Red cheeks|
|general description||Early maturing, determinant hybrid|
|Ripening period||85-100 days|
|The form||Fruits are round, slightly flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||100g|
|Application||In salads, for preservation|
|Variety yield||9 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to most|
"Red Cheeks" is a hybrid of the first generation (F1), next year it will not be able to present high-quality offspring. The plant is undersized, about 100 cm, has an end point of growth, is determinant - about 6-8 brushes are left. Not a standard bush.
The rhizome is well branched, powerful, expanding by almost a meter. The stem is strong, persistent, many-leaved, with several racemes. The leaf is medium-sized, "potato", wrinkled, dark green, growing in pairs.
The inflorescence is simple, it is laid for the first time over 9 leaves, then there is formation through every 2 leaves. Up to 10 fruits are obtained from the inflorescence. "Red cheeks" - an early ripening variety - fruits on the 85-100th day after planting.
Has good resistance to many common diseases (late blight, powdery mildew, mosaic), also tolerates cold and heat well. It can be grown both outdoors and in a greenhouse. The yield is high. Up to 9 kg per sq.
You can compare the yield of the Buyan variety with other varieties in the table below:
|Red cheeks||9 kg per square meter|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|King of Kings||5 kg per bush|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Grandma's gift||up to 6 kg per square meter|
|Podsinsky miracle||5-6 kg per square meter|
|Brown sugar||6-7 kg per square meter|
|American ribbed||5.5 kg per bush|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|De Barao the giant||20-22 kg per bush|
The disadvantage of all hybrids is the impossibility of collecting seeds. However, despite this, has a number of advantages:
- early maturity;
- high yield;
- universality of use;
- versatility of cultivation;
- resistance to diseases and pests;
- resistance to cold and heat.
Medium-sized fruits (with a fist), weighing about 100 g... The shape is rounded, flattened at the bottom and top. Low ribbed. The skin is smooth, thin. The color of unripe fruits is pale green, over time the fruits begin to turn red and mature fruits acquire a rich red color. The pulp of the fruit is juicy, tender, sweet - sour in taste. A cut reveals several chambers (3 - 4) with numerous seeds. The amount of dry matter is below average. Storage is satisfactory.
Considered a salad tomato, but also suitable for pickles and pickles... The production of tomato paste, sauces and juices is allowed.
You can compare the weight of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|King of the market||300 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
Cultivation is possible throughout the territory of the Russian Federation. Seedlings are sown for seedlings in March. The soil is highly oxygenated, fertile, with a low level of acidity. When using soil from the site, disinfection and steaming should be carried out. The seeds are soaked in potassium permanganate for disinfection and washed. Some use growth stimulants.
Reference: Growth stimulant - special substances that speed up the germination time, improve growth in the future.
Planting to a depth of 2-3 cm. After planting - cover with polyethylene, after germination - open. Pick during the formation of the 2nd sheet. Watering with warm water is not frequent. Top dressing of seedlings is encouraged. Quenching is needed 2 weeks before disembarking to a permanent place.
It is planted in greenhouses in May, the seedlings should be about 65 days old. Outdoors - 2 weeks later. Take care of shelter for the first time from the cold. Tomatoes are planted in a checkerboard pattern, at a distance of 40 cm from each other. Watering as it dries, at the root. Top dressing with mineral fertilizers every 10 days, loosening and mulching is necessary.
Parsinking is required - extra processes up to 3-4 cm are removed, the lower leaves are also eliminated. Garter on vertical trellises or individual pegs. Plants are tied up with synthetic materials, other materials can cause stem rot.
Diseases and pests
Resistant to many diseases (powdery mildew, late blight) and pests - bears, scoops, aphids. Disease prevention is carried out with microbiological substances.
"Red cheeks" guarantee a good harvest even in unfavorable summer.
In the proposed video clip, you can see recommendations for the formation of a tomato bush:
In the table below you will find links to other varieties of tomatoes presented on our website and having different ripening periods:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Raspberry Viscount||Yellow banana||Pink Bush F1|
|The Tsar Bell||Titanium||Flamingo|
|Valentine||Honey fireworks||Chio chio san|
|Cranberries in sugar||Market miracle||Supermodel|
|Verlioka||De Barao black||Major F1|