How to determine which variety to plant in the garden this year? All lovers of large fleshy tomatoes who want to get the result as quickly as possible have a mid-early hybrid called "Timofey F1".
It is unpretentious and easy to care for, but it has a large growth and is suitable for spacious greenhouses. And you will learn about all its other characteristics and cultivation features from our article.
Tomatoes Timofey: variety description
This is a determinant, standard tomato hybrid, has the same name F1. In terms of ripening, it belongs to medium early species, that is, 100-110 days will pass from planting seedlings to harvesting. The plant is tall and lush up to 1.5 meters. Strongly leafy, emerald green leaves.
Like many modern hybrids, the Timofey F1 tomato has good health and is undemanding to the soil. This hybrid variety is recommended for growing in film shelters and outdoors. Fruits that have reached varietal maturity of red color, are rounded in shape, flattened with a slight ribbing or without it. The taste is bright, sugary, pleasant, typical for tomatoes.
They weigh 500-600 grams, during the first collection they can reach 700 grams... The number of chambers is 3-5, the dry matter content is about 5%. Ripe tomatoes can be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well. "Timofey F1" is a representative of national selection, received state registration as a hybrid recommended for growing in unprotected soil and film shelters in 2007. Since that time, it has been in steady demand among farmers and summer residents, due to its high commercial and varietal qualities.
You can compare the weight of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Timofey F1||500-600 grams|
|King of the market||300 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
This variety is more suitable for the southern regions, where the highest yield is noted. Astrakhan, Volgograd, Belgorod, Donetsk, Crimea and Kuban are ideal. It also grows well in other southern regions. In the middle lane, it is recommended to cover it with a film. In the more northern regions of the country, it grows only in heated greenhouses, but in cold regions the yield may drop and the taste of the fruit may deteriorate.
Timofey tomatoes are poorly suited for canned whole-fruit and barrel pickles due to the large size of the fruit. But they are great fresh, in salads, first and second courses and will decorate any table. Juices, pastes and purees are very healthy and tasty.
If you properly care for the hybrid variety "Timofey F1", then from one bush you can collect 4-5 kg of fruits... The recommended planting density for him is 4-5 plants per sq. m, thus, it comes out to 22-24 kg. For such a tall hybrid, this is an excellent yield result.
You can compare the yield of the Timofey variety with other varieties in the table below:
|Timofey||22-24 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|
Among the main positive qualities of the hybrid variety "Timofey F1" are:
- tasty large fruits;
- unpretentiousness to the soil;
- resistance to lack of moisture;
- tolerance to temperature changes;
- disease resistance;
- good yield.
Among the disadvantages, it should be said that this species is quite capricious in terms of feeding. Also, gardeners note that it does not get along well with other types of tomatoes.
The photo shows: tomatoes Timofey F1
Sowing for seedlings in March-April. Diving in the phase of 2 true leaves. Among the features of Timofey F1 tomatoes, it is worth noting its resistance to cold weather. Also, it must certainly be said by its yield and very high resistance to diseases and pests.
The plant is very tall and its trunk must be strengthened with tying, and the branches with props. The bush is formed in 3-4 stems, more often in three... At all stages of growth, it really needs complex feeding.
Diseases and pests
"Timofey F1" can occasionally undergo cracking of the fruit. It is not difficult to fight against this disease, it will be enough to adjust the irrigation regime and reduce the amount of chemical fertilizers. Against such a disease as dry spotting, the "Tattu" or "Antrakol" remedy is successfully used. Against other types of diseases, only prevention, irrigation and lighting regimes, timely fertilization are needed, these measures will save your tomato from all troubles.
The most common pest is attacked by the gnawing moth. The invasion of this pest occurs both in greenhouse shelters and in open ground. A good remedy can be used against it: Strela. In order to prevent the pest from becoming an uninvited guest next year, for this it is necessary to thoroughly weed the soil in autumn, collect insect larvae and thoroughly spray it with "Arrow".
Slugs are also frequent guests on the leaves of this species. They can be harvested by hand, but it will be more effective to sprinkle the ground around with ash, coarse sand, crushed shells of nuts or eggs, this way you will create a protective barrier.
This is not at all a difficult type of tomato to care for, you just need to pay attention to the garter, watering and fertilizing, even a novice gardener can cope with this, success and a rich harvest.
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|