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Favorite tomato "Raspberry Honey": description of the variety, recommendations for growing


All farmers and summer residents have different tastes, some love sweet varieties, while others are delighted with juicy salad giants. Anyone who wants to get a high yield and has a lot of space in the greenhouse should pay attention to a very worthy sweet variety.

And it is called "Raspberry Honey". This tomato has established itself as very tasty, fruitful, however, not too resistant to diseases. You will find a full description of the variety, its characteristics and cultivation features in our article.

Tomato Raspberry Honey: variety description

Variety nameRaspberry honey
general descriptionEarly maturing indeterminate variety
OriginatorRussia
Ripening period90-95 days
The formRound
ColorPink
Average weight of tomatoes500-800 grams
ApplicationDining room
Variety yieldup to 25 kg per square meter
Growing featuresStandard agricultural technology
Disease resistanceNot the highest immunity

Raspberry Honey has a good reputation among lovers of sweet, fleshy tomatoes.

This is an early variety, from the moment the seedlings are planted to the collection of the first fruits, it takes 90-95 days. The plant is a standard, indeterminate, poorly leafy, branches are rather weak for large fruits. Read about determinant varieties here.

The bush itself is very high, it can reach 150 cm. This variety is recommended for growing in unprotected soil and in greenhouse shelters. Immunity is weak, so good protection against disease is needed.

Characteristics

Ripe fruits are red or bright pink, round in shape, lettuce, without a green spot at the base. The pulp is dense, fleshy. The first tomatoes can reach 800 gr, but later from 500 to 600 gr.... The number of chambers is 5-6, the dry matter content is about 5%.

You can compare this indicator with tomatoes of other varieties using the data below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Raspberry honey500-800 grams
Bobcat180-240 grams
Podsinsky miracle150-300 grams
Yusupovsky500-600 grams
Polbig100-130 grams
The president250-300 grams
Pink Lady230-280 grams
Bella Rosa180-220 grams
Countryman60-80 grams
Red Guard230 gram
Crimson ringing150 grams

The harvested fruits are not stored for a long time and they do not matter long-distance transportation. For these properties, farmers do not like it very much and rarely grow Raspberry honey tomatoes in large volumes.

This type of tomato was bred by domestic specialists, in 2008 it received state registration as a variety intended for growing in greenhouse shelters and in unprotected soil. Since then, it has enjoyed well-deserved respect among lovers of salad species.

The plant is thermophilic and loves light very much, therefore it is better to grow it in the southern regions if you plan to do it outdoors. Under the film it gives good results in the middle lane areas. In more northern regions, it is grown only in greenhouses..

The fruits of the Raspberry Honey tomato will be good in summer salads and in first courses.

Tomatoes of the first harvest are not suitable for conservation, since they are too large for this, it is better to wait for the second or third harvest. They will be smaller and then can be preserved. Juices and pastes are delicious.

This type of tomato is appreciated, including for its high yield. With careful care, you can get up to 8-9 kg from each bush... The recommended planting density is 2-3 bushes per sq. m, and comes out about 25 kg. This is a very good indicator of yield.

Variety nameYield
Raspberry honeyup to 25 kg per square meter
Boney M14-16 kg per square meter
Aurora F113-16 kg per square meter
Leopold3-4 kg per bush
Sanka15 kg per square meter
Argonaut F14.5 kg per bush
Kibitz3.5 kg per bush
Heavyweight of Siberia11-12 kg per square meter
Honey cream4 kg per square meter
Ob domes4-6 kg per bush
Marina Grove15-17 kg per square meter

Advantages and disadvantages

Among the main positive qualities of the "Raspberry Honey" variety are noted:

  • high productivity;
  • big tasty fruits;
  • versatility of use;
  • high varietal properties.

Among disadvantages it was noticed that this variety is very capricious to the watering regime and lighting.

Also the disadvantage is that the plant weak immunity to disease, weak branches and brushes, it needs a compulsory garter of fruits and branches.

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Look at the photo: tomatoes Raspberry honey

Growing features

Among the peculiarities of the type of tomato "Raspberry honey", many note its high yield and amicability of fruit ripening. But the plant has weak immunity, as well as very thin brushes and branches..

Plants form bushes into one or two stems, usually two. The plant is very tall and needs a garter to provide additional wind protection if it grows outdoors. "Raspberry honey" is very fond of the sun and warmth. At the developmental stage, he is very fond of fertilizing containing potassium and phosphorus. Fertilization 4-5 times per season. Watering is moderate, in the evening with warm water.

As for fertilizers, you can learn more about this topic in separate articles on our website. Read all about:

  • Complex, mineral, phosphoric, organic and ready-made fertilizers.
  • How to feed tomatoes with ash, yeast, ammonia, boric acid, iodine, hydrogen peroxide.
  • Fertilizers for picking, for seedlings, foliar and top best.

Diseases and pests

The most likely disease of this variety is tomato apical rot. They fight against it by reducing the nitrogen content in the soil, while adding calcium. Also effective measures will be to increase soil moisture and spray the affected plants with a solution of calcium nitrate. The second most common disease is brown spot. For its prevention and treatment, it is necessary to reduce watering and adjust the temperature, regularly ventilating the greenhouse.

IMPORTANT: Of the harmful insects, it is often damaged by melon aphids and thrips; the preparation "Zubr" is successfully used against them. In the open ground, it is attacked by slugs, they are collected by hand, all the tops and weeds are removed, and the ground is sprinkled with coarse sand and lime, creating a kind of barriers.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are certain difficulties in caring for the "Raspberry Honey" variety; it is not suitable for beginners and farmers without experience. But over time, you will definitely succeed. Good luck at your summer cottage.

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