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 name||Raspberry honey|
|general description||Early maturing indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||90-95 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||500-800 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 25 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Not 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.
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 name||Fruit weight|
|Raspberry honey||500-800 grams|
|Podsinsky miracle||150-300 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Pink Lady||230-280 grams|
|Bella Rosa||180-220 grams|
|Red Guard||230 gram|
|Crimson ringing||150 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.
|Raspberry honey||up to 25 kg per square meter|
|Boney M||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Leopold||3-4 kg per bush|
|Sanka||15 kg per square meter|
|Argonaut F1||4.5 kg per bush|
|Kibitz||3.5 kg per bush|
|Heavyweight of Siberia||11-12 kg per square meter|
|Honey cream||4 kg per square meter|
|Ob domes||4-6 kg per bush|
|Marina Grove||15-17 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.
Look at the photo: tomatoes Raspberry honey
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.
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.
|Medium early||Super early||Mid-season|
|Ivanych||Moscow stars||Pink Elephant|
|Rosalisa||President 2||Bovine forehead|
|Sugar giant||Salting miracle||Strawberry dessert|
|Orange giant||Pink Impression||Snow tale|
|One hundred poods||Alpha||Yellow ball|