At the beginning of the season, summer residents often wonder what to plant this year, which tomato to choose?
We can recommend an excellent hybrid, which has a number of remarkable properties, it has a wonderful juicy fruit taste, and farmers like it for its beautiful presentation and unpretentious cultivation.
This tomato miracle is called "Raspberry Giant". In the article you will find a complete description of the variety, you can get acquainted with the main characteristics and features of cultivation.
Tomato "Raspberry giant": description of the variety
|Variety name||Crimson giant|
|general description||Mid-season determinant variety|
|Ripening period||90-100 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||400-500 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 14-18 kg per sq. meters|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Prone to Summit Rot|
The variety was bred in Russia by L. Myazina, the author of many wonderful varieties and hybrids. It was registered as a formalized variety in 2008. After that, he earned respect and popularity among gardeners for his qualities.
"Raspberry Giant" is a tall plant, in conditions of a film shelter it can reach a height of 200 cm. It belongs to medium-early hybrids, that is, after transplanting seedlings into the ground, 90-100 days will pass before the first ripe harvest appears. The bush is standard, determinant.
Well suited for cultivation both in large, spacious greenhouses and in the open field, but nevertheless it is preferable to grow under a film in shelters, as the plant is tall and can be damaged by gusts of strong winds. This hybrid variety has good resistance to the main diseases of tomatoes.
This type of tomato has earned popularity for many qualities, including good yield. With due attention and the necessary planting density, it is possible to collect up to 14-18 kg per sq. meters.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Crimson giant||up to 14-18 kg per square meter|
|Crimson ringing||18 kg per square meter|
|Red Arrow||27 kg per square meter|
|Valentine||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Samara||11-13 kg per square meter|
|Tanya||4.5-5 kg per bush|
|Favorite F1||19-20 kg per square meter|
|Demidov||1.5-5 kg per square meter|
|King of beauty||5.5-7 kg per bush|
|Banana Orange||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Riddle||20-22 kg per bush|
Among the main advantages of this variety are noted:
- high productivity;
- good immunity to diseases;
- wonderful taste and color of tomatoes;
- amicable ovary and maturation.
Among the shortcomings, there is a demand for the irrigation regime and temperature indicators.
- Fruits in their varietal maturity have a raspberry color.
- Rounded in shape.
- The taste is excellent.
- The dry matter content is 4-6%.
- The number of chambers is 6-8.
- The fruits are quite large, they can reach 400-500 gr.
- The harvested crop can be stored for a long time.
"Raspberry Giant" is famous for its versatility in the use of fruits. These tomatoes are good for fresh salad in salads, they are also suitable for making delicious juices and thick pasta. Small fruits are perfect for canning.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Crimson giant||400-500 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|
Below are some photos of the "Raspberry Giant" tomato:
If you grow this type of tomato in the open sun, then only the southern regions are suitable for this, since the plant is thermophilic and demanding on light. Most suitable are the Astrakhan region, Crimea, the North Caucasus and Krasnodar Territory. In the central and more northern regions, this hybrid should be grown in protected greenhouses.
The only difficulty that arises during cultivation is the increased demand for watering and lighting.... Due to the large size of the plant, its branches need a garter.
Advice: For the "Raspberry Giant" tomato, a good result is given by mineral dressings rich in potassium and phosphorus.
Among the main features of this plant are its high taste properties, resistance to the most frequent diseases of tomatoes, high yield and versatility of cultivation. Ripe tomatoes can be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well.
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, and the calcium content must be increased. Also, effective measures will be to increase watering and spraying 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. Like many others, the "Raspberry Giant" is prone to late blight. To get rid of this disease, it is necessary to reduce the moisture content of the soil and air, reducing watering and regularly ventilating the greenhouse. In the future, the bushes should be treated with the drug "Fitosporin".
In the open field, especially in the southern regions, it can be affected by the Colorado potato beetle; the Prestige remedy is used against this pest. The preparation "Bison" will help from the nightshade miner. When planting on the balcony, no significant problems with diseases and pests were noted.
Even a novice gardener can handle the cultivation of the "Raspberry Giant" variety. There are no significant difficulties in caring for him. Good luck with growing this wonderful tomato and big yields.
|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|