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In May, all amateur gardeners rush to their plots, because there are so many things to do in the garden: you need to fix overwintered beds, build new greenhouses and repair old buildings.
At the beginning of the season, summer residents often face the urgent question of what to plant this year, which variety of tomatoes to choose?
Today we will tell you about a unique hybrid that has a number of remarkable properties, it has a wonderful juicy fruit taste, and farmers like it for long storage, beautiful presentation and unpretentious cultivation.
This unique tomato has a simple and romantic name "Raspberry Elephant".
Tomato Raspberry Elephant: variety description
|Variety name||Crimson elephant|
|general description||Mid-season determinant variety|
|Ripening period||110-115 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||200-400 grams|
|Variety yield||18 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
Tomato "Raspberry Elephant", variety description: this is a tall plant, in a high greenhouse it can reach a height of 150-160 cm. Seeds are sown for seedlings in March. Refers to hybrids of average ripening times, that is, after transplanting seedlings into the ground, it will take about 115 days 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.
Fruits in their varietal maturity are pink or crimson in color, rounded slightly flattened in shape. The peel is dense, glossy, without ribs. Excellent taste, sweet, sweet taste, typical of lettuce tomato.
The dry matter content is 4-6%, the number of chambers is 6-8. The fruits are quite large, can reach 300-500 grams... The harvested crop can be stored for a long time.
And in the table below you will find such a characteristic as the weight of fruits in other varieties of tomatoes:
|Variety name||Fruit weight (grams)|
|The Golden Fleece||85-100|
Country of origin and where is it better to grow?
"Raspberry Elephant" was obtained in Russia by L. Myazina, who is the author of many hybrids, this tomato is the result of her many years of work. Received registration as a variety in 2009... After that, he earned respect and popularity among gardeners for his qualities.
If you grow this type of tomato in open beds, then only warm southern regions are suitable for this, since the plant is thermophilic and demanding on light. Most suitable are the Astrakhan region, Belgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Crimea, the North Caucasus and Krasnodar Territory. In the central and more northern regions, this tomato will give an optimal harvest only in a special spacious greenhouse.
Method of use
This type of tomato is famous for its wide range of uses of processed fruits. These tomatoes are good for fresh salad in salads, and are also suitable for making delicious juices and thick pasta. Small fruits are perfect for canning, large specimens are not suitable for this.
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 15-20 kg per sq. meters.
As for the yield of other varieties, you will find this information in the table:
|Crimson giant||18 kg per square meter|
|Banana red||3 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Olya la||20-22 kg per square meter|
|Dubrava||2 kg per bush|
|Countryman||18 kg per square meter|
|Golden jubilee||15-20 kg per square meter|
|Pink spam||20-25 kg per square meter|
|Diva||8 kg per bush|
|Yamal||9-17 kg per square meter|
|Golden heart||7 kg per square meter|
Features of the variety
Among the main features of this hybrid are its excellent taste, resistance to the most common tomato diseases, high yield and versatility of cultivation. Ripe tomatoes store well and tolerate transportation.
Among the main advantages of this variety are noted:
- high productivity;
- beautiful appearance;
- good immunity to diseases;
- wonderful taste and color of tomatoes;
- amicable ovary and ripening.
Among the shortcomings, it was revealed that it is demanding on the irrigation regime, soil composition and temperature extremes.
Before planting in the ground, the seedlings need to be hardened for a week. The only difficulty that arises when growing the "Raspberry Elephant" tomato variety is the increased demand for watering and lighting. Due to the large size of the plant, its branches need strong support. "Raspberry Elephant" loves good oily soil and fertilizing rich in potassium and phosphorus.
- Organic, mineral, phosphorus, complex and ready-made fertilizers, for seedlings and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, ash, boric acid.
- What is foliar dressing and when picking, how to carry it out.
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. To eliminate this unpleasant phenomenon, it is necessary to reduce watering and adjust the temperature.
Of the harmful insects, melon aphids and thrips can be exposed, and the Zubr. It can also be attacked by the Colorado potato beetle, the drug "Prestige" is used against it.
"Raspberry Elephant" has become one of the favorite tomatoes, it is appreciated by both amateur gardeners and large vegetable producers. If you have a lot of space on the site or a spacious greenhouse, be sure to plant several seedlings in your place and after 3.5 months you will collect many beautiful pink fruits. Have a great season.
Additional video information about the "Raspberry Elephant" tomato variety:
In the table below you will find links to informative articles about tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Super early||Early ripe||Medium early|
|Ultra-early f1||Early love||Golden king|
|Riddle||Apples in the snow||King London|
|White filling||Visibly invisible||Pink Bush|
|F1 Moscow stars||My love f1||The mystery of nature|
|Debut||Crimson giant||New Konigsberg|