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An unpretentious tomato with a wonderful juicy taste - tomato variety "Raspberry Elephant": photo, description and nuances of cultivation

An unpretentious tomato with a wonderful juicy taste - tomato variety



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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 nameCrimson elephant
general descriptionMid-season determinant variety
OriginatorRussia
Ripening period110-115 days
The formFlat-rounded
ColorPink, crimson
Average weight of tomatoes200-400 grams
ApplicationSalad variety
Variety yield18 kg per square meter
Growing featuresStandard agricultural technology
Disease resistanceResistant 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 nameFruit weight (grams)
Crimson giant200-400
Kate120-130
Crystal30-140
Fatima300-400
Explosion120-260
Crimson ringing150
The Golden Fleece85-100
Shuttle50-60
Bella Rosa180-220
Mazarin300-600
Batianya250-400

A photo

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.

Yield

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:

Variety nameYield
Crimson giant18 kg per square meter
Banana red3 kg per square meter
Nastenka10-12 kg per square meter
Olya la20-22 kg per square meter
Dubrava2 kg per bush
Countryman18 kg per square meter
Golden jubilee15-20 kg per square meter
Pink spam20-25 kg per square meter
Diva8 kg per bush
Yamal9-17 kg per square meter
Golden heart7 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.

Growing tips

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 earlyEarly ripeMedium early
Big MamaSamaraTorbay
Ultra-early f1Early loveGolden king
RiddleApples in the snowKing London
White fillingVisibly invisiblePink Bush
AlenkaEarthly loveFlamingo
F1 Moscow starsMy love f1The mystery of nature
DebutCrimson giantNew Konigsberg


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