For those who want to get the first harvest as soon as possible, while spending a minimum of effort, the breeders have developed a good variety with the romantic name "Early Love".
However, despite the general ease of care, this type of tomato has one drawback - it is a low yield. But the taste of tomatoes is wonderful.
Tomato Early Love: variety description
|Variety name||Early love|
|general description||Early maturing, determinant tomato variety for cultivation in greenhouses and open field.|
|Originator||LLC "Research Institute of Vegetable Growing in Protected Ground" and LLC "Agrosemgavrish"|
|Ripening period||90-100 days|
|The form||Rounded, slightly ribbed|
|Average weight of tomatoes||85-95 grams|
|Variety yield||2 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Easily tolerates lack of moisture and temperature changes|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major tomato diseases|
This is a determinant, not a standard tomato variety. Read about indeterminate varieties here. The plant is quite tall, 180-200 cm in the southern regions can reach 200-210 cm. In terms of ripening, it belongs to the early varieties, from planting seedlings to the ripening of the first fruits, you need to wait 90-100 days.
This type of tomato is recommended for growing in unprotected soil and in greenhouses, hotbeds, under a film. Early love tomatoes have good resistance to fruit cracking, late blight and many other diseases and pests... It is not without reason that many people call the tomato a “for the lazy” variety.
Fruits that have reached varietal maturity have a red or bright red color, they are round in shape, slightly ribbed. Tomatoes are not too large in size, 85-95 gr. The number of chambers is 3-4, the dry matter content is about 5%. The crop can be stored in a cool place for a long time and tolerates transportation well.
For comparison, the table below shows data on the weight of fruits in other varieties of tomatoes:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Early love||85-95 grams|
|Fat jack||240-320 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
|American ribbed||300-600 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
The "Early Love" variety was obtained by Russian specialists in 1999. Received state registration as recommended for open ground and greenhouse shelters in 2001. Since then, it has become popular with owners of tall greenhouses and farmers due to its high commercial qualities.
For a better harvest, this type of tomato is best grown in the southern regions, if we talk about unprotected soil. In film shelters, it bears fruit well in areas of the middle lane. In more northern regions, it is grown in greenhouses.
Tomatoes variety Early Love are very well suited for canned whole fruits and barrel pickles... They are also used fresh, they can serve as a decoration for any table. Thanks to the good combination of acids and sugars, these tomatoes produce a delicious and healthy juice.
With careful care, up to 2 kg of fruit can be obtained from one bush. With a recommended planting density of 3 bushes per sq. m turns 6 kg. The result is modest, especially for such a giant.
You can see the yield of other varieties in the table:
|Early love||2 kg per bush|
|Olya-la||20-22 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|King of Kings||5 kg per bush|
|Banana red||3 kg per bush|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Brown sugar||6-7 kg per square meter|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|Pink Lady||25 kg per square meter|
See below: Tomato Early Love photo
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main positive qualities of this type of tomato are noted:
- early maturity;
- disease resistance;
- the possibility of whole-fruit canning;
- high taste;
- unpretentious care.
Among the minuses noted:
- low productivity;
- weakness of the branches;
- capriciousness to fertilizers at the growth stage.
Among the features of the "Early Love" variety, its early maturity is especially distinguished. Among other features, attention is drawn to the ability to easily tolerate temperature extremes, as well as tolerance for a lack of moisture.
This type of tomato is tall and its trunk definitely needs a garter, and the branches in props.
The bush is formed by pinching in two or three stems. During active growth, it responds very well to fertilizing containing potassium and phosphorus; in the future, complex fertilizers can be dispensed with.
- Organic and mineral, ready-made complexes, TOP of the best.
- For seedlings, when picking, foliar.
- Yeast, iodine, ash, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid.
Do not forget about such important agricultural techniques as irrigation regime, mulching.
Diseases and pests
"Early love" has a very good resistance to many diseases, so if you follow all the measures for care and prevention, the disease will not affect you. Compliance with the regime of watering and lighting, regular airing of greenhouses - these are the main measures for the care of this tomato.
However, we offer you useful information about diseases such as Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillium, Late blight. And also about measures of protection against late blight and varieties that are resistant to this disease.
As for pests, the main threat is the Colorado potato beetle, aphids, thrips, and spider mites. You will also find information about them and how to fight in the articles of our site.
"Early love" is suitable for gardeners without the slightest experience, since there is nothing difficult in caring for it, except for observing simple rules. Good luck and good harvests.
Watch the video: Tomatoes Early Love
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Pink fleshy||Yellow banana||Pink King F1|
|King of the early||F1 slot||Cardinal|
|Red dome||gold fish||Siberian miracle|
|Union 8||Raspberry miracle||Bear Paw|
|Icicle red||De Barao red||Bells of Russia|
|Honey cream||De Barao black||Lev Tolstoy|