Friends, I would like to present you a novelty from the Dutch specialists - this is the Torbay F1 hybrid. It will undoubtedly delight you with its yield, disease resistance and other varietal qualities.
Tomato "Torbay" F1: variety description
|Variety name||Torbay F1|
|general description||Mid-season determinant hybrid|
|Ripening period||100-110 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||170-210 grams|
|Variety yield||5-6 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Requires attention at the initial stage of growth|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
Torbay is a hybrid bred by Dutch breeders in 2010. Received state registration in Russia as a hybrid variety intended for greenhouses and open ground in 2012. Despite the fact that this is a fairly new tomato, it has already gained popularity among amateur gardeners and farmers for its qualities.
This is a mid-early hybrid and after sowing the seeds and before harvesting a ripe crop, you need to wait 100-110 days. The plant is medium in height 70-85 cm, but in greenhouses it can grow up to 120-150 cm.
The bush is a standard determinant. Recommended for growing in open ground and closed greenhouses. The plant is well resistant to diseases.
Under good growing conditions, up to 5-6 kg can be harvested from one bush... The recommended frequency of planting tomato bushes of the "Torbay" variety is 4 bushes per sq. m. Thus, it turns out up to 24 kg. This is a very high yield indicator, for which many gardeners and large producers fell in love.
You can compare the yield of the variety with other varieties in the table:
|Torbay||5-6 kg per plant|
|Golden jubilee||15-20 kg per square meter|
|Pink spam||20-25 kg per square meter|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Red Guard||3 kg per bush|
|Irina||9 kg per bush|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Apples in the snow||2.5 kg per bush|
|Samara||11-13kg per square meter|
|Crystal||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
The main advantages of the Torbay hybrid variety include:
- tomatoes are tied and ripen together;
- high productivity;
- disease resistance;
- high taste and marketability;
- homogeneity and evenness of tomatoes.
Among the shortcomings, it is noted that at the initial stage of development of the "Torbay" bush requires increased attention, loosening and feeding. The peculiarities of this variety include the fact that the fruits are very well and amicably tied and ripen.
It is also worth noting the beautiful presentation of the fruit and the unusual taste. Many people note that unripe tomatoes, if removed early, ripen very well during storage.
- Fully ripe Torbay tomatoes are bright pink in color.
- Rounded in shape.
- They are average in size 170-210 gr.
- The number of chambers is 4-5.
- The taste is interesting, sweet and sour, pleasant.
- The dry matter in the pulp is about 4-6%.
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Raspberry Viscount||450 gram|
|Bella Rosa||180-220 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Banana red||70 gram|
The harvested tomatoes can be stored for a long time, ripen and perfectly tolerate transportation. For these varietal properties, this hybrid was loved by both farmers and gardeners. The fruits of the Torbay hybrid variety are good fresh and will serve as a decoration for any dish. Due to their size, they are used for home canning and pickling in barrels. You can also make juices, pastes and various sauces, they are very tasty and healthy, due to the high content of sugars and vitamins.
You can see the fruits of a hybrid variety "Torbay" F1 tomato in the photo:
The best results "Torbay" gives in the unprotected soil regions of the southern strip. In the middle climatic zone, it is better to cover with a film to preserve the yield. This does not affect the taste of other qualities. In the north, it is grown only in heated greenhouses.
"Torbay" must be tied, and strengthen the branches with props, this will prevent them from breaking off under the weight of the fruit. The bush is formed into one or two stems, more often into one, this will allow you to get larger tomatoes.
At the initial stage of development, it requires dressings containing a large amount of phosphorus and potassium. In the future, complex fertilizing and organic fertilizers are suitable.
Diseases and pests
Due to its high resistance to disease, this hybrid variety only needs prevention. Compliance with the regime of watering, fertilizing and lighting, and timely loosening of the soil will save gardeners from tomato diseases. The only disease that both adult plants and seedlings can be exposed to is black leg. This disease is incurable, so the affected bushes are destroyed, and the places where they grew are treated with fungicides.
When grown in greenhouses, it is often prone to the greenhouse whitefly. They use "Confidor" against it, at the rate of 1 ml per 10 liters of water, the resulting solution is enough for 100 square meters. m.
You can get rid of spider mites with a soapy solution, the same remedy can be used against aphids. For the Colorado potato beetle, use Prestige.
As follows from the brief review, "Torbay" is not a very difficult tomato to care for. Amateurs and gardeners without experience may well grow on their own. Good luck and good harvest.
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the description of the tomato variety "Torbay" F1 on the video:
We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with other varieties of tomatoes that have different ripening periods:
|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|