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More and more original varieties of tomatoes are finding residence in the beds of our farmers: black and white, purple and blue. Huge as watermelons and small as peas.
Tomato variety "Brad's Black Heart" was bred in California (USA) by the famous breeder Brad Gates in the early 2000s. With all the external strangeness, the variety successfully takes root in the Russian open spaces.
Tomato "Black Heart of Delirium": variety description
|Variety name||Black Heart of Delirium|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||90-130 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||up to 1000 grams|
|Application||Fresh, for making juice and sauces|
|Variety yield||5-20 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Disease resistant|
Indeterminate, tall variety. In such varieties, growth does not stop when the flower brush expands on the central top of the bush.
Mid-season, fruits ripen 90-130 days after germination. It tolerates temperature changes well, is unpretentious. The fruits are tied and developed until the end of the growing season. Ripen well after removal from the bush, without losing taste.
The bush is powerful, slender, reaches a height of 180 cm. The foliage is drooping. With proper agricultural technology, fruits are formed on each tier. Brushes of 6 or more fruits are tied.
The variety is not a hybrid, the fruits can be left for seeds.
Fruits are regular heart-shaped, but may be round or elongated. They are distinguished by a characteristic burgundy-black color with purple hues. They can weigh more than a kilogram.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Black Heart of Delirium||up to 1000 grams|
|Honey saved||200-600 grams|
|Pound rosemary||400-500 grams|
|The Golden Fleece||85-100 grams|
The fruits are large, fleshy, dense. They have a peculiar taste: sweet, with a fruity exotic note, aromatic, delicate. Good for eating fresh, making juices and sauces. It has been proven that "black" tomatoes are an aphrodisiac and fully justify the old name "apple of love".
Grown in open ground and greenhouses. Recommended for zoning in the south and in central Russia, but has successfully proven itself in the Urals and Siberia. The yield is high. In the open field, it gives up to 5-20 kg per bush, with greenhouse cultivation, the yield may be higher. High resistance to disease. Shows good immunity to late blight fungus.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table:
|Black Heart of Delirium||5-20 kg per bush|
|Labrador||3 kg per bush|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Leopold||3-4 kg per bush|
|Aphrodite F1||5-6 kg per bush|
|Kate||15 kg per square meter|
|Explosion||3 kg per bush|
|Crimson ringing||18 kg per square meter|
|Yamal||9-17 kg per square meter|
|Crystal||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
Below are photos of a tomato variety "Black Heart of Breda"
Requires not heavy, loose, nutritious soil. Watering is carried out regularly, in small doses with warm water or drip irrigation. Seedlings are planted from mid-February to early March. The seeds are buried in the soil to a depth of about 3 cm. If the seeds are their own, they are treated with a solution of potassium permanganate, washed with water.
After the appearance of two true leaves, the seedlings dive. Complex feeding and hardening are carried out several times. They are planted in warm greenhouses from the beginning of April, in cold ones (without heating) in early or mid-May. Outdoors from mid-May to early June. It is recommended to plant no more than 2-3 plants per square meter, although if a bush is formed into one stem, the planting density can be increased.
When feeding, preference is given to organic fertilizers. Immediately after planting, the plants are supported with diluted slurry. If there is a lack of sun, it is recommended to add ash. For better growth, it is worth preparing the land in the fall by adding manure to it. The procedure is repeated before planting the seedlings by adding superphosphate and potassium chloride to the manure.
A garter of plants is desirable, although the bush holds the weight of the fruit well... As necessary, leaves are removed for better ventilation of the bush, which reduces the risk of fungal diseases, increases the access of light to the fruits.
As for pinning, the recommendations are different:
- Remove all stepchildren between the leaves, excluding the top. Form a bush into one stem. The advantage of this method is the increase in the number of bushes in a limited area. The downside is that a tall greenhouse is required.
- Leave the stepson under the first inflorescence, fix it, pinch it after the formation of one or two flowering brushes. Plus - the development of fruits on the lower tiers, the formation of a lower bush. Minus - weight reduction, additional garter, the need to pinch an additional stem.
- Form several stems. Leave stepchildren under 1-2-3 inflorescences. Remove the rest of the stepchildren 1-2 times a week, until they have grown to 5-7 cm. This allows you to control the number of fruits for more successful ripening and avoid "crushing" the crop. Experienced gardeners usually leave 5-7 inflorescences on the stem. The fewer brushes on the trunk, the larger the tomatoes.
- Pinch the top of the first trunk after the formation of 5-7 brushes. The crown of the second is removed after the appearance of the first brush.
Variety Black Heart Breda is easily formed, does not require complex agricultural technology. Unlike most indeterminate varieties, it thrives on 3-4 stems. Unpretentious and hardy, resistant to heat, cold snap, disease.
Tomatoes of different weights and shapes can develop on the same bush. It differs only in its inherent taste and aroma, gigantic fruit size, beautiful burgundy-black-purple color.
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Garden Pearl||gold fish||Em Champion|
|Red Red||Market miracle||Lazy dream|
|Volgograd Pink||De Barao Black||New product of Transnistria|
|Helena||De Barao Orange||Giant Red|
|May rose||De Barao Red||Russian soul|
|Super prize||Honey fireworks||Pulka|