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With the arrival of the spring season, the question of what to plant in a summer cottage becomes more and more pressing?
There are varieties of tomatoes that are suitable for both experienced gardeners and beginners. This is the "Cosmonaut Volkov" variety, our story is about him today.
Tomato "Cosmonaut wolves": description of the variety
|Variety name||Cosmonaut Volkov|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||100-110 days|
|The form||Rounded flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||550-800 grams|
|Variety yield||15-18 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Needs tying and pinching|
|Disease resistance||Prone to tobacco mosaic and brown spot|
Cosmonaut Volkov tomatoes are the fruit of domestic amateur breeders. State registration took place in 2001. Since then, it has gained popularity among lovers of medium-sized tomatoes. The variety is recommended for planting in open ground and in greenhouse conditions. Has good resistance to typical tomato diseases. Due to the fact that the bush is tall, it is difficult to care for it when planting in open ground, as it can suffer from strong gusts of wind. And for protection, it will be more convenient to grow it in greenhouses.
"Cosmonaut Volkov" This is a fairly tall bush 140-200 centimeters in height. The plant is of the indeterminate type, standard. The variety belongs to medium early, from planting seedlings to fruits of varietal maturity, 100-110 days pass. A stable harvest and amicable ripening of fruits, this is why this "space" tomato is loved.
With careful care and good conditions, a good yield can be achieved from this species, about 5-7 kilograms per bush or 15-18 kilograms per square meter. meters.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table:
|Cosmonaut Volkov||15-18 kg per bush|
|Fleshy handsome||10-14 kg per square meter|
|Premium||4-5 kg per bush|
|Marissa||20-24 kgs sq.m|
|Gardener||11-14 kg per square meter|
|Katyusha||17-20 kg per square meter|
|Debut||18-20 kg per square meter|
|Pink honey||6 kg per bush|
|Nikola||8 kgs sq.m|
|Persimmon||4-5 kg per bush|
The main advantages of this variety are:
- High productivity.
- Good resistance to major diseases.
- Excellent taste of the fruit.
- Well suited for homework.
Among the disadvantages of this variety, it is noted that due to its high growth, this plant needs careful care. Due to the high growth for tomatoes, individual bushes are up to 200 centimeters, this type of tomato needs props and a garter. The branches that are below need special attention, it is there that the largest fruits are located.
- When the fruits reach varietal maturity, they turn red.
- They are round, flattened in shape.
- Ripe tomatoes have excellent taste.
- The fruits have 6-7 chambers.
- The dry matter content is 5-6%.
- Quite large, 550-650 grams each, but there are also larger ones up to 700-800 grams.
- The harvested crop is perfectly stored and can be transported.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Cosmonaut Volkov||550-800 grams|
|Rio grande||100-115 grams|
|Sugar cream||20-25 grams|
|Orange Russian 117||280 gram|
|Wild Rose||300-350 grams|
|Russian domes||200 grams|
|Apple Spas||130-150 grams|
|Domes of Russia||500 gram|
|Honey Drop||10-30 grams|
This tomato is recognized as a real record holder for the content of vitamins and the balance of sugars and acids. The versatility of the fruit is one of the important advantages of this type of tomato. This type of tomato is very suitable for making homemade preparations, especially small fruits. Also good enough fresh. The largest fruits can be used to make tomato juice and paste. Ripe fruits tolerate long-term storage and transportation well.
You can get acquainted with the "Cosmonaut Volkov" tomatoes in the following photos:
The "Cosmonaut Volkov" tomato variety is suitable for growing in the southern regions of Russia, if grown outdoors. If we are talking about more northern regions, then a greenhouse shelter will definitely be required. This variety requires special care due to the growth of the bush, for this they use a garter and pinching.
For fertilizing the soil, ordinary complex fertilizers containing potassium and phosphorus are used.
- 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
Of the diseases, this tomato is most often susceptible to tobacco mosaic and brown spot. When damaged by tobacco mosaic, the damaged branches are removed, and it is customary to process the cut points with a solution of potassium permanganate. To prevent brown spotting, the temperature and watering regime should be adjusted. In case of severe damage, the drugs "Zaslon" and "Barrier" are used.
The most common pest in greenhouses is the greenhouse whitefly. The drug "Confidor" is used against it, a solution is made from it at the rate of 1 milliliter per 10 liters of water, and tomato bushes are sprayed, usually enough for 100 square meters. meters. In open ground, the bush is susceptible to the invasion of spider mites and slugs.
A soap solution is used against ticks, washing the affected parts of the bushes and leaves with it until the pest is completely destroyed. Slugs are fought with the help of soil isolation. To consolidate the result, it is recommended to use hot pepper at the rate of 1 teaspoon per sq. meter of soil. Growing these tomatoes is not particularly troublesome, but it still requires some experience. Good luck and good harvest.
We bring to your attention a video clip about proven tomato varieties, including the "Cosmonaut Volkov" tomatoes:
|Medium early||Super early||Mid-season|
|Ivanych||Moscow stars||Pink Elephant|
|Rosalisa||President 2||Bovine forehead|
|Sugar giant||Salting miracle||Strawberry dessert|
|Orange giant||Pink Impression||Snow tale|
|One hundred poods||Alpha||Yellow ball|