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Love long dense tomatoes - the Khokhloma variety is for you! Summer residents - gardeners will like the variety for its constant fruiting and fruit taste. And these are not the only interesting characteristics of the variety.
Tomato "Khokhloma": variety description
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||115-120 days|
|The form||Cylindrical, elongated|
|Average weight of tomatoes||150 grams|
|Variety yield||10 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
"Khokhloma" - indeterminate (does not have points of growth termination), not a standard plant, up to 2 meters high. A plant is considered a standard plant if it is compact, short, has a weak root system, while such varieties are usually fruitful and not whimsical. Suitable for lazy gardeners.
The variety has medium-sized leaves, wrinkled with pubescence, dark green in color. The inflorescence is simple, it forms above 8-9 leaves, then it follows through every 3 leaves. Each cluster can have up to 12 fruits, the stalk is firmly held, the tomatoes do not crumble. By the degree of ripening - mid-season, fruits are formed on 115-120 days. The shoots are noted amicable. Resistant to some diseases - "mosaic", late blight, cladosporium, fusarium.
Designed for greenhouse conditions. Outdoor cultivation is possible, but the yield will be less. From 1 sq. M. up to 10 kg of tomatoes can be harvested, with a planting density of 3 plants per 1 sq.... With good care, more than 5 kg are harvested from one plant.
Advantages and disadvantages:
- high productivity;
- fruiting the whole season;
- disease resistance;
- long storage;
- good transportation.
Of the shortcomings, the excessive density of the fruit is distinguished, not juicy. On the other hand, some consider crispness to be a pleasant feature.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table:
|Khokhloma||5 kg per bush|
|Union 8||15-19 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Red dome||17 kg per square meter|
|Aphrodite F1||5-6 kg per bush|
|King of the early||12-15 kg per square meter|
|Severenok f1||3.5-4 kg per bush|
|Ob domes||4-6 kg per bush|
|Katyusha||17-20 kg per square meter|
|Pink fleshy||5-6 kg per square meter|
Description of the fruit:
- The color of ripe fruits is deep red. Unripe, like all varieties, are light green.
- The skin is smooth, thick.
- The shape is elongated. cylindrical, more than 12 cm long.
- Fruit weight is about 150 g.
- “The fruits are small-chambered, with an average number of seeds in them.
- By the number of dry substances - low-content.
- They are stored for a long time, more than a month, some gardeners celebrate the safety of the fruits until the New Year holidays.
- They do not deteriorate during transportation.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Honey saved||200-600 grams|
|Pound rosemary||400-500 grams|
|Dimensionless||up to 100 grams|
|Favorite F1||115-140 grams|
|Pink flamingo||150-450 grams|
|Black moor||50 grams|
|Early love||85-95 grams|
A special feature is the consistency of the fruit - dense, crispy. Good long shelf life is unique. They are eaten fresh, they are good in sandwiches and salads, they do not creep. In hot dishes, it retains all useful properties and taste. Has a delicate sweetish taste.
Suitable for preservation fully, the fruits do not crack and do not lose their shape, which gives the preservation elegance. Suitable for the production of tomato paste, sauces, not suitable for the production of juices.
Next, you will see several photos of Khokhloma tomatoes:
Growing regions: all regions of the Russian Federation, Ukraine. Tomatoes should be sown in air-saturated, light soil in March. Disinfect the seeds, rinse and plant them in moist soil to a depth of about 2 cm. Watering is not often. Dive when the first well-developed leaf appears. Water for irrigation should be settled, at room temperature.
Seedlings should be hardened 2 weeks before planting in the ground. Plant in a permanent place at a plant size of 20-25 cm in April. Landing in open ground is possible at the end of May. The precursors of tomatoes in the ground can be cabbage, carrots and onions.
After planting in warm and fertilized soil, watering, loosening, weeding, top dressing, mulching according to the schedule. On average, every one and a half weeks. Mullein is often used as fertilizer. Mineral fertilizers are also suitable. It is recommended to grow together with the Chukhloma variety.
It is necessary to immediately tie up the plants using individual pegs or vertical trellises. A bush should be formed into 1-2 stems, then pinching should be carried out every 10 days. Remove shoots no more than 3-4 cm long. Otherwise damage the plants.
Diseases and pests
The manufacturer promises great resistance against many diseases and pests. But prevention won't hurt. However, do not spray frequently. Addiction of viruses to drugs is possible. Use microbiological agents. "Khokhloma" is an amateur variety. High yields are attractive, but the unusual density of the fruits can scare off.
How to properly form a tomato bush is described in the following video:
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