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Tomato of interesting and unusual color "Azure Giant F1": description and application of the hybrid


Connoisseurs of original dark-fruited tomatoes will surely like “Azure Giant F1”. Spectacular purple-chocolate fruits have a rich sweet taste and are perfect for a variety of dishes.

To find out more about this tomato, read our article. In it you will find a complete description of the hybrid, you can get acquainted with its characteristics and cultivation features.

Tomato "Azure Giant F1": variety description

Variety nameAzure Giant F1
general descriptionMid-season determinant hybrid
OriginatorControversial issue
Ripening period105-115 days
The formFlat-round with pronounced ribbing at the peduncle
ColorBlack-purple with chocolate sheen
Average weight of tomatoes200-700 grams
ApplicationUniversal
Variety yieldabout 10 kg per bush
Growing featuresProductivity is highly dependent on growing conditions
Disease resistanceSufficiently resistant to the main diseases of the nightshade

"Azure Giant F1" is a mid-season hybrid. The bush is determinate, up to 1 m high. On the first clusters, 4-6 fruits are tied, subsequent clusters are smaller. The bush requires the formation and obligatory tying of heavy branches. The yield is average, highly dependent on the conditions of detention. You can get about 20 tomatoes from one bush per season.

Fruits are large, weighing up to 700 g... On the upper clusters, the tomatoes are smaller, about 200 g. The shape is flat-rounded, with a pronounced ribbing at the stalk. The peculiarity of the hybrid is the original color of the tomatoes, black and purple with a chocolate tint. The pulp is dark red, dense, juicy, with a pleasant sweet taste. The number of seed chambers is average, the skin is firm, but not hard.

You can compare the weight of the variety with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Azure giant200-700 grams
Eupator130-170 grams
Gypsy100-180 grams
Japanese truffle100-200 grams
Grandee300-400 grams
Cosmonaut Volkov550-800 grams
Chocolate200-400 grams
Spasskaya Tower200-500 grams
Rookie pink120-200 grams
Palenque110-135 grams
Icicle pink80-110 grams

Characteristics

"Azure Gigant F1" was bred by Russian breeders. Suitable for growing in greenhouses, greenhouses or open field. In shelters, the yield is higher, the harvested fruits are well stored, transportation is possible.

Fruits for salad purposes, they are delicious fresh, suitable for preparing various dishes: appetizers, soups, side dishes, pasta and mashed potatoes. Ripe tomatoes make a delicious thick juice. The fruits can be used for canning.

Among the main advantages:

  • high palatability of fruits;
  • harvested tomatoes are well stored;
  • disease resistance.

Among the disadvantages, some gardeners note an unstable yield, which is highly dependent on growing conditions. Bushes require shaping and moderate pinching.

And you can compare the yield of a variety with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Azure giant10 kgs sq.m
Pink heart9 kgs sq.m
Crimson sunset14-18 kgs sq.m
Inseparable hearts14-16 kg per square meter
Watermelon4.6-8 kgs sq.m
Giant Crimson10 kg per bush
Black Heart of Delirium5-20 kg per bush
Crimson sunset14-18 kg per square meter
Cosmonaut Volkov15-18 kgs sq.m
Eupatorup to 40 kg per sq.m
Garlic7-8 kg per bush
Golden domes10-13 kgs sq.m

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Growing features

Tomatoes "Azure Giant F1" are propagated by seedlings. Seeds are sown in the first or second half of March. Before sowing, they can be soaked in a growth stimulator for 10-12 hours. For seedlings, you need a light soil from a mixture of garden soil with humus. Washed river sand and wood ash can be added to the substrate. The seeds are sown with a slight deepening, sprinkled with a layer of peat and sprayed with warm water.

For successful germination, the room temperature should not drop below 25 degrees. The hatched sprouts are placed in bright light. The sill of the southern window is preferable; in cloudy weather, additional illumination with powerful fluorescent lamps is required. Water the seedlings carefully using a spray bottle or strainer. When the first true leaves unfold, the seedlings dive into separate pots.

After that, the sprouts are fed with a full complex fertilizer. Seedlings must be hardened by taking them out to fresh air every day. Transplanting into the ground begins towards the end of May. The seedlings can be moved to the greenhouse earlier. For 1 sq. m 3 bushes are placed, a small portion of complex fertilizers or wood ash is put into each hole.

Water the plants as the topsoil dries up, using only warm water. The bushes are formed into 1 or 2 stems, pinching the stepsons after the formation of 3-4 fruit brushes. During the season, plants need to be fed at least 4 times, alternating mineral fertilizers with organic matter.

Diseases and pests

Tomato variety "Azure Giant F1" is quite resistant to the main diseases of the nightshade. It is not susceptible to mosaics, fusarium wilting, verticillosis, spotting. However, one cannot do without preventive measures, they guarantee a high yield of tomatoes. Before planting, the soil is cleared of weeds and spilled with a solution of potassium permanganate or copper sulfate. The plantings are periodically sprayed with phytosporin or another non-toxic bio-preparation with an antifungal effect.

You can get rid of pests by regularly weeding and mulching the soil with straw or peat. Large larvae and naked slugs are collected by hand. Plants affected by aphids can be washed with an aqueous solution of laundry soap, and insecticides are good for flying insects. It is recommended to use them only before the fruiting period.

“Azure Giant F1” is a variety ideal for experimentation. You can increase yields by applying complex mineral fertilizers, observing the irrigation schedule and adjusting the temperature.

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