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Truly, the Russian size tomato lives up to its name.
Large-fruited, sweet, productive, it is grown not only by gardeners. Farms and greenhouses and enterprises cultivate it on an industrial scale.
In this article we will tell you why this variety is so fond of gardeners. Here you will find a complete description of the variety, its characteristics, features of cultivation and care, learn about the ability of these tomatoes to resist diseases and pests.
Tomato "Russian size": variety description
|Variety name||Russian size|
|Ripening period||125-128 days|
|The form||The surface is slightly ribbed, the pulp is juicy, sweet, the shape is round, slightly flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||from 650 grams to 2 kg|
|Application||universal, used as fresh in salads, for juices and sauces|
|Variety yield||7-8 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Sowing 60-65 days before planting, 2-3 plants per square meter, picking at the stage of 2 true leaves|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to Fusarium, Cladosporium, Tobacco Mosaic Virus|
This is a hybrid bred by Russian breeders and entered in the State Register of Breeding Achievements in 2002.
Supergiant tomato "Russian size F1" is an indeterminate plant, reaching 150-180 cm in height. Differs in high yield, suitable for cultivation throughout Russia in greenhouses and under film coverings. Not grown outdoors.
"Russian size" - late-ripening tomato, fruits ripen 125-128 days after full germination... As a hybrid, it is resistant to many diseases.
Ripe tomato fruit "Russian size" is red and weighs from 650 g to 2 kg. The surface is slightly ribbed, the pulp is juicy, sweet, the shape is round, slightly flattened. Fruits are small-chambered, have 4 nests. 2-3 tomatoes ripen on the brush.
You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Russian size||from 650 grams to 2 kg|
|Summer resident||55-110 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
The "Russian size" tomato variety is considered a salad. However, it is used to make tomato paste, in canned assorted vegetables and in adjika or vegetable caviar. Due to its large size, it is not suitable for whole fruit canning.
Tomato variety "Russian size" is grown only indoors. Due to the high stem, it requires tying. Moreover, they tie it up within a few days after disembarking the seedlings.
The plant is medium-branched, but it has a large number of leaves. When grown, they are formed into 1 stem and regularly stepchild. The lower leaves break off before the first flowering cluster. At the end of the growing season, pinch the growing point.
"Russian size" has a high yield of 7-8 kg per 1 square meter... Planting scheme 50 x 70 cm, planting frequency no more than 2-3 bushes per 1 sq. m.
You can compare the yield of this variety with others in the table below:
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Bella Rosa||5-7 kgs sq.m|
|Banana red||3 kg per bush|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Pink Lady||25 kg per square meter|
|Honey heart||8.5 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
What Russian size tomatoes look like - photo of tomatoes:
Let's move on to the description of growing tomatoes "Russian size". Like all giant tomatoes, "Russian size F1" sown for seedlings in early April... In May, the seedlings are transplanted into a greenhouse. In order for large fruits to have enough light, air and space, plant a bush as rarely as possible.
Do not overfeed plants with organic fertilizers with a high nitrogen content.... Give preference to potash and phosphorus supplements and use fishmeal.
After the first fruit is tied on the first cluster and grows to the size of a nut, you can remove most of the flowers and ovaries, leaving only the largest and healthiest ones, in order to get only a few, but huge tomatoes from 1 bush.
Diseases and pests
The variety is resistant to fusarium, cladosporium, tobacco mosaic virus. On our site you will find a lot of useful information about the most common diseases of tomatoes in greenhouses and methods of dealing with them. And also about which varieties are the most resistant to diseases and at the same time give an excellent harvest, and which are one hundred percent resistant to late blight.
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Early ripening||Mid-season||Mid late|
|White filling||Ilya Muromets||Black truffle|
|Alenka||Wonder of the world||Timofey F1|
|Debut||Biysk rose||Ivanych F1|
|Boney M||Bendrick's Cream||Pulka|
|Room surprise||Perseus||Russian soul|
|Anyuta F1||Yellow giant||Giant red|
|Solerosso F1||Snowstorm||New product of Transnistria|