Large-fruited tomatoes. Great size, great properties
Large-fruited tomatoes - Alexander the Great F1, Vladimir the Great F1, Catherine the Great F1 are named so for a reason. They have a number of excellent features that make them stand out from many other varieties and hybrids. In this article, we will dwell on their characteristics and features in more detail.
Large-fruited tomatoes and their description
Large tomatoes are of interest to modern gardeners. The fact is that the result and a similar harvest can be obtained only if the plants are provided with decent care. Only then can you get large, sweet, fragrant fruits that can be eaten in the form of salads, twists, preservation and pickling. As a rule, tall plants can produce fruits whose weight exceeds 300 grams. As they ripen, the fruits do not shrink, as is usually the case, and this is their significant advantage. It is worth noting that the hybrid, which is called Alexander the Great, can even reach half a kilogram in weight.
In essence, large-fruited tomatoes of these three varieties are beef- tomatoes, they have a real, rich and unique taste that cannot be compared with any other varieties. Therefore, they are most liked to be consumed fresh and in salads, so as not to interrupt their taste with other additives and spices. With all this, these varieties are very resistant to diseases and attacks of parasites, their immunity can withstand unexpected temperature changes. They are stress-resistant, they can grow calmly for some time, even if the gardener does not have time to provide the tomatoes with decent watering.
Despite the fact that the pulp is quite juicy and soft, these fruits are still firm, so they can be transported, but not over long distances. They can also be stored in an apartment for about several days without losing their qualities and taste. Often, gardeners still remove green tomatoes so that they lie in the apartment and mature. In this case, tomatoes can lie for almost two months, while not rotting or withering (again, this takes into account the peculiarities of temperatures in the room, storage location, cleanliness and dryness of the room). The temperature should not be too cool, the room should be ventilated, but the humidity should still be kept to a minimum. This is another advantage of these giant fruits.
Productivity of large fruits
As for the yield, it can reach 25 kilograms per square meter if we grow tomatoes in greenhouse conditions. From the middle of summer, you can collect fruits every day, cook your favorite dishes from them, and also simply store for some time, transport, share with friends. Also, the seeds of these fruits are resistant to change, so they can be harvested in order to plant a new generation of seedlings in the future.
Thus, large-fruited tomatoes - Catherine the Great, Alexander the Great, Vladimir the Great - are resistant varieties that are very popular among gardeners. They have an unusually large shape, are resistant to temperature extremes, frost, attack from insects and parasites. Like any plant, tomatoes of these varieties need care - watering, feeding, creating temperature and light conditions in order to develop better, take root and give large fruits that gardeners are so fond of.
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