Tomato Variety Polbig F1 is a hybrid tomato bred by breeders from Holland. The work of the breeder is always aimed at obtaining such varieties of crops that are resistant to diseases, stored well and for a long time, delivering as little trouble as possible to farmers and gardeners when grown. No exception and Polbig.
Tomatoes- the favorite of large farmers and ordinary gardeners - high-yielding, early ripening variety with very early ripening periods. The first fruits can be collected already through 90-95 days after seed germination, or approximately two months after transplanting seedlings into open ground.
The fact is that according to the characteristic, this hybrid is capable of forming the ovary even at fairly low air temperatures.
The variety is intended for cultivation in the open field, but it gives excellent results in greenhouses and greenhouses. Fruits ripen even before a possible damage to the plant by late blight, which allows you to collect early healthy crops for sale.
Tomato bushes of deterministic type, as described by the height of from 65 to 85 cm , yield the greatest yield when formed by 2-3 stems. On the hands usually forms 6-8 tomato ovaries. Leaves of usual form, dark green color.
The fruits of the hybrid variety Polbig have a rounded shape, slightly cubic, with a moderately pronounced ribbing. The color of the fruit is evenly red, without greenery around the stem.
The flesh of the tomatoes is fleshy, juicy, slightly acidic, the peel is dense, well protected from cracking. The taste, of course, is far from sugar, but for the earliest, the first tomatoes are quite acceptable.
Almost all fruits are of the same size, the average weight is 100-130 g , but in greenhouses it can reach 180-210g .Yield with proper planting and the formation of bushes with 1 sq. M can be( according to various sources) from 4 to 6 kg.
The purpose of breeding new varieties is to create hybrids of garden and garden crops that are resistant to various diseases, produce high yields, and have good taste and commercial qualities. This allows to minimize the treatment with herbicides and chemicals of the plant during growth and ripening.
Another important advantage of hybrid varieties - unpretentiousness to weather and natural conditions .
Polbig hybrid-grade tomatoes meet almost all of these requirements: they are high-yielding, fruits are uniform in shape and color, and ovaries are formed at lower air temperatures.
Positive and negative qualities of the hybrid
Summarizing the above, we can distinguish the following advantages of tomato Half the grass:
- early ripening of fruits;
- uniform size and color, which gives an aesthetic appearance of the product;
- resistance to cracking, and, consequently, - good transportability;
- is well preserved without losing its presentation;
- fruit resistance to diseases .
Despite a number of positive qualities, there are some drawbacks:
- tastes are not at the highest level - the flesh is too dense, without pronounced aroma, there is no sweet taste and sugar content;
- the need to form a bush with the help of a hatching;
- need to tie up the stem and side lashes, so that the bush does not break under the weight of the crop.
Features and stages of agrotechnical tomato
Hybrid grow exclusively using the seedling method. The term of sowing seeds depends on the time of planting the seedlings in the soil, as well as on the expected place of growth of tomatoes - open ground, greenhouse or film cover.
In general, agricultural technology is no different from growing a tomato of any determinant variety in a seedling way.
Sowing of seeds
Implement approximately March 20, in a pre-prepared container( wooden or plastic boxes with drainage holes) with soil-peat mixture.
The seeds are introduced into the ground to a depth of 1 cm, then the soil is slightly moistened. The container is covered with film or glass and placed in a well-lit, warm place with an temperature of 25 degrees .
After sprouting the seedlings, the temperature can be reduced to 13 degrees for several days by for quenching ( this is the lower threshold) and then returned to a warm place. The main thing for successful growth is good lighting and sufficient day length( at least 14 hours).With a lack of natural lighting, you can use an additional lamp.
leaves appear. When appears on plants with 2-3 real leaves, the seedlings are transplanted into a separate container with drainage holes. In this case, it is necessary to carry out pinching of the central root for the subsequent obtaining of an advanced root system.
Planting in open ground
Approximately at the end of May , two months after germination, seedlings are planted in open ground. Each sprout should have a steady, thickened stem and 6-8 true leaves. In each well, it is desirable to add a lot of humus and a tablespoon of superphosphate.
To obtain the maximum yield, the plant must be provided with the necessary area sufficient for its nutrition and supply with useful substances. Therefore, it is best to plant 4-5 bushes per square meter of area .Shrubs form of 2-3 lashes, not forgetting their garter and pasynkovanii.
Despite the average palatability, the Polbig hybrid is ready to delight gardeners and consumers with other outstanding qualities. But the taste and integrity of the fruit, he will delight in a canned form. In any case, a good harvest of an early tomato will not leave anyone indifferent.