Tomato love( my love, first love) is a good option for experienced and novice gardeners who want with a minimum of effort to get ripe and juicy fruits. In regions with a warm climate, this hybrid grows well in open ground, while in the northern regions this variety can bear fruit only in greenhouse conditions.
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- Description of the variety and its characteristics
- The advantages of the Assetto are the disadvantages of the Asset to life and the rules for planting
- Harvest after the
- .in Russia, which treat their work with special attention. It is this that allows them to produce varieties characterized by good taste, high yield and resistance to harmful microorganisms and bacteria. As a variety that is recommended for cultivation in greenhouse and open field, it received state registration in 2009.
This hybrid yields a high yield in the open ground in such southern regions as the Voronezh and Astrakhan regions, as well as the Crimea and the regions of the Caucasus. In other regions of Russia, love can be grown in greenhouse conditions, where it is possible to get good yields.Since this early ripe hybrid grows up to 120-150 cm, its stem must be tied up, and under the branches - to install supports.
Description of the main characteristics of the variety:
- term of full ripening of the fruits - 90-105 days;
- weight of tomatoes - 200-230 g;
- yield - 19-20 kg / m²;
- fruit shape - round or slightly oval;
- color of tomatoes - rich red.
The plant is strongly leafy, after the formation of 5-6 brushes with tomatoes on it, it stops growing, giving all its strength to the ripening of the crop. Up to 6 fruits are formed on one brush, which allows collecting about 6 kg of tomatoes from a bush.
This is a pretty good result, especially for medium-sized varieties. Farmers and gardeners love this variety for its universal purpose and high product quality. Hybrid bred by Russian amateur breeders is characterized by resistance to low light and resistance to stress and anxiety of the bush.
The advantages and disadvantages of tomato love
The main advantages of tomato love, for which it is valued by many people:
- early ripeness;
- high yield;
- good transportability;
- high keeping quality, cracking resistance;
- the possibility of growing in different regions of the country;
- resistance to pests and diseases;
- good taste;
- universal use;
- resistance to moisture deficiency.
But besides the advantages, the tomato love has disadvantages, which include:
Against the background of a large number of positive qualities of a hybrid, its minor drawbacks become less obvious and many gardeners do not even pay attention to them. The main selection criterion in this case are the merits of the variety.
- requirement for fertilizers at the growth stage;
- need strong support;
- tying a bush;
- strong foliage.
Soil requirements for planting and sowing rules for tomato
Tomato love grows best on slightly acidic soil rich in nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. If the acidity index is less than 6.0-6.8, then it is required to add lime to the soil. If it is higher, then sulfate granules should be scattered over its surface.
Tomatoes respond well to making compost and rotted manure, which not only improves the composition of the soil, but also gives the plant all the necessary nutrients. To do this, it is enough to apply compost or manure when planting, and then 2-3 times during the growing season to conduct additional feeding.
The best predecessors for tomato are:
But in order to get a good crop of tomatoes, it is necessary to grow seedlings. The best time for sowing seeds will be the third decade of March - the beginning of April. The sowing depth of seeds is 3-4 cm. After the appearance of 3-4 leaves, the love tomato can be transplanted into a larger container.
Before planting the seedlings in the ground, it must be hardened, which requires bringing it out to the street during the daytime. Tomato seedlings, which should be strong and healthy, can be planted 2 months after sowing seeds in the ground.
In order to get a good harvest, the distance between the bushes of this variety in a row should be at least 45 cm, and between rows - at least 75 cm, so that there is no more than 4 plants per m². After planting, all the stems of tomato love must be gathered together and tied to a support.