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When tomato lovers face the question of what to plant in the beds and in the greenhouse so that there is a bountiful harvest and the tomatoes are beautiful and tasty?
Everyone who wants to get a high yield and has a large greenhouse has a very good variety, it is called "Giant Raspberry". This tomato has long filled the beds and plots of gardeners and farmers throughout the country, and won widespread sympathy.
You will find a full description of the variety in this article. And also get acquainted with its characteristics and cultivation features.
Tomato Raspberry Giant: variety description
|Variety name||Raspberry Giant|
|general description||Mid-season determinant variety|
|Ripening period||105-110 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||300-500 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 10 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Demanding to watering and heat|
|Disease resistance||Possible top rot|
"Giant Raspberry" is one of the best large-fruited salad varieties. This is a mid-ripening variety, from the moment of planting seedlings to collecting the first fruits, it takes 105-110 days. The plant is standard, determinant. The bush itself is very tall and can reach a height of 100 to 180 cm.
This variety was bred for cultivation in open beds and in greenhouse shelters. Has a high resistance to fungal diseases. Ripe fruits are dark pink or bright crimson, rounded in shape. The pulp is dense, fleshy, sugary. The taste is high, the taste is juicy, sweet, typical for tomatoes. The first tomatoes Giant raspberry can reach 500 grams, but in the future from 300 to 400.
The number of chambers is 5-6, the dry matter content is about 5%. The harvested fruits can be stored for a long time and are well tolerated for long-distance transportation. For these properties it is appreciated by large producers who grow "Giant Raspberry" in large volumes.
You can compare the weight of the variety with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Raspberry Giant||300-500 grams|
|Biysk Rose||500-800 grams|
|Pink King||300 grams|
|Monomakh's hat||400-550 grams|
|Sugar Pudovichok||500-600 grams|
|Japanese truffle||100-200 grams|
|Spasskaya Tower||200-500 grams|
|De Barao Gold||80-90 grams|
If you grow the Raspberry Giant tomato in the open field, then only the southern regions are suitable for this, since the plant is thermophilic and demanding on light. Most suitable are the Astrakhan region, Belgorod, Voronezh, the North Caucasus and Krasnodar Territory. In the central and more northern regions, this hybrid should be grown in greenhouse shelters.
This type of tomato is famous for its versatility in the use of fruits.... They are great when eaten fresh, suitable for making juices and pastes. Tomatoes of the first harvest are not suitable for conservation, since they are too large for this, it is better to wait for the second or third harvest. They will be smaller and then can be preserved. Juices and pastes from such tomatoes will be very tasty, with a high nutritional value.
This type of tomato is appreciated, including for its high yield. With careful care, you can get up to 10 kg from each bush... The recommended planting density is 2-3 bushes per sq. m, and comes out about 30 kg. This is a very good indicator of yield.
The photo shows a raspberry giant tomato:
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main advantages of the variety "Giant Raspberry" note:
- high productivity;
- fruits do not crack;
- great taste of ripe fruits;
- disease resistance;
- amicable maturation;
- high varietal properties.
Among the shortcomings, it is noticed that this variety of tomato Giant is very capricious to the regime of watering and lighting. It is also necessary to have good support and a garter for heavy brushes.
Among the features of the type of tomato "Giant Raspberry", many note its high yield and amicable ovary and fruit ripening. You can also say about disease resistance. Seeds for seedlings are planted in late March and early April. Plants form bushes into one or two stems, usually two. The plant is tall and needs a garter, this will serve as additional protection from the wind if it grows in the open field.
"Giant Raspberry" is very demanding on the thermal regime and watering. Also, the plant needs a large number of sunny days, the taste and sugar content depend on it. At the stage of active growth and formation of the ovary, it needs fertilizing containing potassium and phosphorus. In the future, the amount of fertilizer is reduced.
- Organic, mineral, phosphorus, complex and ready-made fertilizers, for seedlings and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, ash, boric acid.
- What is foliar dressing and when picking, how to carry it out.
Diseases and pests
The most likely disease of this variety is tomato apical rot. They fight against it by reducing the nitrogen content in the soil, while adding calcium.
Also, effective measures will be to increase soil moisture and spray the affected plants with a solution of calcium nitrate. The second most common disease is brown spot. For its prevention and treatment, it is necessary to reduce watering and adjust the temperature, regularly ventilating the greenhouse.
The most common pests in the beds are melon aphids and thrips; the preparation "Bison" is successfully used against them. Medvedka and slugs can also do great harm to these bushes.
They are fought with by loosening the soil, and they also use dry mustard or hot ground pepper, diluted in water, a 10-liter spoon and water the soil around.
"Giant Raspberry" is a wonderful fruitful variety with large tasty tomatoes, but there are certain difficulties in care, they are quite surmountable, here it is enough to follow simple rules of care. Good luck and a bountiful harvest in the beds.
Erase on video: tomatoes from the series "Raspberry Miracle"
You can get acquainted with tomato varieties with different ripening periods in the table below:
|Medium early||Mid-season||Super early|
|Golden king||Striped chocolate||Pink Impression|
|King London||Marshmallow in chocolate||Golden stream|
|Pink Bush||Rosemary||The miracle of the lazy|
|Flamingo||Gina TST||Salting miracle|
|The mystery of nature||Cow heart||Sanka|