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If you prefer early ripening varieties of tomatoes, then the Katya hybrid may be an excellent choice for you.
By planting these tomatoes in your garden or greenhouse, you are guaranteed to get a gorgeous harvest of delicious tomatoes.
Tomato "Katya" F1: variety description
|general description||An early ripe, determinant hybrid of tomatoes for growing in greenhouses and open field.|
|Ripening period||75-80 days|
|The form||Fruits are round or flat-round|
|Average weight of tomatoes||120-130 grams|
|Application||Consumed fresh, for juice and preservation|
|Variety yield||8-15 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Seedling growing is recommended|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to the most dangerous diseases|
The tomato was bred by Russian breeders in the 21st century. Katya is an F1 hybrid. From the moment of sowing the seeds to the appearance of ripe fruits, it usually takes 75 to 80 days, which is why these tomatoes are called early ripening. The determinant bushes of this plant reach a height of 60 to 60 centimeters and are not standard. Read about indeterminate varieties here.
They are characterized by medium foliage. These tomatoes can be grown not only in greenhouses, greenhouses or under a film, but also in the open field. They tolerate both drought and heavy rains remarkably, and are highly resistant to known diseases such as apical rot, Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillus, late blight and tobacco mosaic virus.
When grown in open ground, from one square meter of planting is harvested from 8 to 10 kilograms of harvest, and when grown in greenhouses - up to 15 kilograms... The yield of marketable fruits is 80-94% of the total harvest.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Kate||8-15 kg per square meter|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Honey heart||8.5 kg per square meter|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Doll||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Summer resident||4 kg per bush|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|The president||7-9 kg per square meter|
|King of the market||10-12 kg per square meter|
This type of tomato is characterized by the formation of simple inflorescences and the presence of joints on the stalks. The first inflorescence forms above the fifth leaf. 8-9 fruits are tied in each hand.
Tomato Katya has the following advantages:
- excellent taste characteristics and commercial qualities of fruits;
- disease resistance;
- high productivity;
- early maturity;
- good transportability of fruits and their resistance to cracking;
- uniform ripening of tomatoes, which greatly facilitates harvesting.
- The fruits of tomatoes of this variety are round or flat-round in shape.
- Weight is about 120-130 grams.
- In an immature form, they are light green, and in a mature state, they are bright red in color without a greenish spot near the stalk.
- They taste good.
- Each fruit has three or four nests.
- The dry matter content is 4.6%.
- These tomatoes do not crack, ripen evenly and have a long shelf life.
- They have a high density, due to which they perfectly tolerate transportation.
You can compare such an indicator as the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
Katya's tomatoes can be eaten fresh, as well as used for preservation, making tomato paste and juice.
Below you can see the fruits of the Katya tomato in the photo:
These tomatoes were included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus region for growing in the open field on personal subsidiary plots. Katya tomatoes are recommended to be grown in seedlings.
To get an early harvest, seeds must be sown in March in containers filled with a nutrient substrate. You can plant in special cups, other containers or mini-greenhouses. To speed up the process, use growth stimulants. After the development of the cotyledons, the plants are picked, at this moment the plants need to be fed. In open ground, seedlings with a height of 15 to 20 centimeters can be planted only when the likelihood of nighttime cold snaps has completely passed.
Important: The distance between the holes should be 45 centimeters and the holes should be deep.
The best place to plant these plants is in a well-lit area, but areas with little shade will also work. Bushes must be formed into two or three stems.
These tomatoes need to be pinned and tied to a support. Potash fertilizers should be applied regularly to the soil. Do not forget about abundant regular watering and periodic loosening of the soil. As soon as the first fruit ovaries are formed, fertilizers must be applied every day. Mulching will help control weeds.
- Organic, mineral, ready-made, TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ash, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid.
- For seedlings, foliar, when picking.
Diseases and pests
This variety is resistant to the most dangerous diseases of tomatoes, and from all others it can be saved with the help of fungicidal preparations and other proven methods. To prevent the invasion of pests - Colorado beetles, thrips, aphids, spider mites, treat the garden with insecticidal preparations in time.
Although Katya's tomatoes have appeared relatively recently, they have already gained popularity. Gardeners love this variety for its unpretentiousness to weather conditions, high yield and resistance to diseases.
We offer you to get acquainted with a video review of various varieties of tomato, including the hybrid variety "Katya F1":
In the table below you will find links to articles about tomatoes with different ripening periods:
|Mid-season||Late ripening||Super early|
|Funtik F1||Grapefruit||Pink Impression|
|Crimson Sunset F1||De Barao Giant||Golden stream|
|Rise F1||Yusupovsky||The miracle of the lazy|
|Mikado||Bull heart||Salting miracle|
|Azure Giant F1||Rocket||Sanka|