We grow our favorite tomatoes "Grandma's Gift": a description of the variety and its characteristics

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Tomatoes Babushkin's Gift is a relatively recently bred hybrid of late tomatoes. Resistant to heat and drought, unpretentious in cultivation.

This tasty and juicy late-ripening tomato is very popular with gardeners.

In our article you will find both a detailed description of this variety and its characteristics, you will get acquainted with the peculiarities of cultivation. We will also tell you what diseases it is most susceptible to and what insect pests should be feared.

Tomato Babushkin Gift: variety description

Variety nameGrandma's gift
general descriptionLate ripening, tall, indeterminate variety of tomatoes for indoor
OriginatorLLC "Research Institute of Vegetable Growing in Protected Ground" and LLC "Agrosemgavrish"
Ripening period120-125 days
The formFruits are flat-round, large, smooth and slightly ribbed at the stalk.
ColorRipe fruit color is red
Average weight of tomatoes180-220 grams
ApplicationFresh, for preservation, in crushed form, for processing into juice and paste
Variety yield6 kilograms per bush
Growing featuresSowing seeds for seedlings 60-65 days before planting, up to 4 plants per 1 sq. M.
Disease resistanceresistant to cladosporium, fusarium, tobacco mosaic virus

Tomatoes Grandma's gift is a hybrid of the first generation. Hybrid seeds are not intended to be planted next year. The plant is indeterminate, tall, 1.5-2 m high... You can read about determinant, semi-determinant and super-determinant varieties here. The type of bush is not a standard one.

The stem is strong, thick, pubescent, has many leaves, several branches with 6-7 fruits. The rhizome corresponds to all non-standard nightshades - powerful, well-branched in all directions.

The leaf is large, dark green, typical "tomato", wrinkled, with a slight edge. The inflorescence is simple, it is laid over the 7th leaf for the first time, then every next 2 leaves.

The peduncle is articulated, attaches well to the fruit. By the type of ripening - late ripening, fruits begin to form 120 - 125 days after germination... Resistant to the main tomato diseases - late blight, powdery mildew, mosaic, cladosporium, fusarium. Read about varieties that have the same quality as disease resistance in this article.

Designed for cultivation only in greenhouse conditions, in greenhouses, not suitable for open ground.


Tomato Granny's gift has a rich sweet taste with hints of sourness, a wonderful aroma. The pulp is tender, juicy. Fruits are slightly ribbed, the size of a fist, weighing 180-200, sometimes up to 300 g, have a rounded flattened shape... The skin is smooth, dense, thin. The color of an unripe fruit is pale green with darkening at the stalk, in a mature fruit it is pink or red. The seeds are evenly distributed in 8 chambers, there is little dry matter.

For comparison, the table below shows data on the weight of fruits in other varieties of tomatoes:

Variety nameFruit weight
Grandma's gift180-220 grams
Fat jack240-320 grams
Premier120-180 grams
Broody90-150 grams
Polbig100-130 grams
Buyan100-180 grams
Black bunch50-70 grams
Grapefruit600-1000 grams
Kostroma85-145 grams
American ribbed300-600 grams
The president250-300 grams

Storage is satisfactory if stored in a dry, dark place. The transportation is tolerated with dignity.

A hybrid was bred in the Russian Federation (originators: LLC Scientific Research Institute of Vegetable Growing in Protected Ground and LLC Agrosemgavrish). Registered in the State Register of the Russian Federation for growing in unheated greenhouses in 2010. It can be grown throughout the entire Russian Federation, in greenhouses.

The exquisite taste of tomatoes and juiciness are noted. Suitable for consumption both fresh and after heat treatment... Suitable for preservation in a crushed form. It goes well for processing into tomato paste and juice.

With timely treatments, the yield can reach 6 kg per bush or about 10 kg per 1 sq. M.

You can see the yield of other varieties in the table:

Variety nameYield
Grandma's gift6 kg per bush
Olya-la20-22 kg per square meter
Nastenka10-12 kg per square meter
King of Kings5 kg per bush
Banana red3 kg per bush
Gulliver7 kg per bush
Brown sugar6-7 kg per square meter
Lady Shedi7.5 kg per square meter
Rocket6.5 kg per square meter
Pink Lady25 kg per square meter

A photo

The photo shows a variety of tomatoes Grandma's gift:

Advantages and disadvantages

Hybrids are bred with the exception of shortcomings; from the shortcomings, only a long vegetative period and the impossibility of growing in open ground can be distinguished.


  • large fruit;
  • taste qualities;
  • high yield;
  • heat resistance;
  • disease resistance;
  • features.

Distinctive feature is excellent drought tolerance.

Read about tomatoes, which not only give bountiful harvests, but also successfully resist nightshade diseases, read here.

Growing features

Due to the late ripening, the Granny's gift tomato variety must be sown for seedlings in mid-February in a total container to a depth of 2 cm, in rows with a distance of 2 cm between them.

Immediately after planting, cover with polyethylene, create the necessary moisture to improve germination conditions. You can use growth stimulants and mini-greenhouses for ease of growing. Open after germination. Due to the lack of sunlight in winter, an additional light source is required... A pick is carried out when a full-fledged sheet is formed.

At the end of April, it can be planted in a permanent place. The soil should be warmed up to 25 degrees, disinfected. The planting pattern is staggered, the distance between plants is 40 cm. Plants should be immediately tied to individual supports or trellises with synthetic fabric.

Watering - moderate, at the root. For irrigation, use warm water, preferably rainwater, settled... Top dressing according to the schedule (once every 1.5 weeks). Loosening is encouraged. Weeding as needed.

Primordial grazing, for the formation of a bush in 1 stem. The lower leaves are removed. At the end of fruit formation, it is necessary to remove the growth points ("pinch"). Then wait for the fruit to ripen and enjoy the taste. Mulching can be applied if necessary.

Diseases and pests

The hybrid is resistant to many diseases of tomatoes grown in the greenhouse, but prevention will not hurt. Read about the ways for this here. We also offer interesting information about varieties that are not susceptible to late blight.

From pests (aphids, bear, scoop), spraying with microbiological substances of general action is necessary.

Grandma's gift will delight you with juicy fruits after the end of fruiting of early ripe varieties. And to continue the topic and to expand it, let me offer you articles on how to get a high yield of tomatoes in the open field, how to do this in a greenhouse throughout the year and what subtleties of growing early varieties you should know.

Watch the video: Tomatoes Grandma's gift

In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:

Early ripeMid lateMedium early
Pink fleshyYellow bananaPink King F1
Ob domesTitaniumBabushkin
King of the earlyF1 slotCardinal
Red domegold fishSiberian miracle
Union 8Raspberry miracleBear Paw
Icicle redDe Barao redBells of Russia
Honey creamDe Barao blackLev Tolstoy

Watch the video: Most Profitable Tomato Varieties - at Neversink (June 2022).


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