Harvest hybrid tomato - "Parsley gardener"
The most popular vegetable among summer residents for many decades remains a tomato. Its fruits are actively used in food fresh for the preparation of a variety of salads and snacks, as well as hot dishes. Ripe tomatoes are also used in conservation.
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Therefore, the main thing for vegetable growers is to choose among the variety of varieties and hybrids of tomatoes the most suitable for a particular growing region.
This article will talk about the variety of tomato Gardener parsley, its main characteristics, the nuances of growing, positive and negative qualities and much more.
Tomato Gardener parsley refers to mid-season hybrid varieties of superdeterminant type. From the moment of emergence of seedlings to the collection of ripe fruits, no more than 4 months pass.
This hybrid was bred by breeders from the Altai Scientific Center under the leadership of V. N. Dederko, who is the originator of the variety. Gardener parsley.
After testing, the variety was introduced into the State Register in 2013 and recommended for cultivation in vegetable gardens in most Russian regions.
But in areas with a short summer period, it is possible to grow this variety in open ground, but it will not work to collect large yields from bushes.Therefore, in Siberia, the Urals and other regions with a similar climate, Petrusha gardener is recommended to grow tomato only in greenhouse conditions.
The bushes are low, determinant type, standard. The shoots are low, upright, well leafy, about 0.6 m high. In greenhouse conditions, bushes can grow up to 1.1-1.2 m. Foliage is quite large, typically tomato, dark emerald color.
Flowers and fruits
Flowers - small, collected in racemose inflorescences, petals coloring - yellow. The variety is characterized by abundant ovary formation. The fruiting period of the bushes is extended in time - the first fruits ripen in July, and the last tomatoes can be harvested in October.
Fruit shape - elongated, similar to a cap, so the variety was called Petrush gardener.
Fruit weight - about 200 g, but there are individual specimens weighing up to 250-300 g.
Skin - smooth, even, dense, pink color.
Pulp - dense, fleshy, sweet, low in acid.
The yield of this determinant compact tomato is quite high - from one square you can collect 6-6.5 kg of ripe tomatoes. And although this yield is not too large compared to tall varieties of tomatoes, but for standard tomatoes this figure is quite high.
Shelf life of the harvested crop is medium, fully ripened tomatoes can lie no more than 1.5 weeks, then the fruits become soft.
The harvested crop well tolerates transportation over long distances, since the fruits are strong and dense, not prone to cracking. When transporting tomatoes do not lose their presentation and taste.
Gardener parsley tomatoes are recommended for cultivation on the territory of most regions of Russia in open ground. However, in areas where the summer is short and cold, experts recommend planting this variety in greenhouses or hotbeds, where the yield of this tomato is higher than when grown on beds in the garden.
The fruit size is large enough, so these tomatoes are not suitable for pickling. The harvest is used for food, for the preparation of salads, as well as for the preparation of tomato juice and sauces for the winter.
The main advantages of tomato gardener Petrush should include:
- there is no need to produce pinching;
- fruiting - extended in time;
- the bushes calmly tolerate the period of drought, without reducing the growth rate and fruiting;
- harvested fruits are universal.
This tomato variety has no serious flaws. It is only necessary to observe the rules and conditions for growing this vegetable crop at all stages of its development, as well as further care for the bushes. If all these rules are not observed, the yield of the variety can sharply decrease.
Planting and reproduction
These tomatoes are recommended to be grown in seedlings. Seed should be planted in the last ten days of February or in the first ten days of March.
It is better to purchase the soil for planting in a specialized store, but you can also prepare it at home from garden soil, peat and river sand, taken in equal proportions.
The nutrient substrate, prepared independently, should be calcined in the oven or spilled with a weak solution of potassium permanganate for disinfection.
Seedlings are picked after at least 2-3 true leaves appear in seedlings. Seedlings perfectly tolerate such a procedure, quickly adapts after transplantation and goes well in growth.
During the cultivation of seedlings, they are usually fed twice - the first time two weeks after the pick, and the second time - 10-12 days before the plants are transplanted to a permanent place. fertilizers with a high nitrogen content are used as such fertilizing, so that the seedlings quickly grow the vegetative mass.
Watering seedlings is carried out as the topsoil dries. In this case, stagnation of moisture in the soil should not be allowed, otherwise young plants can be affected by a black leg.
Another feature of this tomato is the ability to propagate bushes by cuttings. Usually, stepsons or tops of shoots are used for this, which must be put into water before the formation of roots.
Then they can be transplanted to a permanent place. Thus, even with a small amount of seedlings by cuttings, it is possible to constantly increase the number of bushes of the Parsley gardener during the season, thereby increasing the fruiting period of this vegetable crop.
Several bushes of this tomato can be planted in a container and left indoors for the winter. At the same time, ripe fruits can be picked all winter, and large adult bushes by spring.
When transplanting seedlings to a permanent place, superphosphate or nitrophoska (no more than a tablespoon in each well) is introduced under each bush. Further care for growing bushes is to conduct regular watering, top dressing, loosening the soil and removing weed grass.
Water the tomato bushes regularly, preventing the soil from drying out. Although the Petrusha gardener variety, according to experts, calmly tolerates periods of drought, it is better not to allow regular drying of the soil in the beds, otherwise the fruits grow less juicy and tasty.
Water for irrigation should be settled and warm. The watering regimen in hot and dry summers is once every 2-3 days. If the summer is rainy, then watering is carried out according to the situation.
Stepson and garter
There are very few stepsons on these standard bushes, therefore, vegetable growers do not have to conduct a regular stepsoning process.
The shoots of a tomato parsley gardener are low, but strong and powerful, they calmly withstand the weight of the harvesting crop, do not break under its weight, so they do not require a garter.
As a result, caring for this variety is easier and takes less time than for tall varieties of tomatoes.
Fertilizer and fertilizing
Fertilize under the bushes of tomatoes should be regularly. After planting seedlings in the beds the next time it should be fed after 12-14 days.
As fertilizer, complex fertilizer for vegetable crops is used. also a good effect is provided by top-dressing with a weak potassium permanganate solution.
To get a good crop, you need to make fertilizers every 12-14 days, alternating the application of mineral fertilizers and organics. Many summer residents make a solution of cow dung or bird droppings under the bushes.
Growing varieties in a greenhouse
In greenhouses, the bushes of this tomato grow much more than in open ground. The principles of growing this mid-early tomato in closed ground conditions do not differ from the planting and growth of similar tomato varieties.
Diseases and Pests
Tomato parsley gardener is highly resistant to the following diseases:
- apical rot;
- root rot;
- late blight of tomatoes;
- mosaic of foliage.
But so that these tomatoes are not affected by any diseases during the season, preventive treatment of plants should be carried out at all stages of the development of this vegetable crop.
According to reviews of vegetable growers, tomato gardener Petrusha with good care gives a large number of beautiful delicious fruits with an unusual shape. And the versatility of harvesting allows not only to prepare salads and snacks, but also to make preparations for the winter.
A small overview of the features of the variety "Petrush gardener":