Tomato Nadezhda F1: universal early ripening hybrid
The number of tomato varieties now offered by breeders is truly enormous. Some are so self-explanatory that gardeners want to check if they are true. An interesting hybrid called Nadezhda F1: it cannot be called outstanding, but it is one of many very good options.
The history of growing tomato Nadezhda F1
Tomato Nadezhda F1 was bred by the Scientific Research Center for Seed Breeding of Agricultural Technology, headed by the famous scientist Yuri Ivanovich Panchev. He has obtained more than a hundred varieties and hybrids of tomatoes and peppers, many of which are protected by patents. The main direction of the Institute's developments is the creation of high-yielding varieties with complex resistance to diseases.
Hybrid Nadezhda F1 was registered in the State Register of the Russian Federation in 2006, it is included in the line of “ordinary” tomatoes in terms of shape and color, it has high adaptive abilities, and is suitable for industrial cultivation. It has no official restrictions on climatic regions, it can be grown both in greenhouses and outside them. It cannot be said that it was extremely widespread in our gardens, but many summer residents got acquainted with the hybrid and left mostly flattering reviews.
Description of tomato Nadezhda F1
According to a brief description of the hybrid posted on the website of the institute where it was bred, Nadezhda is an early ripe tomato that begins to ripen 95–98 days after full germination. It belongs to determinant plants, but easily overcomes a meter high barrier. It is noted that the weight of the fruit is 180-200 g, although much more modest figures are indicated in the State Register (55-80 g). The same applies to yields: the manufacturer advertises 16-18 kg / m2, while the official document says 4.3-5.6 kg / m2... This is far from the only case when the official data on the variety and what is written for advertising purposes differ significantly, and therefore it is difficult to do without a thorough study of the reviews of ordinary gardeners.
For all the determinism of the bush, you cannot do without supports
It is unambiguous that the bush of this tomato, although tall, has a growth restriction. Moreover, if in a greenhouse it can grow up to 140 cm, then in open ground the ceiling is about 80 cm. Growth stops when the sixth flower cluster is formed. Stepson formation is high, so garter and shaping are required. The leaves are green, medium-sized.
Fruits are smooth, flat-round in shape, in a ripe state they are colored red without a green spot. Contain 4 or more seed nests. The skin is thin, but firm, shiny. Cracking of fruits is not typical even with high soil and air humidity. The pulp is moderately juicy, fleshy.
The possibility of using the tomato Nadezhda for commercial purposes is due, among other things, to the fact that the crop can easily withstand transportation, and the presentation of the tomatoes remains for at least a month. In addition, it is an "all-weather" hybrid that easily tolerates extreme drops in temperature and heat. It is resistant to verticillosis and fusarium, manages to bear fruit before late blight comes to the beds.
The purpose of the fruits is salad, they are considered quite tasty, although official taste ratings range between "good" and "excellent". The taste is described as sweet and sour. Small tomatoes are very well suited for whole-fruit canning: they do not crack during heat treatments. You can prepare juice and sauces from them, and even freeze.
The fruits of the tomato Nadezhda have a completely correct shape, which in ancient times they said: "hothouse ..."
With all the discrepancies with the total yield, it is noted that in the very first decade of fruiting, the bushes give off about a third of the total number of tomatoes. And if the first fruits in a number of regions can be removed already at the end of June, then the last ones - at the very end of summer: the fruiting of this hybrid is stretched.
The main advantages of the variety include:
- adaptability to almost any weather;
- excellent transportability of the crop;
- long-term preservation of fruits;
- resistance to most diseases;
- excellent presentation of fruits;
- early maturity;
- very good taste;
- versatility of use.
As relative disadvantages, the need for the formation of bushes is noted (this procedure is far from obligatory for all determinants), as well as high requirements for soil fertility: without sufficient nutrition, the crop yield falls.
In general, the tomato Nadezhda strongly resembles the well-known Sanka varieties of the same breeder or Lyana of the Transnistrian selection. They are comparable in yield, and the appearance of fruits, and many other indicators. But if Lyana's taste is unambiguously assessed as excellent, and Sanka's as good, then Nadezhda's has an intermediate grade.
Tomato Sanka from Panchev's collection is much more famous among our gardeners
The benefits of growing
Tomato Nadezhda, as early ripening, can be grown without seedlings, but this is done only in the southern regions: the seeds are sown directly in the garden when the weather is warm. If you grow this tomato without seedlings in the middle lane, you may not have time to get the entire crop, and in general the hybrid will not give the advantage of early ripening. Seedlings are grown in the traditional way, sowing seeds is carried out two months before planting seedlings in the garden.
In open ground, seedlings are transferred at the usual time: in the middle lane in early June, in Siberia in the middle of the month, in the southern regions in May. To the greenhouse, depending on its quality, in May or April. The planting pattern of this tomato is approximately 40 x 70 cm, with a tighter planting, the risk of fungal diseases increases. Before planting in unprotected soil, a weekly hardening is required. Immediately upon planting, meter stakes are driven in, and after a couple of weeks, the first tying of the bushes to the support will be required.
It is possible that the first pinching will be required during tying. They immediately choose a strong stepson from among the lower ones and leave him as the second stem: the optimal management of the bush of this tomato is two-stem. The rest of the stepchildren break out as they appear and reach a size of 4–5 cm. Some gardeners practice forming in 3 stems, there is no significant difference in yield. As the fruit grows, the lower leaves begin to break off; during ripening, those that cover the fruit from the sun.
Experienced gardeners stepchild tomatoes weekly
The watering regime is usual: before the fruits ripen, the soil should not be allowed to dry out, with the onset of redness, water is watered only in case of severe drought. Tomatoes are fed 3-4 times a season: first with full mineral fertilizer, then with mullein infusion, and after the first fruits begin to ripen, with ash infusion.
On personal plots, they try to do without spraying: with proper agricultural technology, the risk of disease of this tomato is minimal. Pests are driven away by crops of fragrant herbs, slugs and Colorado beetles are trying to be collected by hand. When slugs are massively spread, traps are set.
Video: the formation of determinant tomatoes
Reviews about tomato Nadezhda F1
Tomato Nadezhda is one of many good early-maturing hybrids. The very good taste of tomatoes, high yield, unpretentious care allow it to be recommended for growing to any gardener, including those who are taking their first steps.
White cabbage Nadezhda is a popular fruitful variety, tested by time
It is impossible to imagine the life of a Russian person without white cabbage. People have been successfully cultivating and breeding it for a long time. Among the wide variety of varieties and hybrids of this culture, there are old, time-tested varieties that are not inferior to new products in their characteristics. One of them is Nadezhda - an exceptionally fruitful, hardy, with high commercial qualities cabbage, which has not lost its popularity among farmers and summer residents for more than 40 years.
Description and characteristics of the variety
- A hybrid, not a variety. For cultivation, you need to purchase seeds from the originator.
- It has an early ripening period, the first ripe tomatoes can be picked from bushes 90-95 days after germination.
- Indeterminate, can grow up to 1.8 m in height. The stems must be tied to a support or trellis.
- Not standard, forms a lot of green mass, which must be removed regularly. Requires pinching.
- Resistant to hot weather and drought.
- Has a high immunity against diseases of the nightshade, especially against phytosporosis, viral mosaic, verticillium, fusarium and alternaria.
- It is recommended to grow in one stem. All stepchildren are removed, leaving a 5-7mm stump so as not to damage the main stem. The green mass is removed to the first fruit cluster.
- The first fruit cluster is formed over the 7th leaf, the rest every 3 leaves. 4-6 fruits are tied on each hand.
- Yield high. In greenhouse conditions, from 1 square meter of plantings I collect 16-18 kg of vegetables, in the open field 12-14 kg.
The story of two different tomatoes under the same name - Mazarin
Studying reviews about this variety, dated in different years, I encountered contradictions, and too obvious. In different reviews of Mazarin gardeners, it is either a determinant hybrid, or an indeterminate variety. The excitement about the novelty rose back in 2008. Members of the forum shared their plans to sow Mazarin. Seeds were not sold in every city, and the desire to grow large, fleshy and well-publicized tomatoes was so great that some shared the seeds with each other by mailing them out. But most of them ordered seeds on the manufacturer's website, the Biotekhnika agricultural firm.
At that time, there was no confusion yet, everyone grew and praised Mazarin, calling him a fruitful analogue of the Ox heart. But already in 2011, disputes began in the spirit of: "You have a different Mazarin, probably he has degenerated" or, conversely: "This one is most likely improved, but completely different from the previous one." To write off all this on a re-grading will no longer work. It turned out that different tomatoes under the same name were brought out by two agricultural firms: Aelita and Biotekhnika.
According to the State Register of Plants, the originator of Mazarin tomatoes is Aelita. It was her employees who submitted an application to the Variety Testing Commission in 2012. A year later, the tomato received the status of a selection achievement, was included in a single list with a description of varietal characteristics, zoned for all regions of the Russian Federation.
New from Aelita - Mazarin tomato
But Mazarin from Biotechnics cannot be ignored. After all, it was his seeds that gardeners wanted so much to buy in 2008, and today some have been growing it for 5 and some for 10 years in a row. Biotekhnika was founded in 1990 and is proud of its breeding achievements, one of which is the giant tomato Mazarin
Until the seed industry has been put in order, and there are such incidents as different tomatoes under the same name, we will have to figure out for ourselves the peculiarities of two different Mazarin
The Biotekhnika company was founded in 1990 and is proud of its selection achievements, one of which is the giant tomato Mazarin. Until the seed industry has been put in order, and there are such incidents as different tomatoes under the same name, we will have to figure out for ourselves the peculiarities of two different Mazarin.
The giant tomato Mazarin from Biotechnics
Reviews of those who planted this variety of tomatoes
Very cute tomatoes have grown from a pack of Lapwings, outwardly similar to small peppers. Just perfect for canning in one liter cans. And in general, I liked the variety, the height of the bushes in the greenhouse was 50-60 cm, did not pinch at all, grew by itself in several trunks. There are many fruits, there was no top rot.
This year I have a good harvest in the open field only gave the tomato Chibis from the company Gavrish. Summer this year in the suburbs was very damp and cold. The rest of the varieties and hybrids in the open field grew slowly. Lapis sowed the tomato for the first time this year. I liked it very much. It is not necessary to play sonship, early maturing, resistant to unfavorable conditions. Fruits of an interesting elongated shape. Convenient for salting. It's September already, and it's still green. Tomorrow I’ll go to shoot some more tomatoes.
This year Chibis was very pleased - he was covered in tomatoes))
Lapis tomatoes grow well in the field. They attract farmers and gardeners with their unpretentiousness, who have no time to engage in pinching and garters. And if there is time for the formation of bushes, then the yield will be not only stable, but also higher.
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