Tomato Red Red F1: what will grow from premium seeds?
Not everything is unambiguous with the Red tomato: in the southern regions it is recorded as a favorite, in the North-West, having tried to grow it once, they refuse forever. And all because the taste of the fruits of this hybrid is highly dependent on the weather. But what cannot be denied to a tomato is strong immunity and the ability to set fruits even in a cold and damp summer.
The history of growing tomato Red Red
The variety Krasnoe Krasnoye is not registered in the State Register of Plants, it is not known for which region it is zoned and zoned The tomato has not been tested by the state variety commission, therefore, the yield indicators and other characteristics have not been verified by specialists. Thus, the official information about the variety can be found on the seed pack and on the manufacturer's website. There are also reviews of gardeners on the Internet, the earliest ones that we managed to find are dated 2016. Also, the hybrid has already made it to YouTube. Unfortunately, there is a lot of advertising in all this information, the variety still needs an objective assessment by gardeners-practitioners.
Video: tomatoes in a greenhouse (Red is praised red in the 3rd minute)
Tomato seeds are sold by the Uralsky Dachnik online store, presenting them as a premium class. The price on the company's website at the time of this writing (April 2019) is rather big - 74.5 rubles. for 10 pcs. What are we promised for such money?
Tomato seeds are red red distributed by the online store "Uralsky Dachnik"
By the way. In the State Register there is a variety of tomatoes with similar names Apparently invisibly, Wonderful, Completely full. They were bred by the Aelita agricultural company.
Among the varieties that have passed state tests in the Register of varieties approved for cultivation in the Russian Federation there is a similar bristle tomato variety Completely from the agrofirm "Aelita"
Description of the hybrid
On the package with seeds and on the manufacturer's website it is said that the Red hybrid is red-tall, but at the same time early, moderately branched. Even in cold weather, it does not shed flowers, but sets fruits. There are 5–7 of them in the brush, weighing 200–500 g (!) Each. The shape is ordinary, round, the skin is red, the flesh at the break is sugary and granular, like a watermelon. The promised yield: from one bush - 8.5 kg, and from a square meter - up to 25 kg. In addition, resistance to a whole range of diseases is mentioned.
Reviews of gardeners about the variety
However, the reviews of gardeners about the Red Red tomato allow one to form a different opinion.
You can also find positive reviews about this variety. However, they are real or custom-made, it will not be possible to verify in any way. Here is one of them.
How to Grow Red Red
The hybrid should be grown in greenhouses and only in the southern regions - in the open field. It is not at all early, the first fruits ripen in 110-120 days (in the early ones - in 90-100 days). In the lower racemes, they are large, and they become smaller higher along the stem. The average weight of a tomato is 100 g. The taste directly depends on the weather. With a sufficient number of sunny days, it will be sweet with a harmonious sourness, and in cloudy and rainy summers, the fruits grow small, sour or fresh.
But even the small and sour Red Reds are great for pickling. On the inside, they are fleshy, and on the outside they are covered with a thin but dense skin that does not burst in jars. Due to this structure, tomatoes do not crack on bushes, they are well transported and stored indoors for up to 2 weeks.
According to the manufacturer, Red knits red brushes in bad weather, is not affected by late blight, apical rot and other fungal diseases. But the seller's yield is overestimated, in fact, according to gardeners, it is 3-5 kg per bush, although even this, of course, is a lot. In general, the verdict of the gardeners is as follows: Red red is a common hybrid for a greenhouse, there are more productive and tasty tomatoes.
Like any tomato, Red Red has its pluses and minuses. I don't understand why the seller, to the detriment of his reputation, does not voice completely objective information. Probably to justify the high seed price.
Start sowing seedlings in the second decade of March. The seeds are expensive, which means that the maximum return is needed: in order for everyone to sprout and in harmony, soak them for 1-2 hours in some kind of stimulant (HB-101, Epine, aloe juice, etc.). The planting depth is 1–2 cm, the optimum temperature for germination is 25 ° C. Before sprouting, seedlings can be kept in any warm place without worrying about lighting, but as soon as the sprouts hatch, immediately transfer them to a bright and cool window.
For the first 5 days, the desired temperature is 15–16 ° C. The coolness will hold back the stretch that the tall Red Red hybrid is prone to. Further, the temperature for tomatoes should be in the range of 20-27 ° C during the day and 16-18 ° C at night.
When a real tomato grows between the first cotyledon leaves, plant the tomatoes in different pots. The hybrid is distinguished by its great strength of growth, if you do not want to transplant the seedlings every 2 weeks into larger cups, then for the first pick, take containers with a volume of 500 ml. As you grow, move the pots away from each other so that the tomatoes are not crowded, do not intertwine with leaves, each should have enough space to grow.
Tall tomatoes are prone to stretching, so it is better to plant them in spacious cups and not put them close to each other
Be sure to add top dressing, start doing them a week after transplanting. The stores have a large assortment of nutrient mixtures specifically for seedlings (Fertika, Florizel, Agricola, etc.), dosages and frequency are indicated in the instructions. 1-2 weeks before planting, it is advisable to keep the seedlings on a balcony, greenhouse or in an open-air area, protecting them from bad weather (hail, rain, frost).
You need to feed the seedlings with a special fertilizer
Plant in a permanent place when the desired temperature is established there (at night and during the day at least 15-16 ° C). The planting density recommended by the seed producer is 3 plants per 1 m². Elongated seedlings can be buried to the bottom of these leaves. Tie the stems immediately to supports or ropes in the greenhouse.
The basis for further care is watering. In the south it is watered every other day, in the middle lane in the cool summer - 1-2 times a week.
Tomatoes themselves let you know about thirst - the lower leaves lose their turgor and hang a little. Of course, it's not worth waiting for all the leaves to wither.
It is important to continue feeding. But after planting, other fertilizers are already needed - special products for tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Mixtures and concentrates for seedlings are no longer suitable, as are infusions of mullein, dung and nettle, since they contain a lot of nitrogen, they provoke the growth of greens, and not fruits.
After planting, special fertilizers are needed for tomatoes.
Red red is a tall tomato, therefore it requires constant re-tying or rewinding around the rope. In addition, as the stem and leaves grow on it, stepchildren will grow from each leaf axil. It is enough to remove them once a week.
In a cool and short summer, form the bushes into one stem, removing all stepchildren. In warm and long summers, it can be grown as Red Red in two stems. For the second, keep the stepson closest to the first flower brush.
Video: about the formation of tomatoes in the greenhouse
A month before the frost in your area, pinch the tops and remove all flowers. And when at night the temperature starts to drop to + 10 ° C, pick all the tomatoes, even green ones - they will ripen at home.
Red red is suitable for salting, pickling, freezing, making salads, adjika, tomato juice.
Red Red variety is suitable for various harvesting and preparation of tomato juice
Hybrid Red Red, despite the high price of seeds, is a common hybrid for greenhouses. The yield is really good, but in bad weather conditions you will get a lot of sour and small tomatoes. In the seedling period, the tomato will require a lot of light space, and on the garden bed it will have to be pinned and tied up all season.
Description and nuances of growing tomatoes of the Caspar F1 variety
Almost all gardeners grow tomatoes in open ground or in greenhouses. Breeders have bred an enormous number of varieties and hybrids, ranging from "classic" red tomatoes to the most incredible shades and shapes of fruits. But not everyone can win the love of gardeners. Among the hybrids enjoying steady popularity is the Caspar F1. It is appreciated for its consistently good yield, fast ripening of tomatoes and their versatility, long-term fruiting.
Tomato Red red: characteristics and description of the variety
The varietal qualities and individual characteristics of the Red Red tomato have not been verified and confirmed by agricultural specialists. This variety is not included in the State Register of Agricultural Plants and, accordingly, has not been subjected to any tests by the State Variety Commission. Official information about it can be found only on the manufacturer's website, as well as on each package with seeds. The authorship of this tomato is attributed to the agricultural firm "Uralsky Dachnik"; Chelyabinsk agricultural breeders were engaged in breeding.
Red red is positioned as an early ripening and large-fruited vegetable with a recommendation for cultivation in greenhouses (under film, glass, etc.). However, in the southern regions, it is quite possible to plant a tomato immediately in an unprotected open place.
Hybrid tomatoes of a new and recently appeared variety Red Red, according to the description supplied by the manufacturer, are tall, rather spreading, not very densely leafy bushes with a type of growth without height restrictions (indeterminate). They produce a large number of flower brushes, on which 5-7 fruits can be set in the future.
Ripe tomatoes of this variety have a very beautiful classical shape. They are cuboid-rounded, with light ribbing, dense and firm to the touch, smooth and even with an elegant shiny coat, bright red-orange color. The inner flesh is red-red at the break, sugary and has a watermelon grain. Its unique and very pleasant taste is especially noted - confidently sweet with a subtle delicate sourness.
It has been noticed that this hybrid tomato tastes very good in warm, dry and sunny summers. If in the summer months it is cold, cloudy and damp, then even the ripened Red is red, mostly tasteless, sour and small.
On a packet of seeds with Red Red, you can find information that the weight of one fruit in the hand ranges from 0.2-0.5 kg. According to the reviews of gardeners dealing with this variety, the average mass of a tomato is about 0.1 to 0.2 kg. Moreover, the largest are located at the bottom, higher along the stem, they are noticeably smaller.
The purpose of this tomato is universal. Early ripening fruits can be immediately used for food (for salads, etc.), and later put them on canning and winter preparations.
Due to the thin, but rather dense skin, which does not burst during heat treatment, strong Red Red tomatoes have proven themselves excellently when salted. Even the sour and smallest fruits are suitable for this.
The guaranteed declared yield of Red Red is about 8.5-9 kg per plant. At the same time, from 1 m2, you can generally gain up to 25 kg. Even in cool summers with frequent inclement weather, when most other varieties of tomatoes shed their flower ovary, this hardy hybrid continues to set fruit no matter what.
However, according to the information of experienced gardeners, the real yield is much lower - no more than 3-5 kg per bush.
Advantages and disadvantages
Giving an evaluative characterization of hybrid Red Red tomatoes, one cannot fail to mention their inherent positive and negative aspects.
The unquestionable merits of the variety include:
- amazing resistance to various extreme weather cataclysms (while maintaining productivity)
- immunity to a number of diseases (mosaic, spotting, etc.), as well as to some insects (nematode)
- perfect presentation
- consistently high productivity of tomato
- versatility of application
- high keeping quality and the ability to collect green fruits with subsequent ripening
- early maturity (96-100 days)
- ease of care
- crack resistance
- extended fruiting (on average, from the first week of July to early October).
Disadvantages of Red are considered to be:
- increased sensitivity to soil composition (with a deficiency of nutrients, the yield immediately drops)
- obligatory fixation to the support (due to tallness)
- dependence of tomato on the weather (taste worsens)
- the need for frequent pinching in order to form the crown.
Tomato Red Red F1, like all other hybrid plant forms, does not need to be grown from self-harvested seeds. The plants obtained in this way do not retain varietal characteristics.
- The shape is almost round, slightly flattened near the stalk.
- The color of unripe tomatoes is light green, changing to bright red as they ripen.
- The skin is smooth and shiny.
- The pulp is dense, juicy.
- The taste is tomato.
- The average weight of one fruit is 85-100 g.
- Inside 3-4 seed chambers with enough seeds.
- On the th brush, tomatoes ripen almost simultaneously and retain their appearance well. This makes it possible to pick tomatoes with brushes.
- The application is universal, suitable for fresh consumption and for whole-fruit preservation.
- Resistant to long-term transportation.
The following are photo of tomato varieties Samara at different stages of maturity and in section.
Irina, 38 years old, Sverdlovsk region
I grew a tomato hybrid Red Red F1 in a greenhouse. Plants formed into one stem, pinched over the seventh brush. The yield was impressive: on average, I harvested 4 kg per bush. But the taste of fresh tomatoes was not very pleasing: I did not like the distinct sourness. But in conservation, the fruits turned out to be very good. I rolled up small specimens as a whole, large ones in sliced form. The pulp remained firm, did not creep. The marinade turned out to be extremely tasty.
Alexander, 63 years old, Omsk
I planted several hybrid bushes in a greenhouse. The fruit set well. Summer was not the best, so most of the tomatoes had to be removed unripe and ripened indoors. But there were a lot of them, and I liked the taste. I will grow this variety next season as well.
Natalia, 42 years old, Moscow region
I am growing this variety for the second summer. The plants are quite unpretentious, they hardly get sick in the greenhouse, but they must be fed. Many fruits are tied. Tomatoes look great: large, even, bright. The taste is also pleasing in salads and in preservation. The only pity is that "their" seeds are not suitable for sowing, like all hybrids. Next year you will have to buy again, but they are expensive.
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And I have Kaspar as my favorites. I will add that it is determinant, not at all late, I classify it as medium early, fruitful. The first ripe fruit was picked on 10 July (outdoors).
She planted Kaspar F1 last year both in the greenhouse and in the open field. I really liked the yield, the beauty of the fruits and the bush, the unpretentiousness. In the open field it was about 60 cm high, in the greenhouse - 110–120 cm. Fruiting for a long time until the greenhouse was dismantled. In the open field, unfortunately, it did not resist late blight. I dried it, rolled it without a peel in tomato juice and with peel slices - it's good in any recipe.
Cultivated by Caspar F1 every year. Very productive. Just an abundance of fruits. Used for blanks. But this year I could not buy it. Did not find. They gave him Duel plus instead. They said one to one. Sowed. I went up well. But I miss Kaspar.
I've been imprisoning Kaspar for five years in a row. The result is always excellent, a very bountiful harvest, that's just the right thing for seaming.
Caspar F1 used to be a very popular tomato. I grew it for two years, then I completely abandoned the determinant varieties. And so yes, good - cream, fleshy, very fruitful.
I grow tomatoes in a greenhouse. Caspar is an excellent variety for preservation, and it goes into a salad. My bushes grew 70–80 cm, no more. But there are so many tomatoes on them!
Caspar F1 planted. Shuttle (or Shuttle, I don't remember). True, for a long time. Delicious cute tomatoes.
I planted Kaspar from Sedek. Was the same as in the picture, with a "nose". Very fruitful, tasty, sweetish, fleshy. I went into salting, but even so they ate with pleasure. This year I planted it again. I bought seeds for five years ahead.
The Caspar F1 is a great hybrid especially for canning. We have been growing for several years. In Siberia, when grown in a greenhouse, we get a much larger crop than in the open field. The bushes are directly covered with tomatoes. The weight of tomatoes is up to 200 g.
I really like Kaspar tomatoes! Fruits, like peppers, are many, even outdoors! They are good in salads, and especially in salting!
These are my favorite tomatoes. In general, I love this shape, elongated. But these are still good because they are not afraid of phytophthora. Others will be sick, but they never will. Checked by me personally. This year I bought it again, I will sow. They lie for a long, long time, and can be well preserved, the pulp is dense, fleshy. I love the Caspar F1 variety very much.
The Kaspar F1 hybrid tomato is an excellent choice for the novice gardener. It is easy to grow, does not require much effort from the gardener, and rarely suffers from diseases. At the same time, the variety consistently brings a good harvest, which can be consumed fresh and used for homemade preparations. It is not devoid of other advantages, which determine the stable popularity of the hybrid among amateur gardeners.