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German red and orange strawberries are interesting varieties that will appeal to all lovers of original tomatoes.
Large fruits resembling giant strawberries look unusual, have a pleasant fruity-sweet taste and delicate aroma.
You will find the most detailed description of the variety in our article. We will also introduce you to the main characteristics and features of cultivation, talk about immunity and the ability to resist pests.
German red and orange strawberries: variety description
|Variety name||German strawberry|
|general description||Early maturing indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||95-115 days|
|Color||Red and orange|
|Average weight of tomatoes||300-600 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 8 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to most diseases, prevention will not hurt|
Tomato German Strawberry is an early ripe high-yielding variety. Indeterminate bush, medium height. In open ground, tomatoes grow up to 120 cm, with greenhouse maintenance, the bushes are taller and more powerful.
The foliage is moderate, the leaves are medium-sized, dark green. Fruits ripen in small clusters of 4-6 pieces. Ripening is amicable, the yield is good. From 1 bush, you can collect up to 8 kg of selected tomatoes. Fruits of the original rounded-heart shape, with a slightly elongated and rounded tip. The shape of the tomatoes resembles ripe strawberries.... The orange and red varieties differ in the color of the fruit, otherwise their qualities are similar.
The yield of the variety can be compared with others:
|German strawberry||up to 8 kg per bush|
|Boney M||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Leopold||3-4 kg per bush|
|Sanka||15 kg per square meter|
|Argonaut F1||4.5 kg per bush|
|Kibitz||3.5 kg per bush|
|Heavyweight of Siberia||11-12 kg per square meter|
|Honey cream||4 kg per square meter|
|Ob domes||4-6 kg per bush|
|Marina Grove||15-17 kg per square meter|
Unripe tomatoes are light green, ripening, they acquire a juicy red or warm orange color. The colors are very rich, without spots or streaks. The pulp of the fruit also has a bright color.
Tomatoes are distinguished not only by their unusual appearance, they are very pleasant to the taste. Ripe fruits are juicy, fleshy, with few seeds... The number of seed chambers varies from 3 to 6. The skin is thin, glossy, well protecting the fruit from cracking.
The weight of tomatoes is from 300 to 600 g, some specimens reach a weight of 1 kg. The taste is very pleasant, intensely sweet, with light fruity notes and barely noticeable sourness. The delicate, sugary pulp melts in your mouth. Ripe fruits have a delicate characteristic aroma. Tomatoes contain a high percentage of sugar and dry matter (2.3 and 5%, respectively).
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|German strawberry||300-600 grams|
|Striped chocolate||500-1000 grams|
|King of Siberia||400-700 grams|
|Pink honey||600-800 grams|
|Pound rosemary||400-500 grams|
|Dimensionless||up to 1000 grams|
Origin of the variety
Tomato varieties German Red Strawberry and Orange Strawberry are breeders from Germany. The variety is old, proven and has a solid reputation. Recommended for growing in greenhouses and film shelters; in regions with a warm climate, planting on open beds is possible.
The harvested fruits are perfectly stored, transportation is not excluded... Tomatoes can be harvested at the stage of technical or physiological ripeness, they ripen successfully at room temperature.
Fruits of a salad type, they can be eaten fresh, used to prepare various dishes: appetizers, soups, side dishes, sandwiches. From fleshy juicy tomatoes, strawberries make a delicious juice that can be drunk freshly squeezed or harvested for future use.
Large tomatoes are not suitable for whole-fruit canning, but they make excellent lecho, sauces, mashed potatoes, pastes, soup dressings.
Look at the photo below: tomato german red strawberry, tomato german orange strawberry
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- early amicable ripening (about 85 days from germination to harvest);
- excellent taste of ripe fruits;
- the original shape of the tomatoes;
- easy care;
- resistance to major diseases.
Among the disadvantages of the variety, one can note the need to form a bush.... Tall plants need to be tied to supports. The variety is very responsive to fertilizing; on poor soils, the yield decreases.
German red and orange strawberries can be propagated by seedling or non-seedling. Seeds are soaked in a growth stimulator; preliminary disinfection with hydrogen peroxide or potassium permanganate solution is possible. Read more about preparing seeds for planting at home in this article.
This procedure is necessary for self-collected seed. Seeds purchased in the store undergo the necessary preparation before being sold. Seedling soil is made up of a mixture of garden or turf soil with humus. It is possible to add a small portion of washed river sand; for greater nutritional value, wood ash or superphosphate is mixed into the mixture.
Seeds are sown with a shallow depth, sprinkled with soil and sprayed with water. For successful germination, a temperature of at least 23-25 degrees is needed. The emerging seedlings are exposed to bright light; in cloudy weather, additional lighting with fluorescent lamps is necessary. It is important to ensure that the sprouts do not stretch out, the seedlings should be compact, stocky, bright green.
Young tomatoes are watered with warm water, waiting for the soil to dry out slightly. Hardening is recommended, it is especially important for plants that will be planted in open ground. Containers with seedlings are taken out into the open air, first for several hours, and then for the whole day.
After the unfolding of the first pair of true leaves, the seedlings are dived, after which they are fed with complex mineral fertilizer. Planting in a greenhouse begins in the second half of May, seedlings are planted on open beds in June, at first covered with a film. For 1 sq. m you can place 3-4 bushes. The soil for planting is loosened, fertilized with a generous portion of humus.
Tomatoes need careful watering with warm water, loosening the soil, and timely feeding. It is preferable to alternate mineral complexes with organic matter, during the season the plants are fed 3-4 times... The bushes are formed into 1-2 stems, removing stepchildren above the third brush. It is also better to remove deformed flowers, this stimulates a quick set of fruits.
Diseases and pests
Tomato variety German red and orange strawberries are not particularly susceptible to major nightshade diseases. It is resistant to fungus and viruses, but prevention will not hurt.
The soil is spilled with a hot solution of potassium permanganate before planting... During an epidemic of late blight, preventive spraying with medicinal preparations is useful. Treatment with phytosporin or other non-toxic bio-preparation will protect from apical and root rot.
Tomatoes need to be protected from pests by regularly examining the plantings. You can fight thrips, spider mites or whiteflies with insecticides or celandine decoction. You can use toxic drugs only before flowering. For slugs, ammonia helps well, aphids are washed off with a warm solution of laundry soap.
Old varieties tested by many gardeners are a win-win option for beginners. German red and orange strawberries deserve a place in a greenhouse or garden bed. Seeds for subsequent plantings can be collected by yourself. Tomatoes grown from them have all the qualities of mother plants.
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