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A tomato variety with a rather interesting name - Watermelon. Without a doubt, it will be of interest to gardeners who like to grow unusual and original tomatoes on their plots.
Farmers will be interested in the possibility of growing large tomatoes, because when planted in a greenhouse, fruits weighing more than half a kilogram are marked.
Tomato "Watermelon": variety description
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||107-113 days|
|The form||Rounded, flattened at the stalk, well pronounced ribbing|
|Color||Dark red with a transition to brown|
|Average weight of tomatoes||145-165 grams|
|Variety yield||4.8-6 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
The Watermelon variety is included in the State Register for Russia. It is recommended to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse. Planting seedlings in open ground is possible only in the south of Russia. Tomato is of medium early ripening. The first tomatoes of an unusual color can be removed 107-113 days after planting seeds for seedlings. The bush of the plant is of an indeterminate type, grows up to 190-210 centimeters.
The number of leaves is above the average number of the usual tomato shape, dark green in color. The name of the variety was given for the appearance of the tomato at the ripening stage. The striped coloring of the tomatoes is noticeable. As well as on the cut of a watermelon, the bones are clearly visible, on the cut of tomatoes, seeds stand out.
The best yield result is shown when the bush is formed with one stem, with the obligatory garter to the support. It is desirable to remove the leaves below the bud of the first cluster of mature fruits. This enhances the airing of the soil in the hole, prevents diseases from developing in conditions of high humidity.
Tomato variety "Watermelon" is characterized by a long fruiting period, according to many reviews received from gardeners, has a fairly high resistance to late blight and fungal infections of tomatoes.
The country of origin of the variety is Russia. The shape of the fruit is a round shape, flattened at the stalk, the ribbing of tomatoes is well pronounced. Color - dark red with a transition to brown shades, on the cut the flesh is red with spots of dark brown shades, a small spot at the stalk is well pronounced.
The average weight of tomatoes is 145-165 grams, with good care, tomatoes weighing 500-550 grams grow... Application - salad dressing, collect very carefully, fruits tend to crack.
You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|King of Beauty||280-320 grams|
|Pink honey||600-800 grams|
|Honey saved||200-600 grams|
|King of Siberia||400-700 grams|
|Petrusha the gardener||180-200 grams|
|Banana feet||60-110 grams|
|Striped chocolate||500-1000 grams|
|Big Mama||200-400 grams|
|Ultra-early maturing F1||100g|
Productivity - 2.2-2.5 kilograms per bush, 4.8-6.0 kilograms per square meter when planting no more than 3 bushes on it. Marketable condition. Good appearance of fresh tomatoes, low preservation during transportation, cracking of fruits is possible.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Watermelon||4.8-6 kg per square meter|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Bobcat||4-6 kg per square meter|
|Summer resident||4 kg per bush|
|Banana red||3 kg per bush|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
|King of Kings||5 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Bella Rosa||5-7 kg per square meter|
You can visually familiarize yourself with the variety of tomatoes "Watermelon" in the photo below:
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of the variety include:
- unique appearance;
- excellent taste of ripe tomatoes;
- long-term fruiting.
- the need to tie up bushes;
- relative weakness of the fruit, tendency to cracking.
There are no special secrets in cultivation. Like any other varieties, top dressing is required, periodic loosening of the soil in the hole, watering with warm water. Gardeners note the exactingness of the Watermelon variety to soils. Neutral or slightly acidic earth is required.
The gardeners who grew this variety note its excellent taste, little demand for care, a fairly good harvest and, most importantly, long-term (almost until frost) fruiting.
You can get acquainted with other varieties of tomatoes with different ripening periods in the table:
|Medium early||Mid-season||Super early|
|Golden king||Striped chocolate||Pink Impression|
|King London||Marshmallow in chocolate||Golden stream|
|Pink Bush||Rosemary||The miracle of the lazy|
|Flamingo||Gina TST||Salting miracle|
|The mystery of nature||Cow heart||Sanka|