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Small-fruited, high-yielding tomatoes are always a success. The Caramel Red variety is no exception. Small bright scarlet tomatoes have a delicious taste, miniature bushes, strewn with fruits, look very decorative.
Tomato variety "Caramel Red" is used as a salad and for whole-fruit canning. Can be used to prepare assorted colors, as a can seal. These are the sweetest fruits with an unforgettable dessert taste, the best decoration for buffet and festive tables.
Description of the variety of tomatoes "Red Caramel"
Tomatoes "Caramel Red" F1 - a hybrid of the first generation, high-yielding, early maturing, with an extended period of fruiting. Indeterminate bush, up to 2 m high, branched, with a large amount of green mass. Leaves are medium in size, dark green, simple. Fruits ripen in large clusters of 30-50 pieces. The yield is good, with 1 sq. m plantings can be harvested up to 4.8 kg of tomatoes.
Fruits are small, dense, up to 3 cm in diameter, weighing 25-30 g. The shape is round, without ribbing. The skin is dense, somewhat tough. When ripe, the color of the fruit changes from dark green to bright red. The pulp is very juicy, sour-sweet. Large number of seed chambers, high sugar and vitamin C content.
Tomatoes "Caramel Red" - a hybrid bred by Russian breeders. Suitable for different regions, it is recommended to grow under plastic or in open beds. The harvested fruits are well stored, transportation is possible. The variety is ideal for canning. Small bright red fruits do not crack, they look very elegant when pickled or salted, they are suitable for assorted vegetables. Canning is possible in the phase of technical ripeness. The fruits can be used to decorate dishes.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Red caramel||25-30 grams|
|Yellow giant||400 gram|
|Pink King||300 grams|
|Miracle of the garden||500-1500 grams|
|Icicle Black||80-100 grams|
|Chocolate bar||30-40 grams|
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- beautiful and even fruits of pleasant taste;
- tomatoes are great for canning;
- long fruiting period;
- cold and shade tolerance;
- resistance to major diseases of nightshade.
The variety also has disadvantages:
- a tall bush requires formation;
- tomatoes must be grown on a solid support;
- the skin of the fruit is harsh.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Red caramel||4.8 kg per square meter|
|Snowfall||4-5 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Honey heart||8.5 kg per square meter|
|Broody||10-1 kg per square meter|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Buyan||9 kg per bush|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|King of the market||10-12 kg per square meter|
|De Barao the giant||20-22 kg per bush|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
Caramel Red variety is sown for seedlings in the second half of March. Before planting, the seeds are treated with a growth stimulant; disinfection is not required. For seedlings, you need a light soil mixture of equal parts of garden soil and humus, into which you can mix river sand or vermiculite. Seeds are sown with a depth of about 2 cm, abundantly sprayed with water and covered with foil. The ideal temperature for germination is 23-25 degrees.
After sprouting, the containers are moved to a well-lit place. The picking begins when the first pair of real leaves unfold on the seedlings. Young tomatoes are fed with liquid complex fertilizer. Planting in beds or in a greenhouse takes place in the second half of May. Seedlings are cold-tolerant, so you should not be afraid of a slight short-term drop in temperature.
For 1 sq. m you can place no more than 3 bushes... Wood ash or complex mineral fertilizer is laid out on the holes. After planting, the plants need to be watered well. It is better to grow tall bushes on a strong support, tying them, for example, to a trellis. It is necessary to form a bush in 1 or 2 stems, most of the stepsons are removed. It is recommended to remove the lower leaves, this will provide access to light and air to the fruit. Water the tomatoes with warm water as the topsoil dries up.
Every 2 weeks, the bushes are fed with a full complex fertilizer... It can be alternated with organic matter: diluted bird droppings or mullein.
Pests and diseases
Tomato variety "Red Caramel" F1 is quite resistant to the main diseases of the nightshade: tobacco mosaic, fusarium, verticillium, late blight, gray and root rot. However, preventive measures should not be neglected. The soil must be loosened frequently to remove weeds. For the prevention of fungal diseases, it is better to mulch the soil with straw or peat.
It is recommended to regularly spray young plants with phytosporin or other bio-preparation with an antifungal effect. Insecticides or decoctions of herbs are saved from pests: celandine, chamomile, yarrow.
Tomato variety "Caramel Red" is an elegant and fruitful variety that can decorate any greenhouse. Beautiful, even fruits are ideal for canning, they keep well and are very popular with children. Bushes require shaping, otherwise caring for them is easy.
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties ripening at different times:
|President 2||Persimmon||Major F1|
|Sanka||Pound rosemary||King penguin|
|Salting miracle||King of beauty||Emerald apple|