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Tomatoes "Sweet bunch" will surely come to the courtyard of those gardeners who like to grow unusual tomatoes in their greenhouse. And this variety is really unique. It is not for nothing that they write “a stream of sweet tomatoes on one bush” on the seed bags.
In this article you will find a complete description of the variety, get acquainted with its characteristics and cultivation features. We will also tell you what diseases and pests can threaten these plants.
Tomato "Sweet bunch": variety description
|Variety name||Sweet bunch|
|general description||Early maturing, indeterminate variety for cultivation in a greenhouse|
|Ripening period||103-108 days|
|The form||Small, round fruits|
|Average weight of tomatoes||15-25 grams|
|Variety yield||2.5-3.2 kg per plant|
|Growing features||There are no differences from other varieties of tomatoes in the methods and techniques of growing|
|Disease resistance||Prone to late blight|
First of all, it must be said that the variety was bred specifically for cultivation in greenhouses and hotbeds. Although the description says that it can also be planted on open ridges, numerous reviews received from gardeners say that the variety tolerates open ground conditions only in southern Russia.
The bush of the plant is of an indeterminate type, reaching a height of 2.5 meters or more. Shows the best yield when forming a bush of 1-2 stems. In terms of ripening of fruits, it is early ripe, the first ripe tomatoes will be received in 103-108 days after planting seeds for seedlings.
The planted plant requires tying, preferably forming on a trellis. A bush with a medium number of large leaves, dark green in color, typical for a tomato shape. It is also necessary to remove the stepsons.
In the presence of containers of a suitable size, it is possible to grow on glazed loggias and balconies. The first 2-3 clusters produce the largest number of berries, 45-55 fruits grow on them, the rest form 20-25 tomatoes of equal size and weight. The variety is characterized by long, abundant fruiting.
Sweet bunch tomatoes have the following advantages:
- abundant, long-term fruiting;
- good fruit taste;
- versatility of the harvested crop.
- the need for a greenhouse for growing plants;
- the requirement for the mandatory removal of stepchildren;
- tendency to damage by late blight in drafts.
The shape of the fruit is round. Ripe tomatoes have a distinct red color. The average weight is 15-25 grams, with good care, fruits weighing 55-60 grams are noted. The application is universal, used to decorate dishes, give salads a sweetish taste, are suitable for canning with whole fruits, children like them for their sweet taste.
You can compare the weight of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|King of the market||300 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
Productivity is 2.5-3.2 kilograms per bush, 6.5-7.0 kilograms per square meter when planting no more than 3 bushes. Excellent presentation of fresh tomatoes, average safety during transportation.
You can compare the yield of the Sweet Bunch with other varieties in the table below:
|Sweet bunch||2.5-3.2 kg per bush|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|King of Kings||5 kg per bush|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Grandma's gift||up to 6 kg per square meter|
|Podsinsky miracle||5-6 kg per square meter|
|Brown sugar||6-7 kg per square meter|
|American ribbed||5.5 kg per bush|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|De Barao the giant||20-22 kg per bush|
There are no differences from other varieties of tomatoes in the methods and techniques of growing seedlings and plants planted in a greenhouse. Stimulants can be used to enhance growth. When carrying out a pick, fertilizing with mineral fertilizers is required.
After transferring the seedlings to the beds, irrigation with warm water, removal of stepchildren, weeding, periodic loosening of the soil in the holes, mulching are necessary.
As top dressing for tomatoes, you can use: organic fertilizers, iodine, yeast, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid.
The variety of tomatoes "Sweet bunch" is included in the State Register for Russia. By choosing this variety for planting, you will delight children with sweet tomatoes, picked fresh straight from the bush.
Diseases and pests
Gardeners note a tendency to late blight disease with drafts in the greenhouse. in general, the variety is resistant to the main diseases of tomatoes.
- Late blight and remedies against it.
As for pests, plants can be threatened - Colorado beetles, slugs, bears, aphids. Insecticides will help from their invasion.
We are also pleased to offer you useful materials on how to get the coolest tomato harvest in the open field and in a winter greenhouse, how to properly grow early varieties of tomatoes, which ones have increased resistance to diseases ..
In the table below you will find links to informative articles about tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Super early||Early ripe||Medium early|
|Ultra-early f1||Early love||Golden king|
|Riddle||Apples in the snow||King London|
|White filling||Visibly invisible||Pink Bush|
|F1 Moscow stars||My love f1||The mystery of nature|
|Debut||Crimson giant||New Konigsberg|