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Small red tomatoes look smart and are in high demand among consumers. Such fruits are readily bought in stores, but it is possible to grow them on your own plot. An excellent option is the Holiday variety, suitable for greenhouses or open ground.
In our article, we have prepared for you not only a complete description of the variety. In this material, you will also find the main characteristics and features of growing, find out if tomatoes are prone to disease.
Tomatoes "Holiday F1": variety description
|general description||Mid-season determinant hybrid|
|Ripening period||110-115 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||80-120 grams|
|Variety yield||7 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Disease resistant|
Festive - mid-season high-yielding variety. The bush is determinate, compact. The leaf is dark green, simple, medium in size. Fruits ripen in clusters of 10-12 pieces. The yield is good; from one bush per season, you can remove from 2 to 5 kg of selected tomatoes.
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- beautiful fruits suitable for cooking or canning;
- great taste of ripe tomatoes;
- high productivity;
- compact bushes save space in the garden;
- disease resistance;
- cold tolerance, drought resistance.
The disadvantages include the need to attach heavy branches to the supports, as well as pinching the bush. For good fruiting, abundant mineral fertilizing is necessary.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table:
|Festive||7 kgs sq.m|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|Premier||6-9 kg per square meter|
|King of Kings||5 kg per bush|
|Stolypin||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|Grandma's gift||6 kg per square meter|
|Buyan||9 kg per bush|
Fruits of the variety:
- The fruits are flat-round, very smooth and even, with a glossy skin.
- The variety belongs to small-fruited, tomatoes weigh from 80 to 120 g.
- In the process of maturation, the color changes from light green to deep red.
- The pulp is moderately firm, juicy, with a large number of seed chambers.
- The taste is pleasant, sweet with a subtle sourness.
The variety is universal, suitable for salads, preparing a variety of dishes and whole-fruit canning. Delicious juice is obtained from ripe fruits. The Prazdnichny tomato variety was bred by Russian breeders and is recommended for farms and private subsidiary plots. Suitable for growing outdoors or under plastic. The yield is good, the harvested fruits are perfectly stored, transportation is possible.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Japanese truffle||100-200 grams|
|Cosmonaut Volkov||550-800 grams|
|Spasskaya Tower||200-500 grams|
|Rookie pink||120-200 grams|
|Icicle pink||80-110 grams|
Depending on the region, seeds are sown for seedlings in early March or late February. Before planting, treatment with a growth stimulator is recommended for better germination. The soil should be light, the optimal composition is a mixture of garden soil with humus. It is possible to add a small amount of washed river sand, wood ash or superphosphate.
Planting is carried out with a depth of 1.5-2 cm; for germination, a temperature of at least 25 degrees is required. When the first shoots appear, the temperature is reduced to 15-16 degrees for 5-7 days. Then it is raised again to normal room temperature. This hardening strengthens young plants and increases their immunity. After the appearance of the first pair of true leaves, the seedlings are dived and fed with liquid complex fertilizer.
At the age of 50-60 days, the seedlings are moved to their permanent residence, in a greenhouse or open ground. The soil is loosened and fertilized with a generous portion of humus. For 1 sq. m place 3-4 plants, in the first days it is better to cover them with a film. Water the tomatoes as the soil dries up with warm water. Every 2 weeks of planting, they are fed with a complex mineral fertilizer with a predominance of phosphorus and potassium. The lateral processes above 5 brushes are removed, as the fruits ripen, the branches are tied to supports.
Diseases and pests
Tomato variety Prazdnichny F1 is resistant to the main diseases of Solanaceae: fusarium and verticillary wilting, apical rot. However, one cannot do without elementary preventive measures. The soil is spilled with a solution of potassium permanganate or copper sulfate before planting.
When grown in a greenhouse, a humidity level of no higher than 60% is maintained, this will help to avoid gray, white or root rot. For preventive purposes, it is recommended to spray plants with phytosporin or another drug with an anti-fungal effect. Noticing the first signs of late blight, the plants are treated with medicinal preparations, and the damaged parts are destroyed.
Insecticides, an aqueous solution of ammonia or decoctions of herbs: chamomile, celandine, yarrow will help get rid of insect pests. The plantings are regularly inspected, the soil is loosened, and the weeds are removed.
Festive tomatoes will be a real decoration of the garden. Small bushes, hung with long bright scarlet clusters of tomatoes, look very decorative. You can pick the fruits with whole brushes as they ripen.
|Mid-season||Medium early||Late ripening|
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