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For those who want to quickly get a harvest of delicious tomatoes, there is an early ripe hybrid called "Hali-Gali". This species will not cause any particular difficulties in growing.
"Hali-Gali" was bred in Russia by specialists from Siberia, received state registration as a hybrid recommended for growing in unprotected soil and film shelters in 2003. Since that time, it has been in steady demand among farmers and summer residents.
You can find a detailed description of the variety and its characteristics in our article.
Tomato "Hali-Gali": variety description
|Variety name||Hali Gali|
|general description||Early ripe, determinant, shtambovy variety of tomatoes|
|Ripening period||85-105 days|
|The form||Round, with a characteristic spout|
|Average weight of tomatoes||70-120 grams|
|Variety yield||3 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Requires shaping and tying|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
This is an early ripe hybrid, from the moment of planting seedlings to the appearance of the first ripe fruits, 85-105 days pass. Has eponymous F1 hybrids... Determinant bush, standard. Read about indeterminate varieties here.
Like many modern hybrids, it resists fungal diseases and harmful insects well.
Recommended variety of tomatoes "Hali-Gali" for planting in the open field, but many are grown in greenhouses and hotbeds, on the balcony, due to the growth of the plant 50-90 cm.
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main positive qualities of this hybrid are noted:
- resistance to temperature extremes;
- the ability to grow on a balcony in an urban setting;
- tolerance for lack of moisture;
- early maturity;
- high sugar content.
Among the shortcomings, one can single out its not very high yield and exactingness to fertilizing.
The fruits of this species have one distinctive feature in appearance, it is a kind of nose at the end. By this external characteristic, they can be distinguished from other varieties. It should also be noted early maturity and resistance to temperature extremes.
If you grow Hali-Gali tomatoes in the open field, then each bush can be harvested up to 3 kg of tomatoes, with a recommended planting density of 3-4 bushes per square meter. m, thus, it comes out up to 12 kg.
You can compare this indicator with other varieties below:
|Hali Gali||3 kg per bush|
|Pink spam||20-25 kg per square meter|
|Pink Lady||25 kg per square meter|
|Red Guard||3 kg per bush|
|Explosion||3 kg per bush|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Batianya||6 kg per bush|
|Golden jubilee||15-20 kg per square meter|
|Brown sugar||6-7 kg per square meter|
|Crystal||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
In greenhouse shelters, the result is 20-30% higher, that is, about 15 kg. This is certainly not a record yield, but still not so bad, given the short stature of the plant.
Ripe fruits are red, round in shape. The weight of a tomato ranges from 70 to 120 grams, during the first harvest it can reach 180-200. Number of chambers 3-5, dry matter content up to 5%, sugars 2.6%. To the characteristics of the Hali-Gali tomato, it should be added that the harvested fruits can be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well.
The weight of fruits in other varieties of tomatoes can be seen in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Hali Gali||70-120 grams|
|Crimson ringing||150 grams|
|Red Guard||230 gram|
The fruits of "Hali-Gali" are very good fresh and will serve as an ornament to any table. They make a very tasty juice and puree, this is achieved due to the high sugar content. Can also be used in home canning and barrel pickling.
Look at the photo of the tomato Hali-Gali:
The trunk of the bush needs a garter, and the branches in supports, this is a necessary condition so that the branches do not break off. They are formed into three stems, if the plant is in unprotected soil, if in a greenhouse or on a balcony, then in two. He loves complex feeding very much.
Tomato variety "Hali-Gali" is more suitable for the southern regions and is recommended for growing in the North Caucasian District, where the highest yield is noted. It also grows well in other southern regions. In the middle lane, it is recommended to cover it with a film. In more northern regions of the country, it grows only in heated greenhouses.
Two important aspects of growing tomatoes are soil and fertilization. We have prepared many useful articles on this topic for you:
- How to independently prepare the soil for tomatoes.
- What kind of soil is suitable for seedlings and mature plants in greenhouses.
- What types of soil for tomatoes exist.
- Organic, mineral, phosphate and ready-made fertilizers.
- Top dressing for seedlings, when picking, foliar, TOP of the best.
- How to use ash, yeast, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid as fertilizer.
Correct watering, loosening, mulching are equally important. All these agronomic techniques are simple, but they help to achieve the desired results.
Diseases and pests
Those who grow "Hali-Gali" rarely have to deal with diseases, since the hybrid is resistant to most of them. The bushes of this plant require proper care.
Measures such as ventilating greenhouses, observing the irrigation regime and lighting, loosening the soil will serve as an excellent prevention. Most importantly, this will eliminate the need to use chemicals in the event of diseases, which will certainly affect the environmental friendliness of the product.
However, information about the main diseases of tomatoes in greenhouses and measures to combat them may be useful to you. Read everything about Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillium and Late Blight. And also about protecting plants from late blight and varieties that do not get sick with this disease.
The planting of tomatoes can be threatened by such pests as the Colorado potato beetle, aphids, thrips, spider mites, slugs. Insecticides will help get rid of insects, but there are other ways. You can read about them in our articles: how to deal with the Colorado potato beetle and its larvae, how to get rid of aphids and thrips, how to prevent the appearance of spider mites. And also, all possible ways to deal with slugs.
As follows from the description of the Hali-Gali tomato, it is not a difficult and unpretentious look to care for. Even those who start growing tomatoes for the first time can cope with it. Good luck and a good collection of beautiful tomatoes.
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|