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Classic medium-sized bright red tomatoes are indispensable in cooking. You can provide yourself with your favorite fruits with the help of correctly selected varieties planted in a greenhouse or open field.
An ideal option for amateur gardeners is the undemanding and productive Verliok hybrid. It is easy to care for, is not susceptible to diseases and guarantees excellent taste of the fruit.
In this article you will find a complete description of the variety, get acquainted with its characteristics, learn everything about diseases and features of agricultural technology.
Tomato "Verlioka" F1: variety description
|general description||Early maturing, determinant hybrid for greenhouses and open ground|
|Ripening period||95-100 days|
|The form||Fruits are medium-sized, round-flat, even|
|Average weight of tomatoes||80-100 grams|
|Application||Universal, suitable for canning|
|Variety yield||4.5-5 kg per plant|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||The variety is resistant to the main diseases of tomatoes|
A hybrid of Russian origin, for growing in greenhouses and hotbeds, under a film. In warm regions, it is possible to land in open ground. Fruits are well stored, transportation is possible. The last tomatoes can be picked green and will ripen quickly at room temperature.
Verlioka is a hybrid F1 of the first generation, high-yielding, early maturing. The bush is determinate, of average height, reaches a height of 1-1.5 m. Read about indeterminate varieties here. Moderate leaf formation. Fruits are collected in small clusters of 3-5 pieces. The yield is decent. With proper care, up to 4.5-5 kg of high-quality tomatoes can be harvested from 1 bush.
You can compare the yield of the Sweet Bunch with other varieties in the table below:
|Verlioka||4.5-5 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|
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- high palatability of fruits;
- good productivity;
- resistance to major diseases of nightshade;
- undemanding care;
- fruits are suitable for canning and salads.
The disadvantages of the "Verlioka" F1 variety include:
- the need for tying, pinching and forming a bush;
- sensitivity to top dressing and soil nutrition.
- Fruits are medium-sized, round-flat, even, weight from 80 to 100 g.
- Tomatoes are very beautiful, the dense glossy skin prevents them from cracking.
- The color of ripe fruits is bright red.
- The pulp is dense, juicy, the number of seed chambers is small.
- The taste is pleasant, rich, sweetish with a slight sourness.
- The fruits are high in sugars, amino acids and beta-carotene.
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|
From a culinary point of view, the variety is versatile. The fruits can be eaten fresh, used for stuffing, making salads, a variety of snacks, hot dishes, soups, sauces and juices. Small, even tomatoes with dense skin are great for pickling or pickling, they don't crack and look nice in a jar.
You can see the images of the Verlioka F1 tomato variety in the photo:
Seeds for seedlings are sown in early March. Before planting, it is better to disinfect them in a pink solution of potassium permanganate, and then soak them in a growth stimulator for 10-12 hours. Instead of an industrial composition, you can use freshly squeezed aloe juice.
For seedlings, you need a light and nutritious soil. You can make a mixture of garden or turf soil with peat or old humus. For greater airiness, a small portion of vermiculite or washed river sand is added. Read also about types of soil for tomatoes and soil for planting tomatoes in greenhouses.
Before planting, superphosphate and wood ash are added to the soil mixture. The soil is compacted into containers, the seeds are planted with a depth of 2 cm. If desired, the seeds can be planted in individual peat pots, excluding the subsequent picking, or use special mini-greenhouses. For successful germination, the containers are covered with foil and placed in heat. The optimum temperature is 23-25 degrees.
Important: Sprouted sprouts need bright lighting. The containers are placed on the south window sill or under powerful fluorescent lamps. Daylight hours should be bright, but not too long.
The picking of young plants is carried out after the unfolding of 2-3 true leaves. Immediately after transplanting, tomatoes are fed with liquid complex fertilizer. One more top dressing is needed before transplanting to a permanent place of residence. Plants need to be watered with warm, settled water from a watering can no more than 1 time in 5-6 days. Tomatoes do not like stagnation of moisture in the soil; in the intervals between waterings, the top layer of the soil should dry out slightly.
When the seedlings grow up, they are hardened by taking them out into the open air. The first walks last no more than an hour, gradually increasing the time. When it gets warm, the plants spend the whole day outside. The procedure is especially important for plants that will be planted outdoors.
Planting in film greenhouses is possible in the first half of May; plants are planted in open ground closer to the beginning of June. For 1 sq. m you can place no more than 3 bushes, thickening leads to a decrease in yield.
It is advisable not to plant tomatoes in the beds that were occupied by other nightshades: potatoes, peppers, eggplants. The best predecessors of tomatoes are legumes, cabbage, carrots. Before planting, the holes are spilled with hot water, 1 tbsp is placed in each. spoonful of complex mineral fertilizers or wood ash.
Plants transplanted into a greenhouse or soil need abundant, but not too frequent watering.
Advice: Only soft warm water is used, cold water causes shock and tomatoes stop growing.
During the season, the plants are fed every 2 weeks. In the first phase, before flowering, nitrogen-containing fertilizers are useful; after the formation of ovaries, it is better to focus on potassium and phosphorus. Mineral feeding can be alternated with organic matter: an aqueous solution of mullein or bird droppings.
- Ready-made complexes.
- Hydrogen peroxide.
- Boric acid.
- Foliar dressing.
- For seedlings.
Small plants can be tied to stakes or other supports. Heavy branches deserve special attention; under the weight of ripening fruits, they can break. For better insolation and air access, it is better to remove the lower leaves and excess lateral processes, forming a bush in 1 stem.
Pests and diseases
The hybrid is resistant to the main diseases: late blight, verticillosis, alternaria, fusarium, mosaics. For prevention, it is recommended to process the soil before planting. It is spilled with an aqueous solution of potassium permanganate or copper sulfate. Frequent loosening of the soil and timely removal of weeds will help prevent diseases. The landings are regularly inspected. Read also about how to protect plants from late blight and which tomato varieties are resistant to this scourge.
Finding spots on the leaves or fruits, you need to take immediate action. For example, soft spots on the peduncle can signal a lack of calcium. Timely fertilization will solve the problem. The airing of greenhouses, thinning of leaves, careful watering without stagnation of moisture in the soil will protect from rot. The soil can be mulched with peat or straw.
Insect pests - Colorado beetles, aphids, thrips, spider mites, are destroyed with the help of insecticides or folk remedies: infusions of celandine, chamomile, onion husks.
Verlioka is an excellent choice for beginner gardeners. Having mastered the subtleties of forming a bush and ensuring timely feeding, you do not have to worry about the yield. Experimenting with the planting site and planting dates, it is easy to get your own universal growing scheme for these promising tomatoes.
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the video material on how to properly form a tomato bush. This information will be useful when growing the "Verlioka" variety.
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|