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The hybrid tomato Kaspar is rightfully considered one of the best varieties for canning. It makes the most delicious tomatoes in its own juice. And this is not the only advantage that makes this tomato one of the most favorite among Russian gardeners.
Good yield, early ripening and long-term fruiting, excellent taste - these are just some of the advantages of these tomatoes.
If you are interested in this variety, read the full description below, get acquainted with the characteristics and subtleties of agricultural technology.
Tomato "Caspar" F1: variety description
|general description||Early maturing, determinant hybrid for greenhouses and open ground|
|Ripening period||85-90 days|
|The form||Elongated fruits|
|Average weight of tomatoes||80-120 grams|
|Application||Tomatoes are versatile, great for canning|
|Variety yield||10 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||The planting scheme for bushes is 30 x 70 or 50 x 70 cm. At the same time, per 1 sq. m quite calmly will grow from 7 to 9 bushes.|
|Disease resistance||The variety is resistant to the main diseases of tomatoes|
This Dutch hybrid was included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements of Russia quite recently - in 2015. The originator of the hybrid is Sedek Agrofirm, and the authors are Dutch breeders.
An early ripening hybrid has a ripening period of 85-90 days in a greenhouse and up to 120 days in an open field. In warm regions, the first harvest can be taken in June. Fruiting continues until autumn. In cooler areas, the first harvest ripens in July.
Caspar is a determinant variety for open ground and greenhouses. It is suitable for growing in all regions of Russia. Read about indeterminate varieties here.
The long period of fruiting of the hybrid is also due to disease resistance. He is not afraid of pests, which are the main traumatic factor for adult plants. Tomato "Kaspar" F1 can be grown even by novice gardeners, it is so unpretentious and easy to care for.
The main characteristics of the fruit:
- The fruits of "Kaspar" have an elongated shape, reminiscent of bell peppers, with a characteristic spout.
- Unripe fruits are light green, ripe ones are orange-red.
- Average weight - from 80 to 120 g.
- They have a slight sourness in taste and a characteristic tomato smell.
- Fruits are small chambered, have only 2-3 nests.
- The skin of the tomato is dense and rough; when used in fresh salads, it is recommended to remove it.
- Due to the dense pulp, these tomatoes, even without the skin, do not spread or deform in dishes.
The weight of fruits in other varieties of tomatoes can be seen in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Crimson ringing||150 grams|
|Red Guard||230 gram|
Due to its dense consistency, the "Caspar" tomato is considered the best for preparing canned fruits in its own juice and assorted vegetables. The fruits are perfectly stored and transported, they are not prone to cracking. The yield is up to 10 kg per 1 sq. m.
You can compare this indicator with other varieties below:
|Caspar||10 kg per square meter|
|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|
We offer you to get acquainted with the tomatoes and bushes of the "Kaspar" variety in the photo:
The bush grows up to 50-100 cm, the stem can creep along the ground. In order to avoid excessive growth of green mass, it is stepchild and grown in 2 stems. To exclude contact of the fruit with the ground, the bush must be tied to a support.
This variety of tomatoes allows you to more efficiently use the planting area in greenhouses and in the garden. The scheme of planting bushes - 30 x 70 or 50 x 70 cm. M will grow quite easily from 7 to 9 bushes.
Planting seeds for seedlings is done in the last days of March or at the beginning of April. Presowing treatment consists in soaking them in potassium permanganate, after which a growth stimulator can be used. It is important to find the right soil for planting. The seeds are planted to a depth of 1 cm. After 2-3 leaves appear on the sprouts, they dive.
They need periodic watering and feeding 2-3 times during the growth of seedlings. Before planting in the ground, it is hardened for 14 days. To do this, during the daytime, it is exposed to the open air. The seedlings are ready for planting at the age of 55-70 days.
Disembarkation is carried out at the end of May after the last frost. The soil for tomatoes should be water and breathable, fertile. When planting seedlings in the hole, it is recommended to add 10 g of superphosphate. The main care involves the periodic removal of stepchildren, watering, loosening the soil and weeding, mulching.
Do not forget about the correct crop rotation. Do not plant tomatoes on soil where nightshade crops used to grow. The best predecessors for them would be carrots, turnips, radishes or onions. Tomatoes "Kaspar" love frequent, abundant watering. It is important to ensure that there is no stagnation of moisture in the soil.
During the entire growth and before the beginning of fruiting, the tomato is fed with mineral fertilizers containing phosphorus and potassium. The first time fertilizers are applied after the appearance of the first ovary, then 3 more dressings are carried out at regular intervals.
On our site you will find many useful articles about fertilizing tomatoes.:
- Fertilizers for seedlings.
- Ready-made complexes.
- Top of the best.
- How to carry out foliar feeding?
- Organic fertilizers.
- Hydrogen peroxide.
- Boric acid.
Diseases and pests
The variety is resistant to the main diseases of tomatoes and it is practically not required to take measures to combat them. But we can offer you information on this topic. Read all about:
- Late blight and protection against it.
- Late blight-resistant tomatoes.
Follow the simple rules of agricultural technology, and you are guaranteed to get a wonderful harvest of the "Kaspar" F1 tomato variety!
We offer you to familiarize yourself with the options for growing a tomato of the Kaspar F1 variety in boxes:
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|