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Bull heart. Perhaps this variety of tomato is known to all gardeners and gardeners. For both experienced and newbies. Although the cultivation of this variety cannot be called simple, it nevertheless remains the most popular when planting for a decent harvest.
Although the species of this variety are already known under the names Bull Heart Pink, Orange, Black, now we will talk about the variety “Bull Heart Red”.
In this article, we will present to your attention a complete description of the variety, we will introduce you to its characteristics and cultivation features.
Tomatoes Ox Heart Red: variety description
Plants of this variety are determinate, they are distinguished by a strong spreading bush with few leaves, normal shape and color. The variety is intended for growing in open ground in the south of Russia, when grown in the middle lane and Siberia, it is better to use a greenhouse to increase the fruiting period.
Plant height ranges from 150 to 175 centimeters when grown in open beds, and can reach 200 centimeters when planted in a greenhouse. The bush is usually formed into two trunks. The second trunk is formed from the first stepson. The rest of the stepsons are periodically removed. The plant is of medium maturity, reaches technical maturity in the period from 125 to 132 days after planting seeds to obtain seedlings. Of the features of the variety, it should be noted that the shape and size of the fruits on one bush are different.
Moreover, the first fruits on the bush are the largest. It requires the obligatory tying of not only a bush, but also individual brushes, which can come off due to the decent weight of the fruit. The fruits of tomatoes of this variety have a well-defined red color, dense to the touch, rather fleshy. The shape of the tomatoes is different even on the same plant. Forms a brush, which usually contains 4-5 fruits. The first fruits are usually heart-shaped, rather large.
"Bovine red heart" tomato is really not small and reaches a weight of 300 to 500 grams... With a small amount of ovary, it can reach 800-850 grams of weight. Subsequent fruits are round in shape, much less weight. Reach weights from 150 to 220 grams.
You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Bull heart red||300-850 grams|
|Raspberry Viscount||300-450 grams|
|The Tsar Bell||up to 800 grams|
|Red Arrow||70-130 grams|
The use of fruits is universal, although it is more often used as a salad variety.... The tomatoes taste slightly sweet - sour. They have good transportability. With a long stay on the bush at a state of maturity, they are prone to cracking.
With a planting pattern of 40 × 50 centimeters and the number of plants is four per square meter when grown on open beds yield ranges from 3.5 to 6.0 kilograms... When grown in a greenhouse, the yield is higher. About 8.0 to 12.0 kilograms.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Bull heart red||8-12 kg per square meter|
|De Barao||up to 40 kg per square meter|
|Visibly invisible||12-15 kg per square meter|
|Apples in the snow||2.5 kg per bush|
|Early love||2 kg per bush|
|Samara||up to 6 kg per square meter|
|Podsinsky miracle||11-13 kg per square meter|
|Baron||6-8 kg per bush|
|Apple tree of Russia||3-5 kg per bush|
|Cranberries in sugar||2.6-2.8 kg per square meter|
|Valentine||10-12 kg per bush|
Experienced gardeners recommend growing plants by planting seeds for seedlings, two months before planting in the ground. Before planting, treat seeds from late blight with a solution of potassium permanganate. For one liter of water, take 8-10 grams of potassium permanganate, soak tomato seeds in the resulting solution for about half an hour.
After that, the seeds are washed with water and slightly dried. Before planting, the seeds are soaked in a wet cloth. Sprouted seeds are planted in a box, embedding them to a depth of 2.0-2.5 centimeters, watered abundantly with water, put in a warm, bright place. After the emergence of sprouts, fertilizing can be carried out with a complex fertilizer such as "Humate". After the appearance of 2-3 true leaves, a pick is required.
It will help the growth of the root system. When planting seedlings in the ground, after a couple of weeks, fertilizing with nitrogen fertilizer is carried out... Urea is great. The solution is prepared at the rate of a tablespoon of urea per bucket of water. Watering 1.5-2.0 liters at the root of each plant. For further feeding, scatter a few granules of urea in each well.
Nitrogen will slowly flow to the roots with each watering. In the future, care will be limited to watering with a couple of additional fertilizing with complex fertilizer. To increase the size of tomatoes, it is better to leave no more than 7-8 brushes on the bush.and also restrict plant growth. It is also recommended to remove the lower leaves, periodically break out the stepsons.
Diseases and pests
Perhaps one of the gardener's nightmares is late blight. A disease caused by a fungus can destroy the entire tomato crop in your area in a few days. Late blight is translated as "plant eater". According to scientists, the birthplace of late blight is Mexico.
Most often it develops in hot weather, affects species related to tomatoes, such as eggplant, potatoes. For the prevention of the disease, it is recommended to burn last year's tops on the site. Now varieties of tomatoes have been bred that are resistant to late blight diseases, but they are also not guaranteed against infection.
For prophylactic purposes, it is recommended to dress the seeds in the manner described above. High humidity contributes to the spread of late blight. Therefore, when signs of disease appear, remove the affected bushes with subsequent burning. Ventilate the greenhouse to reduce humidity. Treat the rest of the plants with a preparation such as "Fitoftorin-M" or "Gamair" exactly following the instructions on the package.
If it is impossible to purchase the drug, you can use a folk remedy. It is prepared from 10 liters of water, a liter of milk, 25-30 drops of iodine. Mix thoroughly, spray the plants. This solution is most effective for tomatoes. For the prevention of late blight, experienced gardeners recommend adding a glass of wood ash to each hole before planting seedlings.
Probably all gardeners will call Medvedka pest No. 1 on their plot. It eats whatever it can get to. Prefers soils well fertilized with manure. Burrowing to a depth of about 15 centimeters, it lays about 300 eggs. In less than a month, the hatched pests come out. If you find a wilted plant on the site, look for a bear's nest nearby.
You can destroy it by pouring into the mink half a liter of infusion prepared from 10 liters of water and 150 grams of hot pepper. Whitefly is one of the most unpleasant pests. This pest never appears alone. Therefore, it is impossible to view these pests. Spraying with an infusion of 150 grams of chopped garlic infused for five days in a liter of water effectively helps. The installation of racks painted yellow and oiled with castor oil also helps.
In the table below you will find links to other varieties of tomatoes presented on our website and having different ripening periods:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Raspberry Viscount||Yellow banana||Pink Bush F1|
|The Tsar Bell||Titanium||Flamingo|
|Valentine||Honey fireworks||Chio chio san|
|Cranberries in sugar||Market miracle||Supermodel|
|Verlioka||De Barao black||Major F1|