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Every gardener dreams of a big harvest on his site. Tomato Tarpan f1 is an excellent example of plants that give excellent yields, but at the same time, they do not require much maintenance.
Feature of the variety
In addition to the fact that Tarpan F1 tomatoes have a high yield, the fruits have excellent taste. This hybrid has the positive characteristics of an ideal tomato. The description of the variety can begin with the fact that this variety of tomatoes belongs to the early maturing varieties. Within 100 days, after the shoots have appeared, the first harvest can be expected. If the farmer meets the necessary conditions for growing the plant, then from each square meter, up to 12 kg of fruits can be harvested.
This variety was bred by Dutch breeders. It was specially developed to be able to be planted in regions with moderate climatic conditions. The tomato bush of this variety is not large, with a minimum number of leaves. The leaves are small in size, with a pleasant light green tint. On each brush, an average of 4-6 tomatoes develop.
Benefits of "Tarpan"
Of the most characteristic positive differences of the variety, the following can be noted:
- attractive fruit appearance and excellent taste of ripe tomatoes;
- high yield rate;
- the ability to resist many common tomato diseases;
- small bushes, can be compactly marked in a greenhouse or on a small area of a personal plot.
Reviews about this variety of those who planted it, only positive, negative sides were not found.
Description of fruits
Almost the entire crop has a presentation of the fruit. Their distinctive feature consists in the following parameters:
- tomatoes have a red-pink tint;
- in shape, they resemble a sphere flattened at the bottom and top;
- ribbing is poorly expressed;
- relatively dense upper skin;
- rather juicy pulp;
- pleasant sweetish aftertaste;
- fruits are of average size, but grown in greenhouse conditions can reach 200 grams;
- retain their qualities and do not lose their presentation during long-term storage;
- are not afraid of transportation;
- after harvesting at the stage of technical maturity, they ripen well.
In cooking, these tomatoes are used raw and for making salads. They are suitable for preservation blanks. Small size, allows pickling whole in jars. Often tomatoes "Tarpan" are used in baby food for the preparation of vegetable puree and juices.
Tarpan tomatoes do not require special care when growing. They need the basic requirements that are inherent in most common varieties and growing will not cause difficulties both for those who have been planting such vegetables for many years, and for novice gardeners.
Like most early varieties, seeds are sown in containers in early March. These tomatoes do not require soil disinfection and the use of special preparations to stimulate growth. The soil into which the seeds are sown should consist of the same amount of garden soil and rotted humus. Garden land can be replaced with sod soil.
After the seeds have been placed in containers with soil, lightly water and cover with foil to ensure moisture is retained. Having provided the air temperature in the room with the sown seeds at +23 degrees, you can expect the first entrances soon. The emerging plants must be installed in such a way that sunlight falls on the containers. A spray bottle is used to water young tomato sprouts. In this way, watering will not damage delicate plants.
The dive is carried out after 2 true leaves appear on most of the plants. The picking of the grown seedlings consists in transplanting the plants removed from the soil into other containers. Moreover, each plant can be placed in a separate pot. For this, peat cups, sold by special stores, are successfully used. After the dive of the seedlings, their first feeding is carried out.
The time of planting seedlings in open ground is primarily influenced by weather conditions. Consideration should be given to the possibility of recurring frosts and soil temperature in the region.
Although the size of the bushes is small, it is not recommended to thicken the planting of tomatoes. Water the tomatoes with water warmed up under the sun. Abundant watering should not be carried out. It is best to do this more often, but in moderation. After watering, the next day, the soil around the bushes is loosened. This ensures that the roots retain moisture for a longer time. To increase yields, tomatoes are fed three times per season.
Tomato pests and typical diseases
"Tarpan f1" is resistant to typical diseases of the nightshade, but still, preventive measures should be taken to grow them and wait for the harvest. So, when planting seeds, the soil is disinfected with hydrogen peroxide or a solution of copper sulfate. This will help prevent Fusarium infection of the plants. Tomatoes planted in the ground, before the appearance of the ovary, is recommended to be treated with agents with an antifungal effect, as well as antiviral drugs.
If the plants are affected by late blight, then in this case they are treated with preparations containing copper.
Tomato bushes and their fruits can be affected by such garden pests:
- spider mite;
- Colorado beetles.
If not taken appropriate measures, then these insects can completely deprive the farmer of the tomato crop.
Note! When fruits or ovaries appear, it is contraindicated to treat tomato bushes with pesticides.
To get rid of aphids, the bushes should be sprayed with soapy water, Slugs are removed by hand. You can get rid of Colorado beetles if you remove the eggs that the female insect has planted on the leaf in time, or use special preparations.