For lovers of early and medium-sized tomatoes, breeders have bred a large number of various hybrids. Some are distinguished by high yields, but they are picky enough to care for, others can grow only in a certain soil, and some require special fertilizers. Tomato Aphrodite differs from them in many ways, a description of the characteristics of the variety will help you deal with all the nuances.
Description and characteristics of the variety Aphrodite
Aphrodite is classified as an early ripe hybrids, from planting seedlings to collecting the first fruits, it takes from 80 to 100 days. The stem itself is of medium height. The maximum can reach one and a half meters in height.
The bush has abundant vegetation, there are many leaves on it and they are often located. The inflorescences consist of 4-6 fruits, there are a sufficient number of them on the plant. When mature, tomatoes are bright red in color, each of the fruits weighs at least 100 g, and has 3 seed chambers. An important difference of the variety is the absence of a yellow-green spot on the stalk in a mature fruit.
The hybrid is grown both in the open field and in greenhouses. Some gardeners claim that the plant grows well and develops on balconies.
The tomato has a high immunity against various diseases and pests, has several F1 hybrids.
The yield of the variety is high, from a square meter in an open space you can get up to 17 kg of fruits of excellent quality, in a greenhouse this figure is slightly lower.
In greenhouses and greenhouses, boles are grown only in areas with a very short summer. In other weather conditions, tomatoes will have time to ripen naturally.
Tomato Aphrodite and other F1 hybrids are the brainchild of domestic breeders. The variety was bred by the Ural biologists, it was officially registered in 2010. The relatively young tomato was quickly able to win the favor of gardeners throughout the country, it immediately fell in love with both southerners and more northern agronomists.
Regions of tomato growth
The hybrid is quite picky about weather conditions, but gardeners in almost all regions have learned to grow it successfully:
- Crimea, the Caucasus, Belgorod, Voronezh, Astrakhan regions cultivate Aphrodite in the open field;
- the middle strip provides for periodic covering of beds with tomatoes of this variety with a film in the spring;
- the northern regions practice agricultural technology in greenhouses, which is no less effective.
It is worth remembering that the plant is light-requiring; for planting it, it is worth choosing sunny places without shading.
Advantages and disadvantages
Tomato Aphrodite, like other vegetables, has its own advantages, they include:
- Fast and friendly fruiting.
- Approximately the same size and weight of fruits on one cluster.
- Good storage and transport performance of ripe tomatoes.
- Good immunity to various diseases of this plant species.
- Excellent taste characteristics.
- Resistance of the variety to cracking of overripe fruits.
- Good yield.
Among the disadvantages are:
- The need for a garter of an adult plant.
- Regular pinning of the trunk.
- Special requirements for temperature conditions.
- The need to regularly apply subcrust and fertilizer.
Despite everything, the tomato Aphrodite is a fairly common variety; it is grown even on balconies.
Planting a tomato
Growing tomatoes of this variety is not much different from growing others. It is characterized by the following steps:
- First of all, seedlings are germinated from seeds. For this, nutrient soil and containers are prepared in advance. A universal substrate from a flower shop, mixed with peat in a ratio of 1:10, is perfect. Plastic or wooden boxes of arbitrary sizes are used as containers.
The procedure itself begins with warming up the soil and soaking the seeds. To do this, it is necessary to pour the substrate into the selected containers and keep it at room temperature for at least 5-6 hours.
Soaking the seeds should be taken responsibly, the degree of germination largely depends on this. The best method is pre-treatment of seeds with a weak solution of potassium permanganate, which disinfects the grains and saturates them with the necessary moisture. The procedure should last at least 12 hours, and if you put a container with seeds under the freezer, it will also harden them.
After that, the seeds are sown on the surface of the soil and covered with a layer of 1 cm of the same substrate. Water abundantly and send to a warm and bright place. If all the nuances are observed, the seedlings will appear in a week.
- After the appearance of the second pair of real leaves, the seedlings must be dived. It is best to do this in separate containers for each plant. The soil is taken the same, in the process of transplanting it is worth pinching off the central root of each stem a little. Watering will speed up the engraftment of tomatoes. And they can be planted in open ground after the threat of frost in the region has passed.
- Planting in open ground is no different from planting tomatoes of other varieties. It is better to do this in a transshipment way in order to minimize the injury to the rhizome. The holes should be the size of a lump of earth with a stem. It is worth watering abundantly only a couple of times after planting, it is advisable to shade the stems a little for a few days after the procedure.
After that, the plant begins to grow and develop on its own, but in order to get a decent harvest for each bush of Aphrodite tomatoes, care is needed. They carry it out like this:
- top dressing and mineral fertilizers are regularly applied;
- tie a bush to pre-installed supports;
- pinch off excess leaves and shoots, forming two or three main trunks;
- periodically loosen the soil and remove weeds;
- sometimes mulching with sawdust is required.
The plant develops and bears fruit best of all on neutral soils, on acidic soils the yield drops.
Diseases and pests
Tomato Aphrodite has strong immunity to most diseases that can affect tomatoes. But a couple of sprays with Bordeaux mixture does not fit.
As for pests. That stem is especially to the taste of the Colorado potato beetle. It is necessary to deal with this, otherwise you can lose both the stems and the crop. This requires:
- Plant plants away from potato beds.
- Regularly inspect the stems for the presence of a pest.
- Spray periodically with preparations against this pest.
This will help preserve the plants and get a rich harvest.
Features of fruiting
The Aphrodite variety is classified as a high-yielding variety, but this is not always the case. High performance will be achieved when:
- enough heat and light;
- moderate watering;
- proper soil property;
- absence of pests.
If you do not follow these rules, then you will not be able to get a decent reward for your work.
Tomato Aphrodite fully lives up to its name, the stem is a little capricious, like the goddess herself, but the beauty and excellent taste of the early fruits fully compensate for this.
Characteristics and description of the variety:
- Tomato variety Aphrodite f1 is determinant.
- The height of the stem is 50-70 cm in an open bed, in the greenhouse the bushes are higher.
- Tomatoes Aphrodite do not need pinching.
- Plants have a large number of large green leaves.
- Tomatoes Aphrodite f1 have a simple inflorescence that forms 6-8 fruits.
- When a plant is forming, the first brush appears above 5-6 leaves, then after 1 leaf.
- Bushes need to be tied to supports.
The tomato yield is high. From 1 m², up to 15-18 kg of fruits are obtained in a greenhouse. On an open bed with 1 m², collect 8-10 kg. This variety of tomatoes ripens one of the first.
When growing tomato Aphrodite f1, the description and parameters of the fruit are important. The tomatoes are juicy and fleshy. The peel of tomatoes is strong, does not crack. Ripe tomatoes are red, do not have a light spot at the stalk. Reviews of gardeners about this variety are positive. Tomatoes have a sweetish taste. The fruits have a regular round shape. Tomatoes weight 100-115 g. Tomatoes can be stored for a long time in a cool room. They tolerate transportation very well.
Advantages of the Aphrodite variety:
- simultaneous ripening of fruits,
- the same shape and weight of fruits on one hand,
- strong fruit skin,
- good keeping quality and transportability,
- disease resistance,
- great taste,
- the variety is unpretentious, does not require pinching.
- the variety requires a garter,
- sensitive to weather conditions.
Tomatoes are versatile in use. They can be preserved whole and pre-processed. The fruits are used fresh, they are made of salads, and meat dishes are supplemented with tomatoes. Tomatoes can be grown in greenhouses and outdoors. When growing, you need to timely fertilize, loosen the soil and water the bushes. The branches must be tied to the supports.
Features of the variety
Variety Yadviga F1 belongs to a semi-determinant species, the height of the bush reaches an average of 150-180 cm. It has a powerful root system that nourishes and supports the plant during the period of weather changes. The bush has a compact and neat look.
Gardeners recommend forming a plant in 2 trunks. The foliage is medium in size, regular in shape and dark green in color. Strong stems with short internodes. The Jadwiga tomato is adapted for growing both in greenhouses and hotbeds, and in the open field.
An early ripe variety gives its first harvest in 80-85 days from the moment of the first shoots. The inflorescence is normal. The first brush is formed after 6-7 leaves. About 6 large fruits are tied on 1 brush. An adult bush can have up to 11 clusters. The plant needs additional support and a garter.
- The fruits of the Jadwiga tomato are quite large, the mass of 1 tomato reaches 200-220 g.
- The fruit is round, smooth and firm in shape. They have a sufficiently strong skin, thereby avoiding cracking.
- Tomatoes ripen together, which makes harvesting easier.
- Tomatoes have an even red color, there is no spot around the stalk.
- The taste is excellent.
- Tomato is suitable for fresh consumption, preparation of various types of tomato products.
The yield of the Yadviga variety is high. On average, up to 14 kg of tomato can be harvested from 1 bush per season. The fruits tolerate long-distance transportation well and at the same time do not lose their presentation. The crop can be stored for a long time in a cool and dry place.
The characteristics of this species of nightshade show that the plant has resistance to many fungi, in particular to late blight, verticillosis and fusarium of race 1.
Features of the fruit
Each tomato growing on a bush of the "Orange" variety fully justifies the name of the variety by its appearance.
- The form. The fruits are spherical. If the size of the tomato is medium, then the outside of the division into internal chambers is almost invisible, which makes the fruits almost smooth and similar in shape to the citrus of the same name.
- Color. Tomatoes of this variety can have different shades of orange: from yellow-orange to rich orange-gold.
- Weight. Since the fruits are large and fleshy, this entails their impressive weight. On average, the mass of fruits of the tomato "Orange" is in the range of 200 - 300 g, but large specimens can even reach 400 g.
- Taste. The fruit tastes sweet. The inside of the tomato is fleshy, has a high proportion of dry matter, but at the same time is juicy and contains few seeds.
- Purpose. It is very pleasant to eat tomatoes raw, ideal for salads made from fresh vegetables. People who are allergic to red tomatoes can usually consume orange without ill effects. The Orange tomato is a good choice for healthy baby food. Also, the variety is recommended for people suffering from a lack of carotene and problems of the gastrointestinal tract.
From country forums
All reviews from the dacha tomato lovers' forums are completely enthusiastic, it is difficult to find negative comments about Aphrodite. There are features of the hybrid that do not correspond to the description of the variety - their summer residents identify them during cultivation. You can read the reviews and find out more details about the hybrid.
“Last season, the summer was unusually hot. In greenhouses, the temperature in the middle of the day approached 40 ° C, no ventilation helped. Several bushes of Aphrodite were planted in a greenhouse for the experiment. The hybrid showed good yields despite the sweltering heat. Aphrodite bore fruit in waves, there were 2 harvests. I liked it - it is convenient, you can plan your sales in the market. I grow tomatoes for the market. It formed bushes into 3 stems, although the description admits 4. Four is definitely a lot, the bushes of Aphrodite and 3 stems turned out to be huge, because of them the greenhouse turned into a jungle.
In the description for the tomato Aphrodite F1, the growth of the bush is indicated - 1.1 meters. I have all the bushes of Aphrodite rested against the ceiling of the greenhouse. It was a slight disappointment, I had to change the stakes: in the spring I put the supports 1.5 m, their bushes were absolutely not enough.
The tomato crop Aphrodite smoothed out all the shortcomings. The bushes were hung with beautiful tassels. The tomatoes in each cluster were all the same size and ripened almost at the same time. Part of the crop was successfully sold on the market (the crop of the first wave), the second part (the crop of the second wave) was used for harvesting.
Pickled tomatoes in the usual way. The blanks have already been tested, the taste of pickled tomatoes Aphrodite F1 suited us, the appearance also did not disappoint, you can put a solid five ”.
Reviews of gardeners about the apple tree
Tatiana, 65 years old: “I collect the first copies at the beginning of autumn. After the first frost, the apples become juicier and sweeter. I comply with the storage conditions, so we consume the harvest for six months. Just look after. In the summer I water, harvest on time, clear the space of foliage. "
Vasily, 45 years old: “An unpretentious tree. The apples are delicious. The size is small. When they lie down, they change color to bright crimson and become sweeter. The tree has grown large, but I hardly care for it. Occasionally I feed it with humus, when the heat is intense, I water it. Winters well. "
Marina, 47 years old: “My tree is 12 years old. It reached a height of 5 meters. I shoot about a hundred buckets every year. In the refrigerator, the fruits are stored until the New Year. It blooms beautifully, the fruit is also beautiful in appearance. I harvest until the end of September. "
Reviews of those who planted
Basically, the reviews of gardeners are the most positive.
- Anna, for example, writes: “A wonderful variety! The most unpretentious of all that I know. From the series “planted and forgot”. The bush is small, I hardly toil with a garter, there is no need to pinch. Good for both greenhouses and open ground. I harvest up to 'white flies'. "
- Nataliya shares his experience: “Last year they planted such tomatoes in our country house. This year we will too. We liked these tomatoes. They are delicious both fresh and salted. Care is very easy: no need to pinch and tie, as they are undersized. They are not afraid of a cold snap and ripen, even if there is no sun for a couple of days. Tomatoes are hard, and this is a big plus for transportation. Whoever has not planted such tomatoes, I advise you, you will not regret it. "
- Irina from Chelyabinsk assures: “May was cold here. Sanka began to bear fruit first. We use it in salads, pizza, we twist it for the winter. It's good that you don't need to pinch. It tastes much better than store-bought ones. "
The Sanka variety, which has been proven for two decades, is suitable for growing in any garden or greenhouse. An unpretentious and tasty tomato is worth trying to grow for every gardener.