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Looking for large and tasty tomatoes that are resistant to most diseases? Is it also desirable that they be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well? Pay attention to the variety called Perseus.
In our article we will provide you with a complete description of the variety, its main characteristics and agronomic subtleties. And also a lot of other useful information.
Perseus tomatoes: variety description
|general description||Mid-season determinant variety|
|Ripening period||108-115 days|
|The form||Rounded, slightly flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||110-180 grams|
|Application||Fresh, for conservation|
|Variety yield||6-8 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to many diseases|
The Perseus tomato variety belongs to the determinant mid-early varieties. Its homeland is Moldova, it was bred at the end of the 19th century. In height, the bushes of this plant usually reach fifty to sixty centimeters, they do not form a stem. The bushes are characterized by good foliage, and their first inflorescence is usually located above the sixth or seventh leaf.
Perseus tomatoes are resistant to fusarium, alternaria, anthracnose and tobacco mosaic virus. They can be grown outdoors and in greenhouses.
Description of the fetus
- The fruits of this type of tomato have a flat-round shape.
- The weight of one fruit is from one hundred and ten to one hundred and eighty grams.
- They are covered with a dense red skin, and there is a small green spot on them near the stalk.
- The fruits have a pleasant taste and good marketability.
- Transport is well tolerated. These tomatoes are stored for a long time, so they can be transported over long distances.
- The number of chambers in these fruits ranges from five to seven, and the dry matter content is quite low.
The fruits of these tomatoes can be eaten fresh, as well as canned.
You can compare the weight of the variety in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Monomakh's hat||400-550 grams|
|Pink King||300 grams|
|Black pear||55-80 grams|
|Icicle Black||80-100 grams|
|Moscow pear tree||180-220 grams|
|Chocolate bar||30-40 grams|
|Sugar powder||500-600 grams|
|Golden domes||200-400 grams|
The main advantages of Perseus tomatoes can be called:
- Heat resistance.
- Good taste of the fruit.
- Disease resistance.
This variety of tomatoes has practically no drawbacks, so it is a favorite of many gardeners. The Perseus tomato variety has a good yield. From one square meter of planting, six to eight kilograms of fruits are harvested. From germination to ripening of tomato fruits, Perseus usually takes from one hundred and eight to one hundred and fifteen days. The fruits are formed quickly and ripen almost simultaneously.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table:
|Perseus||6-8 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Leopold||3-4 kg per bush|
|Sanka||15 kg per square meter|
|Argonaut F1||4.5 kg per bush|
|Kibitz||3.5 kg per bush|
|Heavyweight of Siberia||11-12 kg per square meter|
|Honey cream||4 kg per square meter|
|Ob domes||4-6 kg per bush|
|Marina Grove||15-17 kg per square meter|
Perseus tomatoes can be grown in almost any region of Russia, as well as in Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine. It is customary to grow this thermophilic culture in open ground by sowing or seedlings. To obtain seedlings, seeds should be sown from March 1 to March 10 in pots measuring ten by ten centimeters, filled with a nutrient mixture.
After fifty five to sixty days, the seedlings are planted in the garden. This usually occurs in the second decade of May. If you want an early harvest, plant the seedlings in the beds in early May and cover them with plastic wrap until it gets warmer outside.
These tomatoes will grow best in loamy soil enriched with organic fertilizers. For landing, you should choose a sunny place, protected from strong winds. The distance between plants and between the rows should be fifty centimeters.
Diseases and pests
Perseus tomatoes are highly resistant to many diseases. To maximize the protection of the plants, five to six days after planting, treat them with a solution of potassium permanganate, and before flowering, carry out a preventive spraying with fungicidal preparations.
Try to grow Perseus tomatoes, and your family will enjoy delicious and healthy tomatoes for the whole summer.
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