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To all summer residents living in the central regions of Russia, in Karelia and the Leningrad Region, there is a very good variety for you that can be grown on open land until frost. It's called "Snowdrop".
In addition to resistance to low temperatures, it has a high yield. Read more about the variety in our article. Description of tomatoes, their main characteristics, cultivation features, ability to resist diseases and pests.
Tomato "Snowdrop": variety description
|general description||Early maturing frost-resistant semi-determinant variety|
|Ripening period||80-90 days|
|The form||Rounded, slightly flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||100-150 grams|
|Application||Ideal for whole fruit canning|
|Variety yield||up to 20 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Poor drought and heat tolerance|
|Disease resistance||Highly resistant to fungal diseases|
This is an early frost-resistant northern variety, from the moment you planted the seedlings, 80-90 days will pass until the fruits are fully ripe.
Plant of semi-determinant semi-stem type. Produces equally good yields, both in unprotected ground and in greenhouse shelters. The plant is quite tall 110-130 cm... Has complex disease resistance.
Tomatoes of the "Snowdrop" variety, when fully ripe, are bright red in color. Rounded in shape, slightly flattened. The taste is good, sugary, pleasant, typical tomato. Fruits of average weight 100-120 g, specimens of the first collection can reach 150 g... The number of chambers is 3-4, the dry matter content is about 5%. The harvested fruits can be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well.
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|The Bummer's Miracle||60-65 grams|
|Lyana Pink||80-100 grams|
|Schelkovsky Early||40-60 grams|
|Severenok F1||100-150 grams|
|Room surprise||25 grams|
|F1 debut||180-250 grams|
"Snowdrop" was bred in Russia by specialists from Siberia, especially for the harsh northern conditions in 2000, received state registration as a variety for open ground and greenhouses in 2001. Almost immediately received recognition among amateurs and farmers due to its varietal qualities.
The variety is specially bred for the regions of Karelia, the Leningrad region and the Urals. In the regions of the far north, it is grown in heated greenhouses. In the south, it grows worse, as it was bred for cold regions.
The "Snowdrop" variety is ideal for whole-fruit canning... Fresh they are very good and will serve as an excellent addition to the table. Juices and purees are also of excellent quality.
This is a very productive variety, for this, among other things, they love it. Under suitable conditions, 6-7 kg can be harvested from each bush. With a recommended planting density of 4-5 plants per sq. m comes out up to 20 kg. This is undoubtedly a very good yield result, and almost a record for a medium-sized variety.
|Snowdrop||up to 20 kg per square meter|
|Crimson ringing||18 kg per square meter|
|Red Arrow||27 kg per square meter|
|Valentine||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Samara||11-13 kg per square meter|
|Tanya||4.5-5 kg per bush|
|Favorite||19-20 kg per square meter|
|Demidov||1.5-5 kg per square meter|
|King of beauty||5.5-7 kg per bush|
|Banana Orange||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Riddle||20-22 kg per bush|
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main positive qualities of the "Snowdrop" variety are noted:
- record frost resistance;
- very good taste;
- early maturity;
- immunity to common diseases of tomatoes in the greenhouse;
- beautiful appearance of the fruit.
Among the shortcomings, it is worth highlighting the capriciousness to the composition of the soil and the exactingness of fertilizing., especially at the stage of plant development.
You can visually familiarize yourself with the "Snowdrop" tomato variety in the photo below:
The main feature of the Snowdrop tomato is its resistance to low temperatures. Also, many people note the high immunity to diseases and the high taste of the fruit. Poorly tolerates drought and heat.
Seeds are sown in mid-April, seedlings are planted no earlier than June 10. The trunk of the bush must be tied up, and the branches must be strengthened with supports, this will prevent breaking off. It is necessary to form in two or three stems, in the open field, usually in three.
Top dressing 4-5 times a season, moderate watering 2 times a week, depending on the climate.
- Mineral, organic, phosphoric, complex, ready-made and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, boric acid, ash.
- Foliar dressing, when picking, for seedlings.
Diseases and pests
"Snowdrop" has a very high resistance to fungal diseases. In rare cases, it can be affected by root rot. This disease is fought by loosening the soil, reducing watering and mulching.
You should also be wary of diseases associated with improper care.... To avoid these troubles, it is necessary to observe the irrigation regime, regularly loosen the soil. Ventilation measures will also be effective if the plant is in a greenhouse.
Of the harmful insects, it is often damaged by melon aphids and thrips, the drug is successfully used against them "Zubr".
In the open ground, it is attacked by slugs, they are collected by hand, all the tops and weeds are removed, and the ground is sprinkled with coarse sand and lime, creating a kind of barriers. Like many other types of tomatoes, it is often invaded by the greenhouse whitefly, and it is fought with the drug "Confidor".
As follows from the brief review, this is a fairly easy-to-care variety. Even a gardener without experience can cope with its cultivation. If you live in a cold region, be sure to plant several copies. Good luck in the new season.
You can get acquainted with other varieties of tomatoes with different ripening periods using the links below:
|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|