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With the onset of a new summer cottage season, the question becomes urgent: what to plant on the site?
There is an interesting hybrid that combines many qualities: external beauty, taste and yield. This variety of tomatoes is called "Persimmon", and will be discussed later in the article.
In more detail, you will find in this material a complete description of the variety and its characteristics, as well as get acquainted with the peculiarities of cultivation.
Tomato "Persimmon": variety description
|general description||Mid-season determinant variety|
|Ripening period||90-105 days|
|The form||Fruits are round, slightly flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||350-400 grams|
|Variety yield||4-5 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Weakly resistant to major diseases|
Many gardeners love to experiment on their plots. This variety was bred by the method of experiments by Russian amateur gardeners. After registration in 2009, it received an official variety status.
This is a medium-sized plant of about 70-90 centimeters, but in good greenhouse conditions it can reach 120-140 centimeters, in this case it needs a garter. Refers to mid-season tomato varieties.
From the moment of planting seedlings to fruits of varietal maturity, 90-105 days pass. Suitable for growing both outdoors and in greenhouses. According to the type of bush, it belongs to the determinant, standard types of plants.
Persimmon tomatoes are not particularly resistant to diseases, so they are more suitable for experienced gardeners. But this is not a particular drawback, as with the proper skills, plant diseases can be easily avoided.
Despite a certain moodiness, it has a good yield. With proper plant care, you can get up to 4-5 kilograms per bush per season. With a recommended planting density of 7-9 bushes per sq. meter you can get a good harvest.
You can compare the yield of this variety with others in the table below:
|Persimmon||4-5 kg per bush|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Bella Rosa||5-7 kgs sq.m|
|Banana red||3 kg per bush|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Pink Lady||25 kg per square meter|
|Honey heart||8.5 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
Gardeners usually note the following positive qualities:
- good productivity;
- interesting taste;
- versatility of fruit use;
- good keeping quality and long-term storage.
Of the shortcomings, a weak resistance to diseases is noted.
After the fruits have reached their varietal maturity, they acquire a bright yellow color. Rounded in shape, slightly flattened, similar to persimmon, hence the name of the variety. The average weight can reach 500 grams, but usually it is usually 350-400 grams. The number of chambers is 6-8, the dry matter content in tomato reaches 4-6%. At the peak of maturity, they have a sweetish taste, and when the fruits are overripe, they give off sourness.
You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Summer resident||55-110 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
These tomatoes are famous for their versatility in use. They are very good for fresh consumption. Small fruits are great for conservation. Due to the high content of beta carotene, juices obtained from such tomatoes are especially useful, the combination of sugars and acids makes them very tasty.
You can see the fruits of the Persimmon tomato variety in the photo:
The "Persimmon" tomato variety for growing in the open field is suitable for the southern regions: the North Caucasus, the Astrakhan region are optimal for this. Both in the open field and in greenhouse conditions, it gives an equally good harvest... In the central part and in the northern regions of Russia, "Persimmon" is grown in hotbeds or greenhouses.
Due to its relatively weak resistance to diseases, "Persimmon" has a number of features, and is more suitable for experienced gardeners. In cultivation, this species requires special care. The irrigation and lighting regime should be especially carefully observed.
The finished fruits have excellent taste. They tolerate long-term storage and transportation well.
Diseases and pests
This type of tomato has an average resistance to diseases. But by observing a number of preventive measures, they can be avoided. Timely weeding of the soil, adherence to the irrigation regime, and the use of fertilizers will help to avoid many troubles.
Most often susceptible to phytosporosis, if affected by such a disease, the affected parts of the plant are removed.
Of the pests, it is most susceptible to attack by wireworms, slugs and whiteflies. Against the wireworm, the drug Bazudin is used and acidic soils are limy. Whitefly is fought with Confidor.
Slugs are fought with the help of soldering the soil, as well as loosening and sprinkling with hot pepper, about 1 teaspoon per sq. meter.
We also bring to your attention articles about fertilizers for tomatoes.:
- Organic, mineral, phosphorus, complex and ready-made fertilizers, for seedlings and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, ash, boric acid.
- What is foliar dressing and when picking, how to carry it out.
If you are a beginner gardener and decide to plant this variety for yourself, do not be discouraged if it did not work out the first time, gardeners are responsive people and will always help a beginner with advice. So feel free to plant persimmon tomatoes and the result will surely please you. Good luck and a delicious harvest.
We suggest you familiarize yourself with the description of the Persimmon tomato variety on the video clip:
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Early ripening||Mid-season||Mid late|
|White filling||Ilya Muromets||Black truffle|
|Alenka||Wonder of the world||Timofey F1|
|Debut||Biysk rose||Ivanych F1|
|Boney M||Bendrick's Cream||Pulka|
|Room surprise||Perseus||Russian soul|
|Anyuta F1||Yellow giant||Giant red|
|Solerosso F1||Snowstorm||New product of Transnistria|