Summer residents-tomato growers are of two types: exotic lovers who write out rare varieties from catalogs with intricate names and a long list of time-consuming growing recommendations, and those who plant proven, reliable and unpretentious varieties that are resistant to diseases and require minimal care. Tomato Fighter is chosen by representatives of the second type.
Another successful development of Siberian breeders, the tomato Fighter, was presented almost 20 years ago. Since 2000, the variety has been included in the State Register for all regions of Russia. It is grown on personal plots and farms not only here - there are reviews on the network from Belarus and America. Such popularity is due to the fact that the cultivation process of these tomatoes is not difficult.
At some point, the name "Buyan" was assigned to this variety, therefore, both names are often indicated on seed packages and in reviews of the variety.
Tomato bushes of this variety are not tall, only 42-45 cm. The plant is a standard plant, has a determinant type of growth. The branchiness and foliage of the bush are average, so they try to plant this variety in small free areas - they do not take up much space.
The leaf is dark green, with pronounced wrinkles. The flowers are yellow, collected in simple inflorescences. The first brush is laid over the 6–7th leaf, and the subsequent ones - after 1 or 2. The peduncle is articulated.
Unripe tomatoes are oval-cylindrical in shape with a small beak at the top. In some descriptions, the pepper-shaped form of the fruit is indicated, but this is not a completely correct definition.
The surface of the tomato is smooth. The color of unripe fruits is light green with a dark green spot near the fruit. Ripe tomatoes of the Fighter variety of red color.
The unripe fruits of the Boets variety tomato have a characteristic dark green spot at the stalk
Fruit weight ranges from 67 to 88 g. Each tomato contains 3-4 seed chambers. The pulp has a pleasant tomato flavor. Some summer residents pay attention to the dense peel of this variety of tomatoes. The fruits are used to prepare fresh salads and snacks. Excellent compact cylinders fit well in cans and keep their shape, therefore they are used in marinades and for pickling.
These medium-sized tomatoes have a dense skin, so they retain their shape in blanks.
Early tomatoes do not have an exquisite taste. Rather, they fill the pause before the appearance of large-fruited late-ripening fruits, so Buyan is not a pity to put on mashed potatoes, lecho or tomato juice.
Tomatoes of the Fighter variety usually ripen on the 95th day after friendly shoots. Depending on the weather or climatic features of the region, these periods may shift towards shortening or lengthening. Tomato Fighter is characterized by drought resistance, which is important for weekend summer residents who are not able to often water the plants. Another plus of the variety is that its short stem does not need to be tied up, and rare branching eliminates the need to pinch the plants. Some summer residents do not even remove the leaves under the formed flower brush. In other words, the tomato Fighter is a reference variety for a novice gardener.
A pleasant feature of tomato is its low sensitivity to bacterial diseases and the tobacco mosaic virus.
Like all early varieties of tomatoes, tomato Fighter reacts weakly to phytophthora, but for prevention, some gardeners recommend treating the bushes with a 1% solution of copper sulfate. Spraying is carried out 2 weeks after planting seedlings in the ground. If necessary, repeat the treatments after 15–20 days.
Variety Fighter productive, from 1 m2 up to 2.3 kg of excellent compact tomatoes are harvested. The marketability of fruits reaches 72%. Ripe tomatoes of the Fighter variety are well transported, and unripe fruits ripen quickly.
Usually I plant several tomato bushes Fighter. As soon as the fruits begin to ripen, I harvest the entire crop, including unripe tomatoes. I use the fully ripe fruits, and leave the green ones for ripening. I remove the bushes from the site. The remaining space can be sown with green manure or green crops, but more often by this time the seedlings of zucchini are already growing up for the autumn harvest. And the crop rotation is ensured, and the threat of phytophthora for the site is minimized. Contrary to the recommendations from the network, for several years now I have been practicing earlier sowing tomato seeds for seedlings - not in mid-March, but in early February. It takes longer to put up with trays and cups in the apartment, but the harvest is very early.
You can also grow tomatoes of this variety from your own seeds, since the Fighter is not a hybrid. But with a variety of suppliers and the modern availability of seed, this is no longer necessary.
Tomato seeds Fighter can not only be collected by yourself, but also purchased ready-made
Usually tomatoes of the Fighter variety are grown in seedlings.... For this, the seeds are washed in advance with a solution of Epin or Fitosporin and kept in a damp cloth until they hatch.
Further activities are not difficult:
When growing tomatoes from seeds, the room temperature is gradually reduced.
It is possible to grow these tomatoes both under film shelters and in the open field. As a rule, in the first days, next to the landings, arcs are fixed on which the film is stretched. As warm weather sets in, the covering material is removed. The valuable greenhouse space should not be given for these plants - the tomato variety Fighter is unpretentious.
When planting, 30–35 cm are left between the bushes, the distance between the rows is usually 45–50 cm. Lighted plots of land are chosen. The beds are oriented from north to south. It is recommended to immediately add up to 150 g of ash to each planting hole, thus it will be possible to provide the plants with the potassium they need. Experienced gardeners do not advise using abundant feeding with fresh manure, but they recommend careful removal of weeds, loosening the soil, mulching and regular watering.
Water should be applied under the root of the plants in the morning or evening, avoiding drops on the leaves. If possible, watered with warm, settled water. Moisture is essential for plants during the period of flower formation and fruit setting. Insufficient watering can cause the ovary to fall off. During the pouring of the fruits, watering is also not stopped, only it is carried out after each next harvest of tomatoes.
For 2 decades, the variety has been recognized and grown in all regions of Russia. Whatever the name of a tomato - a Fighter or a Brawler - it does not play pranks on the plots: it gives an early harvest, does not get sick and pleases with its unpretentiousness. Summer residents who got acquainted with it and appreciated its merits, as a rule, leave it as a basic early variety.
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The fruits of the Budenovka tomato are distinguished by their original heart-shaped shape.
The variety is valued for its high yield and large tasty fruits of a beautiful shape.
Flame agro belongs to an indeterminate variety with a medium late ripening period. The first fruits are removed 85-90 days after the appearance of the first shoots. Plant height reaches 2 meters, the bushes are distinguished by strong powerful shoots. Gardeners' reviews note the unusual shape and color of the tomato.
The variety compares favorably with good yield indicators. The plant can be grown outdoors without shelter or in greenhouse structures. A strong quality is considered to be a good plant resistance to fungal and viral diseases of tomatoes.
We recommend sowing seeds for seedlings 60-65 days before the intended planting in a permanent place. Seedlings dive - at the stage of two true leaves. When transplanting seedlings into the ground for 1 sq. It is recommended to place no more than 4 plants per meter of the prepared area.
Further care for tomatoes consists of timely watering, top dressing with complex mineral fertilizers, pinching and preventive measures to protect against diseases and pests.
We recommend installing a drip irrigation system when growing tomatoes in a greenhouse - this will save you time and effort, as well as increase plant productivity and reduce the risk of late blight.