Choosing among the varieties of varieties and hybrids of tomatoes, most gardeners have to sacrifice something. It is difficult to find a tomato that successfully combines such characteristics as yield, excellent taste and resistance to diseases according to the description. Tomato Bobkat F1 by this criterion is superior to most of its neighbors in the garden. In addition, this hybrid will satisfy not only gardeners of amateurs who grow vegetables only for themselves, but also those who produce for sale.
Description and characteristics of tomato Bobcat F1
Tomato Bobkat was bred by Dutch breeders, and since 2008 has received official registration in Russia. Since then, gardeners willingly planted it on the backyards.
The hybrid origin does not allow you to collect your seeds, but the positive qualities of the variety force those who have already tested it on their plot to buy quality seeds from year to year and grow it on their own plot.
For a hybrid characteristic medium early ripening period, i.e. you can collect the first fruits within 65 days after transplanting to the open ground, or 120-130 days after the emergence of shoots. Moreover, a decent crop can be obtained both in the greenhouse and in open ground conditions.
Shrubs of deterministic shtambovy type of growth, i.e. on the top, after the formation of 5-6 flower brushes, a brush is also formed and growth stops. Increase yields can be due to stepsons, which are recommended to be removed only before the first flower brush.The mass of fruits of a grade is about 180-240 grams
Bushes are powerful, well leafy, which allows to protect the fruits from sunburn, which is especially important for hot regions. In fact, the Bobcat F1 was bred exactly for arid hot conditions.
The powerful root system makes it easy to do with a moderate amount of moisture or no irrigation at all. In addition, at higher temperatures, the first harvest can be obtained much earlier.
The fruits are quite large, can reach 300 g, but most have a mass 180-240 g. With good farming, you can get 4-6 kg with 1 square. m. Fruits are one-dimensional, red, excellent taste, with sugary pulp. The shape is round, slightly oblate.
Maturation is relatively friendly. Bobcat F1 fits for fresh consumption and ideal for processing. The size and shape make it suitable for whole-canning, and the dense fleshy pulp is good in the form of juices.
Attractive appearance of smooth fruits with a glossy surface make this hybrid one of the best varieties for trade. In addition, the dense skin does not crack, and tomatoes perfectly withstand transportation and storage.Due to its dense skin, the variety perfectly withstands transportation and storage.
We should also mention the resistance of the variety to common diseases of tomatoes: Fusarium, tobacco mosaic virus, verticillium wilt.
The advantages and disadvantages of the variety
It is thanks to the complex of positive qualities that this tomato has earned the recognition of gardeners and gardeners. Among the advantages of the variety should be highlighted:
- Excellent taste;
- Large fruit;
- High yield;
- Resistance to diseases and pests;
- The one-dimensionality of the fruit on all hands and attractive appearance;
- Resistance to adverse factors, such as heat and high humidity;
- Transportability and suitability for long-term storage.
Requirements for soil for planting
The cultivation of this hybrid and the requirements for the soil do not differ special requirements. However, with optimal moisture and fertilizer yields are significantly increased. However overmoistening undesirable, even considering the low likelihood of fusarium disease.
Sowing rulesSeeds Tomato Bobcat F1
In some sources, this hybrid is attributed to late-ripening tomatoes, noting that the first fruits ripen no earlier than 120-130 days after germination. This point must be taken into account when calculating the timing of sowing seeds. Seeding is considered optimal. in early or mid March for cultivation in an open ground.
The rest of the technology of sowing seeds and growing seedlings Bobkat F1 does not differ from other varieties. Before sowing, it is recommended to carry out preventive treatment of seeds with fungicides.
Terms and features of landing in open ground
Planting in open ground is recommended after the onset of sustainable heat, given the heat-loving nature of this variety.
Per 1 sq.m. have 4-6 plants. Before planting it is recommended to harden the plants.
Care after transplant
Care after planting in the greenhouse or open ground is in the timely watering and regular feeding, which affect the yield.
In addition, the yield and time of ripening depend on the characteristics of the formation of plants. Removing all the stepsons and forming one stalk allows you to get the first fruits in 7 days earlier, but forming several stalks gives you more yield from one plant.
Despite the short stature and shtambovy type of growth of the bush to him, nevertheless garter neededbecause the stem is not able to withstand the load of a large number of large fruits. Periodic removal of leaves and unnecessary stepchildren will also be necessary in order to accelerate the ripening of already formed fruits.
Watering is best done no more than 2 times a week, but plentiful. And at high temperatures apply mulching to preserve moisture in the soil.
Disease and Prevention
Even in conditions of high humidity, diseases occur extremely rarely, but when grown in a greenhouse it is necessary regular airing and sometimes preventive treatment.
Tomato Bobkat today is one of the most optimal in terms of the most important characteristics: yield, stability, taste and marketability. Therefore, it is worth to provide this variety with at least a few meters of a greenhouse or plot to see firsthand its positive qualities.