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The "Malachite Box" tomato variety was bred in Novosibirsk and entered in 2006 in the State Register of Breeding Achievements Approved for Use.
The climatic conditions of Siberia dictated to breeders the necessary qualities that this variety must possess in order to obtain a bountiful harvest. And, judging by the reviews of gardeners, characterizing it as resistant to spring cold and summer heat, manufacturers have successfully coped with this task.
You will find a full description of the variety and its characteristics in the article.
Description of the variety Malachite box
|Variety name||Malachite Box|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||111-115 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||350-400 grams|
|Variety yield||4 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
Tomato "Malachite box", variety description: have a rounded and slightly flattened flat-round shape. Fruit color is green with a yellowish tint. The flesh is very beautiful emerald green. Ripening period from 111 to 115 days, which is typical for mid-season varieties. In northern latitudes, this period may be slightly longer. Designed for growing in open ground, grows well under film shelters.
The yield of this variety of tomatoes grown in the open field is up to 4 kg / sq. m. In greenhouses and under the film, you can harvest up to 15 kg / sq.m.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Malachite Box||4 kgs sq.m|
|Tamara||5.5 kg per bush|
|Inseparable hearts||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Perseus||6-8 kgs sq.m|
|Giant Crimson||10 kg per bush|
|Russian happiness||9 kg per square meter|
|Crimson sunset||14-18 kg per square meter|
|Thick cheeks||5 kg per bush|
|Doll Masha||8 kgs sq.m|
|Garlic||7-8 kg per bush|
|Palenque||18-21 kgs sq.m|
Tomatoes are large in size, weighing on average about 350-400 grams, but it is possible to grow up to 900 grams. The plant belongs to the indeterminate type, since the height of the bush reaches up to 1.5 m and more. The advantages of varieties of this type include a long and uniform yield.
You can compare the weight of the variety with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Malachite Box||350-400 grams|
|Dusya red||150-300 grams|
|Siberian early maturing||60-110 grams|
|Icicle black||80-100 grams|
|Orange miracle||150 grams|
|Biysk rose||500-800 grams|
|Honey cream||60-70 grams|
Gardeners and farmers appreciate this tomato variety for its exotic taste: sweetish, with a melon flavor and sour kiwi. It does not at all resemble the traditional taste of tomato. It is noted that the berry contains a measure of pulp and liquid, acid and sugar.
The peel of tomatoes is very thin and can be easily removed during cooking. But for the same reason, tomatoes are poorly transported and stored. "Malachite box" is a lettuce tomato variety that is not suitable for preservation as a whole. They are also used for making juices and sauces. This variety will be appreciated by tomato lovers who suffer from allergic reactions to red foods.
The undoubted advantages include:
- unique color and unusual taste;
- the possibility of growing outdoors and under film shelters;
- fruits do not crack;
- bear fruit until late autumn.
According to experienced gardeners, the disadvantages of the variety are:
- difficulties in transportation;
- when overripe, the fruits become too watery;
- due to the green color, it is difficult to determine the degree of ripeness of the fruit.
Features of planting and care
Sowing the seeds of the "Malachite Box" for seedlings begins 50-60 days before planting in the ground or under a film. No more than 3 plants are placed on 1 square meter of land. The variety is branchy, it needs to be pinned in 1 stem. The leaves are large, dark green. Due to its high growth, the stem needs a timely garter, otherwise it may break off under the weight of the fruit.
In addition, the variety requires regular feeding with complex mineral fertilizers (superphosphate, ammonium nitrate, etc.).
- 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.
Pests and diseases
The "Malachite Box" is not a hybrid, therefore it is less resistant to diseases. But, bushes of green-fruited varieties are distinguished by high "tolerance" to fungal diseases (phytophthora, fusarium). In addition, due to the fact that the variety grows well and bears fruit in the open field, such diseases of "greenhouse" varieties as apical rot, cladosporia, macrosporiosis, black leg appear much less frequently.
Open field tomatoes are susceptible to diseases such as mosaic... The disease is characterized by the appearance of mottling on leaves and fruits. Infected tomatoes must be removed to avoid spreading the disease.
Pests can also be a source of tomato disease. Whitefly, spider mites, plant aphids - all these pests can be dangerous for the crop. Spraying with special preparations diluted in water, such as Phosbecid, Aktara, Fitoverm, etc., will help to get rid of them.
The unpretentiousness of the "Malachite Box" to weather conditions and resistance to late blight will appeal to any gardener. And the exotic taste, unconventional for a vegetable, will be highly appreciated by both adults and children. Planting a few bushes of these tomatoes in your garden will not go wrong!
Useful information about the "Malachite Box" tomato variety in the video below:
You can get acquainted with tomato varieties with different ripening periods in the table below:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Garden Pearl||gold fish||Em Champion|
|Red Red||Market miracle||Lazy dream|
|Volgograd Pink||De Barao Black||New product of Transnistria|
|Helena||De Barao Orange||Giant Red|
|May rose||De Barao Red||Russian soul|
|Super prize||Honey fireworks||Pulka|