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The Duckling Tomato is included in the State Register of Russia for planting in temporary film shelters, as well as on open ridges.
The variety will be of interest to farmers for the possibility of supplying tomatoes recommended for dietary and medical nutrition in the prevention of oncological diseases. Gardeners will like ripe tomatoes for their high sugar content, which children really like.
Tomato "Duckling": variety description
|general description||Early maturing determinant variety|
|Ripening period||102-107 days|
|The form||Rounded with a characteristic spout|
|Average weight of tomatoes||60-85 grams|
|Variety yield||2-2.4 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Ovary shedding is possible|
Tomato early ripening, with a friendly return of the harvest. From the appearance of the first shoots to the release of ripe fruits, the period will be 102-107 days. The bushes of the plant are standard, determinant type, reach a height of 55-70 centimeters, and in a greenhouse can reach a height of 90-100 centimeters. Read about indeterminate varieties here.
The number of leaves is small, medium-sized, green to dark green in color. The variety is characterized by resistance to the main diseases of tomato, root and apical rot, and is also able to form tomato clusters, even under adverse weather conditions. Tying a bush and removing stepchildren is not required.
Advantages of the variety:
- compactness of the bush;
- friendly return of the harvest;
- use for the prevention of cancer;
- superbly sweet taste of the fruit;
- resistance to rot (root and apical) of tomatoes;
- the ability to form fruit brushes in any weather;
- undemanding care.
- low productivity.
The country of origin of the variety is Russia. The shape of the fruit is rounded with a characteristic spout, the shape slightly resembles a heart. Color from yellow-orange to well-pronounced orange. Average weight: 60-85 grams. Excellent taste in salads, juice, good preservation when canned with whole tomatoes.
You can compare the weight of the variety with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Japanese Truffle Black||120-200 grams|
|Domes of Siberia||200-250 grams|
|Balcony miracle||60 grams|
|Octopus f1||150 grams|
|Marina Grove||145-200 grams|
|Large cream||70-90 grams|
|Pink fleshy||350 grams|
|King of the early||150-250 grams|
|Union 8||80-110 grams|
The yield is relatively low, about 2.0-2.4 kilograms per square meter. The presentation is excellent, perfectly preserved during transportation, does not crack during long-term storage.
|Duckling||2-2.4 kg per square meter|
|Peter the First||3.5-4.5 kg per bush|
|Pink flamingo||2.3-3.5 kg per square meter|
|Tsar Peter||2.5 kg per bush|
|Alpatieva 905A||2 kg per bush|
|Favorite F1||19-20 kg per square meter|
|La La Fa||20 kg per square meter|
|Right size||12-13 kg per square meter|
|Dimensionless||6-7.5 kg per bush|
|Nikola||8 kg per square meter|
|Demidov||1.5-4.7 kg per bush|
You can get a better look at the "Duckling" tomato variety in the photo:
Sowing seeds for seedlings should be carried out in the first decade of April. Top dressing and picking during the first leaf period. Landing on prepared soil is carried out in early June. With further growth, it is necessary to feed 2 times. A slight increase in the yield of fruits will give treatment with a growth stimulator "Vympel".
Further processing after planting seedlings is reduced to moderate watering, weeding, timely loosening of the soil, mulching.
Fertilizers and the right soil are very important in growing tomatoes. Read articles on this topic:
- Types of soil for tomatoes, as well as how to mix the soil yourself and which soil is most suitable for planting tomatoes in a greenhouse and for seedlings.
- Phosphoric, organic, complex, mineral, ready-made, TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, boric acid, ammonia, ash.
- Foliar, when picking, for seedlings.
Diseases and pests
Some gardeners noted shedding of the ovary when planting Duckling tomatoes in a greenhouse. The shedding of the color and ovary of tomatoes can be caused by several reasons, the main ones are the following:
- lack of moisture;
- violation of nutrition of tomato bushes;
- fruit rot disease;
- violation of the ventilation mode.
When watering seedlings, you must follow simple rules. Watering at the same time, warm water, about 15 liters per square meter... The timeliness of watering is especially required during flowering and fruit formation. Adjust the amount of water for irrigation depending on the weather conditions.
Sprinkling tomato flowers on hot days will indicate a lack of nitrogen and phosphorus. It is necessary to feed with a preparation containing these microelements. The Duckling variety is characterized by resistance to apical rot diseases. In order to prevent the disease, it is advised to treat the bushes of plants with a solution of boric acid.
When planting tomato bushes in a greenhouse and non-observance of the ventilation regime, the humidity rises. In humid air, the ability to pollinate flowers is lost... Bushes drop such flowers en masse. Eliminated by observing the greenhouse ventilation mode.
Also, tomatoes are often threatened by the Colorado potato beetle and its larvae, thrips, spider mites, slugs. On our site you will find a series of articles about methods of dealing with these leaders:
- How to get rid of slugs and spider mites.
- Control measures for thrips, aphids, Colorado potato beetle.
The Duckling variety has proven itself well on the ridges, children really like this tomato, and in winter you can surprise your guests with a jar of yellow tomatoes and great taste.
In the table below you will find links to other tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Mid-season||Mid late||Medium early|
|Marshmallow in chocolate||French bunch||Pink Bush F1|
|Gina TST||Golden raspberry miracle||Flamingo|
|Striped chocolate||Market miracle||Openwork|
|Cow heart||gold fish||Chio chio san|
|Black Prince||De Barao Red||Supermodel|
|Auria||De Barao Red||Budenovka|
|Mushroom basket||De Barao Orange||Major F1|