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For those who already have little experience in growing large tomatoes in their area, there is an excellent yielding variety that gives abundant fruiting without chemicals and pesticides.
It's called Tornado. But this tall, beautiful plant is quite whimsical and does not tolerate temperature changes, although with proper care and frequent feeding, it is famous for large yields.
Read the full description of the variety further in the article. And also get acquainted with its main characteristics and features of cultivation.
Tomato "Tornado F1": variety description
|general description||Mid-season hybrid for growing in greenhouses and open field|
|Ripening period||105-110 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||60-120 grams|
|Variety yield||18-20 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to common tomato diseases|
The Tornado hybrid was bred in Russia in 1997, and received state registration as a variety recommended for film shelters and open ground in 1998. Since then, it has been in steady demand among amateur gardeners and farmers.
"Tornado" is a mid-early hybrid, from the moment you planted the seedlings to the full ripening of the first fruits, it takes 105-110 days. The plant is determinate, standard. The bush is high enough 150-190 cm... This type of tomato bears fruit well in greenhouse shelters, but its main purpose is growing in unprotected soil. Has a very high resistance to the tobacco mosaic virus, cladosporium, fusarium and verticillium.
With good conditions, 6-8 kg can be obtained from one bush. The recommended planting density is 3 bushes per sq. m, thus, it turns out up to 18-20 kg. This is an excellent result that will delight summer residents and large manufacturers for sale.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Tornado||18-20 kg per square meter|
|Striped chocolate||8 kg per square meter|
|Big Mama||10 kg per square meter|
|Ultra-early maturing F1||5 kg per square meter|
|Riddle||20-22 kg per square meter|
|White filling 241||8 kg per square meter|
|Alenka||13-15 kg per square meter|
|F1 opening||18.5-20 kg per square meter|
|Boney M||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Room surprise||2.5 kg per bush|
|Anyuta f1||12-13.5 kg per bush|
Among the main advantages of this type of tomato, it is certainly worth noting:
- good disease resistance;
- versatility of use;
- a plant with a good harvest;
- high varietal properties of fruits;
- beautiful appearance of fruits for sale.
The shortcomings of the product are usually distinguished from the shortcomings and the fact that at the stage of active growth it can be capricious to the irrigation regime.
- After the fruits have reached varietal maturity, they are red in color.
- Rounded in shape, homogeneous.
- The tomatoes themselves are not very large, 60-80 gr. In the southern regions, it can reach 120 grams, but this is rare.
- The pulp is soft, fleshy.
- The taste is excellent, sweetish, pleasant.
- The number of chambers is 4-6, the dry matter content is 5%.
- The harvested crop is not stored for very long, it tolerates transportation over long distances well.
Tomatoes of the hybrid variety "Tornado" due to their size are very well suited for making home preserves and barrel pickles. They will also be good fresh. Juices and pastes are of very high quality due to the balanced composition of sugars and minerals.
You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Peter the First||30-250 grams|
|Pink flamingo||150-450 grams|
|Tsar Peter||130 gram|
|Alpatieva 905A||60 grams|
|Dimensionless||up to 1000 grams|
We offer you to familiarize yourself with the photos of the Tornado tomato variety:
The highest yield results in unprotected soil are obtained in the southern regions. In the middle lane, for a guaranteed yield, it is better to cover this variety with a film. In the more northern regions of the country, it is grown only in greenhouses.
The main feature of the variety is its poor tolerance to temperature changes and general moodiness in growing.
It is also worth mentioning high immunity.
Sowing for seedlings is best done in March, as late sowing reduces yields. The bush is formed into one or two stems, but more often into one. The trunk needs a mandatory garter, and the branches in supports, as they can break under the weight of the fruit.
It responds very well to organic fertilizers at all stages of growth. During active development, complex feeding is required 5-6 times per season. Watering is plentiful, especially in drought and in the southern regions.
Diseases and pests
"Tornado" has very good resistance to all typical diseases, which does not exempt gardeners from prevention. In order for the plant to be healthy and to yield a crop, it is necessary to observe the regime of watering and lighting, loosen and fertilize the soil in time. Then the disease will bypass you.
Of the pests, spider mites can most often be attacked. To combat this pest, a strong soapy solution is used, which is used to wipe the areas of the plant that were struck by the insect. Washing them off and creating an environment unsuitable for their life. This will not bring any harm to the plant.
You should also beware of the invasion of slugs, they are collected by hand, all the tops and weeds are also removed, and the ground is sprinkled with coarse sand and lime, creating a kind of barriers.
This variety is poorly suited for those who are just starting to grow tomatoes in their area. Here you need experience and dexterity, as well as knowledge of caring for tall hybrids. Good luck and good season.
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with a video review of other varieties of tomatoes that can also be grown outdoors:
|Late ripening||Early ripe||Mid late|
|Bobcat||Black bunch||Golden raspberry miracle|
|Russian size||Sweet bunch||Abakan pink|
|King of Kings||Kostroma||French bunch|
|Long Keeper||Buyan||Yellow banana|
|Grandma's gift||Red bunch||Titanium|
|Podsinsky miracle||The president||Slot|
|American ribbed||Summer resident||Krasnobay|