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The cold-tolerant high-yielding hybrid Marfa F1 is an excellent choice for regions with temperate and cool climates.
Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, the plants bear fruit well, tomatoes taste great, they are stored and transported for a long time.
In this article you will find detailed information about what the Martha variety is, what are its main characteristics and cultivation features.
Tomato "Martha": variety description
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate hybrid|
|Ripening period||95-105 days|
|The form||Flat-rounded with slight ribbing|
|Average weight of tomatoes||130-140 grams|
|Variety yield||6 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to most|
The variety was bred by Dutch breeders, zoned for all regions of Russia, including the Urals and Siberia.
It is preferable to grow in greenhouses and film shelters; in regions with a warm climate, planting in open ground is possible. The yield is good from 1 sq. m plantings you can get up to 6 kg of selected tomatoes.
Marfa F1 is a mid-season high-yielding hybrid of the first generation. The bush is indeterminate, tall, moderately spreading.
The volume of green mass is average, the leaves are medium-sized, simple, dark green. The root system is well developed. Fruits ripen in clusters of 6-8 pieces. In the fruiting phase, the bushes look very elegant. Ripening begins in mid-summer, fruits can be harvested before frost.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Martha||6 kg per square meter|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|Summer resident||4 kg per bush|
|Premier||6-9 kg per square meter|
|Doll||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Stolypin||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Buyan||9 kg per bush|
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- excellent taste of fruits;
- high productivity;
- resistance to major diseases;
- fruits are well stored;
- cold tolerance.
The difficulties include the need for pinching and forming a bush. Tall tomatoes must be attached to trellises or stakes.
- Fruits are flat-rounded, slightly ribbed, of medium size.
- The mass of tomatoes is 130-140 g.
- Tomatoes are even, neat, with a glossy thin skin.
- The pulp is juicy, moderately firm, with few seeds.
- The color of ripe fruits is deep red.
- The taste is pleasant, sweetish, not watery.
The harvested fruits are perfectly stored, transportation is possible. Weight and size aligned tomatoes are ideal for sale.
Martha tomatoes are universal; they are suitable for making salads, side dishes, soups, mashed potatoes, sauces. Delicious juice is squeezed out of ripe fruits, small strong fruits can be salted or pickled.
You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Apples in the snow||50-70 grams|
|Favorite F1||115-140 grams|
|La la fa||130-160 grams|
You can see the fruits of the Martha F1 tomato variety in the photos:
Tomato variety Martha is best grown in seedlings. The seeds do not need soaking or special processing; they undergo the necessary procedures before being sold.
The soil should be very light and nutritious. The ideal option is a mixture of turf or garden soil with humus. It is possible to add a small portion of washed river sand. The seeds are sown with a depth of up to 1.5 cm, sprinkled with peat, sprayed with water, and then placed in heat.
After sprouting, the containers are exposed to bright light. Water the seedlings with warm water from a watering can. When the first true leaves unfold on the tomatoes, the plants dive, then they are fed with liquid complex fertilizer.
At the age of 60 days, the seedlings are moved to the greenhouse, they are planted on open beds later, the soil should be completely warmed up. For 1 sq. m you can place 3 tomato bushes.
Plant formation begins immediately after transplanting. It is preferable to keep the bush in 1-2 stems, removing stepchildren above 3 brushes. Watering is moderate; during the season, tomatoes are fed 3-4 times with full complex fertilizer. Tall bushes are tied to supports, and in the future, heavy branches with fruits are also attached to them.
Diseases and pests
Tomatoes of the Marfa variety are resistant to the main diseases of the nightshade: verticillium, fusarium, cladosporium, tobacco mosaic, rootworm nematode. For prevention, it is recommended to disinfect the soil by calcining or spilling a hot solution of potassium permanganate. It is useful to spray planted plants with phytosporin or another drug with an antifungal and antiviral effect.
Young tomatoes are often affected by aphids, whitefly, thrips. Spraying with an industrial insecticide or a decoction of celandine helps from flying insects. An aqueous solution of ammonia will save you from naked slugs, and aphids will be destroyed by frequent washing of plants with warm soapy water.
Hybrid tomato Martha has proven itself well on farms and in private subsidiary plots. It combines well with other varieties, continuing fruiting in conditions in which other tomatoes do not form ovaries.
|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|