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The attention of all lovers will be attracted by the tomato, which is resistant to weather surprises, which is very important, especially in the middle lane.
This variety is called "Bull's forehead" and besides its unpretentiousness and stamina, it will also delight you with its yield. Read more in our article.
Tomato Bull's forehead: variety description
|Variety name||Bovine forehead|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||105-115 days|
|The form||Rounded with slight ribbing|
|Average weight of tomatoes||150-600 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 18 kg per sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
"Bull's forehead" is an indeterminate, standard tomato variety. The plant is medium-sized 100-150 cm. In the southern regions, under favorable conditions, it can reach 160-170 cm. In terms of ripening, it belongs to the medium-early species, from planting seedlings to fruiting, it takes 105-115 days.
This variety of tomatoes grows well both in unprotected ground and in greenhouse shelters. It has good resistance to the main diseases of tomatoes and harmful insects.
After the fruits have reached their varietal ripeness, they acquire a bright red color. They are round in shape, slightly flattened. Fruit weight ranges from 150-400 grams, in some cases it can reach 600 grams.
The largest fruits appear at the beginning of the fruiting season. The amount of dry matter contained in fruits does not exceed 6%. The number of chambers is 5-6. The harvested fruits cannot be stored for a long time and are difficult to transport. It is better to eat them immediately or to process them.
You can compare the weight of the variety with other varieties in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Bovine forehead||150-600 grams|
|The Tsar Bell||up to 800 grams|
|The Golden Fleece||85-100 grams|
Tomato variety Bull's forehead was bred in Russia in 1995. It received state registration as a variety recommended for greenhouses and unprotected soil in 1997. And for many years now it has been very popular among summer residents. Farmers are not very fond of this type of tomato, as it does not last long.
This type of tomato grows very well in the southern regions when grown outdoors. It can give a good harvest in the middle lane, but for a guaranteed high yield it is better to cover it with a film. In the northern regions, it is grown in greenhouses.
The fruits of the "Bull's forehead" tomato are good fresh, the fruits are dense, fleshy and very tasty. Tomatoes that are smaller are well suited for conservation, and those that are larger - for barrel pickles. Juices and pastes are delicious thanks to the good combination of sugars and acids.
With good care, the bushes of this plant can produce 8-9 kg per bush. At a recommended planting density of 2 plants per sq. m comes out to 18 kg. This is a pretty good result, although not a record.
|Bovine forehead||up to 18 kg per sq.m|
|Bobcat||4-6 kg per bush|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|Premier||6-9 kg per square meter|
|King of Kings||5 kg per bush|
|Stolypin||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|Grandma's gift||6 kg per square meter|
|Buyan||9 kg per bush|
The photo shows tomatoes of the Bull forehead variety:
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the advantages of this variety are noted:
- good tolerance to temperature changes;
- general unpretentiousness;
- high productivity;
- tolerance of lack of moisture;
- resistance to disease.
Among the disadvantages, it can be noted that the fruits cannot be stored for a long time. By the way, currently there are many fakes of seeds of this variety.
The main feature of Bull's forehead tomatoes is its simplicity and ability to give a good harvest even in difficult conditions. It should also be noted for its high taste..
The trunk of the bush needs a garter, and the branches in supports, this will help prevent the branches from breaking off under the weight of the fruit. The bush should be formed into two or three stems, more often they are formed into three. At all stages of growth, this species loves complex feeding.
We bring to your attention a series of articles on how to grow tomato seedlings in different ways:
- in twists;
- in two roots;
- in peat tablets;
- without picking;
- on Chinese technology;
- in bottles;
- in peat pots;
- without land.
Diseases and pests
"Bull's forehead" needs more prevention, as it has very good resistance to fungal diseases.
Compliance with the regime of watering, lighting and timely ventilation will help you avoid diseases.
The nightshade miner also often affects this variety; the Zubr preparation should be used against it. In the conditions of greenhouse shelters, the main enemy of all tomatoes is the greenhouse whitefly. The drug Confidor is successfully used against it.
Bull's forehead tomatoes will not cause difficulties even for an inexperienced gardener. This variety will yield a large harvest even in difficult conditions, if the weather brings "surprises". Good luck in growing tomatoes.
The video shows useful information about the Bull's forehead tomato variety:
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