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All gardeners have different preferences, some like tomatoes sweeter, while others are looking for varieties with sourness. Those who love large pink tomatoes will definitely be interested in the Gigant Novikova variety.
This is a high-yield variety and its fruits have very high taste, the plant tolerates various diseases and insect infestations well.
Tomato Gigant Novikova: variety description
|Variety name||Giant Novikov|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||105-110 days|
|The form||Rounded, slightly flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||500-900 grams|
|Variety yield||15-20 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Props and tying needed|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
This is a mid-season variety, from the moment you planted the seedlings until the fruits are fully ripe, 110-120 days will pass.
The plant is of an indeterminate, standard type. It grows equally well both in unprotected soil and in greenhouse shelters. The plant grows to a large size of over 2 meters. Has complex disease resistance.
Tomatoes, after being fully ripe, become a bright crimson color. Rounded in shape, slightly flattened, with a green base at the stalk, with deep ribbing. Very large 500-700 grams, the fruits of the first harvest can reach 700-900 grams. The fruit is multi-chambered, the dry matter content is about 5%.
The taste is wonderful, sugary, sweet, juicy. The harvested fruits are poorly stored, it is better not to keep them for a long time, but to process them or eat them fresh.
You can compare the weight of tomatoes with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Giant Novikov||500-900 grams|
|The Golden Fleece||85-100 grams|
|Golden heart||100-200 grams|
|Crimson ringing||150 grams|
"Gigant Novikova" was bred a long time ago in the USSR through amateur selection, it was registered as a variety for greenhouses and open ground in 1990. Since then, it has been very popular among gardeners due to its huge tasty fruits and excellent yield. With such properties, he will remain a leader for a long time.
Tomatoes of this variety are best grown in the southern regions if done outdoors. Under the film it gives good results in the middle lane.
This does not significantly affect the yield and disease incidence of the plant. In more northern regions, these tomatoes are cultivated only in heated greenhouses.
For whole-fruit canning, these tomatoes are not suitable due to the large size of the fruits, but barrel pickles can be made. "Gigant Novikova" is very good fresh, it is optimally combined with other vegetables. Juices, purees and pastes are very good due to the high content of sugars and vitamins.
This variety is a giant and its yield is very high. Under good conditions, 6-9 kg can be harvested from each bush. At a recommended planting density of 3 plants per sq. m comes out to 15-20 kg. This is an excellent indicator, especially for such a tall bush.
You can compare this indicator with other varieties in the table below:
|Giant Novikov||15-20 kg per square meter|
|Grandma's gift||up to 6 kg per square meter|
|American ribbed||5.5 kg per bush|
|De Barao Giant||20-22 kg per bush|
|Market King||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Kostroma||up to 5 kg per bush|
|The president||7-9 kg per square meter|
|Summer resident||4 kg per bush|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Dubrava||2 kg per bush|
|Batianya||6 kg per bush|
See below: Giant Novikov tomato photo
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main positive qualities of the variety "Gigant Novikova" are noted:
- high taste;
- immunity to disease;
- tolerance for lack of moisture.
Among the shortcomings, one should highlight not the highest yield, quick spoilage of the crop and capriciousness to the composition of the soil.
The main feature of the "Giant Novikov" species is its large fruit size. Also, many note the high resistance to diseases, the large size of the plant and the excellent taste of the fruit.
The trunk of the bush must be tied up, and the branches must be strengthened with props, this will save the plant from breaking off the branches. It is necessary to form in two or three stems, in the open field, usually in three. Novikov's tomato definitely needs feeding 5-6 times per season.
- 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.
Diseases and pests
The Giant Novikov tomato has a complex resistance to fungal diseases. The only thing to be afraid of is diseases associated with improper care.
To avoid such difficulties when growing, you need to regularly ventilate the room where your tomatoes grow, and observe the watering and lighting regime.
The plant also often suffers from root rot; this is fought against by loosening and reducing watering. The soil around the plant is raked off, and a mixture of peat, sand and fine sawdust is added instead.
Of the harmful insects, it can be exposed to the potato scoop, they fight against it by loosening, removing and destroying the affected fruits and plants.
In the southern regions, the Colorado potato beetle can harm this species, especially in the southern regions, the Prestige remedy is successfully used against it.
Of the pests that are most capable of doing harm in greenhouses, these are melon aphids and spider mites; the drug "Bison" is also used against them.
Like many other types of tomatoes, slugs can be infested, they are harvested by hand, and the ground is sprinkled with coarse sand and lime around the plant.
As follows from our review, this is a variety for gardeners with a certain experience, for beginners it is better to choose an easier tomato. But you should not give up growing it on your site, with experience everything will work out. Good luck and the most delicious harvest.
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Pink fleshy||Yellow banana||Pink King F1|
|King of the early||F1 slot||Cardinal|
|Red dome||gold fish||Siberian miracle|
|Union 8||Raspberry miracle||Bear Paw|
|Icicle red||De Barao red||Bells of Russia|
|Honey cream||De Barao black||Lev Tolstoy|