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Dark-fruited tomatoes are distinguished by their original appearance and excellent taste. A striking representative of the category is Brown Sugar.
The variety is fully consistent with the name, rich chocolate tomatoes are sweet, aromatic, ideal for juicing, canning or fresh consumption.
Tomato Brown Sugar: variety description
|Variety name||Brown sugar|
|general description||Late-ripening, tall, indeterminate tomato variety for cultivation in greenhouses|
|Ripening period||115-120 days|
|The form||Fruits are cuboid, less often round, smooth and dense.|
|Color||Ripe fruit color - brown|
|Average weight of tomatoes||120-150 grams|
|Application||Good for fresh consumption, for making juice and sauces.|
|Variety yield||6-7 kg from 1 square meter|
|Growing features||Sowing seeds for seedlings 60-65 days before planting, up to 4 plants per 1 sq. M. Need a garter and pinning.|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to viral and fungal diseases, but prevention will not interfere|
Brown Sugar is a late-ripening dark-fruited variety with good yields. From the emergence of seedlings to the ripening of the first fruits, at least 120 days pass.
The bush is indeterminate, in greenhouses it grows up to 2-2.5 m, in open ground the plants are more compact.
The formation of green mass is moderate, the fruits ripen in clusters of 3-5 pieces. The yield is good, with 1 sq. m plantings, you can collect 6-7 kg of tomatoes.
You can see the yield of other varieties of tomatoes in the table below:
|Brown sugar||6-7 kg per square meter|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Podsinsky miracle||5-6 kg per square meter|
|American ribbed||5.5 kg per bush|
|De Barao the giant||20-22 kg per bush|
|Premier||6-9 kg per square meter|
|Polbig||4 kg per bush|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|Kostroma||4-5 kg per bush|
|Red bunch||10 kg per bush|
Fruits are medium-sized, even, burgundy-brown, medium-sized. Weight 120-150 g, perfectly round shape, without ribbing. The pulp is very juicy, low-seeded, with a pleasant rich-sweet taste. The skin is glossy, protecting the fruit from cracking. Tomatoes contain a high amount of sugar and valuable trace elements, they are great for baby or diet food.
You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Brown sugar||120-150 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Summer resident||55-110 grams|
|Pink Lady||230-280 grams|
|Banana red||70 gram|
|De Barao||70-90 grams|
Origin and application
Tomato variety Brown Sugar, bred by Russian breeders, is intended for cultivation in glass and polycarbonate greenhouses, film shelters or open ground. The harvested fruits are well stored, transportation is possible... Tomatoes are suitable for canning, they can be eaten fresh, widely used in cooking. Ripe fruits make excellent sauces, purees, juices.
We bring to your attention useful informational articles on what indeterminate and determinant tomato varieties are and how they differ from each other.
The photo shows the tomato variety Brown Sugar
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- high palatability of fruits;
- excellent productivity;
- cold resistance;
- resistance to major diseases.
There are practically no disadvantages of the variety.
The best time to sow seeds for seedlings is the second half of March or early April. Like other late-ripening varieties, Brown Sugar is planted in the ground no earlier than late May - early June.
Seeds are sown with a depth of 1.5-2 cm... After planting, the soil is sprayed with warm water, after which it is covered with a film for better germination. In the room where the seedlings are located, a stable temperature of 23-25 degrees is maintained. You can use special designs - mini-greenhouses and growth stimulants.
After emergence, the temperature can be lowered by 2-3 degrees. Young plants move closer to the light. After the appearance of the first true leaves, the tomatoes are dived in separate pots, and then fed with liquid complex fertilizer.
You need to water the seedlings 1 time in 5 days, with warm soft water, rain, settled or boiled. It is recommended to harden the seedlings by taking them out into the open air..
The transfer to a permanent residence begins closer to mid-May. For 1 sq. m you can place 3 small bushes. Dry mineral fertilizers or wood ash (no more than 1 tablespoon) are laid out in the holes before planting. During the season, the plants need to be fed 3-4 times. The ideal scheme is to use nitrogen-containing complexes before flowering; during the fruiting period, it is worth focusing on phosphorus or potassium supplements.
After planting, the plants are tied to supports... Plants are formed into 1 stem, stepsons and lower leaves are removed. The ovaries are formed before frost, the last fruits are plucked while still green, they ripen successfully at home.
Pests and diseases: control and prevention measures
Tomato variety Brown Sugar is quite resistant to viral and fungal diseases that plants in greenhouses are susceptible to. However, preventive measures are necessary, they will protect young tomatoes, significantly increasing the yield. The soil in the greenhouse is replaced annually; for greater safety, it is recommended to spill the soil with a hot solution of potassium permanganate. Plantings are sprayed with phytosporin or other non-toxic bio-preparation.
Among insect pests, aphids are especially problematic. It is destroyed with a warm solution of water and laundry soap. You can remove the spider mite using a solution of celandine or an industrial insecticide. Processing is carried out 2-3 times. Spraying with an aqueous solution of ammonia will help get rid of slugs.
If you are interested in not only disease-resistant but also high-yielding tomato varieties, read about them here. And this article tells about tomatoes that do not suffer from late blight.
Brown Sugar is great for experienced and novice gardeners. Tomatoes are easy to care for, with timely feeding and proper watering, they delight with a bountiful harvest.
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:
|Mid late||Early ripe||Late ripening|
|Raspberry miracle||Rose of Wind||Grapefruit|
|Market miracle||Diva||Bull heart|
|De Barao Orange||Buyan||Bobcat|
|De Barao Red||Irina||King of Kings|
|Honey fireworks||Pink spam||Grandma's gift|
|Krasnobay F1||Red Guard||Snowfall F1|