Spring is a time of love. It is during this period that nature awakens, and gardeners are the first to start thinking about which crops to grow in their greenhouses. Very carefully experienced farmers are choosing tomatoes for a polycarbonate greenhouse. Tomato varieties are represented by a wide assortment. We choose only the best of them.
How to make the right choice?
Many owners of country and suburban areas prefer to build polycarbonate greenhouses. There is an opinion, and it is confirmed by practice, that the yield of tomatoes grown in greenhouse conditions, increases by an average of 3 times, compared with those planted in open ground. You can buy ready seedlings or grow them yourself from small seeds.
As soon as we come to a specialized shop, it is very difficult to choose one or another variety, because tomatoes differ not only in name, but also in growth type, height of the shrub, size of the fruit, etc. For a greenhouse, you can choose both short and tall tomatoes The size of the fruit tomatoes are:
- large-fruited (indeterminate).
In addition, experienced gardeners know that tomatoes are still classified by ripening. Of course, in greenhouse conditions, you will be able to plant seedlings earlier and gather the first ripe fruits. If you want to eat and preserve tomatoes throughout the spring and summer, and even in the fall, choose different varieties. An overview of the best of them can be found in our article.
Collect the first harvest
To date, there is simply an uncountable number of different tomato varieties intended for growing in greenhouse conditions. If you want to collect the first fruits early, then pay attention to the special early varieties of tomatoes for the greenhouse made of polycarbonate. Tomatoes "Blagovest", "Gina" and "Yarylo" are in great demand and popularity. Some gardeners prefer to grow tomatoes "Cavalier".
These varieties are excellent fruits, provided that the soil has an ideal component composition and is not infected with anything. If you have found that the soil cover is chronically infected with any pathogen, for example, late blight, then you should choose more resistant tomato varieties, in particular:
- "F1 Roma";
- "F1 Eupator";
When choosing tomatoes for planting and growing in greenhouse conditions, pay attention to the features of their cultivation and harvest. Variety of tomatoes should be unpretentious to the temperature differential. As you know, in the daytime, in the greenhouse, sometimes the temperature level reaches a peak, and at night it drops significantly.
Short or tall - what's the difference?
Tomato bushes can be low or tall. To determine which variety is suitable for your greenhouse, pay attention to its height. Tall tomatoes grow until they no longer bear fruit. If you are covering a small greenhouse or the height of the greenhouse does not allow to plant large bushes, then choose low-growing tomatoes. Basically, they are all considered early.
According to experienced gardeners, the best for the greenhouse made of polycarbonate are the following low-growing varieties of tomatoes:
- "Pink honey";
- "Blossom Cherry".
Such varieties can be used for breeding seedlings, and then transplanted into open soil.
The best varieties of luxury tomatoes
Experienced gardeners as well as popular car manufacturers or gadgets, are ratings of tomato varieties. We present to your attention only the best varieties of tomatoes for polycarbonate greenhouses.
The most popular tomato variety for greenhouse cultivation is the Honey Drop. These tomatoes are unpretentious in the care. The owner is systematically enough to irrigate, loosen the soil cover and do periodic top dressing. If you follow all the rules, then at the beginning of autumn you will be able to harvest a rich harvest of ripe and liquid tomatoes.
In second place is the tomato variety "Gondola". The F1 marker denotes the hybridity of a variety and its indeterminacy. These tomatoes grow in clusters, resembling grapes. The average weight of one ripe tomato is 150 g. Some breeders grew fruits weighing up to 0.6-0.7 kg.
No less popular is the tomato variety "Samara". This group of seeds is designed specifically for growing in greenhouse conditions. Vegetables are always obtained elastic and fleshy. Such tomatoes are great for harvesting winter conservation. In order for them to bear fruit well, they must be pinned, leaving no more than five inflorescences.
"Hurricane" is a tomato variety, also marketed with F1. After the appearance of seedlings, you can pick off the first tomato in about 80 days. This variety belongs to early ripe tomatoes. Based on 1 square. m can collect up to 10 kg of fruit. "Hurricane" is also famous for the fact that it is resistant to such a common disease as blight.
Tomato variety "Moneymaker" - the most unpretentious and resistant to the effects of various pests. The height of the tomato bush varies up to 180 cm. You can collect the first fruits of tomatoes in the second decade of July.
"Long Keeper" - tomato variety, characterized by late ripeness. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the mass fraction of a single tomato averages 0.32 kg. Up to 4 kg of crop can be harvested from one bush. The main condition for excellent fruiting is a rare planting of tomato bushes. Often unripe tomatoes ripen during storage.
If you want to harvest the first crop of tomatoes as early as possible, pay attention to the "Miracle of the Earth" variety. These tomatoes are not only extremely tasty, but also unpretentious in their care. They perfectly adapt to temperature differences and are practically the only variety that tolerates the absence of moisture.
If you prefer low-growing tomatoes, then get the seeds of "Dina". This tomato variety is medium early. Due to the small size of the bushes for them easy to maintain. Be sure to note that tomatoes of this variety are to be pasynkovanyu. The advantage of such tomatoes is that the bushes bear fruit throughout the entire growing period.
The favorite variety of many gardeners for more than one year remains "Bull Heart". Tomatoes, having an unusual shape, pinkish hue and a sweetish taste, are excellent for eating and preparing freshly squeezed juice. It is this variety does not require additional measures of care, but be sure the bushes should be tied up, otherwise they will break. To date, breeders offer tomatoes of this variety with black and yellow color.
"Funtik" is not a famous cartoon character, but another tomato variety. It is bred exclusively for growing in greenhouse conditions. The first harvest is collected in about three months. These tomato bushes are tall and definitely need support.
A hybrid variety with the F1 marking, popular among gardeners, is the "Verlioka". These are tall tomato bushes that bear the first fruits in about 3 months. Such a tomato variety is considered universal: great for storage, canning and transportation.
We will listen to the opinion of gardeners and breeders
Those who are engaged in professional or amateur cultivation of tomatoes, have already decided on the appropriate and best variety. According to many reviews, all of the above varieties of tomatoes are suitable for growing in greenhouse conditions. Experienced gardeners are advised to choose a tomato variety in accordance with the type and size of the greenhouse.
In their reviews, they share information that tomato varieties should be selected in accordance with the possibility of watering and maintaining the required temperature threshold. Also, the choice of variety should be made on the basis of the purpose of growing tomatoes: for storage, eating, transportation or canning.
Do you want to grow tasty and juicy tomatoes in your garden that will bear fruit for a long time? Pay attention to varieties designed specifically for polycarbonate greenhouses. In greenhouse conditions, tomatoes bear fruit faster and, as a rule, the total amount of the crop is pleasantly surprising. Good luck and a rich harvest!