Not all varieties of vegetables, fruits and berries are suitable for the cold regions of the country due to climatic conditions. One of such special developments was the tomato Far North. Its main feature is that it belongs to cold-resistant varieties that easily and without consequences tolerate low air temperatures and at the same time give an excellent yield.
The description of tomato The Far North includes its main characteristic - an early ripe species. The bush itself is short, reaching a height of no more than 50 centimeters. On pomp the bush is very compact, standard. The leaves of the plant are medium in size. Dimensions of this species allow planting more bushes on a small plot of land.
Reviews of Tomato Far North show that this variety grows well and matures not only in the “special” regions of the country, but also where the summer is cool and rainy. Even with a minimal amount of sun and exposure to the rays, the fruits ripen quickly without affecting the taste.
The time interval from emergence to the first fruits is about 90 days. Maturation begins from the end of July until mid-August. In this short period of time, there is an almost complete return of fruits that ripen in a few days.
Given the fact that this type of tomato was developed for growing in the conditions of the Northern regions, the bushes have a strong trunk, with a small number of leaves and simple inflorescences.
This variety has an increased resistance to the most common diseases.
This type of tomato was included in the State Register in 2007 as an achievement of the agricultural enterprise "Biochemist".
Tomatoes Far North have rounded fruits of small size. The peel they have a smooth, dark red color. The pulp has an average density, so that in one tomato there is a lot of juice and it is easy to process them. The average weight of one fruit is 50-70 grams.
Reviews about tomatoes Far North say that their fruits are universal. They are well suited for preparing fresh salads, and for preserving blanks for the winter. The sweet taste of these tomatoes will be an excellent basis for fresh juice.
Under the worst weather conditions, the first ripe tomatoes in the bushes will appear in early August.
Reviews and photos about the yield of tomato Far North suggest that a sufficiently large number of seeds ripen on small bushes of this type. Moreover, those who have already planted this variety, noted a high level of germination of seeds from one pack.
Despite the juiciness of the fruit, when they are cut, they do not produce a very rich juice. That is why the tomatoes of this variety are well suited for decorating the holiday table and use in vegetable cutting. Due to the rich taste, they make excellent tomato juice in both fresh and canned form.
Characteristics and description of a variety of tomatoes the Far North, not for nothing that classifies this species to be suitable for cultivation in harsh climatic conditions. The main advantage is that the root system of these plants has increased resistance to apical, as well as root rot. The problem of root rot in plants is most common in the northern regions of Russia due to high humidity and minimal heat, when water from the soil simply does not have time to evaporate.
The second, no less important advantage of this type is called the early terms of fruit ripening. Due to the accelerated ripening process of a variety of tomatoes, the Far North simply avoids a collision with a plant disease such as late blight. Early ripening of fruits does not affect their taste.
Well, the most important, distinctive feature of this variety is the resistance of transplanted seedlings to cold weather and low air temperatures. Although still, in the first 2 weeks immediately after landing in the ground, the seedlings should be insulated, covered with foil.
The first buds appear on the seedlings about a month after it has risen. That is why there is an accelerated growth and ripening of this variety.
With small sizes of the bush, the number of fruits on it is quite large.
Especially it is necessary to pay attention that due to the fruits of a small size the bush is not required to be tied up, since the strength of the trunk fully maintains the emerging load in the form of ripening fruits.
Due to the peculiarities of the structure of the fruit: durable peel and dense flesh, this variety tolerates transportation even after full ripening. Tomatoes do not crumple or crack during transport.
How to grow
Like other types of tomatoes, this variety is grown by seedlings. The seeds are placed in the seedling boxes and are there until the seedlings germinate and the stem is fully strengthened.Important! For this variety, ground with a special composition of the soil should be prepared in the boxes: turf ground, humus and sand in proportions of 2: 2: 1.
Seeds should not be planted deep in a box. They need only sprinkle lightly on top of the soil. Next, they should be in the room, the air temperature in which does not fall below +16 degrees.
After the seedlings appear at least 2 pairs of leaves, they must be seated in separate pots with a diameter of at least 10 centimeters.
Experts recommend planting tomato seedlings of this species at a distance of 40 centimeters from each other. On average, it turns out that up to 8 bushes will be planted on an area of 1 square meter.Comment! It is possible to plant seedlings in open ground only when the danger of night frost has passed. Despite the cold resistance of this variety, it does not tolerate freezing temperatures.
To preserve the resistance of this species to diseases and excessive moisture, experts recommend about a week before planting in open ground to fertilize the seedlings with mineral fertilizer, in which substances such as potassium and phosphorus prevail.
Those who have already planted a tomato of the Far North, share reviews and photos of which show that this variety sprouts well and matures not only in the open field, but also in the greenhouse. It can be planted even in a bucket at home, of course, if we are talking about 1-2 bush.
Special care for the bushes of this tomato after planting is not required. Moreover, even a standard garter is not necessary. After all, the plant itself ceases to stretch upwards, after the 6th inflorescence is formed on it. After planting seedlings on the beds, it is not required to carry out the staving.
Despite the fact that all care for the bushes of this variety is reduced to regular watering, it has its own characteristics. It must be fed after landing in the ground at least 1 time before the appearance of the fruit.Tip! Professionals recommend feeding in about 2 weeks after the seedlings have been transplanted into the open ground.
Particular attention should be paid to watering. Watering the bushes is best with settled water and after sunset. If you regularly carry out mulching of the land around the roots, you can significantly reduce the cost of water for irrigation.
Interesting about the variety
Agronomists note that another uniqueness of tomatoes of this variety is that they do not necessarily sprout. In the middle lane in April, after the snow melted, you can plant them in open ground with seeds, and cover each of them with an ordinary glass jar, thus organizing the greenhouse effect and ensuring warm temperatures for the seeds.
It is important to note that in this variety ripening occurs massively. That is why by the middle of August almost all the fruits already ripen. From one bush you can collect about 1 kilogram of tomatoes, neat shape and medium size.
Due to the simplicity of cultivation and transplantation of plants, as well as the minimum requirements for subsequent care, this variety of tomatoes is an excellent option for those who plant tomatoes for the first time or started gardening recently. By planting a variety of tomatoes Far North, it is possible to reduce the time and effort for growing bushes and at the same time get a good yield.