There are many lovers of very small tomatoes, "one bite". They are often decorated with various dishes, taken on the road. Not all small-fruited varieties can boast of excellent fruit taste, but there are some that are not inferior to the best large-fruited tomatoes. A very good option is the Honey Drop tomato, which bears fruit with small tasty yellow tomatoes.
Tomato Honey Drop has been known for several years, but until recently it was not registered in the State Register of Breeding Achievements of the Russian Federation. Its seeds were produced by the agricultural firms "Russian Garden" and "Gavrish", and, judging by the reviews of gardeners, the tomatoes growing from those and other seeds differed significantly from each other. There is a version about the hybrid origin of the Honey Drop, but it has been established that the same variety grows from the seeds from its harvest. These tomatoes are grown mainly in greenhouses by amateur gardeners and smallholders. And in 2019, the variety, at the request of the Gavrish agricultural firm, finally received a residence permit in the State Register.
The honey drop is an indeterminate tomato, the bush can grow up to 2.5 meters in greenhouse conditions. At the same time, it is very ramified, which requires mandatory formation, systematic removal of stepsons and tying them to supports. The leaves have a typical potato shape, large.
If the bush is not constantly looked after, it thickens strongly.
The fruits, in comparison with various varieties of cherry tomatoes, are relatively large: their weight is from 10 to 15 g, they are part of long brushes, where they are collected in an amount of 8 to 20 pieces. The shape of the fruit is pear-shaped, the color in the ripe state is yellow, honey. Coloring of fruits within the brush does not occur simultaneously. The seeds are small, located in three chambers, easily separated from the pulp. The pulp itself is juicy, aromatic.
Tomato Honey Drop cannot be classified as high-yielding. Basically, it is appreciated for its cute, even decorative, tasty fruits. The maximum yield per bush is 3 kg of tomatoes, and in the open field it is even less, which is prohibitively small for a huge bush, but for cherry tomatoes this is a very good indicator. In terms of ripening, the variety is mid-early, harvesting begins 110-115 days after germination.
The fruits are very sweet, rich in taste and aroma. If you pick tomatoes unripe, they can be stored for up to one and a half months, gradually ripening. Their main purpose is fresh consumption, but they are quite suitable for whole-fruit canning, however, some tomatoes in jars crack.
The fruits, of course, are not entirely drip, but a lot of them fit in the palm of your hand
Disease resistance is high, cold resistance is low. With fluctuations in weather conditions (temperature and humidity of the air, as well as soil), tomatoes are prone to cracking. At the same time, the variety has no special requirements for agricultural technology; it is available for growing to any gardener.
The advantages of the Honey Drop variety include:
The interesting appearance and honey taste of these tomatoes are very popular with children, which is successfully used by parents to strengthen the health of their offspring. They are also used in dietary nutrition.
The disadvantages of the variety are:
Fruit cracking is the scourge of this variety
The inconvenience of growing this variety of tomatoes is that the slightest delay in the formation of a bush leads to the fact that several plants planted nearby form almost a taiga, through which it is difficult to get through. Watering flaws (overflowing or, conversely, overdrying the soil) quickly lead to massive cracking of the fruit. Experienced gardeners advise planting only 2-3 honey drop bushes on their plot: this is enough to taste tomatoes, from time to time decorate various dishes with them and pamper the kids. They are not suitable for juice (they clog the nets with seeds), cutting them into a salad is dreary ...
Agrotechnics of tomato Honey drop is not difficult, but it has some features associated with the thermophilicity of the variety and the tendency of the bushes to grow strongly. In this regard, even at the latitude of Moscow, it is grown only in greenhouses. Sowing seeds for seedlings is carried out at the usual time - in early or mid-March, depending on the climate of the region and the quality of the greenhouse. When growing seedlings, it should not be allowed to pamper it: an excessively warm regime and unnecessary feeding can cause overgrowth of seedlings.
The bushes are planted quite freely, leaving at least 50-60 cm between them, immediately when planting, they equip supports. It is more convenient to tie the plants to the trellis, and in the greenhouse it should be up to the ceiling, and in the open ground the bush grows at least one and a half meters. Formation begins immediately after the appearance of the first stepsons. In the open field, it is recommended to lead the bush in one stem, in the protected field - in two. However, even if gardeners leave everything to chance, giving the plants plenty of growth, this does not greatly affect the overall yield. But for this approach, the landing should be even more sparse.
The tops of the shoots must be pinched in time
The bushes bloom and bear fruit for a long time. At the end of summer, the remaining flowers and small ovaries are cut off, allowing the rest to grow and ripen, the tops are pinched. However, there is one more feature of the variety: stepchildren can even grow from fruit clusters, between fruits. They must be removed immediately.
Since fluctuations in soil moisture can affect the integrity of the fruit, it is advisable to organize drip irrigation. It is forbidden to give the soil to dry out, to swamp - even more so. They stop watering only by the end of summer. Top dressing is given according to the usual scheme for tomatoes of an average ripening period. With the onset of cold weather, the remaining unripe fruits are harvested, they ripen well in room conditions.
Tomato Honey Drop is a very interesting option for lovers of very small tomatoes. This is due to the excellent taste of the fruit, but the other characteristics of the variety lead to the fact that gardeners plant only a few of its bushes. This is enough to use the crop as a dessert, but such tomatoes are poorly suited for harvesting.
Tomato Cascade is a very productive variety. The bush reaches a height of 1.5-1.7 m, the leaf is an ordinary tomato, medium-sized. In the ripening phase, the plant is densely covered with fruiting brushes. One such can grow up to 24-25 oblong tomatoes. The photo shows: they sing together and are about the same in size. Taste characteristics are good.
The variety was registered by the Novosibirsk company Agros. It is adapted to the short summer of Siberia, the Urals, the Far East. It is also grown in warmer regions. Breeders recommend planting this tomato in temporary greenhouse facilities.
Attention! Do not confuse this tomato with the increasingly popular American Cascade Lava variety. Externally, the plants are similar, but the fruits differ in color, shape and size.
Peppermint is a rare tomato variety from Tennessee, USA. Known since the 1980s, they appeared in the Seeds Savers yearbook in 1992 thanks to the American collector James T. Bridges.
Flat-rounded yellow or orange fruits with red stripes have a characteristic branded taste with a chill, for which they got their name. The pulp is dense, fleshy, contains little acid, the taste is soft, sweet. The average weight of tomatoes is 200-300 grams, but 400-500 grams is not uncommon for this variety.
The mid-season variety belongs to the generalists. Tomatoes are suitable for slicing and salads, sandwiches, juicing. For pickling and preservation, they take small tomatoes, make assorted varieties, tomatoes in their own juice, lecho.
Vitamin-rich yellow tomatoes are recommended for dietary nutrition, they are also suitable for those who suffer from allergies to red vegetables.
|Fruit shape||Flat-round, heart-shaped. Slight ribbing is present|
|Color||Orange-yellow, amber, with a pearlescent sheen. The green spot near the stalk disappears by the time it is fully ripe|
|Weight (g)||200-340 (up to 500)|
|Number of nests||Over 4, usually 6-8|
|Content of basic substances||Dry matter - 4-6%|
|Taste||Pleasant, sweet, with unusual fruity notes|
|Yield indicators||In the greenhouse, 4-6 kg are removed from one bush, in the open field - less|
When harvesting tomatoes in a state of technical ripeness, they are stored for a long time, but when fully ripe, it is required to immediately start processing the fruits.
Faina, Vladimir region
I would not say that it is a sweet variety. There is no sourness either, but the taste is rather neutral. They lie well during storage, do not burst on bushes. If removed from the greenhouse already ripe, immediately cut into a salad or process. The lecho is tasty, but the color is unusual. I prefer sliced "persimmon" and salads, I take a little for the blanks.
Tomato Sugar Pudovichok reviews, description and characteristics of the variety, Photo, which is presented in this article, was introduced in the 90s by a Novosibirsk company. The specialists of this company, which is engaged in the creation of varieties for the harsh climate of Siberia and the northern regions. Tomatoes of the Sugar Pudovichok variety large, tasty and resistant to many nightshade diseases.
Below are the photo of tomatoes of the Sugar Pudovichok variety.
The tomato variety Sugar Pudovichok has a number of advantages:
This variety also has disadvantages:
Tomato variety Sugar Pudovichok produces a good harvest when planted outdoors in mid-latitudes. The tomato is recommended for cultivation in the Far East, in the Moscow region and in Siberia. In more severe climatic conditions, it is recommended to grow Sugar Pudovichok tomatoes in greenhouses and hotbeds.
A disinfected substrate from soil and humus is poured into the prepared container, tamped a little and make furrows 1 cm deep.
Seeds are treated with Zircon growth stimulant before planting. This will speed up the seed germination process. The planting material is sown into grooves at intervals of 2 cm from each other, covered with a layer of peat and poured with warm water from a spray bottle. The container is covered with foil and left in a warm place for germination. When sprouts appear on the surface of the soil, the film is removed, and the container is moved to a well-lit place.
A pick into separate cups is carried out after the formation of 1-2 true leaves.
The seedlings are transferred to a permanent place 60-65 days after germination. Planting scheme: 4 seedlings per 1 sq. meter.
According to the rules of crop rotation, legumes, cabbage, cucumbers, carrots can be the predecessors of tomatoes.
Details on growing tomatoes are described in the article: Tomato growing technology. Planting and grooming secrets
Sugar Pudovichok tomatoes are very tasty, so they can be eaten fresh, added to salads, slices and various dishes. Also, from these tomatoes, delicious preparations are obtained: sauces, ketchups, pastas, etc.
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The Sugar Pudovichok variety, of course, has its drawbacks, but this does not stop gardeners from growing this variety on their plots. Tomatoes are very popular, as evidenced by the positive reviews. Then you can study the reviews and comments of gardeners who have already had experience in growing this tomato variety.
Galina Ivanovna, Saratov region
Alla Valentinovna, Volgograd region
Nadezhda Mikhailovna, Kemerovo region
Tamara Nikitichna, Omsk region
Zinaida Ilyinichna, Novosibirsk region
Alena Eliseevna, Tver region
Victoria Sergeevna, Tula region
Tatyana Vasilievna, Ryazan region
Tall and late-ripening varieties in the northern regions are cultivated in greenhouses. Low-growing early cream is suitable for the vegetable garden in any area. Seeds are sown starting from the second decade of March.
Before sowing, it is advisable to germinate the seeds in a damp cloth.
The end of April is the time to plant seedlings in the greenhouse.In early to mid-May, they are planted in the garden. To increase the yield, half a glass of ash and 2 handfuls of rotted manure are added to the planting holes. Low-growing cream is planted according to the scheme 30x50 cm, tall - 50x60 cm.
To reduce the likelihood of tomato diseases in the greenhouse, it needs to be ventilated frequently to reduce air humidity.
In the south, seedless cultivation of early-maturing determinant varieties of cream is also practiced. At the end of April, seeds are sown in warm beds, which are covered with foil and spandbond. The grooves are spilled with boiling water before sowing.
Tomatoes sown in tall beds come into fruiting 2-3 weeks later than tomatoes grown through seedlings
Further care includes the following measures:
Stepchildren are sprouts from the axils of a tomato leaf, they need to be pinched off when they grow to 3-5 cm
An important feature of growing cream is to prevent cracking of the fruit. Therefore, they are regularly watered as the soil dries out. Then the skin and pulp will grow evenly.
No need to water tomatoes in hot water, better with cool water, they do not like overheating of the roots
To avoid diseases, the cream is prophylactically sprayed:
For pest control, the biological product Bitoxibacillin is used.
Biological product Bitoxibacillin is effective against caterpillars of the scoop, spider mite and Colorado potato beetle on tomatoes
I've tried a lot of tomatoes. Early ripe red-fruited sorts of cream give a lot of fruits convenient for preservation. And if the family loves pickled tomatoes, growing them is justified. However, my family members do not eat traditional red cream due to its modest taste. We use Black cream. Although they are soft, they are very fragrant both fresh and preserved. I definitely add a sprig of basil to the marinade. Once, for fun, I bought a similar variety, Chocolate Bunny. The bush is the same, but the taste of the fruit is herbaceous.
Black cream needs a very high support. This is a liana-shaped tomato, it is better to grow it on a trellis. Grasshopping is mandatory every week, otherwise the bush grows strongly, begins to hurt, the fruits become smaller.
I advise you not to count on anyone and collect seeds from your favorite tomatoes yourself. A successful variety is a valuable find, you may not find it later. There is a re-grading in stores, and collectors sometimes sell seeds from diseased plants.
Lyudmila from Perm was disappointed with the tomato. On a simple brush, 8-10 tomatoes grew on its greenhouse bushes. Neither the size nor the taste of the woman satisfied. But other reviews are mostly positive.
A pensioner from Irkutsk (nickname Lapushechka) notes the intensive growth of seedlings. Alinara from the same city is showing off the crops. Her tomatoes were ripe within 100 days. Therefore, they can be classified as medium early. 7-9 brushes grew on the bush, and each had about 20 pieces. tomatoes. All of them were equal in size and weighed about 90 g. From one plant a woman received up to 8 kg. Of the minuses, she noted poor germination. From 20 seeds of the manufacturer's branded sachet, 50-60% rose.
Tomato Cascade is a good example of a high-yielding variety. There are also disadvantages in it, but with proper cultivation, they can be minimized.