There are so many varieties and hybrids of tomatoes that are currently offered for cultivation to gardeners that they are able to satisfy every taste and preference. There are varieties with a very unusual appearance that can show good results only in experienced hands. Others are quite suitable for beginners in horticulture, who also live in regions that are not very suitable for growing tomatoes.
Tomato Goose egg, a description of the variety and the characteristics of which you can find in this article, is just one of these tomatoes. This variety appeared relatively recently, but has already gained popularity among gardeners, thanks to many of its interesting qualities, including unpretentiousness in cultivation.
The name of this sort of figurative, memorable, and quite accurately describes the appearance of tomatoes. Still, it is sometimes precisely because of the zest in the name that a variety of tomatoes is remembered and kept in memory for a long time, forcing a person to look for and buy seeds of these, and not other tomatoes.
Tomato Goose egg was born thanks to the efforts of Siberian breeders in 2010. However, up to the present, the variety has not been registered in the State Register of Russia.Attention! On sale the seeds of this tomato can be found mainly in packaging from the agrofirm "Siberian Garden".
Bushes of this variety of tomatoes can be safely referred to as indeterminate. They are distinguished by strong branching and good foliage. Tomatoes have significant vigor and can grow up to two meters in height. As a result, garter, shaping and stading for a tomato of this variety are absolutely necessary operations. Although in the open ground bushes grow smaller in size than in greenhouses.
Tomato Goose egg is equally well adapted for growing in greenhouse conditions, and just in the open field. Moreover, good results when grown in conditions of open ground are obtained even in the Moscow region, in the Urals and in Siberia. Reviews of some gardeners indicate that the Goose egg tomato showed even better results when it was grown in the open-air beds than when it was grown in a greenhouse. In greenhouse conditions, he had the worst fruit set and, as a result, lower yields.
The grade is characterized by difficult brushes in which from 4 to 8 fruits form. Usually on the lower brushes a greater number of tomatoes are formed, from six to eight.Important! A special feature of the Goose Egg variety is the fact that in the upper clusters of tomatoes it is smaller, but the size of the fruits themselves can be much larger, up to 300-350 grams.
Tomato Goose egg is medium early in maturity. From full germination to the appearance of the first ripe fruits about 100 days pass.
Productivity is quite high and stable from year to year. It can be up to 7-8 kg of tomatoes per square meter. Usually there is a friendly return of the crop.
There is no official data from the manufacturer on this variety of tomatoes for disease resistance. But customer reviews and those who planted this variety indicate that the tomato Goose egg shows sufficient resistance to late blight and some viral diseases of tomatoes. Also being bred specifically for the harsh Siberian conditions, it can withstand many adverse weather conditions.
Characteristics of tomatoes
Tomatos of this variety have the following characteristics:
- The shape of tomatoes is well reflected in the name of the variety - they do somewhat resemble a large egg. But the shape may vary somewhat depending on the growing conditions, and the surface of the skin can be both completely smooth and with significant folds at the base of the stem.
- The fruits are first green in color with a pronounced dark spot on the stem. When ripe, painted in orange-red color. The stain completely disappears.
- Producers characterize these tomatoes with a high density of pulp, but in this the opinions of consumers diverge. Some agree with this assessment, while others believe that you can’t call a dense flesh, especially when fully matured.
- The peel of tomatoes is very thin and easily removed from the fruit.
- Tomatoes could be called cream, but they are much larger in size than regular cream. On average, the weight of the fruit is about 200 grams, but in the upper racemes the mass of many fruits reaches 300 grams. Therefore, the Goose egg variety is often referred to even large-fruited tomatoes.
- Taste characteristics can be called good and excellent. Despite the fact that the producer calls tomatoes of this variety among the best for pickling, they are quite good for fresh use in salads.
- Due to the dense consistency and a significant amount of solids, the fruits of this variety are suitable for drying, drying and freezing.
- Safety and transportation of fruits is very high. Can be stored in cool conditions for up to 45 days.
- Tomatoes ripen very well, being picked in a green form. Although according to some reviews of gardeners, tomatoes of this variety are stored in fully matured form for as long as they would like.
Features of growing
Tomato Goose egg, having an unusual shape, large size and good yield, very unpretentious to the growing conditions. Therefore, it can be an ideal choice for beginning gardeners and gardeners. It can be sown for seedlings throughout March.Tip! For cultivation in the conditions of open ground, it is better to time the sowing by the second half of the month.
The rest of the cultivation of seedlings is no different from varieties of other tomatoes. For cultivation in open ground, it is possible to form plants in three to four trunks and in this case, plant no more than three bushes of this variety per square meter. When cultivating a tomato, a goose egg in a greenhouse during formation is desirable to leave no more than one or two trunks. Plant it in the greenhouse can be slightly thicker - up to 4-5 plants per square meter.
As mentioned above, the garter of stems and even fruits in the upper part of the bush is obligatory, because of the weight of its own weight, tomatoes can ripen when ripe.
The variety has a good response to top dressing with complex mineral fertilizers, although the use of organic matter is also permissible.
Harvest can already, since August, as a rule, tomatoes ripen fairly amicably.
Responses of those who grew tomato the Goose egg, are quite inconsistent, though in the mass are positive. Perhaps this is due to the still unsteady standards of the variety, or an ordinary re-grading.Lydia, 37 years old, Altai krai Planted this year for the first time, good germination, I liked tomatoes. They grew in open ground, very large in size, so I do not know how they can be salted - because they do not fit into any jar. But thanks to their density, they cut them into pieces and they made wonderful salads with different vegetables. Maria, 32 years old, PenzaRastila tomatoes Goose egg in open ground. Quite large tomatoes really grew, but I would not call them dense at all. The most common tomatoes are not suitable for storage at all - they deteriorate quickly. They were good in salads, but I didn’t like for salting at all - they were soft. Evgeny, 39 years old, ChelyabinskTomato Goose egg is tall, it requires compulsory formation and garter. It forms a complex brush, in which it can ripen to 7-8 large fruits. Tomatoes are red, dense, resistant to cracking, but I did not like their taste at all. He was unsaturated, he expected much more from him, judging by the reviews. Raisa, 60 years old, Belgorod I grow a goose egg for the second year in a row and I am very pleased with these tomatoes. Universal in use - delicious and in salads, and the juice from them is excellent, and those fruits that are smaller and in a jar for marinades are suitable. The only thing is that the skin has cracked after the heat after the rains, but the same thing happened with other tomatoes. She led them in two stalks, reacting very well to picking up the stepsons, growing where they needed. Tamar, 48 years old, Moscow region I was advised that tomatoes are Goose egg as an ideal variety for harvesting. And I must say he did not disappoint me. The bush itself is high and the first brush is also formed high from the ground, so it is convenient to tie up. The leaves are wilted, although the bush itself can not be called frail. Tomatoes ripened right on the bushes - large and strong. At ripe fruits the skin is easily removed. You can even cut into cubes - they completely retain their shape, do not flow. Very suitable for drying. In general, I will plant further.
Goose egg tomatoes are distinguished not only by good taste and yield, but also by an unusual appearance. It is rare when hand tomatoes are so large. And their resistance to various weather conditions makes them an ideal brand for beginners.