With the modern variety of varieties, the shape of a tomato has long since moved away from the image of a rounded giant, familiar from childhood, of a slightly flattened form with a bright red color. At the moment, there are tomatoes of almost all shades, except perhaps blue, even purple, and then they can meet. And how diverse are the shape and size of the fruits of tomatoes? In this sense, tomatoes are interesting, which in their appearance resemble more other vegetable crops, for example, eggplants or cucumbers. Such varieties of tomatoes have become very popular in recent years, and one of the brightest representatives of tomatoes with the original form of fruits has become the French grape seed.
Even the name of this variety of tomatoes can attract an inexperienced summer resident, as bushes hung in clusters of tomatoes, in the manner of grapes with a ladies finger, can immediately appear to the rich imagination. By the way, in this respect, the name of the variety more or less corresponds to reality, since the bushes of ripening tomatoes do somewhat resemble vine grapes. But the word “French” is added exclusively for the beauty of the image, since the tomato has nothing to do with France.Comment! The variety of this tomato was bred deep in Russia by Siberian breeders relatively recently, and at the moment is not even included in the State Register of Russia.
Nevertheless, the French Grapevine tomato has already managed to get quite a lot of popularity among gardeners and summer residents, whose yield reviews, and photos, are evidence of this.
The variety of tomatoes French Manure is the brainchild of specialists of the company "Siberian Garden". Tomato bushes of this variety have great growth power and are capable of forming a large size bush.
Interestingly, in the description and characterization of the variety French Manure, it is positioned as a determinant. Indeed, in the open field it rarely grows more than one meter. But in good greenhouse conditions, this tomato is capable of blowing up to 1.8 meters or even more.
Manufacturers also claim that the bush must be tied up, but it does not need to be staved and shaped. This question has always been quite controversial among gardeners. The fact is that the usual determinant varieties are really better not to stick, in this case they are able to show much better yield results, especially when grown in greenhouses. But here it is necessary to take into account the fact that heavily overgrown bushes require enhanced nutrition and watering, and this should not be forgotten. In addition, they should be planted at a considerable distance from each other, so that all the shoots with tomatoes can get enough sunlight.
Therefore, if in the southern regions, even in the open field, it is really not customary to pinch many determinant varieties of tomatoes, in more northern areas they may not have enough light to ripen all fruits.Attention! Lack of staining slows down the ripening of tomatoes, because the bush spends extra time developing the green mass of the shoots.
And for varieties of middle and late ripening, this can be very noticeable, especially in northern latitudes, where most of the tomatoes simply do not have time to ripen. Therefore, each gardener should decide on the issue of pruning and stickling tomatoes individually, based on their specific climatic conditions.
Especially since this variety belongs to mid-ripening tomatoes in terms of ripening, the harvest can be obtained not earlier than 120 days from the moment of emergence. But in greenhouse conditions, he is able to bear fruit until the onset of the first frost.
The yield of a variety is in direct proportion to the conditions of care and the ability to grow it without a pinching. According to reviews of gardeners when grown in greenhouses and maintained in 4-5 trunks, the yield can reach 5-6 kg per bush, but on average from one bush you can get about 2 kg of tomatoes.
A valuable advantage of the French Manure variety is its resistance to all the major diseases that tomatoes are usually prone to and the general simplicity of care. This allows you to grow it even novice gardeners.
Characteristics of tomatoes
French Manure Tomatoes are distinguished by the following characteristics:
- The shape of the tomatoes is very original - they are somewhat elongated, slightly resemble fingers with some thickening near the stem and an outstanding nose.
- The color of the fruit is standard, at the stage of full maturity - red.
- Tomatoes have a very smooth and dense skin, due to which they are not susceptible to cracking.
- The size of tomatoes is small, on average, their weight is 85-100 grams. On the bush, the fruits grow in large clusters of 8 to 14 pieces each. On average, there may be 3-4 such clusters on one bush.
- Naturally, the more shoots are left on the tomato bush, the more clusters with proper care it can form and ripen. From here and secrets of possible big productivity. But in this case, the care of the tomato must be very intense.
- The taste of tomatoes is good, experts estimate it for a solid four, but because of the dense skin, it is no longer suitable for salads, but for salting.
- An ideal pickling variety, because it is suitable in size for any, even a small jar, does not crack and looks very nice with whole canning.
- Tomatoes varieties French manure very well stored, can lie in a cool place for several months. Also endure long transport perfectly, therefore suitable for industrial cultivation.
Reviews of those who grew this variety of tomatoes are mostly positive. Tomatoes are pleased with their unpretentiousness and yield. As for taste, opinions diverge here, since this parameter is very subjective.Elena, 34 years old, Novosibirsk. I grew up French Grapevine last year in the open ground under film shelters and on raised warm beds. The bushes shook me with their power. True, on ordinary beds, but under the film grew no more than 1 meter in height. And on the warm ridges was almost one and a half times higher. It was necessary to first try all bushes, otherwise nothing would have ripened - one green. But on a warm bed in June, she no longer stepson. I was quite pleased with the yield. On a warm garden, each stem gave 5-6 clusters, and each had from 7 to 12 tomatoes. On ordinary beds, of course, I have left only 2-3 brushes per stalk for a bush. But still, at the end of the summer, I was already tired even of picking tomatoes from both beds. What I liked about this variety was its resistance to all kinds of sores. I didn’t process anything practically for the whole season, and there were no problems with it. I will plant again next season. Galina, 47 years old, Smolensk. Cultivated this variety of tomatoes in a greenhouse made of polycarbonate. Still, she bit the bitch, because otherwise the bush would be overgrown very strongly, and the tomatoes might not have time to ripen. All the bushes were covered with tomatoes, it looked very beautiful. It is a pity that they ripened for quite a long time, but I managed to collect most of them reddened. After a slight frost in September did not take risks and collected all the fruits in a row. Tomatoes do not taste great, they are much tastier, but for salting and pickling - what you need. By the way, the sauce made from them is also quite good. And since there were a lot of tomatoes, I made a lot of different blanks from them. Olga, 29 years old, Kirov Yes, the bushes are average in height. I planted my seedlings in the greenhouse after the May holidays. She didn’t go at all. Bloomed in early June, and the first tomatoes immediately shot off with two brushes at the very beginning of August. The fruits are cute, pear-shaped. I really didn’t like the fact that there were voids inside the tomatoes. But kept very well. Last fruits removed in late August, some remained until the end of October. From one bush I took about 40 tomatoes - I specially counted it. I was completely satisfied with this, because in our area to grow good tomatoes is not easy at all. Zinaida, 56, Yaroslavl I don’t have constant greenhouses, but since our climate is very unstable, I try to grow tomatoes under temporary shelters on arcs. And this year she planted several of her favorite varieties, including the French manure. We can say that there was no summer at all. Of all the varieties of tomatoes, only a small crop yielded French Manure. The rest of them all fell ill, and there was no harvest at all.
Tomato French Manure is an unpretentious and productive modern variety, ideal for a variety of spins for the winter. Due to its disease resistance, it will make you happy with a crop even in conditions when the rest of the tomatoes do not ripen.