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Every year domestic and foreign breeders surprise vegetable growers with new varieties of tomatoes with different colors and shapes of fruits. However, there are favorites of this culture, which have long been recognized by many housewives. We are talking about plum tomatoes, ideal for conservation, fresh consumption and any type of processing.
Features of plum tomatoes
Cream is a high-yielding tomato variety. The culture got its name thanks to the elongated fruits, resembling the shape of the popular fruit. Cream has a different pulp color. Depending on the variety, like ordinary tomatoes, the fruits can be orange, red, etc. For some reason, many people prefer pink cream. Housewives say that such tomatoes are the most delicious and tender. The mass of plum-shaped fruits ranges from 50-120 g. The vegetable is characterized by dense pulp and strong skin that does not crack from storage and transportation.
Long-term storage of the Cream is due to the low moisture content of the pulp. Even if the fruit accidentally cracks from mechanical stress, it does not flow strongly, as is the case with other varieties of fleshy tomatoes. Such a high indicator of presentation made the Cream popular among merchants. The housewives fell in love with the tomato because of its excellent taste, and made the vegetable universal. The cream is salted, preserved, frozen and even dried. The small amount of grains in the pulp makes the tomato popular among lovers of fresh vegetable cuts.
There are many varieties of Cream for outdoor and greenhouse use. Some city housewives have adapted low-growing plants on their windowsill and balcony. The ripening time of the Cream is the same as for ordinary tomatoes: early - up to 90 days, medium - up to 120 days, late - over 120 days.
Attention! Many plum varieties are susceptible to late blight and require mandatory treatment with drugs. The tendency of a crop to a particular disease is usually reflected on the seed packaging. The most persistent in this regard are hybrids.
The video provides an overview of the Pink Cream variety:
Overview of plum tomatoes
There are a lot of plum tomatoes intended for open ground and greenhouses. In our review, we will try to cover the most popular varieties and hybrids of this culture. The description and photo will help vegetable growers decide on the optimal choice of tomato for their site.
The medium-ripening varietal tomato is semi-determinate. The culture is excellent for open ground due to its cold resistance. Sharp jumps in temperature do not affect the stability of fruiting. The plant has a rather elongated stem up to 1.1 m high. The beauty of orange Cream makes it a decorative culture. Tomatoes grow small, weighing up to 60 g, but, according to the reviews of the hostesses, they are very tasty.
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The culture is considered a greenhouse, it is successfully grown in any type of greenhouse. In terms of ripening of fruits, the hybrid can be attributed to medium early tomatoes. The plant is indeterminate with carpal fruit formation. Cream of sunny yellow color grows small, weighing up to 50 g. Up to 9 fruits are tied in a brush. The hybrid is slightly affected by late blight.
This undersized Cream is suitable for indoor and outdoor growing. The stem bush grows 35 cm in height, in the greenhouse it can stretch up to 60 cm. Early ripening of the fruits allows you to collect tasty tomatoes in the last days of June. The name suggests that the “Large Cream” variety grows large. However, even if you look at the photo of a bush with fruits, then this tomato is not always large. The plant contains a large amount of medium-sized Cream weighing 90 g. The seed chambers inside the dense pulp are very small.
Advice! This variety loves watering abundantly once every 5 days. When growing tomato seedlings, fertilizing with fertilizers is required up to 3 times.
Low-growing Cream matures after 115 days. Very beautiful scarlet fruits weigh a maximum of 70 g. If you take it on an industrial scale, the high yield is due to an indicator of 110 t / ha. The determinant plant easily tolerates heat and prolonged drought. For outdoor use in the field, this plum variety is a good choice.
The variety is characterized by a neatly folded compact bush that does not require shoots to break off. Ripening, tomatoes evenly acquire a bright scarlet color. The firm flesh never cracks for no reason. The maximum weight of a vegetable is 70 g. Tomatoes on a plant ripen together, and after 100 days they can all be plucked from the bush. The pulp contains a lot of glucose. This explains the high taste of tomatoes.
The cultivation of plum tomato varieties has gained popularity among domestic farms. Ripe fruits can be harvested manually or mechanically. The crop is adapted for open ground practically does not require maintenance, retains high yields in hot dry summers. Plum tomatoes ripen after 110 days.
For plum tomatoes, a fruit weighing more than 100 g is considered large. The culture is distinguished by abundant fruiting. With ripe tomatoes, the variety will delight the grower in 115 days. The pulp of the cream is so dense that it sometimes seems dry. However, the tomato is very tasty, sweet and sour with a subtle tomato flavor. The seed chambers inside the pulp contain practically no grains.
Low-growing Cream is more adapted for open cultivation, but also fruit well covered with a film. The determinant bush grows only 40 cm in height, the maximum can stretch up to 50 cm. The plant requires a minimum of care, since there is no need to pinch the shoots and fix the stem to the support. The first flower appears above 5 leaves. Tomatoes grow even smooth, weighing up to 90 g. Dense red pulp tastes sweet and sour, does not crack under light mechanical stress. The crop is suitable for growing in the field, as it does not lose the ability to set fruit in hot dry weather.
Standard undersized plants will delight gardeners with a harvest in 120 days. The tomato is intended for open cultivation in all regions. The determinant plant extends no more than 50 cm in height. Shoots are not removed from the bush, and the stem itself is able to hold the crop without a garter to a support. Plum fruits grow smooth and even, weighing up to 55 g. Rather dense red pulp, tasty and not prone to cracking. The advantage of a tomato is a weak defeat by rot.
Advice! Seedlings are planted in the beds at sixty days of age. There are up to 8 plants per 1 m2 of plot.
The variety of plum tomatoes is recommended for open cultivation. The semi-determinant plant grows up to 1.5 m in height. As it grows, the stem is fixed to the support, and the extra stepsons are pinched. A feature of pinching is the formation of a bush with 3 or even 4 stems. This allows for higher yields, but the tomatoes are slightly smaller. On average, a normal tomato weighs about 80 g. The dense red pulp is not prone to cracking during heat treatment.
Pickled plum tomatoes ripen after 125 days. The determinant plant is intended for open cultivation and under film. The main stem grows up to 70 cm in height, the branches are medium spreading, densely overgrown with foliage. The first flower appears above 6 or 7 leaves. For plum tomato varieties, the fruits of this culture are rather large, weighing at least 100 g. The flesh is red, dense, has an excellent taste. The vegetable is not prone to cracking. A tomato can be salted, canned, in general, you can do whatever you want with it, and it will not lose its aroma and taste. When planting up to 9 plants per 1 m2 get up to 7 kg of harvest. The availability of mechanized harvesting makes tomato popular among farmers.
A very productive indeterminate plant will thank the grower with delicious tomatoes, provided that watering is timely and a complex of mineral dressings is applied. The bush grows up to 1.4 m in height. The plant requires pinching the shoots and fixing the stem to the support. The process of forming a bush is that 1 or 2 stems are left, all other shoots and lower leaves are removed. Medium-sized tomatoes grow weighing about 80 g. The taste of red Cream and the high yield of the variety are appreciated.
A variety of large-fruited Cream is grown in open and closed areas. According to gardeners' reviews, weak brushes are observed on the upper part of the plant. The bush is distinguished by a strong thick stem, the crown is medium overgrown with foliage. The culture has a powerful root system. It does not sink into the soil, but spreads out 50 cm in different directions from the stem. Abundant flowering begins after the formation of the first flower above 6 or 8 leaves. The tomato is very early in terms of ripening. By the end of 3 months, the first pink Cream can be plucked from the plant for a sample. The length of the fruit is about 5 cm. Small tomatoes weighing 50 g and large specimens up to 150 g can grow on the bush at the same time. Regardless of the size, the fruits do not crack, tomatoes unpicked from the bush remain attractive and tasty for a long time. The pulp is dense, aromatic, with 3 seed chambers.
Advice! If you want to keep the crop longer. Cream, tomatoes should be placed in a dark, dry basement.
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A tomato from Minusinsk is intended for open and closed cultivation, but for the middle lane, planting only in a greenhouse is optimal. In terms of ripening, the variety belongs to medium late tomatoes. An indeterminate plant is formed with 1 or 2 stems and fixed to a support. Ripe pink cream is rather large. Some tomatoes grow up to 300 g in weight. Fruits are formed in clusters. There are very few grains inside the fleshy pulp. Due to the large size of the fruit, the plum tomato belongs to the salad direction.
Low-growing plum tomato of Dutch selection bred for open growing. The determinant hybrid bears fruits weighing up to 105 g. An unpretentious plant does without special care. There is no need to tie the stem up and tie it up. Red Cream is most often used for canning or tomato paste. When planting up to 8 plants per 1 m2 about 7 kg of crop can be harvested. Fruit setting takes place during the entire period of plant growth.
Plum tomatoes have perfectly adapted to the domestic growing conditions. On a home garden, you need to take at least a few rows for this delicious vegetable.