Tomato varieties that do not require careful maintenance and produce large, tasty fruit of interesting color will always be popular with gardeners. "Raspberry Giant" conquers all with its size and taste.
The variety was bred thanks to the successful work of our Russian scientists - breeders. The patent owner of the variety is OOO Agrofirma Sedek. In 2007 in the State Register of the Russian Federation for cultivation in the open ground and under film coatings.
Read in our article a detailed description of the variety, get acquainted with its characteristics and characteristics of cultivation.
Raspberry Giant Tomato: variety description
Tomato has the eponymous hybrid of the first generation “Raspberry Giant F1”, which is somewhat distinguished by qualitative features.
Varieties are slightly inferior to hybrid plants in some properties (size, taste, resistance to weather conditions, resistance to diseases, etc.). But hybrids require more attention and have a clear disadvantage - it is impossible to get a good harvest from their seeds for the next year, unexpected negative results are possible.
Raspberry Giant Tomatoes are a determinant variety that does not require growth control - no need to pinch growing points. By type of bush - not standard. About indeterminantny grades read here.
Standard varieties of tomatoes have a small size, compact shape that does not require staking. The root system is poorly developed. The stem of the plant is strong, persistent, leafy, from 50 cm to 100 cm in height, on average about 70 cm. Fan-like brushes, they can be up to 12 on a bush.
The rhizome is well developed, thriving in all directions without deepening. The leaves are dark green, large size, shape - typical for tomatoes. The structure is slightly wrinkled, without pubescence. The inflorescence is simple, intermediate type. The first inflorescence is formed over 5 - 6 leaves, then go with an interval of 2 leaves. Flowers contained 6 - 8, you should not break off. Stem with articulation. Large fruits are kept excellently. According to the degree of ripening, the “Raspberry Giant” is an early ripe variety. The fruits on the plant do not crack. It has few seeds.
Harvest can be collected 90 days after the emergence of the main shoots. It has moderate resistance to common diseases: Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillia. Late blight does not have time to get sick, as the harvest period begins before the onset of temperature changes. Cultivation is permissible in open ground with the presence of a temporary shelter and in greenhouses. The variety of tomato "Raspberry Giant" has an excellent yield of 6 kg per 1 plant, 18 kg per 1 sq. M.
As for the yield of other varieties, you will find this information in the table:
Giant in taste and size
The variety is early, the period is 90-95 days from germination and the first crop is harvested. The bush at the crimson giant is powerful, the height in the open field reaches 60-70 cm, in the greenhouse - up to one meter. The leaves are large, dark green color, on the surface there is no pubescence.
"Raspberry giant": description and characteristics of the variety
Tomato “Raspberry Giant” - a determinant variety, the cultivation of which does not require growth control, therefore, it will not be necessary to pinch growth points. Unlike shtambovyh varieties of tomatoes, the bush at the “Crimson giant” of large sizes. The stem is strong, strong, well leafy, and can be from 50 to 100 cm in height, grows up to 70 cm on average. The brushes of a tomato are fan-shaped, there may be up to 12 on a bush.
Tomatoes can be grown both in the open field and in the greenhouse. For open ground, the following varieties of tomatoes are perfect: Batyana, Honey drop, Maryina Roshcha, Shuttle, Novich.
The root system is well developed, with the growth does not deepen. The leaves are large, in shape the same as in most tomatoes, dark green. According to the structure, they are wrinkled, without pubescence.
Did you know?The tomatoes themselves are pink, often their color resembles raspberries, for which this variety got its name. The “Raspberry Giant” has a simple intermediate type of inflorescence, the first is formed above the 5-6 leaf, and after that they go already with an interval of two leaves. Flowers usually 7-8 pieces, do not tear off them. The stem of a tomato has a joint, so large fruit sizes are excellent.
Raspberry Giant Tomato - an early ripe variety. When they mature, they do not crack. Tomato seed is very small. The first harvest can already be collected in 90 days from the moment when the main shoots appeared. With one square meter you can collect from 18 kg of fruit, one bush brings an average of 6 kg. The probability of getting common diseases is average, for example, late blight tomato does not have time to get sick, because the crop is harvested before the temperature drops.
Selection of seed
When choosing a seed, you need to make a start from several factors. Always specify the conditions under which the variety you like is grown, because greenhouses will grow poorly if planted in open ground. Also consider your growing region, in cold climates in your area, choose winter-hardy varieties. When purchasing any seed material, including the “Raspberry Giant” tomato, be sure to find out what characteristic of the variety is in order to find the type you need, because each type has its own taste, weight, size and purpose.
Seed preparationFrom the proper preparation of tomato seeds will depend a lot on its cultivation. First of all, you need to select healthy, not damaged seeds. After that, be sure to disinfect them in a weak solution of potassium permanganate for 2 hours. After the deadline, rinse the seeds in warm water. Soak seeds in growth solution before planting.
How to sow the seeds of the "Crimson Giant"
The tomato “Raspberry Giant” does not differ much from other varieties in its cultivation technology; therefore, the seeds are planted in March. For this you need to prepare a wooden box with a substrate. Earth and humus mix in equal parts. Humus is best suited crumbly and loose. 30 g of superphosphate and a glass of ash are also added as a fertilizer. After you have sown the seeds in a box, sprinkle them on top with a layer of 8 mm of earth. After that, pour them through a sieve with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. The seed box is best placed on the windowsill on the sunny side. Every 2 days it is necessary to check the soil for moisture. If the ground is dry, pour warm water over the seeds. After 7 days you can already see the first shoots.
Growing tomato: how to care for seedlingsSeedlings recommended to feed every 14 days. To do this, mix 20 g of superphosphate in 10 liters of water. As shoots grow, they need to be transplanted into separate containers. In warm weather, it is recommended to put the seedlings on the street, so that young plants gradually adapted.
Important!In this case, in any case, do not put the seedlings in direct sunlight, otherwise the seedlings may simply burn.
When and how to plant seedlings in the ground
Planted seedlings can be in early June. Evening time of day is best suited for this business, so there is a greater chance that the plants will be accepted. The hole is dug up on the bayonet of the shovel. The distance between the holes should be at least 90 cm. As a top dressing, humus can be added to the prepared well.
The best precursors for tomatoes will be: zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, dill, parsley.
Important!In order to protect the “Raspberry giant” from frost, carefully study the description of your variety and prepare plastic wrap and carcass. If necessary, cover the seedlings to protect the plants from freezing.
Tomato garterAlthough tomatoes of the “Raspberry Giant” variety grow only up to a meter in height, it is necessary to make them a garter. It is best to install the stakes as soon as the seedlings are planted, otherwise the plant root system may be damaged. As soon as the stem of the tomato begins to sag to the side, they should be tied up.
Rules for feeding and watering
The first feeding should be done a week after planting seedlings. Last year’s leaves are well suited for this. Powder the ground around the tomatoes with them, and by the end of July they will rot, and the tomatoes will get the necessary nutrients. Feeding can be done with a solution of manure. Watering need tomatoes as needed when the ground is dry. Watering should be abundant.
Tomato "Raspberry giant": the advantages and disadvantages of the variety
The tomato “Raspberry giant” has many advantages: large and tasty fruits, high yield, early ripeness, presentation. All those who planted this sort of tomato, noted that he had virtually no flaws. During cold or heat treatment, useful properties are not lost. The only thing that can be noted is not in favor of this type of tomato, - “Raspberry giant” is not the best option for conservationSince the main feature of the variety is the large size of the fruits. Isolated cases of diseases are also sometimes found.
Now you know everything about the “Raspberry Giant” tomato and you can safely try to grow it on your own plot. As you can see from the article, no special skills are required for this. But the tomato “Raspberry Giant” has good reviews among gardeners, and the taste of its fruits will certainly delight you.
If you have already planted shrubs or blackberries, planting raspberries does not take much trouble. Raspberry is better to plant on neutral or slightly acid soils. It is necessary to take it to a sunny place with isolation from strong winds, and in winter - with good snow cover. Make sure that the predecessors of raspberries are not similar to her plants in the diseases (tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes).
For raspberries need to take a sunny place
Raspberries are planted in spring, autumn, and green cuttings in summer. Prepare the soil for planting in advance, with the autumn planting somewhere for a month. In the spring, prepare a place for planting in the fall (hole, trench). If you did not have time, then in the spring, somewhere about 2-3 weeks, before you plan to plant.
Raspberries can be grown as separate bushes (at the same time about 10 stalks are left on the bush) and in a trellis (ribbon) way, for this they plant raspberries in a row. In the first case, the raspberries are planted in separate holes, in the second - in the trenches.
Planting individual bushes
To plant in the pits, make holes about 40 cm by 50 cm (the same size as the trench), fill the planting mixture with a bit of a mound, moisten the roots in a nutrient solution of mullein or a land solution from the planting mixture. Dip the roots of the plant in the hole, sprinkle it with a fertile layer of earth.
Planting individual bushes
Take a distance between bushes of about 1 m, and between rows - about 2 m. The root neck should be a few centimeters above the ground level so that with full shrinkage of the soil after watering it will be at ground level. It is impossible to dig in too much, it can lead to decay of a radical kidney, but a high landing for raspberries is undesirable.
For trenching a raspberry you will need to dig a trench about 45 cm deep and about 50 cm wide. The number of trenches is equal to the number of raspberry rows. The distance between the rows is taken about 1 m, and between plants - about 40 cm.
Planting raspberries in a trench. Photo site megaogorod.com
The trench is filled with nutritious planting mixture. It should consist of rotted manure, fertile topsoil and mineral fertilizers, double superphosphate will fit perfectly.
Overfilled manure or compost can be added to the bottom of the trench with a layer of 15 cm, after which the mineral fertilizers and soil, and all components can be mixed. Nitrogenous fertilizers do not add when landing - raspberries will take root badly, but a little ash won't hurt at all.
After planting, water the seedlings, then grumble the soil with humus, peat or dry earth in case of emergency. But if the earth is well moistened (rain), excess watering is not needed. If the buds on the seedling are well developed, cut it, leaving 30 cm.
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Raspberry loves watering very much, but not the bay, so that the roots get enough nourishment, but not sour. In spring and summer, planted raspberry bush especially needs to be saturated with water.
Raspberry loves watering
Pruning raspberries is needed to shorten fruiting shoots, remove thickening and unnecessary root growth. Fruiting shoots after planting are usually pruned somewhere in the spring by 20 cm.
Raspberry pruning needed
From the second year, shoots are shortened every year either after harvest or in spring. After winter, the shoots are pruned to a strong bud (about 10 cm). Cut the escape at the very base. The first picture shows how to cut the shoots, the second shows how to cut wrong.
Raspberry trimming. Figure from vosledoma.com
Bending down the raspberry bushes for the winter
So that the shoots do not break under the weight of the fruits, they are tied up. Most common fan methodin which two sticks need to be hammered between the bushes, and part of the shoots of one bush and part of the neighboring shoots are tied up at a different height to them - a kind of fan is obtained.
Garter raspberries. Figure from vosledoma.com While the seedling is small, it is tied up to one row of wire, as the number of rows of wire increases, it increases. For the best harvest in autumn, fertilize the raspberries with organic and mineral fertilizers, wood ash. In many of our sites you can find raspberry 3 types: Refers to remontant It has a compact, non-sprawling shrub, berries up to 7 g, yellow, delicate color. Resistant to frost, can be grown in many regions of Russia. The yield of this variety is average, up to 2 kg of berries from a bush, refers to the traditional raspberry. Berries are sweet and very tender, pronounced raspberry flavor. Fruit size about 3 grams, slightly elongated in shape, with thin skin and small drupes. It is well transported, but for the winter you need to bend down the bushes. It is affected by gray rot, but the spider mite is not at all terrible to this variety. The variety belongs to the large-fruited type of raspberry, a compact bush, does not have thorns, about 5 kg of berries can be harvested from the bush. Berries can grow up to 10 g, elongated, bright red, easily removable, can be transported. The variety is resistant to common diseases, winter-hardy. Belongs to dessert varieties. In this variety, bushes of medium size, about 2 m high, up to 3 kg of berries can be harvested from the bush. Berries up to 4 g, ruby bright color, blunted conical shape. Very fragrant variety, practically not subject to disease. It carries the winter well, you can not cover and do not bend down the bushes. Can withstand drought. A new variety of yellow raspberry, distinguished by the delicate taste of forest raspberry, large berries, about 14 g, with a bush will collect with good care about 8 kg of berries. Bush is tall with upright shoots. Nadia, I suddenly saw this post now and decided to answer you, although your question is from January 19th. Nadia, raspberry remontantnaya can be grown for 2 options. September Malinka. Lena, we definitely decided for ourselves to cut off. Experts are also inclined to this option, although they write that you can try and compare yourself - cut off a part, leave a part and choose a suitable option for yourself. But I think that leaving the raspberries in winter, we ourselves deprive ourselves of the main advantages of remontant varieties. My advice is to cut. 1. Fall 2014. 2. Summer-Autumn 2015. 3. Spring 2016. 3. Summer 2016. 4. October 2016. 5. November 2016. Raspberry bushes are cut.
Garter raspberries. Figure from vosledoma.com
When planting raspberries trench method in line is best suited trellis garter, this is when several rows of wire are tied to the hammered pillars, retreating from the center by 35 cm, so that the shoots are in the aisle slightly tilted, and already the shoots of raspberries are attached to such a wire.
Raspberries along the trellis. Photo from heaclub.ru
Types and grades of raspberry
Apricot raspberry variety
Apricot raspberry variety
Malakhovka raspberry variety
The raspberry variety 'Malakhovka'. Photo from sadyrad.ru
Raspberry variety 'Abundant'
Raspberry variety 'Abundant'. Photo from maja-dacha.ru
Raspberry variety 'Hussar'
Raspberry variety 'Hussar'. Photos from the site archiland.biz
The raspberry variety 'Golden Giant'
Raspberry variety 'Golden Giant'. Photo from ferma-totskih.ru
You can carry berries after harvest. In the winter will not freeze out without bending down and shelter. The color of the fruit is deep golden.
1. Raspberry remontant may produce a crop twice a season, if you do not cut it in the fall - “at the level of the soil”. In this case - yes, 2 crops of not very large berries and not very much, or rather, just less than with full autumn pruning. In this case, you get a bunch of problems that are inherent in common raspberries - diseases and pests. Преимущество выращивания малины ремонтантной именно в том, что при обрезке под зиму мы лишаем всех этих вредителей и болезни той среды, в которой они сохраняются зимой.
2. Обрезаем осенью. Весной появляется масса новых побегов — их количество зависит от сорта, у нас «Нижегородец» позволил нам за 2 сезона из 2-х кустиков заложить плантацию в 30 кустов и обеспечить всех друзей посадочным материалом. Leaving 3-4 escapes in one outlet, it is desirable to plant the rest, forming a raspberry, or distribute it to those who wish.
By August, the bush will reach a height of 80cm to 1.5 m (we have) and by the end of August the first berries will appear.
We unknowingly, after the second wintering, did not seed off the emerging shoots and received a thickened “forest” with a size of 2x2.5 meters. From the beginning of September, about 1 kg of raspberries was collected every weekend. I mostly frozen it, this raspberry keeps its shape perfectly. Or delivered it to her granddaughters - raspberry in autumn is quite unexpected and therefore even tastier. Although it is not as sweet as the summer.
Another plus of this method is that you don’t need to think about shelter or garter for the winter, cut it off - and no problems.
If the author of the post is not offended at me, I will show my short history, if I argue - I will ask the moderators to remove:
1. Two bushes of “Nizhegorodtsa” were planted in the fall of 2014.
2. In the spring of 2015 on the spot completely cut bushes was bare ground. Having decided that the raspberry had safely died out, she planted dahlias at a distance of 0.8 m. A little later, crimson siblings began to emerge, 3-4 from each one planted in the fall. By the end of August, raspberry bushes crushed by dahlias began to bear fruit. (On the photo circled in red). After frosts in November, they were cut off at the root.
3. In the spring of 2016, young shoots rose together. (Then I didn’t know that it was better at this time to form bushes, leaving 3-4 plants, creating raspberries from surplus. Experts say that the earlier you plant a bush, the better it takes root. It’s not yet tried.) Therefore, by the middle In the summer, we had a little “crimson grove”. it was from this shred that we collected about 10 kg of raspberry during the autumn.
4. In October, they decided to form a raspberry jam, losing the rest of the crop. Zamulchirovali sawdust.
5. After some time, cut the raspberries in the winter. In November, the raspberry panet looked like this.
Garter raspberries. Figure from vosledoma.com While the seedling is small, it is tied up to one row of wire, as the number of rows of wire increases, it increases. For the best harvest in autumn, fertilize the raspberries with organic and mineral fertilizers, wood ash. In many of our sites you can find raspberry 3 types:
While the seedling is small, it is tied up to one row of wire, as the number of rows of wire increases, it increases.
For the best harvest in autumn, fertilize the raspberries with organic and mineral fertilizers, wood ash.
In many of our sites you can find raspberry 3 types:
Refers to remontant It has a compact, non-sprawling shrub, berries up to 7 g, yellow, delicate color. Resistant to frost, can be grown in many regions of Russia.
The yield of this variety is average, up to 2 kg of berries from a bush, refers to the traditional raspberry. Berries are sweet and very tender, pronounced raspberry flavor. Fruit size about 3 grams, slightly elongated in shape, with thin skin and small drupes.
It is well transported, but for the winter you need to bend down the bushes. It is affected by gray rot, but the spider mite is not at all terrible to this variety.
The variety belongs to the large-fruited type of raspberry, a compact bush, does not have thorns, about 5 kg of berries can be harvested from the bush. Berries can grow up to 10 g, elongated, bright red, easily removable, can be transported. The variety is resistant to common diseases, winter-hardy. Belongs to dessert varieties.
In this variety, bushes of medium size, about 2 m high, up to 3 kg of berries can be harvested from the bush. Berries up to 4 g, ruby bright color, blunted conical shape. Very fragrant variety, practically not subject to disease.
It carries the winter well, you can not cover and do not bend down the bushes. Can withstand drought.
A new variety of yellow raspberry, distinguished by the delicate taste of forest raspberry, large berries, about 14 g, with a bush will collect with good care about 8 kg of berries. Bush is tall with upright shoots.
Nadia, I suddenly saw this post now and decided to answer you, although your question is from January 19th. Nadia, raspberry remontantnaya can be grown for 2 options.
Lena, we definitely decided for ourselves to cut off. Experts are also inclined to this option, although they write that you can try and compare yourself - cut off a part, leave a part and choose a suitable option for yourself. But I think that leaving the raspberries in winter, we ourselves deprive ourselves of the main advantages of remontant varieties. My advice is to cut.
1. Fall 2014.
2. Summer-Autumn 2015.
3. Spring 2016.
3. Summer 2016.
4. October 2016.
5. November 2016. Raspberry bushes are cut.