Benito F1 tomatoes are appreciated for good taste and early ripening. The fruits have great taste and universal application. The variety is resistant to diseases and tolerates adverse conditions. Benito tomatoes are grown in the central zone, in the Urals and in Siberia.
Specifications and description of the variety of tomato Benito:
- medium maturity;
- from the appearance of sprouts to harvesting of fruits it takes from 95 to 113 days;
- height is 50-60 cm;
- determinant shrub;
- large drooping leaves;
- 7-9 tomatoes ripen on the brush.
Features of Benito variety fruits:
- plum oblong shape;
- red color when ripe;
- average weight of 40-70 g, maximum - 100 g;
- pronounced tomato flavor;
- dense pulp with a small amount of seeds;
- dense skin;
- dry matter content - 4.8%, sugars - 2.4%.
The yield of the variety Benito is 25 kg per 1 m2 landings. Fruits are stored for a long time and carry long shipments. They are being torn down green at the stage of technical maturity. Tomatoes ripen quickly in room conditions.
Benito tomatoes are used for home canning: pickling, pickling, pickling. When cooked, the fruits do not crack, so they are suitable for whole-canning.
Benito tomatoes are grown in a seedling way. Planting seeds is carried out at home. The resulting seedlings provide temperature and watering. Grown up tomatoes are transferred to a permanent place.
Benito Tomatoes are planted in the prepared soil. It can be obtained by mixing an equal volume of fertile land and compost. An alternative option is to purchase peat tablets or finished soil mixture.
The soil is treated by heating in a brass or microwave oven. After 2 weeks, begin landing work. Another method of tillage is watering it with a solution of potassium permanganate.Tip! Before planting, Benito tomato seeds are kept for 2 days in warm water to improve germination.
If the seeds are colored shell, then do not need additional processing. The manufacturer covered the planting material with a nutrient mixture from which the plants will receive energy for development.
With moist soil fill containers up to 15 cm high. Benito tomatoes are planted in boxes or individual containers. Seeds are placed with a gap of 2 cm and covered with fertile soil or peat layer of 1 cm.
Containers with landings are kept in a dark place. The seed temperature is directly affected by the indoor temperature. In the warm shoots appear a few days earlier.
Tomato seedlings Benito F1 provide the necessary conditions:
- Temperature. In the daytime, tomatoes are provided with a temperature in the range of 20 to 25 ° C. At night, the temperature should remain in the range of 15-18 ° C.
- Watering. Tomato seedlings Benito watered as the soil dries using a spray gun. Warm water is sprayed over the soil, preventing it from falling on the stems and leaves of plants.
- Ventilation. The room with landings regularly air. However, drafts and exposure to cold air are dangerous for tomatoes.
- Lighting. Benito tomatoes need good lighting for 12 hours. With a short day of light requires additional lighting.
- Top dressing. Seedlings are fed if they have a depressed appearance. On 1 liter of water take 2 g of ammonium nitrate, double superphosphate and potassium sulfate.
2 weeks before disembarking, tomatoes are quenched in fresh air. Seedlings are transferred to a balcony or loggia. At first it is kept for 2-3 hours a day. Gradually, this period increases, so that the plants get used to the natural conditions.
Landing in the ground
Benito tomatoes are transferred to a permanent place when the seedlings reach a height of 30 cm. Such a seedling has 6-7 full leaves and a developed root system. Landing is done when the air and the soil in the beds get warm.
Preparation of soil for tomatoes begin in the fall. Place for planting is chosen based on the previous culture. It is best to grow tomatoes after root vegetables, sideratov, cucumbers, cabbage, pumpkins. After any varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and potatoes, landing is not performed.Tip! In the fall, beds for Benito tomatoes are dug up and fertilized with humus.
In the spring perform deep loosening and prepare the wells for planting. Plants are arranged in increments of 50 cm. In the greenhouse, Benito's tomatoes are planted in a checkerboard pattern in order to simplify care and to avoid increased density.
Seedlings are transferred to a new place together with an earthy ball. The soil under the tomatoes compacted and perform abundant watering of plants. Plants are recommended to tie to the support at the top.
Order of care
Benito tomatoes are cared for by watering, fertilizing, loosening the soil, and pinching. According to reviews, Benito F1 tomatoes produce high yields with constant care. The bush is compact, which facilitates harvesting.
Tomatoes are watered every week with 3-5 liters of water. The procedure is performed in the morning or evening, when there is no direct sun exposure.
The intensity of watering depends on the stage of development of tomatoes. The first watering will be required 2-3 weeks after planting. Before the formation of inflorescences, tomatoes are watered weekly with 4 liters of water.
When flowering, Benito tomatoes need more moisture. Therefore, under the bushes make 5 liters of water every 4 days. When fruiting, excess moisture leads to cracking of the fruit. When ripening fruits enough weekly watering.
Moist soil gently loosened so as not to disturb the root system of plants. Loosening improves air exchange in the soil and the absorption of nutrients.
Benito tomatoes need regular dressings. Mineral or organic fertilizers are used as fertilizers. Top dressing combine with watering plants.
During the season, Benito tomatoes are fed several times. The first feeding is carried out 10-15 days later after the planting of tomatoes. An organic fertilizer is prepared for it, consisting of a mullein and water in a ratio of 1:10. Tomatoes watered with a solution under the root.
After 2 weeks, tomatoes are fed with minerals. On 1 square. m you need 15 g of superphosphate and potassium salt. Substances dissolved in water or applied to the soil in a dry form. A similar feeding is carried out after 2 weeks. From the use of mullein and other nitrogen fertilizers should be abandoned.
During the flowering period, Benito tomatoes are treated on the leaf with fertilizer based on boric acid. 2 g of the substance is dissolved in 2 l of water. Spraying increases the number of ovaries.Important! When forming the fruit, the plants are re-treated with potash and phosphorus solutions.
Replace minerals can wood ash. It contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and other substances necessary for the development of tomatoes. Ash is applied to the soil or insisted for further watering.
Forming a bush
According to its description and characteristics, the variety of tomatoes Benito belongs to the determinant varieties. Tomatoes of such varieties form in 1 stalk. Pysynok growing from the leaf sinus, cut off by hand.
Masking allows you to avoid thickening and get a high yield. The procedure is carried out every week.
Protection against diseases and pests
The variety Benito is resistant to viral mosaic, verticillus and fusarium. To prevent diseases, they monitor the level of moisture in the greenhouse and treat plants with fungicides.
Tomatoes attract aphid, gall midge, medvedka, whitefly and other pests. Insecticides help fight insects. In order to prevent the spread of pests, planting is treated with tobacco dust or wood ash.
Valentina, 48 years old, Volgograd bought Benito seeds in a flower shop. The seeds quickly rose, the seedlings developed well and did not hurt. All tomatoes are grown in the greenhouse, including this variety. Tomatoes have grown strong, about 80 cm tall. A lot of ovaries have formed. Fruits an average of 100 g, elongated. Evgenia, 62, ChelyabinskSort Benito planted on the site last year. Tomatoes have grown low, easy to care for. All bushes were covered with fruits. The shape of the tomatoes resemble plum. Go well on homework, do not crack when salting. Next year I plan to allocate more space for this variety. Vitaliy, 34, city of Saratov, according to reviews, bought Benito F1 tomatoes for planting with their parents in the country. Tomatoes grew in a greenhouse, but it was not closed all summer, only in the rain and with cold wind. On low bushes a huge amount of fruit has grown. They had a small weight, but the taste was on top. Crop harvested in mid-August. Tomatoes have lain until November.
Benito tomatoes are suitable for planting under cover or in the open. The variety has a universal application, unpretentious and gives a high yield with constant care. Tomatoes are watered, fed and stepson.