The soul and heart of any gardener strive to plant, among other garden crops, the earliest varieties, so as to get satisfaction from their work as early as possible. Gustatory and fruitful characteristics of a variety are not so important - the main thing is for it to ripen before anyone else. That is why the superearly varieties of tomatoes are so popular - some of them can be harvested in June when they are planted early in greenhouses.
And in this regiment of early tomatoes, the addition of a variety of tomatoes, Lyubasha, appeared just a year ago and has already managed to attract attention to itself with numerous advantages. Actually Lyubasha is not a variety of tomatoes at all, but a hybrid, but many gardeners are quite happy with the situation of buying fresh seeds from the store every year, so they don’t aspire to growing varieties. But Lyubasha is the only one because he has qualities and characteristics that are not at all characteristic of either hybrids or early tomatoes. But now about everything in order.
Description of the features of the hybrid
In 2016, the breeders of the agricultural company “Partner” obtained a new hybrid of tomatoes - Lyubasha F1. In 2017, the hybrid was officially introduced into the State Register with a recommendation for cultivation in all regions of Russia, both in open and protected ground.
Lyubash's tomato plants are determinant, that is, the growth of a bush is limited when it reaches one meter in height.Attention! Despite the fact that the bushes of tomatoes can be attributed to sredneroslymi, they need a mandatory garter to the supports and pasynkovanyu.
Lyubasha's tomato plants are equally well adapted to the growth and setting of fruits both in open ground and in greenhouses, but in greenhouses the harvest will be somewhat large.
Shrubs have a rather compact, oval shape, the stems have an average number of leaves of small size, bright green color.
For optimal yield, it is recommended to form Lyubash tomato bushes in 2-3 stems, depending on the density of planting. If you plant no more than 4 plants per square meter, it is possible to form 3 stalks, for which you leave one stepchild under the first flower brush and the other one growing above the same brush.
In the case of a closer planting, it is better to leave only 2 stems on the Lyubasha bushes - the main and auxiliary ones under the first flower brush. All other side shoots must be removed as they form.Comment! The first inflorescence of a Lyubash hybrid is usually laid over a 5-6 leaf. It is simple, it ripens on average 7-8 fruits.
Lyubasha's hybrid is distinguished by an interesting feature - some plants are capable of forming two whole flower stalks in one internode, each of which will have full-fledged fruits in each hand. And this fact in no way distracts itself from the formation of fruit brushes in the following internodes.
In terms of ripening, as already mentioned, the Lyubasha tomato refers not only to early ripe tomatoes, but even ultra early tomatoes. Since the first mature fruits can be obtained within 65-75 days after germination. Usually, early varieties of tomatoes do not have a high yield, gardeners are fully satisfied with the appearance of the first tomatoes themselves. But tomato Lyubasha F1 is also different for its amazing yield characteristics. The description of the hybrid states that the yield of marketable fruits is about 20 kg per square meter. This means that, on average, 4-5 kg of selected tomatoes can be harvested from one bush.
As for resistance to the main diseases, there is no surprise - hybrids in general, and Lyubasha, in particular, is resistant to unfavorable growth factors, including the main diseases characteristic of tomatoes.Important! Lyubash tomatoes are resistant to top rot of fruits, and are quite tolerant to Alternaria, blight and TMV.
The shape of the Lyubasha tomatoes is mainly rounded with small folds in the region of the stem, slightly flattened. In its immature form, the fruits have a light green color, in the stage of ripening - bright red.
Tomatoes have a very nice appearance - dense, with a smooth skin, fleshy flesh with a pinkish tinge. Fruits are not prone to cracking even in rainy and cold weather. The seed in the fruit is not very much, the number of seed nests -3-4.
Tomatoes ripen quite amicably and gain an average weight of 120-150 grams. Thanks to its convenient size, the fruits are suitable for use both in fresh salads and for whole preservation. Although their purpose is truly universal - delicious tomato juice will be obtained from Lyubash’s tomatoes, they can serve as a delicacy in pickling form, and they produce incomparable dried tomatoes.
Taste characteristics of tomatoes are amazing - experts rate them perfectly, which is a rarity for both hybrids and early tomatoes. In addition, because of the rather dense skin, Lyubasha's tomatoes are well preserved and are quite capable of enduring long-term transportation.
Features of growing
Despite the early ripeness, in most regions of Russia, the Lyubash hybrid is desirable to grow through seedlings. Directly into the soil seeds can be sown only in the southern regions. For seedlings, seeds are sown about 50 days before the expected time of planting in a greenhouse or in a permanent place on a bed.
Lyubasha seedlings usually look pretty strong. When she has two or three true leaves, it is desirable to feed her with some natural organic fertilizer. Although, if you planted a plant in a mixture rich in humus during a pick, no additional fertilizing is required before planting into the ground.
On one square meter can be placed from 4 to 6 bushes of tomatoes. Despite the small height of the bushes, it is better to tie them to the supports, because due to the heavy load of the crop tomatoes are at risk to be on the ground. The stems themselves grow quite thick and are often even thicker than the stakes to which they are tied.Tip! As a preventive measure against possible diseases, microbiological preparations can be used: glyocladin tablets are placed one per each well when planting bushes in a permanent place.
During the entire growing season, it is possible to feed tomato bushes a few more times - spray them with a solution of wood ash or EM preparations.
In the future, the care of tomato plants Lyubasha produced standard - watering, loosening or mulching, removal of weeds, and, of course, harvesting.
Since Lyubash's hybrid appeared on the Russian market quite recently - almost a year ago, there are still not so many reviews on it. But even those that are there, instill hope that this tomato is very promising and reliable for planting in the most unpredictable conditions.Alena, 38, Oryol They read about the appearance of a new hybrid and decided, together with their friends, to buy seeds of different varieties, including Lyubash. The weather this year was not at all tomato-cold, it rained, and then the heat came. But, interestingly, almost all the bushes were struck by blight, only Lyubasha resisted. True, we all processed Em-kami, so the tomatoes we still ripened and other varieties, too, but still Lyubasha struck and his resilience, and yield, and taste. So much yummy of tomatoes made for the winter - we will now remember about it in the winter. It is a pity that she is a hybrid, it is useless to leave her for seed, everything will still not grow anything good. Viktor, 44, Tambov I bought seeds in a store and the sellers advised to try a new variety of tomatoes that ripen before anyone else. I have a big greenhouse, but I decided to divide the grown seedlings and planted 10 bushes under polycarbonate and 10 bushes in open ground. At first, the bushes developed very well, but then I had to leave for a couple of weeks and all that time there was an endless stream of rain. By our arrival, all the bushes of tomatoes in the open ground turned black from the phytophthora. But we still decided to try to cure them with the help of EM drugs. Part of the crop was saved, but the difference was big. In the greenhouse about five kilograms of wonderful, tasty tomatoes were collected from each bush. Well, on the beds, too, there was still a harvest, but two times less and a few weeks later. Despite the fact that instead of dressing, he just planted them initially in humus-rich soil and that's it.
Due to its many valuable characteristics, Lyubasha’s hybrid of tomatoes is quite worthy of being included in the list of tomatoes grown on your site. Even if you do not respect the hybrids, you can make an exception and try to grow Lyubasha, to form your own opinion about this new product.