Choosing among the varieties of varieties and hybrids of tomatoes, most gardeners have to sacrifice something. It is difficult to find a tomato that successfully combines such characteristics as yield, excellent taste and resistance to diseases according to the description. Tomato Bobkat F1 by this criterion is superior to most of its neighbors in the garden. In addition, this hybrid will satisfy not only gardeners of amateurs who grow vegetables only for themselves, but also those who produce for sale.
Description and characteristics of tomato Bobcat F1
Tomato Bobkat was bred by Dutch breeders, and since 2008 has received official registration in Russia. Since then, gardeners willingly planted it on the backyards.
The hybrid origin does not allow you to collect your seeds, but the positive qualities of the variety force those who have already tested it on their plot to buy quality seeds from year to year and grow it on their own plot.
For a hybrid characteristic medium early ripening period, i.e. you can collect the first fruits within 65 days after transplanting to the open ground, or 120-130 days after the emergence of shoots. Moreover, a decent crop can be obtained both in the greenhouse and in open ground conditions.
Shrubs of deterministic shtambovy type of growth, i.e. on the top, after the formation of 5-6 flower brushes, a brush is also formed and growth stops. Increase yields can be due to stepsons, which are recommended to be removed only before the first flower brush.
The mass of fruits of a grade is about 180-240 grams
Bushes are powerful, well leafy, which allows to protect the fruits from sunburn, which is especially important for hot regions. In fact, the Bobcat F1 was bred exactly for arid hot conditions.
The powerful root system makes it easy to do with a moderate amount of moisture or no irrigation at all. In addition, at higher temperatures, the first harvest can be obtained much earlier.
The fruits are quite large, can reach 300 g, but most have a mass 180-240 g. With good farming, you can get 4-6 kg with 1 square. m. Fruits are one-dimensional, red, excellent taste, with sugary pulp. The shape is round, slightly oblate.
Maturation relatively friendly. Bobcat F1 fits for fresh consumption and ideal for processing. The size and shape make it suitable for whole-canning, and the dense fleshy pulp is good in the form of juices.
Attractive appearance of smooth fruits with a glossy surface make this hybrid one of the best varieties for trade. In addition, the dense skin does not crack, and tomatoes perfectly withstand transportation and storage.
Due to its dense skin, the variety perfectly withstands transportation and storage.
We should also mention the resistance of the variety to common diseases of tomatoes: Fusarium, tobacco mosaic virus, verticillium wilt.
The advantages and disadvantages of the variety
It is thanks to the complex of positive qualities that this tomato has earned the recognition of gardeners and gardeners. Among the advantages of the variety should be highlighted:
- Universality of use
- Excellent taste,
- High yield,
- Disease and pest resistance
- The one-dimensionality of the fruit on all hands and attractive appearance,
- Resistance to adverse factors, such as heat and high humidity,
- Transportability and suitability for long-term storage.
Requirements for soil for planting
The cultivation of this hybrid and the requirements for the soil do not differ special requirements. However, with optimal moisture and fertilizer yields are significantly increased. However overmoistening undesirable, even considering the low likelihood of fusarium disease.
In some sources, this hybrid is attributed to late-ripening tomatoes, noting that the first fruits ripen no earlier than 120-130 days after germination. This point must be taken into account when calculating the timing of sowing seeds. Seeding is considered optimal. in early or mid March for cultivation in an open ground.
The rest of the technology of sowing seeds and growing seedlings Bobkat F1 does not differ from other varieties. Before sowing, it is recommended to carry out preventive treatment of seeds with fungicides.
Care after transplant
Care after planting in the greenhouse or open ground is in the timely watering and regular feeding, which affect the yield.
In addition, the yield and time of ripening depend on the characteristics of the formation of plants. Removing all the stepsons and forming one stalk allows you to get the first fruits in 7 days earlier, but forming several stalks gives you more yield from one plant.
Despite the short stature and shtambovy type of growth of the bush to him, nevertheless garter neededbecause the stem is not able to withstand the load of a large number of large fruits. Periodic removal of leaves and unnecessary stepchildren will also be necessary in order to accelerate the ripening of already formed fruits.
Watering is best done no more than 2 times a week, but plentiful. And at high temperatures apply mulching to preserve moisture in the soil.
Disease and Prevention
Even in conditions of high humidity, diseases occur extremely rarely, but when grown in a greenhouse it is necessary regular airing and sometimes preventive treatment.
Tomato Bobkat today is one of the most optimal in terms of the most important characteristics: yield, stability, taste and marketability. Therefore, it is worth to provide this variety with at least a few meters of a greenhouse or plot to see firsthand its positive qualities.
Description of the bush
The plant belongs to the medium-sized varieties. For tomato "Bobcat" the usual name is the height of the bush up to 1.2 meters, since it is up to this size that healthy saplings reach. They look stocky and rather wide, with well developed branches.
Experts know that this species belongs to the so-called determinant. That is, active growth in them occurs only until the appearance of a fruiting ovary at the apex. After that, the bush will no longer "drive" up. The first brush will appear after 6 - 7 leaves, and between them and the ovary will be a maximum of three leaves. After the appearance of about 6 of these ovaries, growth ends.
Tomato "Bobcat F1", as well as its description, interests us, first of all, because of its yield.
Harvest can be removed after 65 - 70 days after disembarkation. From 1 "square" on a site collect at least 4 kg of tomatoes. The average figure is 6 kg, although some bring it to 8 (but this is in a warm climate and with careful care).
Disease and pest resistance
Such a “Dutchman” is favorably distinguished by a good immunity. Common diseases such as Fusarium fungus, tobacco mosaic or verticillus are not terrible for him. If you maintain the desired temperature and irrigation regimes, then powdery mildew will not appear. The same applies to pests. "Bobkaty" rarely become their place of residence. True, the same aphid can spill over from a diseased plant of another variety growing next door. So regular inspection will only benefit.
Pros and cons varieties
Many gardeners are engaged in growing vegetables for sale, so their interest in new lines is purely practical. As befits a prudent person, let's count all the advantages and disadvantages that distinguish Bobcat tomatoes when growing this variety.
First we give the arguments "for":
- Spectacular appearance of dense fruit
- Heavy tomatoes
- Good disease and heat resistance
- Do not deteriorate during prolonged storage
- Have a high transportability (even on a long-haul flight, they will not lose their presentation)
- Pronounced thermophilic
- With a large amount of seed labor intensity increases
- Need constant supervision. For country dacha, which is visited once a week and a half, this variety is unlikely to fit. At least on a commercial scale.
Growing tomato seedlings
With the sowing and the seedlings themselves, there will be no particular trouble: these activities are done according to the standard for all tomatoes scheme.
Let's start sowing:
- Fill the container (pots, tapes or cups) filled with moist clean soil.
- We make grooves with a depth of up to 1 cm and an interval of about 3 to 4 cm between them.
- Between the seeds themselves need to adhere to a distance of 1.5 cm. If there is enough land for seedlings, you can take more. A rarer sifting gives you the opportunity to keep the seedlings in the container longer without resorting to their “resettlement”.
- Next you need to fill the holes with primer.
- And in order to keep the desired humidity, we cover the container on top with a film or glass, then placing it close to the battery (so that it is constantly + 25-30 ° C).
Shoots will break through in 10 - 12 days, or even faster (it depends on temperature).
Fully film is removed in 1.5–2 weeks. Prior to this, give saplings as much attention as possible. Inspect them in the morning, preferably before sunrise, and also during the day: in the warm afternoon, the rays may even harm the seedlings. Any plants have a quenching period, and this quality can (and should) be developed. A container with already appeared shoots can be taken out on the balcony or open a window, if it is outside from + 15 to + 20 ° C.
After two or three weeks, the mature shoots fertilize. For such purposes, recommend organic dressing, but the purchased formulations based on Humin or biohumus will be the way. At this stage, take half indicated on the packaging dose. Further fertilizers are applied at the same interval.
Any seedlings need a swoop. Since "Bobcat" - a tomato and all its characteristics indicate the medium growth of the bush, one such operation will suffice.
- We take a large volume pot with good drainage.
- Carefully undermine the seedling and separate it from the ground mass (try not to hook the greens much, it is better to work with an earthy clod).
- The main root is shortened by about 1/3, by pinching off the unnecessary part.
- In the hole we make phosphate fertilizer.
- Move the seedling to a new place, gently pressing the root.
- Fall asleep rhizome. At the same time, the earth should be heated to at least + 20 ° C.
Process and optimal scheme for planting tomato seedlings
One and a half months after sowing, the seedlings will “drive out” the first flower brush. Noticing this, count 2 weeks ahead: it is at this time that the landing on the open area will be made.
Perederzhivat plants in pots is not worth it, because so tomato varieties "Bobkat" partially lose yield.
The planting scheme is simple: 4 - 5 plants are added dropwise per 1 m² plot, adhering to the “chess” order. That is, the distance between the bushes should not be less than 0.5 m. The 40 cm spacing customary for other varieties will not work (Bobcats have an extensive rhizome). The process of planting itself is simple:
- Digging holes that immediately pour.
- While moisture is being absorbed, seedlings with an earthy clod are carefully removed from the pots.
- Holding the lump, the sapling is moved to its permanent place. In the course of this work, the central stem is slightly deepened into a wet hole (a couple of centimeters will be enough) to allow additional roots along it.
- The wells are gently covered with earth.
Watering and mulching
Plants of this variety tolerate hot days well. True, it is better to maintain high soil moisture. Look at the weather - in the summer of two irrigations a week will be enough. With high clouds, one abundant irrigation during the same period is enough. Everyone knows about the benefits of mulching. A lot of materials are used for this, so we will tell about them in more detail. The beds are covered:
- Mowed grass (the easiest way, which is suitable for both greenhouses and open land). The grass lies down after a couple of days of drying (do not rush to lay immediately after mowing).
- Universal straw (a layer of 10 cm eventually settles to 5, so you can put all 15 cm).
- Previously popular burlap will also retain moisture,
- Tightly fitting film will be a barrier from pests (it is interesting that for tomatoes it is better to take a red material).
Top dressing bushes
It is better to do it regularly, every 2 weeks. If for some reason this schedule is not maintained, then the bushes are fed at least three times a season. The fertilizers themselves also have their own requirements: for example, there must be more phosphorus with potassium in solution than nitrogen. The presence of individual components is also important: boron is needed by plants when they have already begun to bloom, whereas magnesium-based preparations will be appropriate at any time.
Top dressing is best done in the afternoon.
This manipulation can be carried out regularly, without letting stepchildren grow up to 3–4 cm.
The first cleaned shoots that appear under the brushes. If you tighten the plant can easily reset the flower with the ovary.
There is no special trick here: clasping the stepson with two fingers, gently break them out, moving them to the side. Cut off sharply not worth it. If they are already large, you can use a knife.
To form a bush in three stalks, you have to leave the strongest escape, which appeared above the second. For the two stems, we act in the same way, only we leave the process already above the first brush. These procedures should not be dealt with in the heat, so as not to injure the bush once again. In rainy weather, on the contrary, it will be necessary to clean not only the stepsons, but also the lower leaves.
Garter to the support
Seedlings rooted and went to growth - it's time to tie. A meter peg is enough, it is driven to a sufficient depth of ten centimeters from the stem.
As for the other "agrotechnologies", such measures are reduced to hilling (3 times per season) and cleaning the weed when it appears. Now you know what Bobcat is good at and how to get tasty, weighty tomatoes. Record harvests!
Botanical information about the variety Bobcat F1
Breeders of all countries are in search all the time. This is how the best varieties of tomatoes are created, which later gain untold popularity. And this is confirmed by the description of the tomato Bobcat F1 - the reviews of a large army of fans leave a good impression on this revolutionary hybrid variety. The hybrid breeders of Syngenta (S & G), a seed producer, worked on creating the hybrid. In Russia, the variety was registered in 2008. And since that time, he has become known among private vegetable growers and owners of farms engaged in the cultivation of vegetable products in large quantities for delivery to the market.
What is the characteristic of tomato Bobcat as a whole, as a crop, and its fruits? Since the variety is determinant, the bushes form not very high - up to 50-70 cm in height. At the same time, according to reviews of tomato Bobcat F1, they are spreading and standard.
From the transplanting period of tomato seedlings to a permanent growing area until the first harvest, about 120-130 days pass. With such maturity, the culture is considered late maturing. The hybrid has good immunity against a variety of tomato diseases. These are the most fruitful tomatoes - so they are assured by those who already had the pleasure to grow Bobcat. For example, they managed to harvest up to 8 kg of red ripe tomatoes from one square meter square. However, such indicators are not the norm, rather - they are an exception. The standard yield for a variety is limited to 4-6 pounds.
The main characteristics of the fruit
No less significant for gardeners are fruit characteristics. Therefore, the information below about the fruits themselves should also be taken into account.
- The color of the fruit is bright red, with no visible spot on the skin in the place where the fruit stem is attached to the fruit.
- Fruits are large (on average, their weight is 250 g), with a glossy uniform skin, evenly colored.
- Some reviews of tomato bobcat indicate that the fruits are not inclined to decrease in size when removing the second and subsequent installments of the crop. The size of the tomatoes is stable throughout the season.
- The shape of the fruit is flat or round or completely round.
- Inside there are 4-6 chambers, the flesh is fleshy with excellent taste data. The dry matter concentration is 6.2–6.6%.
Sufficient density and elasticity of the fruit allows you to use them in the preparation of summer salads and in whole-canning for the winter. They make delicious juices and tomato puree. The shelf life of the fruit - up to 30 days. Transportability is good.
Hybrid Bobkat F1 variety features
Variety Bobkat has an additional designation - the symbol F1, which clearly indicates membership in hybrids. What does this mean for the gardener? А лишь то, что самостоятельно добывать посевной материал из плодов такой культуры нельзя.In this connection, it is recommended that each year a new batch of seeds should be stored in specialized stores and that only brands recognized for product quality should be given their due. Only in this way can you buy the most delicious varieties of tomatoes, avoiding counterfeits.
It is important to understand that the fruits subjected to artificial pollination are not contained a significant amount of seeds. In this connection, a bag with Bobcat, taking into account its Dutch origin, will not be cheap.
Important principles for the cultivation and care of the hybrid variety
The hybrid will feel good in regions with a hot climate - in the Krasnodar Territory, the Astrakhan region, the North Caucasus. Here it is quite possible to plant in open ground. In the central zone, a variety can be grown, but only in a greenhouse or under a film cover. In the north of the country, the variety will not take root, as there will not be enough heat for it, and it will not tolerate frosts.
Grown mostly from seedlings. For what the seeds are buried in pots of earth (a mixture of garden soil with humus) in March. In a common container, the seeds are laid out in grooves at a distance of 1 cm from each other. Fill the grooves with earth. Watering is carried out by means of a spray. Before the first seedlings, boxes are covered with a film flap. A pick is made in the phase of 2 true leaves, and after that the seedlings are fed with potassium.
With early growing of seedlings (in February), the additional illumination of plants is performed using a fluorescent lamp, which helps to prevent the seedlings from being pulled out in length.
Hardening young bushes perform a couple of weeks before disembarking. At the same time the air should already be heated to +10 degrees. Carried out to fresh air cups of plants for the first time left to "breathe" for 2 hours. Then increase the time. The scheme of landing in the ground - 40x50 cm.
Formation is carried out single-stemmed (to accelerate fruit formation) or double-barreled (for increased fruit set). Despite not too tall, the bushes are fixed to the support.
Watered twice a week. To speed up the ripening of the crop from the plants, the excess leaves are cut off. Systematically fertilize. To increase the yield in the soil make nitrogen fertilizer. Bobcat is able to withstand a large number of diseases, and therefore there is no need to use chemicals.
Of course, the Bobcat hybrid is better to plant in addition to other fruitful early ripe tomato varieties. After all, his harvest will have to wait a little longer. However, patience is always rewarded at its true worth in the form of delicious and beautiful tomatoes. A lot of useful information in the article: What are low-growing tomatoes that do not require staking, should I choose?
What is good grade Bobcat?
Among vegetable growers, it has long been felt that the Dutch origin of seeds is a kind of success in obtaining a good harvest. The tomato variety Bobkat was bred by Dutch breeders. In Russia, it was registered in 2008. And since then, Russian gardeners and gardeners are happy to grow this hybrid on their plots. Do not pass it by the farmers who need to get a big harvest for sale. Bobcat is great for this purpose.
The main characteristic of the variety is high yield. Among its other properties, note the following:
- from the moment of planting the seedlings to the ripening of the first fruits, only 65 days pass: this is a medium early variety,
- fleshy tomatoes, have excellent taste, sugar and crumbly,
- one fruit can reach 300 g,
- Tomatoes have a bright red color, which can be clearly seen in the photo, their shape is round, slightly flattened, the fruits are not prone to cracking,
- hybrid resistant to various diseases
- in hot weather does not stop its development,
- for a long time does not lose its presentation, resistant to transport.
Bobcat F1 refers to determinant varieties. This means that the growth of the bush is limited. As soon as the ovary appears at the top, growth stops. But the plant is well branched, very stocky and powerful.
Flower brush begins to develop after 6-7 leaf. Next - no more than 3 sheets. The growth of the bush stops after the formation of 5-6 such ovaries.
How to grow Bobcat hybrid?
Tomato sowing is carried out in March. Seeds do not require special preparation: they are not soaked or pickled. There are no special requirements for the land: the usual one will come from the vegetable garden, you just need to add humus to it. Each grain should be gently spread on the surface of the soil, sprinkle with a thin layer of soil on top, spray with water and close the container with plastic wrap. After the appearance of the first shoots, the film is removed.
Dive the seedlings should be after the emergence of the shoots of 2 true leaves. After this is carried out feeding potassium.
In the spring the sun may not be enough, so the seedlings are drawn out. To avoid this, you should use fluorescent lamps. They will provide additional lighting for the plants.
With the onset of warm spring days, seedlings can be carried out on the street for hardening. Plants need fresh air and sun. Such bushes after transplanting them to a permanent place of growth adapt faster. Bobcat tomatoes can be grown in open ground in the southern regions of the country, and in areas where the climate is not so favorable, it is better to plant tomatoes in greenhouses.
The soil where the tomatoes will grow constantly must be prepared. First, it should be disinfected using copper sulphate. The solution is prepared in the ratio of 1 tbsp. vitriol on 10 liters of water. Make a lot of fertilizer is not worth it, enough ash and humus. Do not make fresh manure.
The following description will help grow a good crop of tomatoes Bobcat:
- you can form bushes in 1 trunk or in 2: in the first case there will be fewer fruits, but you can eat them sooner, and in the second - tomatoes will appear later, but the harvest will be large,
- bushes need to tie up
- stepchildren should be removed so that they do not take away the nutrients needed by the bush,
- the leaves must be removed because they do not allow the fruit to ripen faster, but it must be done carefully,
- You can water the bushes no more than 2 times a week.
If tomatoes grow in a greenhouse, then it must be constantly aired.
Tomatoes of this variety can be consumed both fresh and canned. Having received a good harvest, you can sell a part of it - the fruits have a presentation, they are tasty and of high quality.
Description of the variety of tomatoes Bobcat
Typically, this species is grown in a warm environment. In cool climatic conditions, you need to take care of the construction of a greenhouse or greenhouse. Its root system is well developed, as it was taken out for cultivation in hot conditions.
What makes a variety of tomatoes Bobcat so unique and in demand? The answer lies in its flavor, taste and size. Its weight is 250-300 grams. Pretty good, agree? Fruits will begin to ripen after 60 days after planting seedlings in the ground.
There is one feature - the higher the temperature, the faster the ripening of the fruits.
All fruits of Bobkat variety have the same size and shape.
Growing tomato Bobcat
The whole growing process begins with the sowing of seeds. This process is engaged in the spring. Before sowing, seeds do not need to be treated with chemicals or soaked in solutions. Their germination rate fluctuates at a high level, moreover, they are less susceptible to attack by pests and diseases, unlike other varieties.
Before planting raw materials, it is imperative to fertilize the soil. And only after that the seeds can be planted on seedlings under a thin layer of soil. After sowing, the soil should be moistened with a spray bottle. Dive young seedlings in separate containers can begin after the appearance of several leaves.
After a successful transplant, you can make the first feeding. For this perfect complex mixture. Top dressing needs to be brought not more often 1 time in 3 weeks. Before planting in open ground in the garden, containers with seedlings should be periodically taken out to fresh air, so that they get used to it. Planting tomatoes Bobcat is carried out according to a certain scheme - no more than 4–5 seedlings should be planted per 1 square meter. The highest level of fruiting is observed in the bushes, which were formed in 1 or 2 stems.
Secrets of experienced gardeners
In the cultivation of each plant has its own secrets and tricks. Variety of tomatoes Bobcat is no exception. So, to increase the fertility level of this plant, the following agrotechnical tricks should be applied:
- In order for the tomatoes to ripen 7 days earlier, it is necessary to carry out pasynkovanie, leaving only 1 stem. If you leave 2 stalks you can get more fruits, but much later.
- The tomato Bobkat needs well moistened soil. At the same time, unlike other varieties, the tomatoes will not crack from excessive moisture and they will not get blight. With a constant temperature regime of 24 degrees and good soil moisture, it is necessary to use Ridomil Gold or Quadris preparations.
Constant feeding will allow you to harvest more often.
Growing a hybrid variety of tomatoes Bobcat you will surely provide yourself and your family with tomatoes for all the cold seasons of the year. Ripe fruits can be used in cooking and canning. Not without that, you can earn good money by selling tomatoes on the market. In general, what to do with the resulting crop is up to you.
This variety of tomato refers to hybrids. It was created specifically for growing in regions with low humidity and hot climate, but in the northern regions it may not take root in the open field, so preference should be given to the greenhouse method of cultivation. Plant bushes are determinant, that is, they limit their growth most often with the appearance of 5-6 ovaries. They are quite powerful, well leafy.
Tomatoes grow large: the average weight of one tomato can reach 300 g. The shape of the fruit is round, slightly flattened on top. The skin is thin, delicate, has a bright red color. The surface of the fruit is smooth, glossy, free from defects. The flesh is fleshy, dense, very aromatic and sweet to the taste.
A variety can be considered almost an ideal “candidate” for cultivation not only in domestic conditions, but also in industrial volumes, because in addition to its excellent appearance, it also has a number of advantages:
- excellent taste,
- high yield
- excellent transportability,
- good keeping quality
- resistance to most tomato diseases,
- resistance to high temperatures
Perhaps only a long process of fruit ripening can be considered a "fly in the ointment": so, from the moment of sowing of seeds until the first fruits appear, you will have to wait about 120-130 days.
Council If you plan to get a large number of tomato fruits and want to use them, including for sale, be sure to pay attention to this variety, since it has one feature: throughout the entire fruiting period the number of tomatoes, their quality and size remain unchanged.
Features of growing and care
Sowing of seeds is carried out in early spring (preferably in early March) in a soil well fed with organic matter. You should not plant the material too deep: just gently push the seeds into the ground and sprinkle with a small layer of earth. It remains only to slightly moisten the soil with water and cover the saplings with a film.
When the first two leaves appear on young seedlings, they should immediately dive into separate containers. During the period of growing seedlings, the soil should be generously fed with organic fertilizers. It is undesirable to do it too often: two or three times will be enough.
A couple of weeks before planting in the ground, young seedlings should undergo a "course" of hardening. Periodically, containers with sprouts are exposed to fresh air. Initially, the duration of stay there should not exceed half an hour. Gradually, the plant is left in the open air a little longer: so we reach the whole daylight hours.
When choosing a plot for planting seedlings, it is necessary to give preference to loose, light fertile soil. The planting itself is carried out according to the scheme 50x40 cm, which is approximately 5-7 plants per 1 square meter. m
As the tomato bushes grow fairly tall, they will need a support as they grow, which must necessarily be provided. The formation of plants carried out in one or two stems, and, the second form of a branch located above the first brush.
In general, the care of the plant is quite simple: it is necessary to ensure proper watering using warm water, dressing and loosening the beds. It is better not to overdo it with water: we do not forget that the variety is not afraid of drought, therefore it does not require large amounts of water. Often, fertilizer is also not worth it: enough 2-3 dressings for the entire growing season.
Tomato beds should be regularly removed from weeds, and the soil should be thoroughly raised so as not to form a crust. All the above manipulations should be enough to get a decent harvest as a result.
On this we finish our material. As you can see, the Bobcat f1 variety has excellent characteristics and is very easy to maintain. Be sure to try to grow it in your garden plot. Good luck!
It can be grown both in greenhouse conditions and in the open field. As for the areas, the variety grows better in the southern regions. In colder regions can be grown greenhouse method.
Plant growth - medium, 50-70 cm. Bush determinant, standard. It branches well, chunky in shape, wide. Initially, the brush is formed after 6-7 leaves, the ovary - through three leaves.
Fruits appear after 65-70 days, that is, the variety is medium early. One of its advantages is resistance to various tomato diseases.
If you believe the description, the grade gives a good yield. From 4-6 kg of tomatoes are collected from each square meter, in exceptional cases with careful care - up to 8 kg.
Bobcat tomatoes - large in size, weigh 250-300 grams. They have a round shape, slightly flattened. The surface of the fruit - smooth, glossy. The color of the tomatoes is bright red. The qualities of a tomato are maintained throughout the entire fruiting period.
These are the characteristics and description of the variety.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Tomato Bobkat has some advantages:
- worthy level of productivity,
- short period of fruit ripening,
- excellent tomato taste, crumbly flesh,
- resistance to disease and pests,
- good heat tolerance
- excellent transportability,
- long shelf life.
The disadvantages of the variety can be considered:
- demanding warmth
- demanding care.
Growing tomato Bobcat starts in March with planting seeds. Planting material does not need to be prepared in a special way, it does not require soaking and dressing. Sow them in ordinary land, which added humus.
After planting, the seeds are covered with a film, which must be removed when shoots appear.
With the arrival of warm days, seedlings are brought out to the street so that it can be fed with sunlight. 65 days after sowing, seedlings can be planted in the ground. The disembarkation is made in a checkerboard pattern at intervals of 50 cm.
Soil preparation consists in its preliminary disinfection. To do this, suitable copper sulphate, it is added in the amount of one spoon per bucket of water. From the fertilizer to the soil add humus and ash. Fresh manure should not be used.
Tomato Bobkat needs the formation of bushes. From the stems leave two main. If left alone, the yield will decrease.
What else to look for when cultivating this variety? ATfrom the main nuances:
- Bushes must be tied up so that they do not break under their own weight,
- burying is a must-have procedure for this species,
- excess leaves are removed so that they do not take the energy of the bush, but this should be done gradually, 3-4 sheets are enough each week,
- watering needs abundant, but rare,
- mulching is done with straw, grass, it will help retain moisture in the soil,
- greenhouse must be ventilated.
Feeding and pruning
Fertilizer Tomato Bobkat will help generate more yield. However, there are some nuances in the fertilizer process:
- Initially, the soil is enriched with beneficial substances even before planting.
- Secondary fertilization is necessary after the adaptation of the seedlings to the ground.
- For the third time, plantings are fed up with the formation of ovaries.
Tomatoes respond well to ammonium or calcium nitrate. It can pour directly into the wells before planting, while filling with water.
Liquid feeds are also applicable..
Cutting leaves of tomatoes has a positive effect on the development of plants. Gardeners cut off excess branches and leaves to preserve nutrients to form a tomato.
As the bush grows with a pruner, you need to prune the lower branches, on which there are no ovaries. Cut carefully to not touch the stem. Sometimes it is required to trim and upper branches, if the bush is strongly branched.
Hilling and mulching
Томаты окучивают для того, чтобы не росли нижние пасынки, а развивались верхние побеги. Процедура помогает стимулировать рост цветочных кистей.
Для окучивания около куста собирают влажную почву, предварительно разрыхлив её.
Mulching is done with organic matter. Mulching does not require frequent weeding of tomato. Mulch also protects the plant from the development of pathologies and the appearance of pests. With this simple technique, you can significantly improve the composition of the soil and increase yield.
As mulch is used:
Each material has its pros and cons. Compost is considered the most nutritious type of mulch.
So, the cultivation of tomato Bobcat is not much different from the cultivation of other tomato varieties. This variety is suitable for beginners and experienced gardeners.