The best Dutch tomato varieties – description and cultivation features

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The Dutch technology for growing tomatoes from seeds is in great demand in our country. It allows you to get a high yield of high-quality vegetables with excellent taste characteristics.

Dutch technology consists in proper care and adherence to special principles of cultivation:

  1. When growing tomatoes, ordinary soil is not used. Instead, the containers are filled with mineral wool soaked in a nutrient solution. This protects the seedlings from insects and will provide all the necessary nutrients that will have a beneficial effect on the growth and development of the plant’s root system, good growth of green mass, and fruit formation.
  2. In the greenhouse, the level of CO2 artificially increases, which contributes to the accelerated process of converting organic substances from inorganic substances under the influence of solar energy.
  3. Plants are pollinated with the help of insects, which are launched into greenhouses during flowering and the formation of ovaries.

Varieties of tomatoes recommended for the greenhouse

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For growing tomatoes according to Dutch technology, tall varieties are suitable, with a height of 200 to 250 cm and medium-sized, with a height of 100 to 160 cm.

Among the many varieties of tomatoes recommended for growing in greenhouses, the most popular are:

Camry

An early maturing variety. From the moment of planting to full maturity, 95-100 days pass. The variety is characterized by high productivity. The bush is tall, 200-250 cm high with horizontal leaves. The fruits are round in shape, red in color, there is no green spot on the stalk, weighing 150-165 grams. The pulp is homogeneous, has a good density, fleshy, the taste is sweetish. It has the following advantages:

  • good transportability;
  • excellent appearance and taste;
  • not prone to cracking;
  • after collection, it is stored for a long time;
  • good immunity to fungal diseases;
  • consumed fresh and canned.

Honey Moon

Early ripe variety, ripening period 65-70 days. A bush 200-250 cm high. This variety of tomatoes, when grown in a greenhouse, produces a crop twice a year. The fruits are large, rounded, formed on a brush of 4-5 pieces, the weight of the fruit is 225 grams. The pulp is dense, fleshy, sweet, fragrant. The advantages of this variety include:

  • extensive use in cooking – salads , juice, lecho, sauces, pasta, adjika. Can be marinated and frozen;
  • tolerate transportation well;
  • retain their presentation for two weeks;
  • duration of storage;
  • immunity to diseases;
  • resistance to temperature fluctuations.Tomatoes

Cardinal

Variety of medium early maturity. It can grow both in a greenhouse and in open ground. The height of the bush when grown in greenhouses reaches 200 cm. In the garden, the bush is not higher than 165 cm. 8-10 pieces are tied on the brush. The shape of the fruit is round, slightly flattened, with a slight ribbing. Weight from 180 to 600 grams, in a mature state, the color of the fruit is raspberry-pink. The pulp is juicy, sweet-sour taste, fragrant. The skin is thick but not hard. It tolerates transportation well, has a long shelf life. Suitable for salads, juice, puree, adjika.

Pink Paradise

Mid-season variety, up to 200 cm high, requiring a mandatory garter. The fruiting period is up to 75 days. The fruits are fleshy, have a sweet taste, the skin is dense, but not hard, the color is pink. Fruit weight from 120 to 210 grams. Used to make salads.

Super Roma VF

The variety is late-ripening, the ripening period is 120-125 days from the moment of the first shoots. The height of the bush is not more than 70 cm. The fruits are not large, weighing up to 100 grams, they have an elongated shape in the form of a plum, the color is red.

This variety of tomatoes does not respond well to excessive humidity – they do not pollinate, the risk of infection with fungal diseases increases.

Varieties of tomatoes for growing in an open gardenTomyty

For open ground, varieties with increased resistance to changes in weather conditions, high yields and excellent taste are recommended. These varieties include:

Debut

The variety is early ripe, ripening occurs in 85-95 days from the moment of planting. Bush up to 75 cm high. Good fruiting in the presence of two stems. This species needs pinching and tying. The fruits are rounded, red in color, fruit weight is from 185 to 250 grams. The yield is 4.3-4.5 kg per bush.

The advantages of the variety are:

  • disease resistance;
  • good transportability;
  • duration of storage;
  • wide application in cooking.

Recommended for growing in greenhouses and open ground.

Sultan

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It belongs to medium-early varieties with high yields. The fruiting period occurs after 100-110 days from the moment the first shoots appear. Bush up to 60 cm high, with a powerful stem that does not require pinching. However, if there are large enough fruits, tying is recommended. Fruiting is long, ends at the end of the summer period.

Fruit weight from 110 to 195 grams. The shape is rounded, slightly flattened, with a well-defined ribbing at the stem. 5-6 fruits of bright red color are formed on the brush. The pulp is juicy, uniform, moderately dense. The skin is thick but not hard. The fruits are not prone to cracking.

Keeps good appearance, and tastes for a long time.

Gina

Refers to varieties of medium ripening with high yields. A bush up to 60 cm high, does not require pinching and garters. From 4 to 7 fruits weighing about 200 grams are formed on the brush.

The shape of the fruit is round, ribbed, the color is rich red. The pulp is dense, sweet-sour, fragrant. The skin is dense, which makes it possible to transport grown products over long distances without any problems. Well keeps a trade dress. Differs in long terms of storage. Does not lose its taste.

Rare varieties of tomatoes

Marmande

Refers to varieties of early ripening. The ripening period is from 83 to 97 days. The height of the bush is 1-1.5 meters, they require pinching and garters.

The fruits are large, weighing 155-165 grams. The shape of the fruit is flattened, ribbed. The color of ripe fruits is deep red. The pulp is dense, with a small number of seeds. The fruiting period is 1.5-2 months. They tolerate transportation well and retain their presentation and taste for a long time.

black bunch

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The variety is mid-season, tall. The bush grows in height from 185 to 200 cm. The fruits are round, smooth, weighing from 40 to 80 grams. The color of the fruit when ripe is black. They have a sweet taste with a plum flavor. Productivity from one bush is 3.5 kg.

New varieties grown both in the greenhouse and in the open field that have managed to gain popularity include:

  • Big Beef F1;
  • Bobcat F1;
  • Crystal F1;
  • F1 President;
  • Skif F1.

The disadvantage of Dutch hybrids is a significant difference in taste if the fruits do not ripen on the bush.

Late varieties of Dutch tomatoes

De Barao

Medium-late variety, ripening period 125-130 days. Bush height from two to three meters. The highest yield when forming a bush in two trunks. The fruits are oblong, at the end with a spout, red. From 7 to 10 fruits weighing 320-360 grams are tied on the brush. The taste is sweet and sour. They retain their marketable appearance and taste for a long time.

Bobcat F1

Refers to mid-late varieties, ripening period 125-135 days. The height of the bush is 120 cm. The fruits are rounded, rich red in color. Fruit weight 190-245 grams. The pulp is fleshy, homogeneous. Keeps a trade dress and tastes for a long time after harvesting.

The advantages of Dutch varieties and hybrids are high yields, resistance to various diseases and versatility in use. Tomatoes of the Dutch selection are good both fresh and canned.

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