When we come to an agricultural store to buy tomato seeds, with all the variety of varieties, it is very difficult to make a choice. You are offered planting material from which you can grow tomatoes of various sizes and shapes. As well as shades. Do you want to get a great harvest of versatile tomatoes that are suitable for both salads and preservation, ripen early and store well? Tomato Eupator will suit you. Eupator tomatoes have excellent characteristics and have many positive reviews from gardeners who have already tried to grow these wonderful tomatoes. Let's talk about the Eupator variety in more detail. And also consider its characteristics.
Tomato Eupator f1: characteristics and description of the variety
Eupator tomatoes: photo
The Eupator tomato variety appeared in stores in 2002. The company "Gavrish" is engaged in the production and sale of seeds. This variety very quickly became super popular due to its excellent characteristics. Gardeners are happy to grow it all over the country. "Evpator" is able to grow outdoors in the southern regions of our country. Still, it is better to grow it in greenhouses and hotbeds. Because it is in such conditions that he manifests himself in all his glory. And you will get the opportunity to reap a fantastic harvest.
Evpator is a hybrid variety. Refers to indeterminate species. That is, it does not stop growing throughout the growing season. And fruiting in favorable conditions can continue until frost. When growing tomatoes in a greenhouse, it is possible to maintain a comfortable microclimate until late autumn. This means that the fruits will continue to ripen. And the volume of the harvest will increase significantly.
Indeterminate tomatoes must be shaped. Otherwise, your greenhouse will turn into a tomato jungle. This variety is grown up to no more than two meters. The stepsons are removed, forming a bush into two stems. And they must be tied to the support. Because the bush is very tall and can break under its own weight during the ripening period. Many ovaries are formed. The first flower cluster usually appears after the ninth leaf. And then they grow every three leaves. As a result, about seven tomatoes are tied on each brush. And taking into account the growth of the bushes, the harvest is more than good.
Tomato Eupator: fruit description
Tomato variety Eupator: photo
Outwardly, the fruits are very beautiful and neat. They are small in size. The weight usually ranges from 120 to 180 grams. The fruits are bright red. Inside there are four to six seed chambers. The taste of tomatoes is sweet and sour, does not clearly differ from the rest of the variety. But it should be noted a very pleasant aroma that can be felt from freshly cut fruits.
Eupator tomatoes are excellently stored and tolerate long-term transportation. They are versatile. Because they can be consumed in any form. In salads, for making soups or sauces. As well as tomato juice or tomato paste. They are great for conservation.
Tomato Eupator f1 can be classified as a medium early tomato. From the emergence of seedlings to the moment when it will be possible to harvest, it takes a little more than three months on average. Namely: one hundred days. But, according to gardeners, the very first tomatoes can be tried in two and a half months.
Due to the fact that the bush is constantly growing and forming new ovaries, the yield of the Eupator f1 tomato is capable of hitting untrained novice gardeners.With good care and adherence to the rules of agricultural technology in a greenhouse, you can get up to 40 kilograms of tomatoes from one square meter. To say that this is a lot is to say nothing! Due to such a high yield, this variety is grown not only in summer cottages. But also in large-scale farms for mass consumption.
Diseases of tomatoes
Tomatoes variety Eupator: photo of affected fruits
Often, gardeners do not favor hybrid varieties. Because their seeds cannot be used for sowing. But they forget about their undoubted advantage. Hybrid tomato varieties have genetic protection against most tomato diseases. Tomatoes "Eupator" are mainly afraid of two diseases: "fomoz" and "dry spot". In the first case, you must immediately pick off fruits with symptoms of the disease. Reduce watering. And also stop nitrogen fertilization. In addition, you will have to spray the tomatoes with suitable preparations. For example, you can use the Home tool.
In case of dry spotting, you should immediately resort to the help of Tattu or Antrakol preparations. If you act quickly, then everything can be fixed. But according to statistics, the tomato "Evpator" is extremely rare.
Pests that threaten the variety
In addition to diseases, harmful insects can also threaten your plants. In this case, it can be a gnawing scoop, which should be destroyed manually or treated with an Arrow product. And also the whitefly, which can be exterminated by treatment with the "Confidor" agent.
When planting vegetables in a summer cottage, we first of all want to get an environmentally friendly product, so not every gardener will willingly use chemicals even to cure plants. To avoid this, be careful and take good care of the tomatoes. Removing weeds, mulching, ventilating the greenhouse are all necessary steps to keep your tomatoes healthy.
Now, having some information about this tomato variety, we can highlight its strengths and weaknesses. The advantages of "Evpator" include its very high, almost record-breaking yield; appearance, taste of fruits and, of course, the possibility of long-term storage and transportation; simultaneous ripening, uniform fruit size; resistance to many diseases. Thanks to all these qualities, the Eupator variety is so popular. Against the background of these advantages, the disadvantages do not look so terrible that one could abandon this variety in favor of others: "Eupator", like all indeterminate tomatoes, needs the formation and installation of an opera; the rich harvest, which we talked about above, can only be obtained in protected ground conditions; despite the fact that this is a hybrid variety, it is not immune to all diseases and troubles sometimes happen. Agree, everything is not so scary, considering what kind of crop can be obtained in a greenhouse with good care.
Tomato Eupator: growing seedlings
The Eupator tomato variety is unique in that it is able to give an excellent harvest even in the regions of our country that are not suitable for growing thermophilic crops. With the breeding of this variety, breeders made it possible to grow tomatoes for gardeners in the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions, as well as in other regions, in which the summer is very short and the weather is unpredictable.
But in any region, everything always starts with planting seedlings. It is necessary to sow seeds in the second half of March, after the appearance of the second true leaf, the seedlings should be sorted into separate pots - at this stage everything is exactly the same as with other varieties of tomatoes. By the time of transplantation to a permanent place, the seedlings should be at least 45 days old. Analyze the climate in your area, think over when it is better to plant seedlings and, depending on this, perhaps shift the timing of sowing seeds.But, as a rule, transplanting to a greenhouse occurs at the end of spring, even in cold regions, warm weather sets in by this time and the earth warms up. The height of the seedlings will be at least 15 cm (it is also very important - make sure that the seedlings do not stretch too much, such plants will be fragile and weak), the bushes will quickly root and grow.
When growing tomatoes, great attention should be paid to fertilization. Most plants need nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. So, be sure to apply complex fertilizers three to four times during the growing season. After the plants have bloomed, the amount of nitrogen should be reduced, with an emphasis on potassium and phosphorus. If flowering on tomatoes is not very abundant and few ovaries are formed, it is possible that there is a lack of boron, this problem is solved by foliar feeding of tomatoes with a solution of boric acid.
Do not forget to install tomato supports immediately at the time of transplanting, and the supports must be strong enough so that your bushes will not break under the weight of ripening tomatoes.
Tomato Eupator f1: reviews
When the Eupator f1 tomatoes ripen, it looks very beautiful - bunches of red fruits. I have my own secret, I do not know how correct this is from the point of view of agricultural technology, but from the moment the tomatoes begin to turn red, I gradually cut off all the foliage, leaving only the stem. The harvest is always very good, so I recommend this variety to everyone, you will not regret it.
Definitely the best strain I have ever grown! Does not crack, does not get sick, tomatoes were harvested even in October. Of course, it is more suitable for processing than for salads, but I still allocate most of the greenhouse to the Eupator variety.