Tomatoes are considered the most common vegetable crop that can be grown in any region, regardless of climatic conditions. To date, their varieties are presented in a huge assortment, but the tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" deserve special attention. This variety is popular with gardeners, as it is characterized by early ripening periods, as well as simple growing conditions.
Tomato "Little Red Riding Hood" is a unique variety, it is bred by German breeders and is intended for planting in areas with a temperate climate. Tomatoes can be planted both in open areas and in hotbeds, while in the first case their yield is much higher. Plants have high endurance to temperature differences, so they are often planted in containers and placed on verandas, balconies or window sills. This variety is characterized by excellent yield. Tomatoes are usually harvested green, after which they ripen quickly at room temperature and are used to make sauces, juices, soups, and mashed potatoes.
The collected fruits are transportable and can be stored for a long time, but since they have a thin and delicate skin, they are not recommended for canning. Therefore, ripe tomatoes, as a rule, are used fresh. "Little Red Riding Hood" refers to the early ripe varieties. The first crop of tomatoes begin to collect already 3 months after planting. Despite the fact that the plants bear small fruits, the weight of which averages 50-70 g, they are characterized by high yields.
The main feature of this variety is considered to be that the tomato is not only standard but also superdeterminant. Due to this, plant bushes do not need to be putted and pruned, which is very convenient for busy gardeners. As for the garter, it is desirable to perform it despite the fact that the bushes of plants are low and compact, because under the weight of the fruits they can lie on the ground.
It is enough to carry out the garter once, for this they put a support in the middle of the bush and fix the plant, after which it takes a more effective look and is able to hold grapes hung with fruits.
To grow tomatoes, it is best to choose the soil on which zucchini, parsley, cucumbers and carrots used to grow.
Advantages and disadvantages
Lettuce tomato "Little Red Riding Hood" fell in love with many gardeners, as it is unpretentious to growing and is well suited for planting in any places: hotbeds, cities and on balconies. In addition, this variety has received many reviews due to the following advantages:
- compact size of the bushes, which do not need a large space,
- high resistance to short-term temperature changes,
- over-yielding, allowing from one bush to collect up to 2 kg of fruits,
- no need for pinching,
- resistance to diseases peculiar to other varieties of tomatoes,
- good taste,
- easy care and minimal feeding.
As for the shortcomings, the “Little Red Riding Hood” has practically none, unless it is considered that the fruits are not suitable for canning.
The determinant tomato "Little Red Riding Hood" is characterized by an average branching of the bushes, whose height reaches 40 cm. The main difference of a tomato from other varieties is considered to be a feature of their growth. A brush with fruits is formed on the top of the stem, forming a small cap of red color, which the name of the tomato itself owes. After the appearance of the inflorescence, the plant begins to actively develop a durable stepchild, and over time, fruits appear.
"Little Red Riding Hood" is a short-growing plant, which has bushes with an elastic trunk and a neat crown. Due to the low height of their stems can not tie up to the supports, which simplifies care. In addition, these bushes do not require pasynkovaniya. They are usually seated at a minimum distance from each other on open ground or in a greenhouse. Miniature shape and height of 40 cm provides resistance to the bushes to fit.
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" are well known throughout the world for their yield. Their fruits are formed in the upper part of the bush in the center and are characterized by a regular round shape. In an immature state, the tomatoes have a green color with a distinct small spot at the base, which disappears in the process of ripening and the tomatoes become bright red. Fruits of the “Little Red Riding Hood” are small in size, their average weight is from 30 to 70 grams. Seed chambers in this variety a little, most often two.
On one brush of plants is usually located on 4-5 fruits. Their pulp, unlike other varieties, has a high fleshiness and juiciness, but because of its delicate skin, the tomato is only suitable for fresh consumption, since it can crack when canned. Tomatoes are palatable and sweet. In addition, the vegetable is well kept and transportable.
The main advantage of the “Little Red Riding Hood” tomato is its stable and high yield. From 1 m2 it is possible to collect up to 25 kg of fresh fruits, while one bush produces an average of 2 kg of tomato. Fruits ripen early - 100 days after planting.
To increase the yield of the variety, it is recommended to rip the tomatoes green, they will quickly mature in room conditions, freeing up space on the bushes for a new ovary.
In order to get a good yield from tomato "Little Red Riding Hood", you need to grow them properly and follow certain rules in the care. Most gardeners prefer to plant this variety in a seedling way, since plants under greenhouse conditions are acclimatized and are already fully adapted to any conditions on open ground. To do this, the seeds begin to plant in the last days of March. To grow healthy and fertile plants, it is recommended to use seeds three years old, which are collected at home with their own hands. As practice shows, they demonstrate the greatest germination.
Before starting the cultivation of crops, first of all prepare the planting material. At first, the selection of seeds is done: they are soaked in a saline solution of water and wait until empty samples emerge. Then suitable seeds are disinfected in a solution of copper sulfate or potassium permanganate and placed for several hours in a mixture of drugs that stimulate growth. Some summer residents also additionally conduct activities to strengthen the immunity of future tomatoes, tempting their seeds in aloe juice. After that, the planting material is well washed in pure water and dried.
The germination procedure can also be carried out in advance. A wet cloth is placed on plates or trays, the seeds are evenly distributed over it and covered with a second layer of damp cloth. Then put the container in a dark and warm place. Approximately in three days sprouts will start to peek. This will be a signal that the material is ready for sowing and that work can begin.
A huge role in planting tomato plays and soil selection. It should be fertile, nutritious and easy. Well suited, consisting of garden and sod land. You can prepare it yourself or purchase it ready-made.
Often peat, sand or wood ash is added to the soil. It is possible to sow samples both in peat pots, and in special containers. To do this, small holes with a depth of 1.5 cm are made in the ground. After this, the container is covered with glass or film, and within a week you can wait for the emergence of mass shoots.
As soon as two leaves are formed on the stem, they pick the plants into larger containers. It is important to control the level of humidity of the earth: if it starts to dry up, the seedlings need to be watered urgently. Future tomatoes should also be fed, keeping the interval between fertilization, in 2 weeks. In this case, the first feeding is performed on the 10th day after the picking. After the weather is warm and stable outside, the plants can be transplanted into open ground.
It is recommended to plant seedlings of the “Red Hat” on a plot where peas, cabbage, onions, garlic and pumpkin were previously grown. It is strictly forbidden to plant tomatoes in the soil after corn, eggplant, pepper and potatoes. A place for landing should be open for warming by sunlight, protected from water accumulation and through wind. As a rule, the soil for planting is prepared in autumn, the ground is well dug up to a depth of at least 30 cm and fertilized with bird droppings, humus, wood ash or compost. Superphosphate and potassium salt are used as mineral fertilizers.
Characteristics and description of the variety
The Little Red Riding Hood is a variety of tomatoes included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements in 2011. The admission region is the entire territory of the Russian Federation. The variety is recommended for cultivation in private farms in unheated greenhouses or on beds in open ground. Treats early ripe, the first tomatoes are ready to be collected for 90-110 days from shoots of seeds.
Description of tomatoes Red cap from the originator:
- bush determinant, stem type, low (40-60 cm),
- medium green leaf
- inflorescences are simple,
- articulation stem,
- Tomato is flat-rounded, coloring smooth skin in unripe tomatoes is green with a dark spot near the stem, in ripe tomatoes it is red,
- The number of seed chambers is 2-3,
- great taste of pulp.
The yield of this variety of early tomatoes - 1.5 kg per 1 bush with a mass of one tomato 50-70 g.
- early ripeness
- limited height
- tolerate cold snap,
- resistance to TMV, fusarium, verticillus,
- fruit uniformity
- good yield.
The fruits of the tomato of the Little Red Riding Hood variety are mainly eaten fresh, cut into salads, but they can also be salted, pickled. You can transport in a suitable strong container. Keep a limited amount of time in a cool dry place.
Agrotechnics of cultivation and care
The cultivation of tomatoes of the Little Red Riding Hood variety starts with seedlings. Tomatoes are simply sown in the ground only in the southern regions, where they can be quickly covered with film or agrofibre if necessary. It is possible to start sowing seeds for seedlings in the last days of February - the first days of March. To handle the seed of tomatoes in the package is not worth it. But the seeds collected from homemade Red Hat tomatoes, before sowing need:
- Soak in water and discard the surfaced ones.
- Disinfect in potassium permanganate dark pink color (30 min).
- Rinse with clean water.
- It is advisable to soak in synthetic growth stimulants or fresh aloe juice for about 1 day.
Seed germination, development and vitality of seedlings from this will only increase.
Tomatoes Soil Red Riding Hood need to be used fertile, light, with good absorption of moisture and air. Its options are: ready-made soil mixtures, which can be bought in a store for vegetable growers or a substrate prepared with your own hands. In the latter case, the soil is prepared from garden soil, coarse sand, humus, peat mixed with mineral fertilizers.
Red Hat seeds can be sown in boxes, containers, cups or pots (plastic, peat), cassettes. The individual container should be filled with substrate loosely, sprinkled with water, put 1 piece in each. seeds, sprinkle on top with dry soil. Cover the seed wrap with a wrap. Put in a warm (not below 25 ° C) place.
When sprouts appear, remove the film and transfer the tomatoes to the brightest area in the room, for example, on a windowsill. Reduce the temperature by about 5 degrees for a week. Provide seedlings with lighting for at least 10-12 hours a day using additional lighting lamps.
Watering tomatoes Little Red Riding Hood should be moderately when the ground begins to dry. Too wet and dry the land can not be: wet soil - this is the likelihood of a black leg, dry - slow growth and weaken seedlings. You need to feed the plants for the first time in the ejection phase of 1-2 sheets, then with an interval of 2 weeks. At the same time it is necessary to dive if the seeds have been sown in a common container. For this fit cups of 100-150 g.
For 1-1.5 weeks before transshipment to open beds, young tomatoes are hardened, bringing them outside for 1-2 hours first, and then leaving there longer. The need for the behavior of such a procedure for tomatoes, which will grow in the greenhouse, no, so it does not hold.
Tomato seedlings are planted in Little Red Riding Hood on the beds under the open sky, when it becomes warmer and frost will not threaten the plants, and the soil will finally warm up. The territory allocated for tomatoes Red Riding Hood, previously should be occupied by cabbage or cauliflower, cucumbers, zucchini, greens, carrots, beans. All solanaceous are excluded: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplants.
The beds before placing the bushes on them must be dug up, to bring rotten organic matter, ashes or mineral fertilizers. Tomatoes should be planted in an approximate pattern of 30 cm in a row 50 cm between the rows. In the wells they can be buried below the root collar, it will not hurt the tomatoes.
Caring for tomatoes of the Little Red Riding Hood variety is standard and consists of:
To form the bushes of this stunted variety is not necessary. Tying them too is not necessary. However, you can do this 1 time, tying the stalks of bushes in their middle to the pegs. So they will surely withstand an abundance of fruits and will not break.
Watering the plants of the Red Hat is necessary so that the earth was constantly a little wet. Therefore, irrigation should be regular and moderate. It should be carried out in the evenings or mornings, while using clean warm water. Water under the root. Loosening after each watering, carefully, so as not to cut the roots. And in order to do without it at all, you can multiply ridges with plant material. Weeds will not grow through it, but the air will pass excellently, the earth will not be compacted.
Feed tomatoes Red Riding Hood is necessary when:
- 2 weeks after landing in the ground,
- will bloom
- they will enter the phase of mass fruiting.
As fertilizers, you can use ready-made complex mineral mixtures, organic matter, alternate them. For the first top-dressing, nitrogen fertilizers will be needed, and for the next 2, potash-phosphate fertilizers. Fertilization should be carried out with irrigation. It is also a good idea to feed tomatoes with herbal and yeast infusions, and during flowering process boric acid to stimulate the ovary and its further development. Harvesting tomatoes hold as they ripen. Further use as desired.
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood": characteristics and description of the variety
This type of tomato is the result of the work of German scientists. Breeders of this country managed to bring high-yielding and early ripe varieties of tomatoes. Territories are considered favorable for its cultivation. moderate climate. The plant can be planted both in the greenhouse and in the open field. However, the bushes grown in the greenhouse, bring much more fruit. The variety "Little Red Riding Hood" is also interesting because it can be grown at home (for example, on the balcony). For this, the bushes are planted in special containers or vases.
A bush of tomatoes of this variety is determinative. Thick and strong stems, the height of which usually does not exceed 70 cm, save gardeners from having to tie them to a support. It is also not necessary to graze the bushes of this variety of tomatoes.
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" have a high resistance to various diseasestypical of tomatoes. He is not even afraid of late blight, which is sick most of the tomato. Temperature variations of this class are also not terrible. He easily endures a short fall in ambient temperature.
Above it was said that this variety of tomatoes begins to bear fruit early: The first harvest can be taken as early as 95-100 days. Usually, one tomato weighs 60–70 g. Up to 2 kg of crop can be harvested from the “Little Red Riding Hood” bush.
Tomatoes have the following characteristics:
- thin skin,
- juicy, moderately dense flesh,
- low seed content
- slightly ribbed surface
- taste sweet, sour.
Since the fruits of the plant in large quantities contain carbohydrates, valuable amino acids and lycopene, they can be safely given to children. At the same time, tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" are an excellent dietary product.
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" are obtained very tasty salads. In addition, one can make soups, homemade ketchup, pasta, sauces and juices. But for preserving the fruits entirely, these tomatoes are not suitable because of their thin skin that can crack.
In the video below you will find a detailed and illustrative description of this variety of tomatoes.
Since the “Little Red Riding Hood” tomatoes are unpretentious, taking care of them should not cause any special difficulties even for novice gardeners. As soon as the sprouts grow, it is necessary to feed the plant in a timely manner. Even foliar fertilizers will do. As fertilizer, you can use chicken droppings, potash salts, cow dung. Добавляют их как вместе, так и по отдельности.
Полив должен быть обильным, но редким. Лучше всего дождаться, пока почва подсохнет, и только тогда поливать. Лить воду нужно только под корень. When the bushes begin to bloom, the intensity of watering is reduced. Otherwise you will get a watery and tasteless harvest.
The soil on which tomatoes grow, you need to periodically loosen. This is due to the fact that tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" are very fond of oxygen-rich soil. In order not to damage the root system of plants, it is only necessary to loosen the soil superficially.
Description of diseases and pests threatening tomatoes
As mentioned above, the "Little Red Riding Hood" tomatoes are resistant to diseases and pests. But every gardener should be aware of the possible dangers for the plant. Let us briefly describe the main problems that a summer resident may encounter when planting this sort of tomato on his plot.
Late blight - One of the diseases that can threaten tomatoes. Of course, this disease is threatened to the sort of “Little Red Riding Hood” to a lesser extent than other tomatoes. But if your plant is still ill with late blight, the planting should be treated with drugs containing copper.
To prevent tomatoes from becoming infected with the fungus, the greenhouse must be regularly ventilated. In addition, it is necessary to carry out timely weeding from weeds.
Of insects threatened plants:
Insecticides will help to get rid of pests. You need to process the plant 2-3 times with a break of several days. but Insecticides can only be used before the fruit is tied.. Then it is recommended to use herbal preparations: decoction of celandine, chamomile or onion peel. To defeat the slugs, dissolve ammonia in water and process the plant with them. Warm soapy water helps to get rid of aphids.
As we mentioned above, it is possible to harvest the first crop from the bushes 95–100 days after planting. If tomatoes are not picked on time, they will crack or burn out in the sun. Do not be afraid to pick tomatoes slightly unripe: if you leave the vegetables to lie in a warm room, they ripen pretty quickly.
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" is an excellent variety that is suitable for growing both at the cottage and at home. Most often, these tomatoes are planted in greenhouses, but at the same time, they take root well on open ground. As can be seen from the description of the variety, even a novice summer resident will cope with it. The main thing is to carry out timely watering, weeding from weeds and feeding. Then in June you will enjoy the harvest that this plant will bring you.
Early ripe grade of tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood"
With the onset of spring, work begins in the garden. Many gardeners think about what early ripe variety of tomatoes choose to fit.
The “Little Red Riding Hood” seeds are popular, you can also find the name “Rotkepphen” on the sachet labels - these words are synonymous. It is worth noting that this early ripe variety of tomatoes is very common and many gardeners prefer it. The fruits obtained are perfect for canning and for preparing salads, stews and other tasty dishes. These tomatoes are considered early ripening, their full ripening occurs approximately 95 days after planting.
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Perhaps there is not a single amateur grower who has not heard anything about Little Red Riding Hood Tomato. Many prefer it to him.
Suffice to say that this variety is bred according to the method of German selection, and therefore its taste can be even doubted. It's not a secret for anyone that tomato fruits, especially fresh ones, as well as tomato juice and pasta, have a beneficial effect on human health. They can lower blood pressure, reduce blood cholesterol levels.
If you complain of problems with the gastrointestinal tract, then you should pay close attention to the tomatoes. In addition, they are easily absorbed by the body and also easily digested. Tomatoes are replete with salts of potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc and cobalt.
These substances, as is known, are important for the vital activity of the human body. Often gardeners prefer such a type of tomato as the Little Red Riding Hood. The logical question is: why the choice falls on the tomatoes, named after the famous fairy-tale heroine? The Little Red Riding Hood tomato is known to belong to the early ripening, standard varieties of German selection.
Fruits of this variety ripen within 95 - 105 days. The plant is usually short, but strong. It does not need pasynkovka. All fruits differ enviable density and roundness.
They are all, as on selection, round, smooth. Their mass is about 60 or 70 grams. Tomatoes Little Red Riding Hood are used most often for making salads, as their skin is very thin and delicate. Mature fruits are always bright red, juicy, saturated color.
Sometimes these tomatoes are grown right on the balconies in the apartments. Everything is explained by the fact that they are potted crops. If you study the information on the packaging of seeds, it becomes clear that the Little Red Riding Hood tomato is early ripe, as well as the so-called super determinant variety - baby among all the others.
Such seeds are suitable as no other for planting in open ground. Since the fruits fall into the category of early ripening, they are not susceptible to the detrimental effect of late blight. Besides, the Krasnayaapochka tomato variety can be safely grown in greenhouse conditions.
It's no secret that many housewives in the summer are engaged in canning vegetables for the winter. It is worth noting that the tomato Little Red Riding Hood is ideal for these purposes.
Its fruits are rounded, slightly flattened, but at the same time they are rather fleshy and have few seeds - in short, they are great for pickling. If you ask experienced gardeners for whom gardening is not just a word, but a way of life, it will become clear that tomatoes of this variety tolerate low temperatures well, and therefore they can be planted in open ground even in the climatic conditions of the North-Western regions of our country. If we talk about agricultural technology, it is worth mentioning, first of all, the fact that tomato is Red Cap grown usually seedling method. However, this can be said about other varieties of tomatoes. Before planting seeds in the ground, they must be disinfected using a solution of manganese and potassium.
Then the seeds are washed with running water and soaked. Typically, the depth of landing is 0.5 cm. If you maintain the temperature within 18 - 25 degrees, then the first shoots will appear within five or six days. When the first comes - the second phase of aging, produce a pick.
Subsequently, all care will be in fertilizing the soil, regular watering, loosening the soil, and hardening of seedlings. In late May - early June, seedlings can be planted in open ground. There will be no threat of frost, moreover, the first hand will bloom. When you plant seedlings in the hole, do not forget to bring humus, and water it abundantly. Throughout the summer it is worth paying attention to the conduct of fertilizing.
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Start with impressive numbers. Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" belong to the early varieties of tomatoes. The first harvest is ready for use after 95-100 days. The appearance of ripe fruit is quite attractive.
Tomatoes are round, smooth and neat, have small sizes, and their weight is 60-70 g. Ripened tomatoes have a bright red deep color. Also, the "Little Red Riding Hood" tomatoes can boast of remarkable yield, and this, whatever one may say, is a very important indicator. Ripened fruits have the thinnest and delicate skin, therefore most gardeners grow this variety for fresh use.
Despite this, tomatoes will also be good for making salads and canning. For the cultivation of tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" the best fit soil after growing on it cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, cauliflower, parsley or dill.
Recommendations for growing
Now you need to go to the description of the methods of cultivation. Bushes of tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" are small, usually reach a height of up to seventy centimeters, but powerful enough.
Such a characteristic makes it possible to breed a variety even on an apartment balcony, which cannot but please fans of fresh vegetables. Professional gardeners include this variety to superdeterminants.
During the cultivation of tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" and in the open field and in greenhouse conditions, the advantage is given to the seedling method of cultivation. The transfer of young bushes in the open ground or in the greenhouse occurs in 60-70 days. It is necessary to consider that if cultivation is planned in open soil, then it is necessary to wait time with possible frosts.
Although, despite this, “Little Red Riding Hood” is a variety of tomato, which reacts remarkably to low temperatures. It is time to talk about the possible intricacies of cultivation. Before sowing seeds, they must be carefully disinfected and prepared.
For these purposes, a mixture of potassium and manganese is used. After such manipulations, the seeds are thoroughly washed with clean water and then soaked. Experts say that the seed should be sown in the soil 0.5 centimeters. Such depth for a grade will be enough.
In the room where the boxes will be located with seedlings, temperature should range from 18-25 degrees. Only this way already after 5-6 days you can see the first shoots.
As soon as the first shoots appear, it is very important to regularly fertilize and care for the bushes. During transplantation of seedlings in the ground do not forget to add fertilizer to the wells. Well, an important condition is abundant watering of young bushes.
Reviews gardeners with experience divided in half. One half claims that the “Little Red Riding Hood” tomato variety requires abundant watering, while the latter believe that moderate watering leads to good root development. Allegedly, an insufficient amount of moisture will cause the plant to start planting its roots deeper into the ground, and, due to this, the bush will receive the required amount of nutrients. Having decided to grow tomatoes of this variety, you will need to either listen to the reviews of the first half and abundantly water and fertilize the plant, or side with the second part of the experts and proceed to enrich the soil, and after the tomatoes are planted, watch them. But to choose the right path, you need to correctly evaluate Settings, which will grow tomatoes and only the basis of this, determined by the method of irrigation and fertilization.
Tomato "red cap" - features of the variety
Each gardener is able to get an excellent harvest of very tasty tomatoes, such as, for example, tomatoes "red cap". True, this requires strictly adhere to two basic rules.
Firstly, to comply with certain agrotechnical norms, and secondly, to choose the “red cap” tomato for growing.Brief description of the varietyThe sort of tomato "red cap" is an early detector.
This means that the plant has a compact bush up to seventy centimeters high, and its crop can be harvested within a hundred days after germination. Its fruits are fleshy, have a delicate red skin and flesh, round shape and weight from seventy to one hundred grams. You can grow a red hat tomato both in greenhouses and in open ground.
The variety has a universal consumer purpose, therefore it is popular with private gardeners and agricultural businessmen who grow products for industrial processing and for sale in fresh form. The techniques of farming for its cultivation are not very complicated.
Tomato "red cap" grows well on fertile soils, after cucumbers, onions, beans or cabbage. Before sowing, the seeds should be decontaminated by keeping in a weak solution of potassium permanganate, then rinsed with clean water.
Modern gardeners prefer to use for this aloe juice, in which they withstand seed for several hours or a whole night, and to enhance energy - soaking for one night (no more) in melt water. After the appearance of the first leaves, they should dive.
A week before planting in the open ground, the seedlings are quenched, periodically giving access to cool air. For planting in open ground is best suited seedlings at the age of sixty to seventy days.
It is important that at this time the threat of spring frosts is completely over. Practice shows that the tomato "red cap" prefers a plan of 70 by 40 cm and abundant watering after transplantation.How to organize the watering of tomatoes?
Each gardener has its own secrets and technological methods of cultivation. Basically there is a perception that a tomato is a moisture-loving culture, so the whole summer the plantations where it is grown are watered abundantly. However, some vegetable growers have an excellent opinion.
For example, they believe that abundant watering is necessary only when the seedlings are planted in open ground on the beds. Further, they prefer to eliminate the hassle associated with irrigation, completely. Honestly, not everyone can agree with such a tough decision.
But the fact is that the rooted seedlings, having fallen into arid conditions, are trying to find moisture deeper in the ground, so they are beginning to actively develop the root system. This is exactly what vegetable growers are trying to achieve.
Powerful roots provide the plant with the supply of essential nutrients. Therefore, before using this agrotechnical technique, you need to make sure that the soil in the plot where tomatoes are grown is mature and fertile.
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Hello, dear readers! Perhaps there is no such gardener who would not hear about. Also, this variety has the name "Rotkapphen". Many people prefer to grow such tomatoes on their land plots. It is well known that tomatoes and tomato juice are useful.
They help reduce blood cholesterol, reduce blood pressure. If something is wrong with the gastrointestinal tract, it is necessary to use tomatoes.
They contain a lot of salts of potassium, magnesium, iron, cobalt and zinc - substances that are very important for the functioning of the human body. Most often, the tomatoes of the Little Red Riding Hood variety are used for salads, as they have a very delicate skin. In tomato culture there are a great many varieties and hybrids bred by scientists from different countries with the help of selective works.
The ripening period of this variety is 95-105 days. This tomato is usually undersized and strong. Passing it is not necessary.
All fruits are very dense, round, slightly flattened and have few seeds. Each weighs 60-70 g. Mature fruit always has a bright red, juicy, rich color.
Sometimes tomatoes of this variety are grown in apartments on the balconies. "Little Red Riding Hood" can be grown in the greenhouse. Those who canned vegetables for the winter need to know that the “little red hat” is ideal for these purposes. The “little red hat” is an early ripe tomato.
This is a super determinant variety. The seeds of the "red cap" best fit the landing in open ground. Its fruits are ripening and late blight is not affected.
This tomato tolerates cold, so it can be planted in open ground even in the North-West of Russia. The “Little Red Riding Hood” is usually grown in a seedling manner, as, incidentally, other tomatoes are. Before planting seeds in the ground, they are disinfected in a solution of potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate).
Then the seeds are washed with running water and soaked. As a rule, the planting depth is 0.5 cm. At a temperature of 18-24 degrees, the first shoots should appear within 5-6 days. Picks are made with the onset of the first and second phases of aging.
Further, the entire care is fertilizer and soil loosening, regular watering, hardening of seedlings. In the third decade of May - early June, seedlings are planted in open soil.
There will be no frost and the first hand will start flowering. When planting seedlings in the hole, you need to make humus and water the seedlings plentifully. And during the summer it is necessary to conduct additional feeding.
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- How to grow tomato varieties "Little Red Riding Hood"
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Tomato "Little Red Riding Hood" - a variety bred by German farmers especially for areas with a temperate climate. It is recommended for cultivation in greenhouses, and also on balconies and in room conditions.
Description of the Little Red Riding Hood:
- The grade tomato differs in good productivity and transportability.
- Куст низкорослый и к компактный, в высоту достигает около 40 см, поэтому не нуждается в подвязывании.
- Кроме этого, «Красную шапочку» можно не пасынковать. Благодаря этим качествам сорт отлично подходит для занятых дачников, которые не могут уделять много внимания уходу за посадками.
- Помидоры имеют округлую форму и окрашены в насыщенно-малиновый оттенок.
- 3-5 fruits are formed on one brush.
- The flesh is thick and fleshy, the walls are thin. The mass of one fruit on average is 40-60 g.
- The variety is skoroplodny. The ripening period is 90-105 days since the appearance of the cotyledons.
- The variety is resistant to a number of diseases characteristic of the crop (even against late blight, from which most of the tomatoes suffer).
- The plant tolerates short-term temperature drops quite well.
- "Little Red Riding Hood" perfectly responds to fertilization, but does not require special dressings. High yields combined with minimal maintenance are a nice bonus for gardeners.
Sowing seeds and caring for seedlings
"Little Red Riding Hood" is grown seedlings. Seeds before planting need to prepare, standing in a weak pink solution of potassium permanganate. After this planting material is recommended to germinate. For this:
- Pour warm water in a saucer. Put a cotton rag.
- Place on it the seeds, previously disinfected in potassium permanganate.
- Cover the planting material with a damp cloth and place in a warm and bright place.
- After 2-3 days, the seeds will hatch and they can be planted in the ground for seedlings.
An effective way to germinate tomato seeds is to soak in aloe juice, which is the strongest biological stimulant. After this treatment, seedlings grow strong and healthy.
When the seeds hatch, they can be planted in containers filled with fertile soil. The first shoots will appear in 5-7 days. Caring for seedlings during this period is reduced to periodic soil moistening. After the appearance of 3-4 true leaflets seedlings "Little Red Riding Hood" it is necessary to pick it out in separate pots. In the same period, fertilizing of seedlings with mineral complexes begins.
Despite the fact that the “Little Red Riding Hood” tolerates a slight cooling, it is preferable to harden the seedlings before landing on a permanent place. 10 days before moving to the greenhouse, begin to make seedlings on the balcony or veranda, gradually increasing the time the seedlings are in the air.
Planting seedlings in the greenhouse and further care of the tomatoes
The optimal period for the landing of the Little Red Riding Hood in the greenhouse is the second half of May. By this time, the seedlings will be strong enough.
Step-by-step process description:
- Prepare the bed in advance, add humus and carefully dig the soil.
- Smooth the surface and make the holes according to the 75 × 45 cm scheme.
- Pour warm water into each hole, since the “Little Red Riding Hood” requires abundant moisture when transplanting seedlings from containers to the ground.
- Remove the seedlings from the pots, place them in a moistened well and cover with soil, slightly tamping it. Landing heavily water.
- The next day, once again moisten the soil and leave the seedlings to acclimatize and root.
Care for the "red cap" elementary. It comes down to regular watering, loosening and mulching the ground surface to retain moisture. As mulch can be used:
- fresh cut grass
- weeded young weeds (who did not have time to set seeds).
Important! When using freshly cut grass and weeds as mulch, they need to be slightly dried in the sun to get rid of insect pests.
For tomatoes, "Little Red Riding Hood" is very important to obtain a sufficient amount of nutrients, so it is recommended to carry out the first feeding immediately after rooting seedlings in the ground. To do this, you can use:
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" have long been fond of gardeners in our country. The characteristic of the variety is only positive, it has a whole range of advantages, among which are the high taste of the fruit, ease of care. Tomato varieties “Little Red Riding Hood”, as gardeners note, do not require a hatching, while the yield is not reduced.
Ripe fruits have very thin skin and juicy sweetish pulp. To remove tomatoes can be immature, they are perfectly ripen in the apartment and have excellent transportability.
Tomato "Little Red Riding Hood": description of the variety
“Little Red Riding Hood” is an early ripe high-yielding variety. The bush is determinant, the height of an adult plant does not exceed 70 cm. About indeterminant varieties read here.
The stems of plants are strong and thick, in principle, do not require tying to the support, but it is better to do it, because there are many fruits. The formation of green mass is moderate, the leaves are dark green, medium-sized. Fruits ripen with brushes of 3-5 pieces. Productivity is good; up to 2 kg of selected tomatoes can be removed from one bush.
You can compare the yield of the Little Red Riding Hood variety with other varieties in the table below:
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" - medium size, weighing 60-70 g, smooth and neat. The shape is flat-rounded, with a slight ribbing at the pedicle. The color of ripe tomatoes is bright red-orange. The flesh is juicy, moderately dense, with a small number of seeds, the skin is thin, tender. The taste is pleasant, sweet, not watery, with a barely noticeable sourness.
You can compare the weight of fruits of this variety with others in the table below:
The high content of sugars, lycopene and valuable amino acids allows us to recommend fruits for baby and dietary foods.
See the photo of the Little Red Riding Tomato below:
Origin and Application
Tomatoes "Little Red Riding Hood" - a variety of German selection, zoned for areas with a temperate climate. Recommended cultivation in a greenhouse or greenhouse, in the open field yield is significantly lower. Plants tolerate a short-term drop in temperature.
Miniature bushes can be planted in vases and containers for placement on balconies, verandas, window sills. Productivity is good, the collected fruits can be stored and transported for a long time.
Tomatoes of the sort “Little Red Riding Hood” are considered to be salad, they are tasty fresh, suitable for cooking soups, sauces, mashed potatoes, juices. You can make homemade ketchups, pastes and other products from ripe fruits. For wholegrain canning the variety is not suitable, thin skin is prone to cracking.
Diseases and pests
The variety is resistant to the main diseases of tomatoes in greenhouses - alternariozu, fusarium, verticillosis, so the control measures are most often not needed, but preventive measures do not interfere. Before planting the seeds, the soil is calcined in the oven or spilled with a hot solution of potassium permanganate. In the greenhouse, the top layer of soil is replaced annually, and mulching is used.
Ideal predecessors of tomatoes: beans, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, spicy herbs. Turnover of crops will protect tomatoes from diseases and significantly increase the yield. Recommended preventive spraying plantings phytosporin or other non-toxic bio-drug.
Early ripe varieties are rarely affected by late blight. But in case of an epidemic, med-containing preparations with which plantings are plentifully processed will help. There are other methods of protection, as well as varieties that do not suffer from late blight. Frequent airing of the greenhouse, timely removal of weeds, and mulching of the soil with peat, humus or straw save the fungal diseases.
In the greenhouse, tomatoes are threatened by aphids, spider mites, whitefly and thrips. To get rid of flying insects, you can use industrial insecticides, plants are sprayed with them 2-3 times with an interval of several days.
After fruit set, toxic preparations are replaced by plant products: decoction of celandine, yarrow, chamomile or onion peel. Destroy the slugs can be an aqueous solution of ammonia, aphids washed with warm soapy water.
After reading the description of the tomato "Little Red Riding Hood", we can say that it is an interesting and original variety Portal for the owners of their land: farmers, gardeners and gardeners!
Characteristics and description of the "Little Red Riding Hood" variety are of particular interest to amateur vegetable growers, who prefer universal tomatoes, which form a stable and high yield, both in open and in protected ground:
- shtambovy bush, determinant type with an average level of foliage,
- leaves are medium in size, green in color,
- simple type inflorescences,
- the laying of the first inflorescence occurs over the fifth or sixth leaflet,
- peduncles have a standard joint
- rounded tomatoes, with a smooth and attractive surface,
- staining of immature fruit is green, with the presence of a dark green spot in the region of the stem,
- the color of fully mature fruit is red,
- average number of cameras no more than two
- each fruit brush consists of four or five fruits,
- average mass of marketable tomato 25 g,
- the taste of ripe tomatoes is excellent, ripe flesh is sweetish, pleasant,
- fruits at the stage of full ripening are fleshy, not prone to cracking.
According to the originator, the average level of commodity yield is 2 kg per square meter of landing area. The variety is distinguished by its plasticity, disease resistance and is suitable for cultivation in film unheated greenhouse structures.