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Tomato variety Siberian apple is a relatively young variety, but it has already gained popularity among gardeners. The unique properties of these tomatoes, expressed in their taste and market characteristics, cannot leave anyone indifferent. The tomato was bred by Russian breeders in the 21st century.
You can learn more about these tomatoes from our article. In it, we have prepared for you a complete description of the variety, its main qualities and characteristics, and cultivation features.
Tomato "Siberian Apple": variety description
|Variety name||Siberian Apple|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate hybrid|
|Ripening period||115-120 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||140-200 grams|
|Variety yield||8.5 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
This is a hybrid variety. Refers to mid-season varieties, since from the moment of sowing the seeds to full ripening of the fruits, it takes about 115 days. It is characterized by indeterminate bushes, which are not standard. They are covered with large green leaves, and their height can reach 2.5 meters, although more often they are in the range of 1.5-1.8 meters.
Siberian apple tomatoes were bred for cultivation in greenhouses, but they can also be grown in unprotected ground. They show high resistance to all known diseases. This variety is characterized by a fairly high yield. From one square meter of planting, 8.5 kilograms of fruit are usually harvested.
The main advantages of the Siberian apple variety tomatoes are:
- Excellent taste and commercial characteristics of the fruit.
- High productivity.
- Good disease resistance.
This variety of tomatoes has practically no disadvantages, thanks to which it enjoys the love and recognition of vegetable growers.
You can compare the yield of the variety with other varieties in the table:
|Siberian apple||8.5 kg per square meter|
|Apples in the snow||2.5 kg per bush|
|Samara||11-13 kg per square meter|
|Apple tree of Russia||3-5 kg per bush|
|Valentine||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Kate||15 kg per square meter|
|Explosion||3 kg per bush|
|Crimson ringing||18 kg per square meter|
|Yamal||9-17 kg per square meter|
|Crystal||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
Description of the fruit:
- Tomatoes are characterized by round and smooth fruits with a dense, fleshy consistency.
- Unripe fruits are light green in color, and after ripening it becomes pearl pink.
- The average weight of the fruit is 140 grams, but individual specimens can reach a weight of 200 grams.
- These tomatoes include 4 to 6 chambers.
- They differ in the average level of dry matter content.
- They taste great.
- These sugary fruits retain their marketable qualities for a long time on the bushes and during storage.
Siberian apple tomatoes are great for making fresh vegetable salads.
You can compare the weight of the variety with other varieties in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Siberian apple||140-200 grams|
|Garden pearl||15-20 grams|
|Domes of Siberia||200-250 grams|
|Blagovest f1||110-150 grams|
|Octopus f1||150 grams|
Photos of tomatoes, see below:
In the middle zone of the Russian Federation, Siberian apple tomatoes are recommended to be grown in film greenhouses, and in the southern regions they grow well in open ground. The main feature of this type of tomato is that they give the greatest yield when a bush is formed into two stems. This variety is characterized by a simple inflorescence, and the stalks are usually not articulated.
Planting the seeds of these tomatoes for seedlings usually occurs in late March or early April. They must be deepened into the ground by 2-3 centimeters. Before sowing, the seeds should be treated with potassium permanganate and rinsed with warm water. When one or two true leaves appear on the seedlings, it is necessary to dive them. Throughout the entire period of seedling growth, it is required to feed it two or three times with complex fertilizer.
About a week before planting, the seedlings must be hardened. In open ground, seedlings are planted at the age of 55-70 days, when the threat of frost disappears. In the Non-Black Earth Zone, planting seedlings in open ground should be carried out from 5 to 10 June.
Seedlings can be planted in temporary film shelters from 15 to 20 May. When planting, the distance between plants should be 70 centimeters, and between rows - 30-40 centimeters. These tomatoes will feel best in fertile, not heavy soils.
Plants require garters and shaping. Siberian apple tomatoes should be regularly watered with warm water. During the growing season, 2-3 fertilizing of plants with a complex water-soluble mineral fertilizer should be done.
Diseases and pests
This variety of tomatoes practically does not get sick, and insecticidal preparations can protect your garden from the invasion of pests. Proper care of tomatoes Siberian apple is guaranteed to provide you with a rich harvest of tasty and healthy tomatoes that you can use both for personal consumption and for sale.
|Late ripening||Early ripe||Mid late|
|Bobcat||Black bunch||Golden raspberry miracle|
|Russian size||Sweet bunch||Abakan pink|
|King of Kings||Kostroma||French bunch|
|Long Keeper||Buyan||Yellow banana|
|Grandma's gift||Red bunch||Titanium|
|Podsinsky miracle||The president||Slot|
|American ribbed||Summer resident||Krasnobay|