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Ready for the harsh northern conditions - tomato "Glacier" f1: characteristics and description of the variety

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For all gardeners living in the central regions of Russia and its more northern parts, there is good news: there is a very good variety that can be grown outdoors until autumn.

It's called the Glacier. In addition to being resistant to low temperatures, these tomatoes have high yields.

Glacier fruits are ideal for whole-fruit canning. But even fresh, they are very good and will serve as an excellent addition to the table. Juices and purees are also top notch.

Description of the Glacier variety

Variety nameGlacier
general descriptionEarly maturing, semi-determinant tomato variety for cultivation in greenhouses and open field.
OriginatorRussia
Ripening period85-95 days
The formFruits are round, slightly flattened
ColorRipe fruit color is red
Average weight of tomatoes100-350 grams
ApplicationAre universal
Variety yieldup to 32 kg per square meter
Growing featuresNot afraid of low temperatures
Disease resistanceHigh immunity to fungal diseases

Tomatoes "Glacier" - this is an early variety, from the moment you planted the seedlings until the fruits are fully ripe, it will take 85-95 days. The plant is semi-determinate, standard type. Read also about indeterminate and determinant varieties in our articles.

Produces equally good yields both in unprotected ground and in greenhouse shelters. Plant height 110-130 cm... Has complex disease resistance.

Tomatoes, when fully ripe, are bright red. Rounded in shape, slightly flattened. Fruits are medium in size, weighing 100-150 grams, tomatoes of the first harvest can reach 200-350 grams. The number of chambers is 3-4, the dry matter content is about 5%. The harvested fruits can be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well.

You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Glacier100-350 grams
Japanese Truffle black120-200 grams
Morozko50-200 grams
Octopus f1150 grams
Red cheeks100g
Pink fleshy350 grams
Red dome150-200 grams
Honey cream60-70 grams
Siberian early maturing60-110 grams
Domes of Russia500 gram
Sugar cream20-25 grams

Country of origin and where is it better to grow?

"Glacier" was bred in Russia by specialists from Siberia, especially for the harsh northern conditions in 1999, received state registration as a variety for open ground and greenhouses in 2000. Almost immediately received recognition among amateurs and farmers due to its varietal qualities.

In unprotected soil, this variety grows equally well, both in the southern regions and in the middle lane.... In more northern regions, it is necessary to cover with a film. In the regions of the far north, it is grown in heated greenhouses.

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Yield

It is a very productive variety. Under suitable conditions, 8 kg can be harvested from each bush. With a recommended planting density of 4 plants per 1 sq. M. Yield up to 32 kg per meter. This is undoubtedly a very good yield result, and almost a record for a medium-sized variety.

You can compare this indicator with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Glacierup to 32 kg per square meter
Morozko18-24 kg per square meter
Union 815-19 kg per square meter
Balcony miracle2 kg per bush
Red dome17 kg per square meter
Blagovest f116-17 kg per square meter
King of the early12-15 kg per square meter
Nikola8 kg per square meter
Ob domes4-6 kg per bush
King of Beauty5.5-7 kg per bush
Pink fleshy5-6 kg per square meter

Advantages and disadvantages

Among the main positive qualities of the "Glacier" variety are noted:

  • very good taste;
  • early maturity;
  • immunity to greenhouse diseases of tomatoes;
  • tolerance to low temperatures.

Among the shortcomings, it is necessary to highlight the capriciousness to the composition of the soil and the exactingness of fertilizing, especially at the stage of plant development.

Growing features

The main feature of the Glacier tomato is its resistance to low temperatures.... Also, many people note the high immunity to diseases and the high taste of the fruit.

The trunk of the bush must be tied up, and the branches must be strengthened with props, this will save the plant from breaking off the branches. It is necessary to form in two or three stems, in the open field, usually in three. It responds very well to complex feeding at all stages of growth.

As for fertilizers for tomatoes, on our website you will find detailed information on this topic:

  • Organic, mineral, phosphoric.
  • For seedlings, when picking, foliar.
  • Ready and TOP of the best.
  • Yeast, ammonia, boric acid, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, ash.

As mentioned above, the variety is sensitive to soil composition. In order not to be mistaken when growing, you can read useful articles about what types of soil for tomatoes exist, how to properly prepare the land for planting, what is the difference between soil for seedlings and for adult plants in a greenhouse.

Diseases and pests

Glacier has a very high resistance to fungal diseases. In rare cases, it can be affected by root rot... This disease is fought by loosening the soil, reducing watering and mulching.

You should also be wary of diseases associated with improper care. To avoid these troubles, it is necessary to observe the irrigation regime and regularly loosen the soil. Ventilation measures will also be effective if the plant is in a greenhouse.

If you are interested in what diseases most often threaten the planting of tomatoes, read everything about: alternaria, fusarium, verticillosis, late blight and protection measures against it.

From harmful insects can be exposed to melon aphids and thrips, the drug "Zubr" is successfully used against them. In the southern regions, the Colorado potato beetle can harm this species; Prestige is successfully used against it.

Also in the open field it is exposed to a garden scoop. This pest is fought by removing weeds on which it can actively develop. They also use the Zubr remedy.

As follows from the brief review, this is a fairly easy-to-care variety. Even a gardener without experience can cope with its cultivation. Good luck and a rich harvest.

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