Russian early ripe, very productive tomato "Valentina": description of the variety and advantages

Russian early ripe, very productive tomato

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Tomato variety Valentine is the work of domestic breeders of the Vavilov Institute.

According to the reviews received from many gardeners, this variety is jokingly called "a tomato for lazy gardeners." Due to its low care requirements, it is ideal for growing even for novice vegetable growers.

In our article you will find a complete description of the variety, get acquainted with its main characteristics and cultivation features.

Tomato "Valentina": variety description

Variety nameValentine
general descriptionEarly maturing, determinant sotr of tomatoes for growing in greenhouses and open field.
Ripening period102-105 days
The formFruits are oval, plum-shaped
ColorOrange red
Average weight of tomatoes80-100 grams
ApplicationMainly for conservation
Variety yieldup to 12 kg per square meter
Growing featuresStandard agricultural technology
Disease resistanceResistant to most diseases

The variety is included in the State Register and is recommended for growing in open beds. The bush of the plant is of a determinant type, reaching a height of 50-60 centimeters. Read about indeterminate varieties here. In terms of ripening, it is an early-ripening variety. Ripening occurs 102-105 days after planting seeds to obtain seedlings.

When growing on open ridges, gardeners are advised not to remove stepchildren, otherwise a decrease in yield may occur. In the greenhouse, incomplete, moderate removal of stepsons is required. Requires tying the stem to the support.

The bush is semi-spreading, non-standard with a small number of yellow-green leaves, a weak degree of corrugation. In shape and appearance, the leaves are very similar to potato leaves.

Valentine's tomatoes are resistant to major diseases; the tomato tolerates minor drought relatively calmly. The variety has been known for a long time, in comparative tests conducted in 2000 by amateur gardeners in terms of a complex of qualities it came out on top.

A photo

You can look at the cultivation process and the fruit-tomatoes of the Valentina variety in the photo:


The main advantages of the variety:

  • determinant, compact bush;
  • early ripening;
  • resistance to minor drought;
  • good safety during transportation;
  • resistance to the main diseases of tomatoes;
  • does not require removal of stepsons.
  • High yield (up to 12 kg per square meter).

You can see the yield of other varieties of tomatoes in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Valentineup to 12 kg per square meter
Russian size7-8 kg per square meter
Long Keeper4-6 kg per bush
Podsinsky miracle5-6 kg per square meter
American ribbed5.5 kg per bush
De Barao the giant20-22 kg per bush
Premier6-9 kg per square meter
Polbig4 kg per bush
Black bunch6 kg per bush
Kostroma4-5 kg ​​per bush
Red bunch10 kg per bush


According to reviews received from gardeners who grew Valentine's tomatoes, in addition to the need to tie up a bush, no shortcomings were identified.

Fruit characteristics:

  • the shape of the fruit is oval, plum-shaped;
  • unripe fruits are light green, ripe orange - red;
  • average weight 80-90, when grown in a greenhouse up to 100 grams;
  • main application preservation with whole fruits, sauces, lecho, winter preparations based on tomatoes;
  • average yield 2.5-3.0 kilograms per bush, 10.5-12.0 kilograms when planting no more than 6-7 plants per square meter;
  • good presentation, excellent safety during transportation, well stored when bookmarked for ripening.

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

Variety nameFruit weight
Valentine80-100 grams
The president250-300 grams
Summer resident55-110 grams
Broody90-150 grams
Andromeda70-300 grams
Pink Lady230-280 grams
Gulliver200-800 grams
Banana red70 gram
Nastenka150-200 grams
Olya-la150-180 grams
De Barao70-90 grams

Important: There are no peculiarities when growing a Valentine tomato according to the recommendations of the originators and reviews received from gardeners.

When planting, standard agricultural practices are used, including regular watering and mulching of the soil and fertilization.

  • Organic and mineral, ready-made complexes, TOP of the best.
  • For seedlings, when picking, foliar.
  • Yeast, iodine, ash, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid.

Diseases and pests

As mentioned above, tomatoes are resistant to most diseases. However, plantings can be threatened by pests - Colorado beetles, thrips, aphids, spider mites. Microbiological preparations and chemistry will help in the fight against them.

Valentine's tomato will be of interest not only to gardeners, because of the ease of cultivation and low maintenance requirements. Farmers will be interested in it because of the possibility of supplying tomatoes for winter harvesting.

In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:

Mid lateEarly ripeLate ripening
gold fishYamalPremier
Raspberry miracleRose of WindGrapefruit
Market miracleDivaBull heart
De Barao OrangeBuyanBobcat
De Barao RedIrinaKing of Kings
Honey fireworksPink spamGrandma's gift
Krasnobay F1Red GuardSnowfall F1

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