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Oval tomatoes, painted bright red, look great in salting and no less appetizing in fresh vegetable salads.
Hybrids and varieties with such data have always been popular. The Red Arrow is a novelty from Russian breeders that has absorbed the best qualities of early ripening tomatoes.
In this article you will find a complete description of the Red Arrow variety, you can get acquainted with its characteristics, learn everything about the features of cultivation and the tendency to disease.
Tomatoes Red Arrow: variety description
|Variety name||Red Arrow|
|general description||Early maturing, semi-determinant hybrid for open ground and greenhouses|
|Ripening period||up to 105 days|
|The form||Fruits are rounded-elongated|
|Average weight of tomatoes||70-130 grams|
|Application||Versatile, good for canning|
|Variety yield||27 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Tomatoes tolerate shading well, therefore they are used to compact plantings of tall tomatoes.|
|Disease resistance||Well resistant to all diseases|
Tomato Red Arrow is a semi-determinant early maturing hybrid (up to 105 days) that can grow in open ground and greenhouses. Depending on the cultivation technology, the bush can grow up to 1 or up to 1.5 meters. Read about indeterminate varieties here.
The plant has a high degree of resistance to major diseases. Does not form a stem. Fruits are round-elongated, covered with a thin strong skin, with a small spot at the base, which disappears when ripe. Color - red outside and inside, without pronounced light fibers.
The seed chambers are small, narrow, and semi-dry. They contain a small amount of small seeds. The average weight of one tomato is 70 g, rarely - up to 130 g. Transportability is average, stored in the refrigerator for no more than 5 weeks.
You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Red Arrow||70-130 grams|
|King of the market||300 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
The Red Arrow tomato variety was bred by breeders in Russia, registered in 2013. Red Arrow is suitable for cultivation in areas of risky farming, including the Middle Urals and Siberia. Grows well in the European part of Russia.
The purpose of the hybrid is universal. The fruits are well preserved and salted, their taste is harmonious in salads and when cooked. The average yield of one plant is 3.3-4 kg, from one square meter of plantings, on average, at least 27 kg of marketable tomatoes are harvested.
You can compare the yield of the Buyan variety with other varieties in the table below:
|Red Arrow||27 kg per square meter|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|King of Kings||5 kg per bush|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Grandma's gift||up to 6 kg per square meter|
|Podsinsky miracle||5-6 kg per square meter|
|Brown sugar||6-7 kg per square meter|
|American ribbed||5.5 kg per bush|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|De Barao the giant||20-22 kg per bush|
See below: tomato Red Arrow photo
Advantages and disadvantages
Advantages: evenness of fruits and harmonious yield of the crop, versatility of use and high resistance to diseases. No disadvantages.
Red Arrow tomatoes tolerate shading well, so they are used to compact plantings of tall tomatoes. With sharp drops in humidity, cracking of the fruit does not occur. It is recommended to grow a hybrid through seedlings 55-60 days before planting in the ground or greenhouses. The recommended planting pattern is 50/40 cm (up to 6 bushes per square meter).
The plant does not need pinching or growth restriction. After the formation of 9-12 brushes, it is recommended to feed with microelements. Weekly fertilization (organic) and regular watering improve the quality of the fruit.
- Organic, mineral, ready-made complexes, TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ash, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid.
- Foliar, for seedlings, when picking.
When caring for tomatoes, do not forget about the watering regime, tying and mulching. These simple agronomic techniques can help you get a good harvest outdoors or in a greenhouse.
Diseases and pests
The hybrid is practically not affected by tomato diseases and control measures are rarely needed. To completely protect the tomato plantation from infections, it is recommended to regularly ventilate the plantings. You can also treat them with medicinal products twice a season.
As for pests, insecticides will perfectly protect from the Colorado potato beetle, spider mites, aphids and thrips.
The Red Arrow tomato is a relatively new hybrid that is rapidly gaining popularity among ordinary summer residents.
Amicable fruiting and a huge number of fruits on the bushes (up to 75 on each!) Make it a very valuable crop at their summer cottage.
Watch the video: how to choose tomato seeds for a good harvest
In the table below you will find links to other varieties of tomatoes presented on our website and having different ripening periods:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Raspberry Viscount||Yellow banana||Pink Bush F1|
|The Tsar Bell||Titanium||Flamingo|
|Valentine||Honey fireworks||Chio chio san|
|Cranberries in sugar||Market miracle||Supermodel|
|Verlioka||De Barao black||Major F1|