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What is interesting about the Crystal f1 tomato hybrid for an ordinary gardener?

First of all, these are, of course, early ripening periods. As well as good yield, good fruit taste and resistance to many common nightshade diseases.

In this article, we will bring to your attention a full description of the Crystal F1 variety, its characteristics and cultivation features.

Tomato Crystal f1: variety description

Variety nameCrystal f1
general descriptionEarly maturing, indeterminate hybrid for open ground and greenhouses
OriginatorFrance
Ripening period89-96 days
The formFruit shape is round, smooth or slightly ribbed
ColorRed
Average weight of tomatoes130-160 grams
ApplicationVersatile, good for canning
Variety yield9.5-12 kg per square meter
Growing featuresStandard agricultural technology
Disease resistanceResistant to nightshade diseases

The tomato hybrid Crystal F1 is included in the State Register of Russia for the Central Black Earth Region, it is recommended for growing in greenhouses, hotbeds and under a film. The Kristall F1 variety was bred by breeders of the French agricultural firm Clause.

The bush of the plant is of an indeterminate type, reaching a height of 145-155 centimeters. Read about determinant varieties here. Refers to early ripening tomato varieties. The plant must be tied to a vertical support, and it is also recommended to carry out pinching.

The hybrid shows the best yield when a bush is formed with two stems. Fruiting begins 89-96 days after planting tomato seeds for seedlings. A shrub with a medium amount of light green, thin, feathery leaves. The active formation of tomato brushes begins after the fourth leaf.

The country where the hybrid was bred is France. The shape of the fruit is round, smooth or slightly ribbed. Unripe fruits are light green, ripe juicy, classic red for a tomato. The average weight of tomatoes is 130-140 grams, with good care and feeding up to 160 grams.

You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Crystal f1130-160 grams
Doll250-400 grams
Summer resident55-110 grams
Lazy300-400 grams
The president250-300 grams
Buyan100-180 grams
Kostroma85-145 grams
Sweet bunch15-20 grams
Black bunch50-70 grams
Stolypin90-120 grams

Universal application, fruits are well suited for canning, good taste in salads and winter preparations. The average yield is at the level of 9.5-12.0 kilograms per square meter. Excellent presentation, due to the thick (6-8 mm) walls of the fruit, good preservation during transportation.

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

Variety nameYield
Crystal f19.5-12 kg per square meter
Nastenka10-12 kg per square meter
Bella Rosa5-7 kgs sq.m
Banana red3 kg per bush
Gulliver7 kg per bush
Lady Shedi7.5 kg per square meter
Pink Lady25 kg per square meter
Honey heart8.5 kg per bush
Fat jack5-6 kg per bush
Broody10-11 kg per square meter

A photo

See further: Tomatoes Crystal photo

Advantages and disadvantages

Among the advantages of the variety, it is worth noting:

  • good taste as well as commercial qualities;
  • high resistance to diseases of tomatoes;
  • uniform size and versatility of the fruit;
  • good yield of planted bushes.

Disadvantages of the variety:

  • a greenhouse is needed for cultivation;
  • the need for tying bushes.

Growing features

For planting hybrid seedlings, soils with a slightly acidic or neutral reaction are ideal. The best precursors for planting tomatoes are legumes, dill, cauliflower, zucchini. The seeds are planted taking into account the ripening time and weather conditions of the cultivation region of the variety. When 2-3 leaves appear, it is necessary to pick the seedlings with fertilizing with full mineral fertilizer.

In the phase of 5-6 leaves, it is possible to transfer the seedlings to the ridges prepared in the greenhouse. When planting seedlings in a permanent place, do not forget about watering, mulching and feeding with complex fertilizers.

  1. Organic, seedling and foliar.
  2. Yeast, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid, ash.
  3. Top best fertilizers.

Further care consists in watering with warm water, weeding, and also loosening the soil. As the bush grows, it is necessary to tie the stem to a vertical support.

Diseases and pests

As mentioned above, the variety is resistant to nightshade diseases. However, information on major diseases and measures to control them may be helpful. Read about alternaria and late blight of tomatoes, about protection against late blight and varieties that are resistant to this scourge.

Tomatoes can be threatened by slugs and insect pests - Colorado beetles, thrips, aphids, spider mites. Insecticides will help get rid of them.

Gardeners who have grown Kristall F1 tomatoes are almost unanimous in their reviews of it. High-yielding, good storage safety during transportation, universal use, with uniform size and excellent fruit taste. For these qualities, gardeners include the variety in the number of permanent plantings in their greenhouse.

Watch the video: varieties of tomatoes for growing in greenhouses

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

Early ripeningMid-seasonMid late
White fillingIlya MurometsBlack truffle
AlenkaWonder of the worldTimofey F1
DebutBiysk roseIvanych F1
Boney MBendrick's CreamPulka
Room surprisePerseusRussian soul
Anyuta F1Yellow giantGiant red
Solerosso F1SnowstormNew product of Transnistria


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