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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 name||Crystal f1|
|general description||Early maturing, indeterminate hybrid for open ground and greenhouses|
|Ripening period||89-96 days|
|The form||Fruit shape is round, smooth or slightly ribbed|
|Average weight of tomatoes||130-160 grams|
|Application||Versatile, good for canning|
|Variety yield||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant 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 name||Fruit weight|
|Crystal f1||130-160 grams|
|Summer resident||55-110 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 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:
|Crystal f1||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Bella Rosa||5-7 kgs sq.m|
|Banana red||3 kg per bush|
|Gulliver||7 kg per bush|
|Lady Shedi||7.5 kg per square meter|
|Pink Lady||25 kg per square meter|
|Honey heart||8.5 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
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.
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.
- Organic, seedling and foliar.
- Yeast, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid, ash.
- 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 ripening||Mid-season||Mid late|
|White filling||Ilya Muromets||Black truffle|
|Alenka||Wonder of the world||Timofey F1|
|Debut||Biysk rose||Ivanych F1|
|Boney M||Bendrick's Cream||Pulka|
|Room surprise||Perseus||Russian soul|
|Anyuta F1||Yellow giant||Giant red|
|Solerosso F1||Snowstorm||New product of Transnistria|