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How to choose a tomato variety that combines all its best qualities? So that the yield is high and the taste is pleasing, and it is resistant against diseases with pests.
Do you think this is a miracle? No, there is such a variety of tomatoes and this is Bobcat F1, we will talk about it. In this article you will find a detailed description of the variety, its main characteristics, features of agricultural technology and the subtleties of cultivation, the ability to resist disease.
Tomato Bobkat F1: variety description
|Ripening period||120-130 days|
|The form||fruits are flat-round, slightly ribbed at the stalk, dense and glossy|
|Average weight of tomatoes||180-240 grams|
|Application||universal, well-pronounced tomato flavor with noticeable sourness, used both fresh and for processing into tomato products|
|Variety yield||4-6 sq.m|
|Growing features||Sowing 60-65 days before planting, planting scheme 50x40 cm, 6-8 plants per 1 square meter, picking at the stage of 2 true leaves|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to Verticillium and Fusarium|
Progress does not stand still, and the agricultural industry is no exception. Bobkat can be called a revolutionary hybrid variety without any doubts. This hybrid was obtained by breeders from Holland. In Russia, it received registration in 2008, since then it has earned recognition from both gardeners and farmers who grow tomatoes in large quantities for sale.
It is a medium-sized plant, about 50-70 centimeters. Tomato "Bobkat" belongs to the group of hybrid varieties of tomatoes. It is intended for cultivation, both in the open field and in greenhouses. By its type, the bush belongs to the determinant, standard. The height of the "Bobkat" tomato bush at times can reach up to 1.2 m.
From the moment of planting seedlings to the appearance of the first fruits of varietal maturity, it takes about 120-130 days, that is, the plant is late ripening. The hybrid is resistant to all major tomato diseases.
In addition to a number of remarkable properties, this varietal hybrid has a fairly good yield. With proper care and creating suitable conditions from 1 sq. meter managed to get 8 kilograms of wonderful tomatoes, but this is rather an exception, the average yield is 4-6 kilograms.
You can compare the yield of the Bobkat variety with other varieties in the table below:
|Bobcat F1||4-6 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|
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main advantages of the Bobcat F1 tomato, which are noted by both amateurs and professionals, one should certainly highlight:
- resistance to pests and major diseases;
- easily tolerates heat and lack of moisture;
- gives a good harvest;
- high palatability of fruits;
- versatility of using tomatoes.
Of the shortcomings, it is noted that the variety is late-ripening, the harvest has to wait a long time and not all regions are suitable for it.
- After the fruits reach their varietal ripeness, they acquire a bright red color.
- Ripe tomatoes weigh approximately 180-240 grams.
- The pulp is fleshy, quite dense.
- Tomatoes are round in shape, slightly flattened.
- Number of chambers in tomato fruits from 4-7,
- dry matter content from 6 to 6.5%.
Unlike many other varieties, where the first fruits are larger than those that appear later, these fruits retain their weight and size throughout the entire fruiting season.
You can compare the weight of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Bobcat F1||180-240 grams|
|King of the market||300 grams|
|Black bunch||50-70 grams|
|Sweet bunch||15-20 grams|
First of all, this hybrid is very good for fresh consumption. You can also make home canning from it. Thanks to the ideal combination of acids and sugars in its composition, these tomatoes produce excellent juice and tomato paste.
You can get acquainted with the tomatoes of the "Bobkat" F1 variety in the photo:
This hybrid variety was bred for cultivation in hot regions. The North Caucasus, Astrakhan Region and Krasnodar Territory are suitable for this when it comes to planting in open ground. For growing in film shelters, the regions of central Russia are suitable. In general, planting in greenhouses is recommended.
Not suitable for the northern regions, this variety is very thermophilic and does not tolerate frost.
Among the main features of the "Bobkat" tomato is its amazing resistance to pests and diseases of tomatoes. It is this property that attracted not only amateurs, but also professionals who grow tomatoes in large areas, where this quality is especially important.
REFERENCE: If you want to increase yields, you need to feed the soil where this vegetable crop grows with nitrogen fertilizers.
You can read more about the methods of fertilizing tomatoes in the articles on our website. Read what you need and how to use it correctly:
- Hydrogen peroxide.
During the seedling stage, various growth stimulants can be used, which will ensure both better survival and higher yields.
The harvested fruits can be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well, this is especially useful property for those who grow tomatoes on an industrial scale for sale.
Determinant varieties usually do not need tying and pinching, but mulching can be used for any species, this procedure helps in weed control and maintains the necessary microclimate.
Diseases and pests
It is an almost invulnerable variety, both for most diseases and for the most common pests. But nevertheless, if we are talking about diseases of nightshades in greenhouses, then prevention is necessary as the main means of struggle. And this is the timely loosening of the soil, the correct irrigation regime, the light regime and the necessary fertilizers.
Planting varieties that are highly resistant to various misfortunes will help to completely protect yourself from tomato diseases and save you from unnecessary work. You can read about them here. We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with information about varieties that are resistant to such a scourge of gardeners as late blight.
To combat harmful insects, and most often the whitefly is found, use the drug "Confidor", at the rate of 1 ml per 10 liters of water, the resulting solution is enough for 100 square meters. m.
The Bobkat hybrid will delight gardeners and farmers with its very beautiful and tasty fruits. And under certain conditions, you can grow tomatoes in a greenhouse throughout the year. Good luck to everyone in this process and a good harvest!
We invite you to familiarize yourself with other, fruitful tomato varieties on the video:
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|