Tomato Vova Putin is a variety of amateur selection with fruits of the salad direction; it has become known to most gardeners quite recently. The plant is famous for its unpretentiousness in conditions of lowering the temperature regime usual for tomatoes and large-fruited.
Description of the tomato variety Vova Putin
A medium-sized tomato bush with a large number of shoots that stretched in different directions, trying to get through to the light, prompted the author, an experienced vegetable grower from Chelyabinsk Nikolai Andreevich Aleksandrov, to name him Vova Putin, nicknamed the village peer restless in children's games. So, since the beginning of the two thousandth, the collection of tomatoes of undemanding varieties, the seeds from which the breeder from Chelyabinsk distributes throughout Russia and other countries, has been replenished with a big name. The mid-early variety of tomatoes with weighty fruits has become more famous since 2015, after publications in the press and television broadcasts.
Tomatoes of the Vova Putin variety are not included in the State Register, but seedlings are actively planted by amateur gardeners who pass the seeds to each other in a chain or by mailing them out.
Tomatoes Vova Putin indeterminate type. The author points to their growth up to 1.5 m, but many summer residents claim that the plants in the greenhouse rise over 2 m. In the open field, tomatoes reach the specified growth. Tomato height depends on soil fertility, planting patterns and lighting conditions, especially in the greenhouse. The leaves of the variety are medium in size, grow sparsely. Branches with leaves are long, often intertwined, so they must be thinned and removed in time, avoiding thickening. On racemes from 2-3 to 5-6 flowers, which, with good pollination, turn into ovaries.
Description of fruits
The tomato variety Vova Putin, as noted by some gardeners, is unstable in shape. Tomatoes on one stem are:
- flat-oval, as the author himself calls it, “boat”;
- complex flat-rounded shape, which is more often formed from an ovary on a double flower.
The ovaries first grow heart-shaped, then the lateral sides increase, creating an oval silhouette along the horizontal section. The size of the “boat”-shaped tomatoes with a weight of up to 1 kg exceeds 12-15 cm along the length of the fruit. Tomatoes up to 500 g are also 10-12 cm long. Most often, Vova Putin's tomatoes are irregular in shape, weakly or strongly ribbed. The usual weight is 200-400 g. The author of the variety notes that on the third cluster Vova Putin's tomatoes sometimes grow larger than on the two lower ones.
The tomato skin is thin, bright red, homogeneous over the entire area of the fruit. Sometimes yellow "shoulders" remain on strongly ribbed tomatoes, which is a sign of the absence of some trace elements in the soil. When cut, the seed chambers are not visible, there are quite a few seeds, they are not felt when used. The dense, fleshy and juicy pulp of the Vova Putin tomatoes is red, almost solid along the cut plane. The taste of tomato is harmonious, pleasantly balanced between sweetness and slight acidity. It is more often noted that the sugar taste prevails in the crumbly pulp of the variety.
Tomato variety Vova Putin is ideal for eating fresh fruits. The surplus is used for various blanks. The dense skin allows tomatoes to be stored in a cool place for up to 7-10 days. The ability to tolerate transportation is low.
The beginning of fruiting of the greenhouse tomato culture Vova Putin falls on the last days of June, early July. In the open field, the fruits of the variety ripen a little later. Fruiting in tomatoes is extended, the upper clusters ripen until September, early October. On plants, from 20 to 40-50 pieces of fruits are tied. If the standard requirements of agricultural technology are met, from 4 kg of fruits are harvested from a tomato bush. There is mention of a harvest of up to 8 kg.
Good yield conditions:
- the plant of the tomato variety of the Ural folk selection is quite powerful, gives many stepchildren, therefore their removal is one of the conditions for increasing the productivity of the tomato bush and earlier ripening of the set fruits;
- to get large tomatoes, the plant is led in 1 or 2 stems;
- rationing of ovaries is not more than 4-5 per hand, and for large-fruited - 1-2.
Tomato Vova Putin, in accordance with the characteristics and description of the variety, by those gardeners who were engaged in its cultivation, differs:
- unpretentiousness to weather conditions;
- drought resistance;
- adaptability to reduced summer temperatures;
- resistance to some fungal diseases.
The variety resists gray mold pathogens, even if there are diseased bushes on the site. The necessary complex of works is used against pests:
- preventive removal of weeds from the trunk circle, not less than 1 m;
- insecticide treatment.
Pros and cons of tomato varieties Vova Putin
Everyone who has grown tomatoes of the Ural selection notes the advantages of the variety:
- stable harvest;
- high taste properties;
- prolonged fruiting;
- versatility of tomatoes;
- minimum requirements for the temperature regime typical for the climate of the middle zone;
- resistance to pathogens of certain fungal diseases.
It is believed that the cultivar's disadvantage is the unstable shape of the tomatoes.
Planting and care rules
Gardeners, guided by the description of the tomato variety Vova Putin from an amateur breeder, grow plants using standard methods.
Sowing seeds for seedlings
Seeds of the variety are sown 70-75 days before transfer to a permanent place. They buy special soil for seedlings or take their own, prepared in the fall. Usually, garden soil, humus or peat, sand are mixed into the substrate in a ratio of 1: 1: 0.5. Tomato seeds treated with potassium permanganate are placed in a container with soil at room temperature to a depth of 1-1.5 cm. After 5-7 days, the seeds germinate, the sprouts are provided with sufficient lighting under special lamps. Water in moderation, keeping the substrate slightly moist. The picking of tomatoes is carried out by seating the plants one at a time in separate containers, when 2-3 true leaves appear.
Tomatoes in the middle climatic zone and in the Urals are planted in film greenhouses in May, and even in June in open ground. Containers with tomatoes are taken out 12-15 days before planting for several hours for hardening in fresh air. Before transshipment, the containers are watered abundantly in order to easily remove the tomato roots along with a lump of earth. The Vova Putin variety is placed 3-4 plants per 1 sq. m.
Advice! When planting tomatoes, put 25-30 g of ammonium nitrate in the hole.
Caring for tomatoes Vova Putin
While the tomatoes take root, they are not watered for 4 days, then moistened regularly after 3-4 days. It is important to ventilate the greenhouse in a timely manner, keep the doors open in hot weather. In the garden, the aisles are mulched, especially in the southern regions, in order to keep moisture in the soil longer. Any weeds are removed from the site and in the greenhouse in time, which take away nutrients from tomatoes and can be a secluded home for harmful insects - aphids or whiteflies. Plants are stepchild once a week, removing shoots that have reached 4 cm. The stems and fruit brushes of a tall tomato of the Vova Putin variety, judging by the description, reviews and photos, are neatly tied up. In early August, the growth points of those plants that are in the open field are pinched so that the set tomatoes ripen before frost.
Important! To form large fruits, pinch off the buds in the lower brushes, leaving only 2-3 flowers.
It is convenient to feed tomatoes with balanced ready-made complex fertilizers for the crop:
- "Ava" and others.
When the ovaries are formed, foliar feeding with boric acid effectively affects the amount of the crop.
With the development of phytophthora in wet weather, the affected plant is removed, and the planting of tomatoes is sprayed with the preparation "Ridomil Gold", "Fitosporin-M", "Quadris". There are cases when tomatoes were saved from late blight by spraying prophylactically with a solution of 10 furacilin tablets in a bucket of water. Garlic, yarrow, or tobacco will protect plants from whitefly, while baking soda and soap will protect against aphids.
Tomato Vova Putin is distributed in summer cottages and household plots, attracting persistence and tasty fruits. Growing a variety is also within the power of beginners in agriculture. Using standard agricultural techniques, a good harvest of vitamin home products is obtained.
Irina Andreevna Bukaeva, 56 years old, Ivanovo region
Vova Putin has been growing in my greenhouse for 2 years already. Very happy, really unpretentious, disease resistant. The tomatoes are gorgeous, large, sweet, with delicate flesh. We eat them in salads, and the preparations are excellent. The first time I planted 4 bushes for testing, and the next time I gave the variety a whole row. Leaving is not difficult - I tie up my stepson. I feed with chicken droppings, which I insist for a week along with herbs. The fertilizer is organic, ecological, and gives excellent results.
Elena Ivanovna Kolesova, 53, Sebezh
We grow tomatoes only in a greenhouse, the variety has shown itself to be excellent. Received seeds from Nikolai Andreevich, sowed some for seedlings, shared with neighbors. They are also happy with the new strain. Concerns familiar to greenhouses - pinching, garter, pollination. We give mixed, organic and mineral fertilizing, as for the rest of the tomatoes. Up to two dozen fruits, large and sweet, ripened on 2 stems of each tomato. I will plant more.