Of the many varietal and hybrid tomatoes offered to gardeners today, it is impossible to clearly identify the best group, since the preferences of different gardeners are based on different assessment criteria, and the climatic features of the regions in the cultivation of tomatoes are very different. Nevertheless, let's talk about the popular hybrid Intuition F1. Agrofirma "Gavrish", offering this tomato, is positioning it on the market as a very tasteful, resistant to cracking and disease resistant tomato tomato. This is one of the first hybrids of domestic breeding, the fruits of which simultaneously ripen and make it possible to collect it with brushes.
Tomato Intuition F1: Description
The peculiarities of this tomato are high commodity indicators, a beautiful round and even shape of the fruit, excellent yield, as well as excellent keeping quality over a long period of storage.
Tomato Intuition F1 is a medium-ripening variety with unlimited growth of shoots, the so-called indeterminant vegetative type. A shrub reaching a height of 2 meters, covered with healthy dull green foliage, looks quite impressive and is grown mainly in greenhouses, without requiring complicated care. Due to its hybrid origin, the tomato has a very high resistance to various tomato hazards, such as fusarium, cladosporiosis, tobacco mosaic virus and other problems.
Fruit ripening begins after 100-115 days from germination of seedlings. Simple bilateral inflorescences are laid like this: first - above the ninth leaf, the rest - every three subsequent. The inflorescence consists of 6-8 fruits, fastened on a short and very strong axis, capable of holding the weight of a ripening brush. A special feature of tomato is a very impressive yield - from 25 to 32 kg of bright red even fruits of ideal round shape can be collected from a square meter. They are worthy of a separate discussion: like many hybrid varieties, the F1 Intuition gives almost the same weight and ripening tomatoes on a hand. The weight of tomatoes varies from 90 to 110 grams. Smooth, even, without visible ribbing, the fruit has 3-4 seed chambers, is famous for its good taste, is excellently stored and transported.
Growing seedlings: soil preparation
Considering that the overwhelming majority of domestic regions cannot boast of a warm climate, and a tomato is a southern crop, which gives a full-fledged harvest only in comfortable conditions, it is optimal to grow tomatoes in greenhouse conditions. And you should start with sowing seeds for seedlings.
Rustic boxes have recently been replaced by gardeners with disposable containers, which undoubtedly reduces the risk of infection of seedlings, the possibility of which is retained when reused. But new containers must be disinfected before laying the ground. The most acceptable height for transfer containers is 6-8 cm.
The soil for seedlings can be purchased at a gardening shop or prepared on their own, in equal shares by connecting humus and peat to sod land. On the bucket of the prepared mixture add 1 kg of large river sand, 100 grams of wood ash and 30 grams of superphosphate. It is not necessary to add fertilizers to ready-made soils, they contain a full range of essential nutrients.
Sow tomato Intuition F1 for seedlings in February-March. It is impossible to specify specific dates of sowing due to the huge length of the country; moreover, in each region gardeners use their own accumulated experience, taking into account local conditions. The ground is poured into the prepared seedling containers, slightly compacting it, since the planted seeds should not be in the air pocket - this will negate all efforts, they will not be able to germinate.
If seeds are purchased that have already undergone preplant preparation, which is indicated on the package, then no additional work is needed with them. And ordinary seeds will have to be pickled and stimulated to further qualitative growth. Although the tomato Intuition F1 (Gavrish) is very resistant to various infections, it is necessary for presowing treatment, as well as for many other varieties and hybrids.
Disinfect the seeds will help the tool "Fitosporin-M", in a solution which they are immersed for 20-25 minutes. And modern growth biostimulants, such as Epin or Zircon, will protect the seeds and wake them up. They activate the formation of a shoot, support immunity and neutralize the subsequent stressful conditions of the plant during cold snaps, drying up and other problems. All solutions should be prepared in accordance with the instructions attached to the drugs. The seed aging time in solutions is also adjusted based on the information provided in the instructions.
The seeds prepared in this way are laid in the grooves, buried by 1-1.5 cm, watered with a warm, weak solution of sodium humate and sealed. Seed tanks are placed in a bright place with an air temperature in the room of at least 22-24 ° C. To create the most comfortable conditions for the germination of seedlings, the containers on top are covered with glass or film. The microclimate arising in containers with seedlings will protect the sprouts and allow them to quickly turn into strong seedlings.
With the right action algorithm and high-quality seeds, germination begins on the third or fifth day. Once this has happened, the cover is removed from the box. Now it is important not to pour the plants. Such a mistake is often made by novice gardeners, and this is fraught with the death of seedlings, since excessive moisture is used by the fungus, which causes the black leg and is always in the soil. Such infections destroy even very strong seedlings. The temperature in the room should be maintained at the same level that was maintained during the germination of seeds.
The next stage of cultivation is the dive of the strengthened seedlings, characterized by simultaneous germination and excellent survival, which the tomato Intuition F1 is famous for. Reviews know this hybrid gardeners are unanimous: the tomato quickly germinates and develops well.
Tomato seedling dive
This operation is carried out when three or four true leaves grow on the seedlings. This is an indicator of a sufficiently strong sprout with a properly formed root system. For the process to proceed normally, each seedling should be placed in a separate pot, since the developing roots require more space. Receptions used for transplanting seedlings are simple, but everything must be done carefully, without damaging the fragile roots. Each plant is carefully removed from the container with seedlings, preferably together with the earthy clod, and transplanted into pots of greater capacity. Their diameter should not exceed 8-10 cm, and a height of 10-12 cm is considered optimal. Such a volume of seedling is enough to get stronger, but do not outgrow until planting in the greenhouse. Practice has shown that tomato Intuition F1 (gardeners confirm) tolerates a dive.
The seedlings should not be kept in separate containers for more than 50-55 days, the height of a well-developed seedling reaches 30-35 cm by that time. During its stay at home, care should be taken not to stretch it. This contributes to the optimum temperature and light conditions. It is necessary to turn the seedling containers towards the window daily, if the seedlings lack light. 10 days before the planned planting of seedlings in the greenhouse, it is necessary to harden the plants: bring it to the balcony or open the air vents for the night.
To ensure further comfortable growth, young plants need to carry out high-quality processing of both the soil in the greenhouse and the frame part of the greenhouse itself. In different regions, different dates of planting seedlings in the greenhouse, but they usually vary from the beginning to the end of May. Therefore, if the greenhouse cover film, and the spring stood out cold, you may have to put two layers of film or use a more dense (reinforced). The use of a double film coating is more efficient, since an air cushion that inevitably occurs between the layers will not only increase the temperature in the greenhouse, but also significantly increase the operational capabilities of the inner layer.
On each side of the greenhouse must be vents for good ventilation. To avoid contamination of seedlings, it is recommended to remove the top layer of last year’s soil (7-10 cm). The remaining soil is treated with a solution of copper sulfate in the proportion of 30 grams per bucket of water. All parts of the frame of the greenhouse, wooden or metal, must be subjected to the same disinfection. To compensate for the loss of soil must be humus.
Experienced gardeners recommend changing the planting of vegetables in greenhouses annually. But if this is not possible, then the presented method of harvesting the old layer of soil with its replacement by humus is quite acceptable and will not reduce the planned harvest. Tomatoes, in particular Intuition F1 tomato, the cultivation of which does not involve special difficulties, draws maximum useful substances out of the ground, and replacing the top layer with the introduction of a full complex of necessary microelements is a good option for obtaining a high yield.
Soil processing is carried out not less than 10 days before transplanting. It is necessary to loosen the soil, remove the weeds and fragments of old roots that have appeared. Humus is introduced in the amount of 8-10 kg per square meter, and a glass of wood ash does not harm (for the same area). The best types of soil for growing tomatoes in the greenhouse are breathable loam or sandstone.
Features of planting seedlings
F1 intuition is a tomato, the reviews of gardeners of which are very impressive, but before planting young plants it is necessary to check the fulfillment of several mandatory conditions:
- planting tomatoes in the greenhouse is carried out on an overcast day or in the evening,
- moisten the soil in advance, you can add a few grains of manganese to the water for irrigation,
- Before planting, it is necessary to carefully inspect the seedling, remove the cotyledon, first, yellowed or sore leaves,
- the soil in the greenhouse should be heated, tomatoes should not be planted in a cold soil, since the roots of the seedlings simply rot, and the prolonged cold will intensify the process, and the plant will settle down for a long time at best, and die at worst.
The soil temperature when planting seedlings should not be below 12-15 ° C. It is possible to warm the soil artificially by covering the ground with black plastic film. By the way, it will play the role of mulch, prevent the growth of weeds, will maintain an optimal temperature and water exchange regime, thus significantly reducing the concerns of gardeners.
Tomato Intuition F1 (reviews of experienced gardeners testify to this) does not like strong penetration when planting, as this will stop its growth - sprinkled with earth, the stem is activated on the formation of new roots to the detriment of the development of the stem. There is a danger of overdoing the application of nitrogen fertilizers, the excess of which will cause a violent growth of foliage and the absence of ovaries and fruits. Often, beginning gardeners fertilize planting holes with fresh manure, urea, or chicken manure. It is absolutely impossible to do this.
Intuition F1: Gavrish agrofirm. Landing Reviews
Growing tomatoes in a greenhouse is easy if you know all the features of agricultural technology. Usually the beds in the greenhouse three-meter width have a fractional breakdown. They arrange 2 ridges with a 50-60 cm passage between them. The product of the agrofirm "Gavrish" is a tall and strong plant. Therefore, the distance between the bushes during planting should not be less than 50 cm.
The minimum spacing between rows of this tomato should also not be less than 60 cm. Plants should be planted in rows in a staggered manner to ensure free access for the gardener to each plant. Usually, 46-48 tomato bushes in two rows of two rows each are planted in a greenhouse 6 meters long and 3 meters wide. And this is the maximum amount. With such a planting scheme, you can optimally use the place in the greenhouse and prevent thickening, which adversely affects the development of any culture, causing a lack of light, difficult ventilation, and, as a result, the spread of disease. The same requirements put forward and tomato Intuition F1. Planting and caring for him are not difficult, but you need to follow certain rules.
Tomatoes in the greenhouse
Proper care of plants in the greenhouse is a guarantee of the future harvest, it begins as soon as the seedlings are planted in the greenhouse. We list the main stages of care for such a plant as tomato Intuition F1. The feedback from gardeners who grow this hybrid for years is unequivocal in defining these steps:
- In the first days after planting the plants do not need to be watered. Usually wait 10 days. During this time, the tomatoes take root, and then carry out watering.
- Water temperature for irrigation should not be lower than 20-22 ° C.
- Before flowering, the F1 Intuition is watered once every 4-5 days. The rate of water consumption per plant is 1.5 liters.
- During the flowering period, irrigation increases to 4-5 liters per bush.
- Water the bushes should be at the root, it is better to do it in the morning, because the evening watering contribute to the formation of condensate, which from the film coating falls on the tomatoes.
- Maintain optimum temperature and humidity. The most comfortable temperature is 25-28 ° C during the day and 18-20 ° C at night.
- Do not be afraid to air planting - tomatoes are indifferent to drafts. And airing 2 hours after watering is a prerequisite for stimulating fruit set.
Garter and staving
Since the Intuition F1 - tomato (reviews of gardeners confirm this) with unlimited growth of the stem, its garter is mandatory. Carry it on the 3-7th day after planting seedlings. It is necessary to help the plant withstand the weight of the fruit. The material for the garter should be chosen such that will not injure the stem of the tomato. Garter methods use different, including trellis - linear or frame.
Another necessary procedure - staving, is the removal of shoots that grow from the leaf axils. It is necessary to do this, because they form a tomato in 1 or 2 stems, carefully watching for the formation of new shoots and timely removing them. Their formation and uncontrolled rapid growth will significantly reduce fruit formation, lead to thickening and inhibit ripening. It should be noted that not all varieties and hybrids are susceptible to the strong formation of these side shoots, in many tomatoes it is very moderate. These varieties include tomato Intuition F1. Agrofirma "Gavrish", reviews of hybrids which emphasize the low growth of stepchildren, offers consumers a number of such tomatoes. Remove the stepchildren should be careful, you can break them out or cut. It is better to carry out such work in the morning.
Like any tall plant, tomatoes require periodic feeding. Not an exception and tomato Intuition F1. Planting, survival rate of the bush and its subsequent development depend on the proper and regular introduction of the nutrients needed by the plant.
The first feeding from the moment of planting is carried out after 10-15 days: in 10 liters of water 30 grams of nitrophoska and 0.5 liters of liquid mullein are diluted. Norm of top dressing on one bush - 1 liter. After 10 days, tomatoes are fertilized again: 10 grams of potassium sulfate and fertility fertilizer are taken for 10 liters of warm water. The same feeding will need to be repeated again in two weeks.
Adhering to these tips, it is easy to grow Intuition F1 tomato in the greenhouse. Reviews and photos presented in the article will help clarify the particular in the cultivation of this excellent culture.
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Tomato Intuition is a modern and very promising hybrid form with a high level of productivity. The description and characteristics given by the originator “Gavrish” allow us to classify this hybrid into the category of tomatoes recommended for cultivation in extended or summer-autumn circulation.
Description and characteristics
Hybrid "Intuition-F1" refers to the category of medium early maturity of the crop. Fruit harvesting takes place from mid-July until the last decade of September. The first fruits can be collected within three months after the appearance of the first shoots of the garden crop.
The hands form an average of six fruits on the lower part, two dozen fruits in the central part and a little less than ten tomatoes on the upper part. Tomatoes have a leveled rounded shape, at the stage of full aging they acquire a bright red color. A special feature is the lack of a tendency to cracking and a prolonged aging period.
Characteristic of the hybrid form:
- indeterminate, creeping type of plant with an average power of growth and an average level of branching,
- надземная часть растения мощная, хорошо развитая, высотой более двух метров, со средними показателями облиственности,
- междоузлия средних размеров,
- листья не слишком крупные, без глянца, темно-зеленого цвета, с незначительной гофрированностью,
- соцветия простого типа, с компактной структурой расположения, без заломов,
- плоды округлые по форме, с гладкой и выраженно-глянцевой поверхностью,
- the color of immature fruits is light green, and at the stage of full aging, the surface acquires a pronounced red color,
- the base of the fruit is smooth, and the top is of the smoothed type,
- the average number of nests in the fruit is no more than three-four
- the taste of ripe pulp is good enough
- fruits are fleshy, do not crack,
- the average mass of commercial fruit is about 95−105
The main advantages of the hybrid tomato "Intuition" include a very high level of yield and marketability of the harvested fruit. In the implementation of the prolonged turnover, the average commodity yield is not less than 25 kg per square meter of landing area, which is 10% higher than the standard hybrid form Milady-F1.
The average level of marketable yield in terms of the summer-autumn turnover is at least 10 kg per square meter. The advantage of the “Intuition-F1” can also be considered as a rather high level of yield of marketable fruits, which, as a rule, reaches 95−98%.
Planting and growing in the greenhouse
Hybrid form of tomato "Intuition-F1" perfectly proved itself when grown in greenhouse conditions. Growing tomato in the greenhouse is advisable to carry out seedling method.
Planting and cultivation of tomatoes on greenhouse ridges is quite laborious, but very productive, and the method of cultivation involves taking into account not only the size of the greenhouse, but also the availability of heating and lighting systems. Most often in home gardens and garden plots tomatoes are grown in the summer-autumn turnover, which implies the observance of the following rules:
- at the initial stage, it is necessary to conduct a competent preplant preparation of greenhouse soil,
- The best soil nutrient substrate for the ridges is a mixture based on peat, humus and sod land in a 1: 1: 1 ratio with the addition of 1 kg of sand, 1 cup of wood ash and 1 tablespoon of superphosphate,
- It is allowed to fill the greenhouse ridges with a special nutrient primer sold by garden centers,
- a good result is obtained by partial replacement of the greenhouse soil with the removal of topsoil from the ridges to a depth of approximately 15 cm,
- Before planting seedlings or sowing seed, it is desirable to disinfect greenhouse ridges with a solution based on one tablespoon of blue vitriol, diluted in a bucket of water,
- Hybrid forms of tomatoes grow best on fruits and on loamy or sandy soils with the addition of 6 kg of humus and a glass of wood ash per square meter.
The best precursors for a vegetable crop such as tomatoes are cucumbers and zucchini, as well as carrots, cabbage, beans, parsley, basil and dill. Before planting, seedlings should be hardened during the week. Tomato seedlings of high quality and ready for planting should not be older than one and a half to two months. At this age, the plants must be strong, with a powerful stem up to 0.4 m and bright green foliage. It is advisable to plant seedlings in an unheated greenhouse no earlier than May.
Planting technology in the greenhouse:
- it is necessary to prepare the planting wells and shed them with a sufficiently strong solution of potassium permanganate,
- powerful and vigorous, indeterminant growth type “Intuition” variety tomatoes, which are formed in one stem, it is advisable to place with a standard distance of 25-30 cm,
- the distance between the rows should be at least 45−50 cm
Greenhouse cultivation of highly productive and very tall tomato hybrid “Intuition-F1” is very important in the conditions of home gardening and contributes to the most efficient operation of the entire useful landing area of closed ground.
Reviews of summer residents
Custard tomato Intuition enjoys a positive reputation among domestic gardeners due to its high and stable yield. According to responses of summer residents, this hybrid has not only excellent productivity, but also forms the fruits without sourness, having a worthy taste for a hybrid form. Harvest well proven in transportation and storage, perfect for processing and home canning.
Observations of gardeners show that when grown in greenhouse conditions, the height of the tomato bush of this variety may exceed two meters. Almost all fruits are tied, and the uppermost ones are formed even in the first decade of autumn. For each tomato bush "Intuition-F1" there are about a dozen brushes, which on average is at least 90 tomatoes.
How to plant tomatoes (now know)
The hybrid form “Intuition” got into the pet of most gardeners practicing the greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes. Bushes are formed very powerful and well developed. As befits an indeterminant hybrid, the first fruit brush is tied over the eighth or ninth leaf, and then all the brushes are formed through two leaves. The insignificant minuses of the “Intuition-F1” can be attributed to a rather average, store-like taste and too high density of fruits, even at the stage of full ripening, which makes them unsuitable for fresh consumption, but very convenient for whole canning.
Description and distinctive features of a hybrid
This hybrid was given life by Russian breeders in 1998. "Intuition" It is considered a medium early variety - the first fruits can be enjoyed on average 120 days after germination. The shrubs are high - an average height of 2 m, but in the greenhouses you can grow real three-meter giants. The leaves are dark green, dull. Fruits are small in size, weight from 80 to 150 g. Taste is pleasant, the flesh is dense.
This hybrid has such distinctive features:
- good resistance to popular tomato diseases (cladosporiosis, fusarium, tobacco mosaic),
- high yield (from one bush not less than 5 kg),
- high percentage of seed germination
- no cracking fruit,
- decorative view of the fruit of the shrub.
Advantages and disadvantages
If the description of the hybrid you are interested in and you decide to plant a couple of bushes on the plot, learn the pros and cons of the "Intuition".
Let's start with the merits of "Intuition F1":
- Fruits do not crack, tolerate transportation and long-term storage.
- High yield.
- Immunity to fungal diseases.
- The level of sugar in the fruit makes them ideal for canning.
- The dense pulp of tomatoes allows you to preserve them as a whole.
- A long period of fruit formation will allow you to regale yourself with tomatoes before the onset of autumn coolness.
The disadvantages of this variety include indeterminantity - its constant growth. The construction of three-meter structures to support the stems can sometimes be difficult. Also experienced gardeners note that the taste of the fruit loses somewhat to lettuce tomatoes. But the above advantages of the Intuition tomato nullify all possible disadvantages.
How to grow seedlings on their own
The pledge of abundant harvest in the summer - properly grown seedlings. Then you will learn all the details of this process - from choosing the optimal date of sowing and ending with the preparation of young shoots for planting on a permanent place.
Capacity and soil
Wooden containers are well suited for growing tomato seedlings. The soil in which the seeds will germinate also needs preliminary preparation. It is possible to independently prepare a nutritious soil mixture - in the tank they mix earth, peat, humus and wood ash. You can add a small amount of superphosphate. Such a soil mixture will provide the root system of young shoots with nutrients that are so necessary at the initial stage of tomato growth. If you don’t like individual harvesting, you can buy ready-made soil for growing seedlings at any agricultural store.
Sowing seeds: the pattern and depth
Treated seeds are planted in containers to a depth of 3-5 cm. It is important to observe the distance between the crops - at least 2 cm. After deepening the seeds, the soil is crushed and watered abundantly with warm water. Top future tomatoes covered with polyethylene.
So, a start has been made, and the first shoots of Intuition have appeared in your containers. Further care will be uncomplicated. Before the appearance of long-awaited sprouts, daily watering is enough. And after emergence of shoots it is enough to water once in 5-6 days. When watering use separated water at room temperature. After you find 2 strong leaves on a sprout, the plants can be dived - planted in separate containers. If you decide to feed the seedlings, then you need to start fertilizing no earlier than 2 weeks after the picking. Fertilize seedlings the same as the tomatoes themselves.
An important step in the cultivation of seedlings is its hardening. This procedure is carried out in the following way - plants in containers are taken out onto the street or, for example, they open a window if you grow seedlings on a windowsill. Hardening should be carried out for 2 weeks, until the plants reach 55 days of age. After 55 days, seedlings are planted in a permanent place - in the greenhouse or in the open ground.
Terms of transplantation
The plant is ready to transplant when it has formed at least 10 leaves. Basically, this coincides with the achievement of 55-day-old seedlings. If you decide to plant "Intuition" in open ground, you can wait an additional week - during this time, the tomatoes will get stronger and will be more adapted to temperature extremes.
Seedlings are planted in dug holes. Dig shallow holes so that the roots do not begin to grow again, which can lead to a significant slowdown in the growth of the entire shrub. The soil can also be disinfected, potassium permanganate is useful here. Just pour a small amount of weak solution to the place where you plan to grow Intuition. The distance between the rows should be at least 50 cm or no more than 4 bushes per square meter. The crowding of the bushes will lead to a decrease in their yield.
Watering, weeding and loosening
Watering, weeding and loosening are, perhaps, the basic principles for the care of any plants. Watering should be regularly, if possible use warm water. Cold water can cause plant disease. To weed and loosen the soil must be carefully, so as not to damage the root system of tomatoes. These procedures are performed once every 2 weeks.
Masking and forming a bush
Like any tall variety, Intuition F1 needs pasynkovanii. This procedure is carried out to ensure that the bush does not increase greens, and gave strength to the branches with fruits. Pruning side shoots is enough to hold once 2 weeks.
The plant should grow 1-2 stems. Leave the main shoot and the first stepson, he is considered the strongest. The rest break out. Experienced gardeners are advised to break the side shoot, leaving a process of 1-2 cm. It is believed that this inhibits the growth of the following shoots. It is also recommended to cut off the top of the shrub. This procedure is carried out at the end of the summer, so that the tomato does not grow in height, but gives the fruits to ripen before the first cold weather. Greenhouse tomatoes are pruned after 7 brushes, and growing in open ground - after 5 brushes.
Despite the resistance to diseases, it is still desirable to prophylactically spray tomatoes from major diseases. Spraying is carried out several times per season.
Growing indeterminantnye hybrids, can not do without garter stems. After planting seedlings in a permanent place, after 2 weeks you can begin to tie up grown tomatoes. It is important to provide tomato bushes with high and strong support. The height of the trellis should be at least 3 m. Tying the tomatoes to the support, it is important not to damage the growing stems. Use, for example, a nylon thread, it will firmly tie the plants without damaging them.
To feed tomatoes can be already in 2 weeks after disembarkation to a permanent place. Well proven ash fertilizer. Here is the recipe: a glass of ash is poured with a bucket of water and infused for several hours. Such an easy-to-make fertilizer will provide your tomatoes with minerals for full development.
So, you have learned that growing the Intuition F1 hybrid is a simple matter. Observing all the agrotechnical recommendations of experienced gardeners, you can not only enjoy the fruits from the garden, but also try these summer fruits in the winter.
Tomato "Intuition": description of the variety
The tomato is a hybrid of the first generation and its full name is “Intuition” F1. Argued that hybrid plants require careful maintenance. This variety is very unpretentious and well without special attention..
A hybrid has been developed thanks to the successful work of Russian scientists - breeders. The patent owner is Gavrish Breeding Agrofirm LLC. Registered in the State Register for the 3rd light zone, which includes the Central region, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Tatarstan and other regions, in 1998.
F1 intuition has better qualities than an ordinary variety, but its seeds are not suitable for planting next year - unexpected results are possible. Indeterminate plant. By type of bush - not standard. Indeterminate plants do not have points of end of growth, they need to be created artificially - pinch the tip at the desired height.
"Intuition" can reach a height of more than 2 m. The stem is powerful, bristly, medium foliated, has an average number of brushes of a simple type, the fruits adhere perfectly to the brushes, do not fall.
- The rhizome lushly developed in different directions, more than 50 cm, without deepening.
- The leaves are medium in size, dark green in color, the shape is plain, “tomato”, the structure is wrinkled, without pubescence.
- The inflorescence is simple, of intermediate type, the first inflorescence is laid over the 8-9th leaf, then it is formed with an interval of 2-3 leaves.
- Stem with articulation.
- By ripening time - mid-ripening, period from most shoots to harvest, it is about 115 days.
- It has a high degree of resistance to most diseases - fusarium, cladosporiosis, tobacco mosaic.
- Suitable for cultivation in open and closed ground.
The yield of these tomatoes is great - can reach up to 32 kg per 1 sq. M. and higher. The average yield is about 22 kg per square meter. m. In greenhouse conditions, the abundance of fruit will be higher.
Characteristics and description of the variety Intuition
This hybrid variety was bred in 1998 by Russian breeders. Refers to varieties medium term of aging.
The period of ripening is 100–120 days from the moment the first shoots appear. In height the bush grows up to 2 meters. In greenhouse conditions can grow significantly higher. The leaves have a dark green color.
Fruits are medium size, round shape, weight from 85 to 160 grams. The color of the fruit is bright red, and the taste is sweet-sour. The flesh is not very dense, tender.Intuition Grade fruit weight - 85-160 grams
Virtues of tomato
The advantages of this variety of tomato include:
- excellent presentation,
- high yield,
- cracking resistance,
- good seed germination
- high disease resistance,
- good transportability,
- storage time,
- suitable for collecting brushes,
- dense pulp, convenient for preservation in general.
Soil preparation and sowing seeds
Soil for planting seedlings can be prepared by mixing in equal proportions the garden soil, peat, mullein. On the bucket of the finished soil should be added:
- ash - 150 grams,
- river sand - 1 kg
- superphosphate - 35 grams.
Fill disinfected seedling containers with this mixture. The seeds are sown in the grooves to a depth of 1.5-2 centimeters. The distance between the seeds in a row at least 2 centimeters. Grooves sprinkled with earth and watered with warm water. Cover with polyethylene and leave in a room with temperature. +25 degrees.
After the appearance of germs, polyethylene is removed, the temperature in the room reduce to +22 degrees. After that, water seedlings should be no more than once every 5 days. Water should be warm.
With the appearance of two sheets, it should be seated in separate pots with a capacity of 1 liter. The first feeding can be done 14 days after transplantation. For these purposes, the best fit ashdivorced in the following proportions:
- ash - 1 cup,
- water - 10 liters.
Infuse this solution for 5-6 hours and water the seedlings.
Planting seedlings in the greenhouse
When planting seedlings in the greenhouse, you must adhere to these recommendations:
- To plant seedlings in the greenhouse should in the evening or on a sunny day.
- The soil should be sanitized before planting by adding manganese to the water for irrigation.
- Remove yellow leaves from seedlings.
- Warm up the soil before transplanting. up to 14-15 degrees. In warm soil, seedlings will not take root.
- Do not plant in the ground, which grew peppers, cabbage, eggplant.
- Do not bury the seedlings when transplanting, so that they do not start new roots.
- It is not necessary to introduce chicken droppings or urea into the soil before planting seedlings.
- Planting seedlings should be at a distance 55—60 centimeters apart.
- Since the variety is tall, after 7 days it is necessary to perform a seedling garter to the support.
- It is necessary to form a bush in two stalks and to remove new processes. A large number of shoots will reduce the yield.
If the seedlings are planted on the beds, then the planting should be carried out 7 days after the planting in the greenhouse.
Care after transplant
The main care activities are:
Watering seedlings after transplanting does not immediately need to seedlings are well rooted. Первый полив рекомендуется произвести after 10 days. Поливать саженцы необходимо теплой водой (20-25 degrees) to avoid various diseases. Before the flowering period, this variety should be watered. once every five days.
Weeding and loosening procedure is performed. once in 14 days. This should be done very carefully so as not to damage the root system of the seedlings.
The formation of the bush is performed in order to remove the side shoots so that the bush gives more strength to the fruits. Pruning should be done once in 14 days. At the end of summer, the top of the bush is cut off so that it does not grow up anymore. Pruning the bushes growing in the greenhouse, should be after the seventh brush, and growing on the garden, after the fifth.
Since Intuition is a tall variety, a prerequisite for care is garter. It can be carried out within two weeks after transplantation. The height of the support must be at least three meters. Tie up the bushes to be careful not to damage the stem. For this purpose it is best to use a nylon thread.
Two weeks after planting, the seedlings must be fertilized. To do this, add 10 gr. Per 10 liters of water. cow dung and 20 gr. nitrofoski. On 1 bush to make 1 liter of top dressing, repeat in 14 days.
Fruit ripening occurs after 110-120 days after germination. They are in good demand due to their excellent appearance and excellent taste. Use the fruit can be for salads and for canning. According to the observation of gardeners, to pluck this variety better brushes. This increases the shelf life.
Fulfilling the care recommendations, growing the Intuition variety and getting a rich harvest is not at all difficult.
Features of growing and care
Before planting, the seeds must be disinfected in a solution of potassium permanganate. Seeds should be left in the solution for two hours, then rinsed with water. It is not forbidden to process seeds in growth promoters.
Tip! Soil before planting should be decontaminated. The optimum temperature of the soil should be about 25 degrees.
In March, the seeds can be planted. For this you need a capacity of 2 cm deep. It is important to observe the distance between crops 2 cm. After sowing the ground must be compacted and poured water. In order for the seedlings to be good, it is necessary to cover the container with polyethylene or film.
Tip! It is possible to buy special covering material for saplings in special shops for summer residents.
After the first shoots appeared, it is necessary to remove the covering film. As soon as the seedlings have two developed leaflets, it is important not to forget to make a pick.
Picks are a special arrangement of seedlings in separate individual boxes. The seedling needs constant hardening. At two o'clock the plants need to be taken out to the veranda or a room with a lower temperature. If the seedlings are on the windowsill, then you can arrange a draft or airing.
After 55 days have passed after planting, the plants should be transplanted into the ground or greenhouse. For planting it is necessary to prepare deep pits. The distance between the holes should not be less than 50 centimeters. Based on the characteristics of the rapid growth of the variety, seedlings should be immediately tied to special supports.
Advice from gardeners who planted such a culture of tomatoes! For a garter of plants it is worth choosing synthetic material which will not cause rotting of stalks.
It is important to do regular soil loosening, weeding and feeding. The frequency of such manipulations - once in 14 days. Every two weeks it is required to do the pinching (remove the processes that form on the lateral and lower stems). All plants have one or two leading stem. In order to properly make the pasynkovanie requires competent advice gardeners. Beginners should look at the forums photo and video instructions for such a manipulation of plants.
Diseases and pests
Despite the fact that the variety "Intuition" F1 is resistant to diseases and copes with viruses, but the threat of pests is high. In order to preserve the crop, it is important to remember to take preventive measures. Namely, process plants several times a season to protect them from harmful factors. Variety of Intuition with proper planting and competent agricultural technology will give a high level of harvest.
Reviews of Tomato Intuition F1
Growing tomatoes in a greenhouse is easy, if you adhere to the cultivation technology. The beds in a greenhouse two meters wide should have a fractional breakdown. It is recommended to make two beds with a 50 cm wide aisle and the same distance between the seedlings, as the plant tends to grow.
Proper planting of tomatoes is carried out in a staggered manner, for the convenience of accessing the gardener to each bush. In a greenhouse with a length of 6 meters and a width of 3 meters, on average, about 48 tomato bushes are placed (two rows of two rows each). This number of bushes is the maximum. Such a landing scheme allows rational use of the landing area. Thanks to the chess pattern of planting, the plants will receive a sufficient amount of light and air.
Description and appearance
Characteristics and description of the variety will help to understand how it differs from other species.
Intuition tomatoes belong to mid-season varieties that fully ripen 3-4 months after planting. The plant has a rather tall bush about two meters high. Tomato is an indeterminate plant, because of what it has to periodically stepchild and tie up.
The yield of tomato intuition is quite high. During the season, more than 35 kg of fruits can be collected on one square meter of land. If the gardener grew a plant in a greenhouse and formed bushes in one stem, then fertility may increase several times.
The fruits of the plant are dense, round and even. On average, their weight leaves about 150 grams. Their taste is normal, nothing is different from other varieties of tomatoes. If you give the fruit a little more time for ripening, they will become sweetish. Tomatoes are not very large, so they can be used not only for pickling slices, but also for whole-canning.
To prepare the soil mixture, ordinary garden soil and special additives are used, which improve its properties. There are several of the most popular seedling formulations:
- Equal amounts of mixed river sand, peat and garden soil. After that, the mixture is watered with mineral fertilizers: 30 g of potassium, 15 g of urea and 40 g of superphosphate. Peat has a high acidity, so if you prefer, you can add 50-60 g of chalk to the soil.
- Peat, turf ground and humus are mixed together in one piece, after which 500 g of wood ash and several matchboxes of superphosphate are added to the mixture. Then the mixture is sprayed with warm water.
In order not to waste time on preparing the ground, you can buy in the store a pre-prepared mixture that contains the optimal amount of all the necessary components.
Yes, seedlings are planted in the ground with small holes 30 cm long and about 10 cm deep. Seedlings are placed in the ground not vertically, but at an angle of 40-45 degrees. In this case, the trunk of the bush should be directed to the north, and the roots - to the south. During planting, you need to ensure that the trunk of a young plant does not come into contact with the soil.
After all the seedlings are planted, garter pegs are placed near each hole. The tallest bushes should be tied up immediately after planting.
In order for tomatoes to bear fruit well, they need to be properly looked after.
Spray tomatoes with special liquids need every week. To do this, you can use:
- Onion tincture. To prepare the mixture you need to grind the turnip with a meat grinder and fill it with two liters of water. Then the solution should be infused for two to three days. In parallel, it is necessary to prepare a mixture of bird droppings: 200 g of fertilizer is poured with a bucket of water. Before spraying, the two prepared mixtures are mixed and filtered with gauze.
- Bordeaux liquid. To prepare a mixture of 100 g of slaked lime is mixed with 3-5 liters of water. Then 100 g of copper sulfate dissolve in another container. The resulting mixture is added to the solution with lime and thoroughly mixed. Properly prepared liquid should be colored blue.
Tomatoes are such plants that love moisture. It is necessary to water them very carefully, so that the liquid does not fall not the stems and leaves. It is recommended to water the bushes no more than twice a week. However, in summer the soil dries much faster and you have to do it almost every day.