Tomato tree "Octopus Cherry" F1: the subtleties of growing a perennial tomato with a Russian character

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Cherry tomatoes can be determinant or indeterminate, while the hybrid "Octopus cherry" many gardeners call the tomato tree or tomato vine.

Powerful plant able to grow in one place for several years, and at the same time present the gardener with generous harvests of delicious fruits.

The largest species of all indeterminate ones!

Description of the variety

The variety has a very strong growth and an abundance of ramifications... It can be grown in standard form (with constant pinching) or in several stems. Crown of one bush of tomato "Octopus cherry" occupies an area of ​​at least 50 sq., and the height of the main stem reaches 5.5 meters.

The variety "Octopus cherry" is early maturing. From sowing seedlings to fruiting, ne more than 110 days... Suitable for growing in open ground or greenhouses, including heated ones (with a long-term cultivation scheme). The variety has good resistance to most tomato infections and pests.

You can find out about other varieties of cherry tomatoes: Sweet Cherry, Strawberry, Liza, Ampelny Cherry Falls, Ira, Cherripalchiki on our website.

The fruits of the "Sprut cherry" tomato are dense, sweet-sourish in taste, with small seed chambers (no more than 4 per fruit). The dry matter content is high, the skin is dense, of medium thickness.

In each brush (and they on one plant maybe about 50 pieces) contains from 4 to 6 fruits weighing up to 50 g. Round, bright red, they are perfectly stored in refrigerators for several months, and are excellently transported.

You can compare the weight indicators of different varieties in the table below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Octopusup to 50 grams
Nastenka150-200 grams
Valentine80-90 grams
Garden pearl15-20 grams
Domes of Siberia200-250 grams
Caspar80-120 grams
Morozko50-200 grams
Blagovest f1110-150 grams
Irina120 grams
Octopus f1150 grams
Dubrava60-105 grams

Country of origin and year of registration

Tomato variety "Sprut cherry" f1 is a product of Russian breeders of the Zedek agricultural holding. The variety was bred in 2003, registered in the State Register in 2005.

Tomato suitable for growing in the southern regions of Russia, in the middle lane, in the Urals and Siberia... In a word, "Sprut cherry" can grow in any place where from June to September the air temperature does not drop below + 10ºC.


The fruits of the tomato "Sprut cherry" perfectly retain their taste and nutritional value when stored in cellars or refrigerators until the new year. This is what became the basis for declaring the variety as salad. However, its fruits excellent in salting and for making juices.

"Octopus cherry" - the record holder in yield. From one plant can be removed up to 12 kg leveled fruits with high technical and taste characteristics.

You can compare the yield of the variety in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Octopus12 kgs sq.m
Lazy15 kg per square meter
Rocket6.5 kg per square meter
Summer resident4 kg per bush
Premier6-9 kg per square meter
Doll8-9 kg per square meter
Stolypin8-9 kg per square meter
Broody10-11 kg per square meter
Black bunch6 kg per bush
Fat jack5-6 kg per bush
Buyan9 kg per bush

The advantages of the variety are its very high yield and excellent plant resistance to tomato diseases and pests. Among the disadvantages, one can single out the constant rapid growth of new shoots, which need an immediate garter to the supports.

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Features of the

Tomato f1 "Octopus cherry" is the only hybrid that can be grown as a perennial crop... True, this will require a spacious greenhouse with heating for the winter. With proper plant rejuvenation and constant fertilization several tons can be harvested from one bush per year ripe "on the vine" tomato.


The variety needs in the constant formation of a bush, which consists in a garter, removing unnecessary shoots and leaf blades. Several large supports may be required to keep the plant upright.

Most often, the Cherry Octopus hybrid is tied to trellises (like grapes) or grown in the form of a liana with tying the stems to the walls of the gazebo or arch.

The plant needs increased watering and nutrition, especially when grown outdoors.

Diseases and pests

Variety has a very high resistance to numerous pests and diseases tomatoes. Subject to the norms of agricultural technology, it is enough to carry out preventive treatments of plantings with phytoverm or phytosporin.

"Octopus cherry" - one of the most unusual looking cherry hybrids. Despite this, the palatability of its fruits cannot be called outstanding, despite the pronounced sweet-sour taste and increased dry matter content in the fruits. It can be grown by a gardener who has basic knowledge in gardening practice.

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