Both large tomato growers and ordinary gardeners often face a difficult question: what kind of tomato to plant in the new season so that it gives a quick harvest, and the fruits are tasty and have a beautiful presentation.
For those who want to collect delicious ripe tomatoes as quickly as possible, while spending a minimum of effort, there is a wonderful unpretentious hybrid. It is simply called "My Love".
However, despite the simplicity of care and cultivation, this type of tomato has one significant drawback - its not the highest yield.
Description of the variety
|Variety name||My love|
|general description||Early maturing, determinant tomato variety for cultivation in greenhouses and open field.|
|Ripening period||90-105 days|
|The form||Rounded, slightly elongated, with a characteristic spout|
|Average weight of tomatoes||120-200 grams|
|Variety yield||4 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Easily tolerates lack of moisture and temperature changes|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major tomato diseases|
This is a determinant, standard plant. Read about indeterminate varieties here. A medium-sized plant of 50-80 cm, when grown in southern regions and in a greenhouse, it can reach 120 cm. In terms of ripening, it belongs to the early varieties, from planting seedlings to ripening of the first fruits, you need to wait 90-105 days. "My Love" is a tomato adapted for growing both in the open field and in greenhouses, hotbeds and under plastic.
The plant has an average number of leaves and good resistance to fruit cracking, most nightshade diseases, and pest attacks. No wonder many people appreciate it for its strong immunity. For other high-yielding and disease-resistant varieties, read this article.
Fruits that have reached varietal maturity have a red or bright red color, they are round in shape, slightly elongated, with a characteristic "nose". The pulp is homogeneous, sugary, the taste is pleasant, slightly sweet.
In terms of size, medium, leveled, have a weight of 120-200 grams, which significantly increases the market value and attractiveness. The number of chambers is 3-4, the dry matter content is about 5%. The crop can be stored in a cool place for a long time and tolerates transportation well.
Below you can see information about the weight of fruits of other varieties of tomatoes:
|Variety name||Fruit weight (grams)|
|Verlioka plus f1||100-130|
Country of origin and regions of cultivation
Tomato variety "My Love" f1, was obtained by Russian specialists. Received state registration as a variety recommended for open ground and greenhouse shelters in 2008. Since then, it has become popular with farmers due to its high commercial qualities.
For a stable high yield, these tomatoes are best grown in the southern regions; Astrakhan, Kuban, Crimea and the Caucasus are optimal. Under film greenhouses, it bears fruit well in the regions of the middle zone, the Urals and the Far East. In more northern regions, a normal crop can be obtained exclusively in greenhouses.
The fruits are small and very beautiful, they will look great when canned. Their taste will be highly appreciated if consumed fresh. Juices and pastes from “My Love” hybrid tomatoes are not only very tasty, but also healthy, due to the high content of vitamins and sugars.
Even with careful care, up to 4 kg of fruit can be obtained from one bush. With a recommended planting density of 3 bushes per sq. m. it turns out 12 kg. The result is average, especially for a medium sized plant.
You can compare the yield of the My Love variety with other varieties in the table below:
|My love||up to 4 kg per bush|
|Kate||15 kg per square meter|
|Crystal||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
|Red Arrow||27 kg per bush|
|Verlioka||5 kg per bush|
|Explosion||3 kg per square meter|
|Caspar||10 kg per square meter|
|Crimson ringing||18 kg per square meter|
|Golden heart||7 kg per square meter|
|The Golden Fleece||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Yamal||9-17 kg per square meter|
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the advantages of the variety "My Love" its early maturity is especially distinguished. They also pay attention to good tolerance to temperature changes, as well as tolerance to a lack of moisture.
Among the main positive qualities of this type of tomato are noted:
- early maturity;
- does not need pinning;
- friendly ovary and ripening;
- immunity to disease;
- varied use;
- high taste;
- unpretentiousness and strong immunity.
Among the minuses noted:
- average yield;
- weakness of the peduncle;
- capriciousness to fertilizers at the growth stage.
This type of tomato has a strong stem and its trunk does not need a garter, and the branches in props. In the open field, it is not necessary to pinch, but here you need to remember that this will slow down the ripening period. During active growth, it responds very well to fertilizing containing potassium and phosphorus; in the future, complex fertilizers can be dispensed with. After planting in a permanent place, do not forget about regular watering and mulching of the soil.
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Diseases and pests
"My Love" has a very good resistance to many diseases, so if you follow all the measures for care and prevention, diseases will be bypassed.
The main danger is represented by Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillosis, Late blight. You can learn more about these diseases in the articles on our website. And also read about protection against late blight and about varieties that do not get sick with it.
Plantings can be attacked by pests - the Colorado potato beetle, aphids, thrips and spider mites. Insecticides will help get rid of them.
Tomato "My Love" is suitable for novice gardeners without the slightest experience, since there is no difficulty in leaving, except for observing simple rules. Good luck and good harvests.
We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with other varieties of tomatoes that have 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|