For those who do not like or do not have time to grow complex varieties of tomatoes, and also prefer to plant them in open ground, and not in a greenhouse, a variety of Siberian tomato varieties "Zemlyak" is suitable.
It is easy to care for, does not require special growing conditions and has a good taste and yield.
In this article you will find a complete description of the Countryman variety, get acquainted with its characteristics and features of agricultural technology. We will also talk about what diseases the variety can be susceptible to, and which of them it successfully resists.
Tomato Countryman: variety description
|general description||Early maturing variety of determinant type|
|Ripening period||96-98 days|
|The form||Small oblong fruits|
|Average weight of tomatoes||60-80 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 4 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Planting scheme 35 x 70 cm|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to most diseases|
This is a determinant, not a standard variety, the bush grows to 70-75 cm. Read about indeterminate varieties here. Bred by Siberian breeders. Included in the State Register in 1996. Designed for open ground. It grows well and bears fruit in the middle lane and Siberian regions. Can be grown from seedlings or by sowing seeds directly into the ground.
The variety is early ripe, the fruits ripen 96-98 days after the emergence of sprouts. The variety is convenient in that it does not require the formation of a bush and pinching.
Not a hybrid. Its advantages include high yield - up to 4 kg per bush, amicable ripening, transportability and resistance to the main "tomato" diseases.
You can compare the yield with other varieties in the table below:
|Countryman||up to 4 kg per bush|
|Grandma's gift||up to 6 kg per square meter|
|American ribbed||5.5 kg per bush|
|De Barao Giant||20-22 kg per bush|
|Market King||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Kostroma||up to 5 kg per bush|
|The president||7-9 kg per square meter|
|Summer resident||4 kg per bush|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Dubrava||2 kg per bush|
|Batianya||6 kg per bush|
Meet the Countryman tomatoes in the photo below:
Tomatoes of the "Countryman" variety yield small - 60-80 g - oblong fruits. The color of ripe tomatoes is red. They are small-chambered, the number of nests is 2-3. The juice contains 4.6 g of dry matter. Up to 15 fruits can form on the hand. Tomatoes have a sweetish, very pleasant taste. Suitable for storage and transportation.
You can compare the weight of compatriot tomatoes with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|The Golden Fleece||85-100 grams|
|Golden heart||100-200 grams|
|Crimson ringing||150 grams|
The variety is recommended for growing on an industrial scale. The method of use is universal - fresh and canned. Suitable for canning whole fruits and assorted vegetables.
In cooler areas, tomatoes of the "Countryman" variety are best grown from seedlings. Seeds are sown on it in early April. Disembarkation is carried out in the first week of summer. Tomato prefers light, fertile, slightly acidic soil. Planting scheme 35 x 70 cm.
Attention! Requires regular watering with warm water. Watering time is after sunset.
During the entire growth period, the tomato is fed 2-3 times with mineral fertilizers dissolved in water.
Fertilizers for tomatoes are also used:
- Hydrogen peroxide.
- Boric acid.
The rest of the care consists in constant weeding and loosening of the soil. Mulching will help control weeds.
Diseases and pests
In general, the variety is considered well resistant to the main diseases of the nightshade, but it will not hurt to know the measures of protection and prevention.
The main diseases are:
- Late blight.
On our site you will find many useful articles about which varieties are most resistant to diseases in general and do not suffer from late blight, in particular. About how to deal with diseases in greenhouses and what protection against late blight can be provided to your plantings.
As for pests, Colorado beetles, slugs, aphids, and spider mites most often cause trouble for gardeners. Insecticides will help in the fight against them.
Here we are with you and got acquainted with the tomato Countryman, characteristics and description of the variety. If the care for the "Countryman" tomato was correct and constant, he will thank the harvest up to 18 kg from 1 sq. m per season. The variety is recommended for those who are just starting to grow tomatoes.
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Pink fleshy||Yellow banana||Pink King F1|
|King of the early||F1 slot||Cardinal|
|Red dome||gold fish||Siberian miracle|
|Union 8||Raspberry miracle||Bear Paw|
|Icicle red||De Barao red||Bells of Russia|
|Honey cream||De Barao black||Lev Tolstoy|