Tomato Diabolic F1 is a mid-season variety. Bred by Sakata agronomists. Included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements of Russia in 2008. The bushes are medium in height, determinant, that is, they stop growing when flowering. Suitable for planting on a plot and in a greenhouse.
Description of bushes
Characteristics of the bushes: powerful, there are many leaves, 1.2 - 1.6 m in height. Plants must be tied to pegs and cut off by stepchildren. One brush contains 8 - 12 fruits. It is better to leave 2 - 3 stems in the variety, cut off the rest. Medium-sized greenish leaves. The inflorescence is complex. The fruits of this variety are eaten fresh, canned, pickled.
Description of fruits
Description of Diabolic tomatoes: they have the shape of a slightly elongated cream, weighing 100 - 160 g. Unripe tomatoes are light green, and ripe ones are scarlet, the shade of pulp is dark pink. Tomatoes contain 3 - 4 seed chambers. The fruits are quite light.
Tomatoes are salted and pickled, put in salads. Composition of fruits: dry matter in juice 5.0 - 7.2%, sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose) - 3.0 - 3.9%. Tomatoes cannot be called too sweet, but they are also insipid. The seeds are sold by the companies Gavrish, Agros, Prestige.
Advantages and disadvantages
Tomato Diabolic F1 has a number of advantages:
- Tomatoes do not crack, lie well, and are easy to transport. They have dense flesh.
- Many fruits are harvested from the bushes: regardless of the weather conditions, the yield is from 1 m² to 20 kg, 256 - 296 centners are harvested per hectare.
- Features of the variety - immunity to verticillium and fusarium, phomopsis and bacterial spotting.
- Diabolic F1 tomato is not attacked by root nematode.
Of the shortcomings, it is worth noting that for planting seedlings it is advised to choose the most well-lit place. Even slight shading will result in less harvest.
Growing Diabolic tomatoes begins with sowing seeds. The seeds of the variety are sown in mid-March. Place the seeds in a cheesecloth bag and then set aside for 20 minutes. in a weak solution of potassium permanganate, then rinse. Then you can soak the seeds in a growth stimulator. Agave juice produces a wonderful effect on tomato seedlings: place the seeds in a cloth bag and immerse them in a solution of aloe juice with water for 1.5 hours, then dry them. Agave juice increases seed germination by 25%, they germinate faster.
Pour grocery store-bought tomato potting soil into the crates. Compact the soil and water liberally. Make grooves every 4 - 5 cm and to a depth of 1 cm. After a day, sprinkle the seeds on the ground so that there is a distance of 2 cm between them. Powder with soil, cover with foil, place in heat. When you see the shoots, remove the film, expose the plantings to the light.
When 2 true leaves appear, dive the seedlings. Pour a little superphosphate into each glass before placing the seedling. Pinch the root a little.
Do not plant seedlings in the place where potatoes, eggplants, and peppers used to grow. Plant Diabolic F1 tomatoes in the area where cabbage, onions and cucumbers grew last year.
In autumn, sprinkle 5 kg of humus, 50 g of superphosphate, 25 g of potassium salt per 1 m² of soil, dig up the earth on a shovel bayonet, remove roots, weeds. In the spring, scatter 1 kg of rotted poultry droppings, 1 kg of ash and 25 g of ammonium sulfate per 1 m², dig up again. Drive in stakes near the beds, tie up the wire to make trellises.
To prevent the tomatoes from getting sick, spill the soil a few days before planting the seedlings with the following composition: pour 30 g of 90% copper oxychloride into a 10 liter bucket of water, pour the composition onto the site.
Landing on the site
Tomato Diabolic F1 does not tolerate return frosts, because of this, plant seedlings from May 15. Pull holes with a diameter of 15 cm and a depth of 20 cm, making an indent between them 40 cm, and between the rows - 60 cm. Water the seedlings abundantly a day before transplanting. Remove the seedling with a lump of soil, place it in the hole. Cover with earth, water, shade from the sun. Mulch the ground with straw, peat.
Tomatoes do not like drought and moisture stagnation. Water the bushes in the morning at the root, trying not to get on the leaves, otherwise the seedlings can get sick with late blight. The water is used warm, which has stood for at least a day. Water sparingly at first, and abundantly in summer. Water stagnation should not be allowed. The next day, the earth is loosened, weeds are pulled out. Water the next time when the soil dries up.
First, they feed after planting seedlings, then a second time when buds begin to appear. The third time they feed when the flowers wither and the appearance of ovaries, the fourth - when fruiting. The fourth dressing is done 2 weeks before picking up the fruits.
The one who planted the variety advises to feed the seedlings with a solution of bird droppings for the first time: first, add 25 g of droppings in 0.5 liters of water, then add 5 g of potassium sulfate and 20 g of superphosphate, then pour the composition into a ten-liter bucket of water. Pour this dressing under the root (1 liter per bush).
When the buds appear, repeat the feeding. You can replace this dressing by adding 1 tbsp. spoon nitrophoska into a ten-liter bucket of water and pouring 1 liter of the mixture under each seedling.
So that the bushes do not have apical rot, make a solution of 1 tbsp. tablespoons of calcium nitrate and a ten-liter bucket of clean water. Spray the crop with this solution when it blooms. Pour 1 liter of solution on each bush.
When the first ovaries begin to appear, make a solution with wood ash. Pour 2 liters of ash, 10 g of boric acid into a ten-liter bucket of clean water. Leave it for a day to dissolve the elements. Water at the root, pouring 1 liter per bush.
Do the fourth feeding when the fruits are poured, Pour in 2 tbsp. tablespoons of superphosphate, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of potassium humate in a ten-liter bucket of water. Pour 1 liter under the bush. Form a bush, leaving 2 - 3 stems, cut off the rest.
The hybrid is easy to care for. The reviews are good. So, Tatiana from Moscow writes: “I really like the Diabolic tomato variety. I have been planting bushes for 3 years. The taste is harmonious, has a sweetness with some sourness, the variety is very fruitful. I didn’t get sick with phytophthora ”.
Those who planted the Diabolic F1 tomato find this tomato variety quite hardy and high-yielding, suitable for both experienced gardeners and beginners.