Description of the tomato variety Handbag and its characteristics

Mid-early Tomato "Handbag" bred for growing in greenhouses. Very productive species.

Features of the variety

The characteristics of the plant will give a novice summer resident the opportunity to properly grow tomatoes on the site and get the best possible result.


  • Bush: indeterminate.
  • Height: 1.6-1.8 m.
  • Inflorescence: simple.
  • Number of tomatoes in a brush: 3-5 pcs.
  • Ripening period: 110-120 days.


  • Shape: cuboid.
  • Color: red-pink.
  • Weight: 200-250 gr.
  • Density: high.
  • Number of chambers: 4-6 pcs.
  • Transportability: high.
  • Shelf life: 1–1.5 months.

Planting and leaving

Seedling growing method is used. Seeds are sown 60 days before planting in the ground. Dates are calculated individually, taking into account the climate of the region of residence. In phase 2 of a true leaf, tomato seedlings are dived. Plant hardening is required, usually 10 days before transplanting into the ground. She is taken out into the street, leaving for 20 minutes, every day, this time increases. On the 10th day, it should be approximately 8 hours.

Best shaped into 2 stems.

1 m2 place 2-3 plants. It is recommended to carry out top dressing. At least 2 times, during flowering and active ripening. Weeding and loosening, removing weeds are mandatory in order to reduce the risk of susceptibility to major diseases of the species. Watering in the evening with warm water.

Disease susceptibility

Tomatoes of the "Handbag" variety do not have immunity to diseases, therefore, timely treatment with drugs against the development of viruses and fungi is required. You can start prophylaxis from the moment of sowing by treating the seeds used for planting.

If the disease has struck an adult plant with fruits, it is better not to use chemicals. Folk remedies will help.

Dosed watering, timely weeding and other agrotechnical methods are preventive measures.

Harvest volume and application

If you follow all the rules and requirements for planting and care, then from 1 bush you can get about 8 kg of tomatoes. Thus, the yield of 1 m2 will be 15–20 kg.

Tomatoes are used for salads from fresh vegetables, decoration of the festive table. They are also used for processing into tomato paste, sauces, ketchups and juices.

Positive and negative properties of the variety

A description of tomatoes and their division into pros and cons helps the summer resident to decide on the choice of one or another type.


  • Productivity.
  • High transportability and long shelf life.
  • Preservation of the presentation.
  • The fruits do not crack.


  • Susceptible to disease.
  • Requires the formation of a bush.

The opinion of summer residents regarding the "Handbag" tomatoes

Often reading reviews of gardeners about tomatoes, you can get more valuable information. Because it is here that summer residents share their emotions and specific tips for growing.

  • Vera. Has been growing tomatoes for 3 years in a row. Satisfies everything, the taste, yield and aroma of the tomato. I especially like it fresh. Will continue to plant.
  • Natalia. She formed a plant into two stems, removed the growth point. The yield is excellent, the fruits are large and tasty. Will grow more.

"Handbag", tomatoes, which are planted by many summer residents solely because of their high yield. But, besides this, they are able to decorate any site.

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