Tomato Kibo - a productive pink hybrid
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Tomato lovers always want to start feasting on their favorite fruits as early as possible. Early vegetables do not always taste good, so you should be careful when choosing a variety. The Kibo hybrid, an early ripe pink tomato of Japanese origin, can satisfy the high demands of gourmets.
The history of growing the Kibo hybrid
The Kibo F1 hybrid appeared thanks to the efforts of breeders of Kitano Seeds, the largest international company of Japanese origin. The hybrid is also known under the working number KS 222 F1.
Despite the popularity of tomato in European countries and positive feedback from Russian and Ukrainian gardeners, Kibo has not yet been entered into the State Register.
Since the hybrid is primarily intended for growing in greenhouses, it can be cultivated in almost any region.
Kibo tomato appearance
Kibo refers to early ripe tomatoes (only a week inferior to the early Kasamori variety), fruit ripening begins on the 102-106th day from the moment of germination.
The hybrid plant is indeterminate, that is, it has no growth restriction. Therefore, the bushes can reach a height of 2 m. In greenhouse cultivation, this property allows you to get a large number of fruits from each plant. The stems are thick and strong, the root system is powerful. The foliage of the bushes is average. The surface of large dark green leaves is rough.
Dense fruit clusters of 5-6 large tomatoes form on powerful stems
In each fruit cluster, 5–6 marketable tomatoes are formed. The average weight of one vegetable, according to the descriptions, is 250–300 g, and on the first clusters it can reach 350 g. Rounded, slightly flattened fruits are covered with a dark pink smooth skin. Coloring pleases with uniformity - no green spots. The pulp has sufficient density and high juiciness, not watery, sugary taste. The structure of the pulp is uniform - there are no streaks and a white core in the middle. There are few seeds in the fruits.
The seed chambers of the Kibo tomato are small.
Advantages and disadvantages of the Kibo tomato
The originators recommend a hybrid for growing in the first and second whorls. In addition, a feature of Kibo tomatoes is the ability to grow in greenhouses using the so-called extended rotation technology. This means that plants can grow for 10–11 months, even in low light conditions. The descriptions indicate the following advantages of the hybrid:
- high yield (10-11 kg per bush, with intensive cultivation - up to 15 kg);
- stable formation of ovary in stressful conditions;
- resistance to heat and sudden changes in temperature;
- compactness of the bush in width, which makes it possible to rationally use the area in greenhouses;
- excellent marketability of fruits;
- transportability and keeping quality;
- no cracking of fruits with abundant irrigation;
- resistance to major diseases.
The disadvantages of tomato include the high cost of seeds and the inability of the plant to the conditions of open ground (such cultivation is possible only in warm regions with a long summer season).
Planting and caring for Kibo tomatoes
Tomatoes are not sown immediately to a permanent place, therefore, first of all, seedlings must be grown from purchased seeds. The timing of sowing seeds for seedlings depends on the planned technology of growing the hybrid. For the first turn, you can sow this tomato, like other varieties, in the second half of February. For the second turn, sowing is carried out in June-July. If you plan to cultivate in an extended turnover, you need to sow the seeds already in mid-December.
The procedure for sowing seeds for seedlings
Since Kibo hybrid seeds are sold already processed, they do not require preparation for sowing.
To sow seeds, perform the following sequence of actions:
- First of all, soil is prepared for sowing - they buy it ready-made or mix it yourself from equal shares of garden soil, peat and compost.
- The prepared soil is placed in shallow (10–12 cm high) boxes or containers.
- To destroy pathogenic bacteria and fungi, the soil is disinfected a day before sowing with a hot strong (dark pink) solution of potassium permanganate.
- With a stick, grooves are cut in moist soil according to the scheme 5 cm by 10 cm, depth 1 cm. Seeds are placed in these grooves.
- The container is covered with a film and placed in a warm room, lifting the film for airing every day.
Tomato seeds are placed in shallow grooves made in moist soil
Usually, seed germination occurs after seven to eight days. It is necessary to immediately remove the film from the boxes and transfer them to a well-lit place, reducing the temperature to +15 ... 16 aboutC. After 7-10 days, the temperature can be increased to +20 ... 22 aboutFROM.
If sowing is done in winter, the plants will not have enough sunlight. Supplementation is organized using phytolamps so that the duration of illumination is 10–12 hours.
Seedling care includes watering (when the topsoil dries up) and top dressing. The amount of dressing depends on the quality of the soil. If a special ready-made soil is used, the seedlings are fed only twice - 2 weeks after the pick and another 10-12 days. When sowing in garden soil, the seedlings will have to be fertilized several times at intervals of 10 days, starting from the moment the first true leaves appear. Good fertilizers for seedlings are Nitrofoska (1 tablespoon per liter of water), Agricola No. 3 or a mixture of potassium sulfate (2 g) with nitrate (1 g) and superphosphate (3 g), dissolved in 1 liter of water. It is useful to fertilize the seedlings once with Effekton O.
The picking of seedlings into separate cups is carried out when 2 true leaves are formed (as a rule, 8-10 days after germination).
Picking tomato seedlings - video
Planting seedlings in a permanent place
Prepare the soil for planting tomatoes in advance, in the fall. Remember that you cannot plant tomatoes in the same greenhouse every year. They must be alternated with other crops (legumes, onions, herbs, cabbage).
To reduce the risk of infection of tomatoes with fungal diseases, it is better to remove the surface layer of soil in the greenhouse, then treat the soil with copper sulfate (20 g per bucket of water). After that, compost is added to the soil, dug up and then closed the greenhouse for the winter.
It is recommended to transfer Kibo tomato seedlings to a permanent place after the appearance of 8–12 leaves (usually 55–65 days after germination). It is advisable to transplant seedlings using the transshipment method.
- For transplanting seedlings, choose a cloudy day or evening, so as not to "fry" the plants in the sun.
- Dig holes 15–16 cm deep (staggered). No more than 3 bushes should be placed on 1 square meter, since their solid size requires a large feeding area. The distance between adjacent bushes should be approximately 60 cm.
- Pour 0.8-1 liters of water into each hole and plant the seedlings in the mud.
- Carefully cover the roots of the seedlings with soil, compact it and mulch with straw or sawdust. You don't need to water the seedlings for several days.
Planting tomato seedlings in a greenhouse - video
Kibo Tomato Care
It is not too difficult to care for a hybrid, although it will take a certain amount of time to ensure high yields.
The basic rules of care are as follows:
- watering should be regular (every 4–5 days), but moderate, so as not to cause rotting of the root system. Water must be used warm and poured under the root, making sure that the stream of water does not wash out the soil at the base of the bush;
- top dressing is applied 3-4 times during the summer (flowering, ovary formation, fruit pouring). It is best to use a complex fertilizer. If the seedlings are underdeveloped, it is recommended to use nitrogen compounds (saltpeter, mullein) in the first feeding. They are used with caution - when overfeeding, the tomato will begin to fatten;
- tying bushes to supports (trellises, stakes, mesh) is performed when a height of 40 cm is reached;
- pinching (elimination of side shoots) is carried out every week to stimulate the formation of fruits. On adult bushes, 1–2 lower leaves are regularly removed as they wilt.
In addition, when growing a hybrid greenhouse, you need to take care of ventilation and good lighting. When growing Kibo in extended circulation in the autumn-winter period, artificial lighting is required.
According to my observations, one of the main factors for the successful cultivation of tomatoes in a greenhouse is clean soil. A preparation for disinfecting soil (for example, a solution of HOM or copper sulfate) should be used at the boiling point. In addition, it is undesirable to alternate tomatoes with cucumbers, since they have a common disease - anthracnose. To obtain a good harvest, the greenhouse must be regularly ventilated and saturated with carbon dioxide. To do this, the easiest way is to spread manure on the soil surface - they release a sufficient amount of carbon dioxide during decomposition.
Growing a tomato Kibo on video
How to protect a tomato from diseases and pests
Hybrid tomato Kibo is quite resistant to disease. Nevertheless, it is advisable to carry out regular preventive treatments of the culture against fungal diseases. Optimally suitable for this purpose are preparations of copper (Oxyhom, copper sulfate, Ordan, Abiga-Peak) or sulfur (for example, colloidal sulfur). Phosphorus-potassium fertilizing and treatment with the Barrier preparation will help prevent late blight disease.
Among pests, greenhouse tomatoes can infect whitefly and spider mites. You can get rid of the whitefly with the help of such an insecticide as Confidor, and the treatment with Karbofos or garlic infusion will help with the spider mite (a pound of chopped garlic is poured with a bucket of hot water and infused for 6 hours, then 50 g of laundry soap is added).
Harvesting and using the crop
The first tomatoes begin to ripen 100-110 days after germination, and after 1.5-2 weeks, mass fruiting begins. Kibo fruits, carefully picked and folded in a shallow container, can withstand even long-term transportation without compromising their appearance and taste. Can be stored for up to 3 months (if harvested unripe). Due to the combination of juiciness and meatiness of the pulp, these tomatoes are good both in salads and in homemade canned food.
Kibo fruit makes perfect juice
Reviews of gardeners
The early Kibo tomato has all the qualities of a first-class vegetable. It is suitable for small private gardens, although it is more focused on commercial cultivation, since when grown using the extended turnover technology, it can grow and bear fruit from spring to late autumn. Proper care of this hybrid will take time and labor, but it will give you the opportunity to get a really big harvest.
The Queen appeared to the world thanks to the efforts of the agronomists of the Partner company and very quickly won the love and respect of professional farmers. Still, it is a beef tomato, attractive in appearance and with decent taste.
The tallness of the plant is ideal for greenhouse conditions. The internodes are short, and the lower raceme is formed above the 9-11 leaves. Each tomato cluster forms 4 to 6 weighty (about 300 g) pink-raspberry rounded tomatoes. Ripening periods are average, after about 103 -115 days from the date of the first shoots, the tomato will begin to bear fruit. And the Queen's yield is enviable - more than 25 kg can be obtained from 1 sq. m.
The consistency of tomatoes is dense, on the cut, the pulp is juicy, multi-chamber.
Attention! The tomato is of the LSL type. This is an English abbreviation for long shelf life, which literally means “long shelf life”. This designation focuses on keeping quality and transportability of fruits.
The taste is rich, tomato, in which sugar content and sourness are in balance.
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Characteristics of the fetus
Description of tomato Polbig
The Polbig tomato bush is quite strong and developed. The stems can be up to 12 mm thick. The roots of the plant are powerful and branched, penetrating to a depth of more than half a meter.
The height of the tomato bush depends on the method of growing the plant, as well as on the conditions of its maintenance. So, in the open air, bushes usually rarely have the opportunity to grow above 80 cm.In greenhouses, plants are about one and a half times taller, from 1 m to 1.3 m in height.
Usually, the formation of a bush of this determinant variety is carried out in two or three stems, the brushes on which still need a garter, due to the large number of very large fruits.
The leaves of this variety are medium in size and usually have a regular five-lobed shape. Their number is small. Descent of stems and leaves is weak, hairs are practically not visible even on large stems. The foliage is usually green and the stems are light green.
Flowers of this variety are common in tomatoes, except that they have a relatively short flowering time and go through this stage almost immediately after planting in open ground. Polbig has practically no barren flowers, so by the number of flowers it is already possible to guess the yield of the bush, at least by the number of berries.
The ripening period ranges from 90 to 110 days (in greenhouses about 65-85 days) from the moment of appearance, depending on external conditions.
Below is a photo of a tomato bush Polybig f1
Fruit ripening in this variety is early enough that it is the fastest in terms of yield among similar crops.
Description of fruits
Polbig tomatoes have the appearance shown in the photo
Fruits of the Polbig variety are balls slightly flattened in the vertical direction, having a diameter of about 10 cm.Their weight can reach 220 g, although the range of average weight indicators lies within 180-200 g.
One of the peculiarities of the variety is that in greenhouses its ripening occurs faster by several weeks, while the mass of greenhouse fruits is approximately half as much as compared to “open” tomatoes (100-110 g).
The color of the fruit in the state of technical ripeness is red. Their main feature is an extremely elastic skin and sufficiently dense pulp, which allows Polbig tomatoes to be stored for several weeks.
The flesh of the fruit is quite dense and slightly harsh, which, naturally, slightly improves its taste, but, along with long-term storage, allows the transportation of tomatoes over long distances.
On the brushes there are 3-4 large fruits, in total there can be up to a dozen brushes on a bush.
Harvesting and using the crop
In the middle of summer, the first ripe fruits appear on the hummingbird bushes. Tomatoes are harvested by hand, leaving a stalk with which they will be stored longer and ripen faster.
It is important to pick ripe tomatoes in a timely manner in order to prevent the defeat of unripe fruits by late blight. Green fruits ripen when plucked
After two weeks, it is difficult to distinguish them from tomatoes ripened in the garden.
Green fruits ripen when plucked. After two weeks, it is difficult to distinguish them from ripe tomatoes in the garden.
Hummingbird tomatoes have a sweet and sour taste. According to gardeners' reviews, they are the best suited for conservation.
The seeds can be planted both outdoors and indoors. Lashes in an open area are buried with a film, for convenience they use trellises: this accelerates development. Before planting on the site, the seeds are germinated.By planting seeds using the seedling method, you can get fruits earlier than the indicated dates.
Yield depends on care
Cucumbers Hummingbird F1 do not require special care, however, compliance with the rules contributes to the development of a high-quality harvest
To grow strong cucumber fruits, you need to pay attention to:
- watering mode
- loosening and shaping bushes.
Cucumbers need a lot of moisture. Before the start of active flowering, it is necessary to apply 5 liters in dry weather and 2 liters after precipitation. During fruiting, cucumbers require up to 8 liters of water during drought and 5 liters after rain.
It is necessary to water the bushes in the morning with warm water. Watering in the evening when planting in spring can cause cooling of the root system due to unstable temperatures.
Precipitation and irrigation lead to the formation of a hard crust on the soil surface. Its appearance can slow down the development of the lashes. After watering, the soil is loosened.
Top dressing is applied at least once during the period of active growth. As a fertilizer, mixtures containing nitrogen, potassium and magnesium are used. Some additionally fertilize the bushes during irrigation.
Organics are popular for feeding bushes:
- infusion on onion peel
- dairy products
- diluted chicken manure or animal manure.
The formation of the bush allows the lashes to receive the maximum amount of sunlight. This improves the quality of the fruit. Only the lateral lower shoots should be cut off, while keeping the central stem and other lashes intact: they form ovaries that participate in the formation of cucumbers.
Characteristics of the variety
Tomatoes Polfast belongs to the early varieties: harvesting begins 90 days after planting the treated seeds. A warm, moderately humid climate is suitable for the plant.
Planting is carried out in greenhouse conditions or in prepared areas with fertilized soil. Tomato Polfast f1 is characterized by good fruit set at low and high temperatures.
Features of the variety
Polfast is a resistant hybrid that survives in conditions in which classic varieties die. Tomatoes are convenient for planting. Characteristics of the Polfast variety:
- early maturing
- productive hybrid
- the average yield is 6 kilograms per square meter of planting.
The undersized hybrid tolerates frost well in greenhouses covered with a dense film. Harvesting of the Polfast variety falls on the third month from the day of planting the seedlings. By this time, the fruits will have time to ripen (the peel does not burst from excess moisture and does not bake in the sun).
Description of the bush
Half-fast grows in powerful dense bushes with a low height (forcing). The average crop height does not exceed 60 centimeters with abundant watering. The leaves of the bush are medium in size, mostly dark green in color. The inflorescence of the variety is simple, the ovaries are small.
Compact tomato stems can be placed at a distance of 40-50 cm from each other. Moderate green mass - foliage, allows you to prune and clean the bush without harming neighboring crops. In greenhouse conditions, the bush is much lower: the height of the shoots is no more than 40 cm.
Description of fruits
The fruits of this variety can be consumed in any form
The description of the fruits allows you to determine the feasibility of planting tomatoes. The F1 Dutch hybrid is a variety with flat-round juicy fruits.
In relation to the stalk, the fruits are large and ribbed. The stage of fruit ripening is determined by the color of the upper peel: a rich scarlet color indicates the ripeness of the tomato. The average fruit weight is 100-110 grams. Tomatoes rarely crack; even after a rainy summer, the tomato peel remains firm and whole.
The yield of one bush is determined by the size of each fruit. Large (up to 150 grams) tomatoes appear on low stems, but in smaller quantities. The Dutch hybrid has a good, rich fruit flavor. The process of tomato ripening is fast (fruits are collected in brushes of 5-6 pieces). The yield is determined by the average and is 6 kilograms of good ripe fruits per square meter of soil.
The f1 variety is characterized by low-seeded fruit pulp with a dense structure. Due to this quality of the fruit, the hybrid variety is used for preparing fresh dishes, and for preparations for the winter or marinades. The fruit has a slightly sweetish taste, and the fruit is moderately watery. Dutch tomatoes make a rich sauce or tomato paste. The pulp of a tomato is saturated with vitamins that are beneficial for humans. Use round fruits for baby food.
Characteristics of KIBO F1 KS 222 - indeterminate pink tomato, 1000 seeds, Kitano Kitano
Tomato Asvon F1 (Asvon F1), Kitano seeds (Kitano Seeds), Holland: This tomato hybrid saw the light of the day thanks to breeders from Kitano seeds corporation Ikazido Global Group B.V. (Holland) acquired the Kitano Seeds Corporation in 2013, which has been breeding new species of field crops, flowers and vegetables for many years. Positions of Ikazido Global Group B.V. in the world seed market have significantly strengthened, thanks to the multifaceted experience and developments of the Kitano Seeds company. As part of a Dutch company, Kitano Seeds maintains its brand and reputation for excellence.
Characteristics of hybrid Kibo F1 (Kibo F1): The hybrid plant Kibo F1 is an indeterminate, unlimited growth hybrid, early recoil, balanced, strong. The plant develops clusters with fruits, an average of 6 pieces. Fruits with excellent commercial qualities, round, flattened, dense content, painted in a pink color scheme. The average weight of a fruit at technical maturity is from 320 to 350 grams. The skin of the fruit is smooth and firm. There is no green spot near the peduncle. The taste of this tomato is very rich, sugar. You can also note the beautiful appearance of the fruit, the marketability of which is worthy of the highest marks. The hybrid is distinguished by its tolerance to stressful conditions, does not stop setting when the ambient temperature rises. During the period of intensive watering, it is not susceptible to cracking of the fruit. Tolerates sudden changes in temperature. The tomato is intended for sale on the market of fresh products, for use in fresh salad masses. Suitable for growing in film greenhouses. Suitable for first, second and extended rotations, excellent transportability.
Additional information: There are a couple of basic methods of planting tomato plants: Sowing seeds is, at first glance, an easier way, although in reality this method carries additional difficulties and volumes of work in the form of thinning, removing excess plants, and exceeding the permissible thickening of the planting. · Cultivation of seedling plants, followed by planting it under the open sky, or in one of the types of greenhouse complexes. The second method involves a certain growing technology. The seedlings are grown in pots, "tablets" or boxes. After the appearance of the third - fourth leaflet, you can transplant the seedlings into the ground. Pots and pills are planted along with pots or pills, and boxes are planted, which adds complexity and the likelihood of damage to the plant during transplantation. For such plants, a warm and well-lit place of growth is important, and the regularity of watering, therefore, when planting a plant, you need to be very careful about the temperature and watering of the plants.
We offer to buy seeds of a tomato hybrid Kibo F1 (Kibo F1) from us: The Farmer Center company is the official store selling seeds of Kitano seeds, Holland. We only sell original and certified seeds of the correct expiration date. Each delivery of goods is accompanied by a quality certificate. You can buy seeds with delivery in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. We carry out urgent delivery to Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Stavropol, Astrakhan, Moscow, Krasnodar, Saratov, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Almaty, Donetsk, Cherkessk, Maykop, Vladikavkaz, Nalchik, Derbent, Slavyansk on Kuban, Penza, Lipetsk, Voronezh, Nalchik and other cities. Buying with us is profitable.
Characteristics of the variety
"Lyubasha F1" is not a tomato variety at all. More precisely, it is a hybrid created within the walls of the partner seed company in the near 2016. A year later, the hybrid was entered into the State Register of the Russian Federation. The tomato is intended for cultivation in all climatic zones of the country. Moreover, it can be cultivated in various ways - in open ground, a greenhouse and even on a balcony.
The main unique feature of this hybrid is its unusually short growing season. From the day the first shoots appear until the first tomatoes ripen, only 70 days pass. Thanks to this property, the Lyubasha hybrid has become one of the best representatives among the early tomato varieties.
Plants of Lyubasha are of a determinant type, that is, the bushes are 40-100 centimeters high and have limited growth. The bushes are characterized by a compact structure and medium foliage. Their branches do not fall apart. Due to this circumstance, it becomes much easier to care for such medium-sized tomatoes. Although the plants are medium-sized, it is still necessary to tie to the support.
Fact: the internodes of plants have an unusual property - each of them forms two peduncles, each of which will form high-quality fruits. They will not differ in any way from tomatoes that are formed on "regular" brushes.
The first inflorescence is laid relatively low - above the 5th leaf. Each brush forms up to 8 fruits.
The tomatoes themselves are medium in size, reaching 110-120 grams in weight. Tomatoes are flat-round in shape, slightly flattened at the stalk. The skin is smooth and firm, not too thick. Its main positive feature is that it is not prone to cracking. In an unripe form, the surface color of the tomato is light green, which is gradually poured into a bright red tint. The pulp is medium juicy, fleshy, dense. The number of seeds is small. The number of seed nests is 3-4.
Externally, tomatoes of the Lyubasha variety have an unsurpassed presentation. Thanks to their optimal shape, these tomatoes are pleasant to preserve whole, add to various pickles. The pleasant sweetish taste of tomatoes is suitable for fresh salads, and for juices, and for sauces and pastes. These dried tomatoes are especially incomparable.
Usually early tomato varieties are not very productive. But this was before the appearance of the Lyubasha hybrid - it simply gives a huge harvest, reaching 5 kilograms from one bush. It is recommended to form Lyubasha plants into two or three stems. If you follow the advice and place 3-4 plants per square meter, then you can collect up to 20 kilograms of selected tomatoes from a square. Breeders claim that in the greenhouse, this figure can be slightly increased. The fruits are stored for a very long time in a dark, cool place and practically do not deteriorate during long-distance transportation.
This is not news, but it is still worth saying once again that the Lyubasha hybrid copes well with the vagaries of nature. Even multi-day rains or a weekly drought cannot harm the bushes so much that they stop tying ovaries. The formation of numerous fruits is always intensive. The recoil is fast, friendly, powerful.
Most diseases are not terrible for Lyubasha's plants. Late blight, alternaria, apical rot, cracking of fruits, black leg - all these dangerous and sometimes incurable diseases lose their power in front of the unbending immunity of hybrid plants.
The Lyubasha variety is truly unique among all other hybrids. It has properties that are not inherent in either varieties, much less hybrids. And this individuality makes the Lyubasha variety the most eager among Russian tomato lovers.
Features of growing varieties
Beets of the f1 variety are distinguished by their unpretentiousness to growing conditions and do not require special care. You just need to choose the right site (always well lit and spacious enough), choose the right soil.
Advice. The taste characteristics of the fruits will directly depend on the amount of solar heat and light: the more light enters the area, the tastier and juicier they will be. In addition, it will significantly speed up the process of culture growth.
The soil for planting beets of the Pablo f1 variety must be well warmed up (at least 5 degrees Celsius). Despite the fact that the seedlings of Pablo f1 beets are not very picky about the soil, you should still take care that it is not too acidic. If the acidity level exceeds the permissible minimum, then a mixture of ash and sand will help to correct the situation.
Advice. Every time after heavy rain or good watering, it is necessary to constantly make sure that the soil is loosened, since the young beet sprouts need constantly circulating air.
A distinctive feature of Pablo's beets is the dependence of the taste of the root crop on the length of stay in the soil, namely on the excessive amount of time spent in the soil. For example, if you overexpose fruits in the soil, this will entail a change in their taste and, possibly, even in shape.
The fact that the fruit is ripe can be determined by the following signs:
- drying, yellowing foliage means it's time to harvest
- fruits that have reached a certain size must be removed from the soil - the diameter of the root crop is about 15 cm
- characteristic growths appear on the beets.
Our material is coming to an end. Its purpose was to acquaint you with information about one of the most popular beet varieties - Pablo f1. We hope it was useful to you, and you will be happy to try to grow beets on your personal plot. Good luck!