Andromeda is one of the productive varieties of tomatoes that can grow in all regions of Russia. Wherein has three types that differ in varietal characteristics. The description and characteristics of this variety can be found below.
2 Facts about Tomato Andromeda
Quite an interesting variety that you can try at least once on the plot. He was bred in 1998 by A.A. Mashtakov.
Characteristic varietyEarly ripe variety of tomato Andromeda
This is a type of tomato with an early fruit ripening. Depending on the subspecies from 78 to 116 days from the first shoots. If the weather is not happy with the sun, the aging time is increased by one week. Indeterminate shrubs with secondary education stepsons. The height of the bushes is 55-75 cm. in open ground, in a greenhouse grow to 100 cm
Description (inflorescences, fruits)
Shrubs with green leafy plates of tomato type. Inflorescences formed on the bushes of a simple type. The first appears above the sixth leaf and each subsequent is formed through 2 leaf plates. In each hand, an average of 6 fruits can be tied.
FruitTomatoes Zotolay Andromeda have a thick stem and large round fruits
|Fruit shape||Rounded with not big corrugation.|
|Yield||10 kg. from 1m2.|
|Weight||70-140 gr. 320 gr. - pink subspecies.|
|Colour||Depends on the belonging to the subspecies - pink, red and yellow.|
|Taste||Tastes 4.3 points out of 5.|
|Storage||In good conditions up to 3 months.|
- Protein - 0.6 gr.
- Fat - 0.2 gr.
- Dietary fiber - 0.8 gr.
- Water - 94 gr.
- Dry matter - 5.0%.
- Sugar - 3.0%.
Advantages and disadvantages
Like any variety, this one has its pros and cons.
- Good ones flavoring properties;
- Early and friendly tomato ripening;
- Cold resistance;
- Harvest matures tassels.
- Root system does not develop to a sufficient depth;
- Is subject to late blight;
- Requires constant dressing.
Tomato Andromeda Reviews
Maria, 34 years old.Always among the different varieties of tomato planted 7 Andromeda bushes. He later comes into fruiting, but it lasts the longest.
Peter, 42 years old.I have a field planted with this sort of tomato because the crop ripens almost simultaneously and is well transported to retail outlets.
Elena Petrovna, 64 years old.I like this type of tomato for the taste of tomatoes that I use in canned and summer salads. Therefore, 5-8 bushes are always present in my garden.
The main criteria for the selection of tomatoes
As can be seen from the reviews of gardeners This variety of tomatoes is rich in the harvest of tasty fruits and fruits until late autumn. In this case, care for him is not difficult. These are the main criteria by which this tomato is chosen.
ApplicationCanned Tomatoes variety Andromeda
Andromeda is widely used in cooking. They make wonderful ones from it:
- Tomato puree;
- Apply in preservation of fruits for the winter period.
In dietetics, tomato is used as it has a low calorie content. In its 100 grams contains only 20 kcal. Therefore, nutritionists use it in their workings of various diets.
The variety has three subspecies.
This species has a fruit ripening period of 109 days. The leafy plates are green, and the taste of the fruits is the sweetest among the subspecies of Andromeda. Yellow tomatoes reach a weight of 350 grams. The yield of the subspecies Golden is 8 kg cm2.
It has silver-colored leaf plates and pink fruits. Tomato ripening period is minimal among this variety and is 82 days. Fruit weight up to 125 gr. The yield is 10.5 kg. cm2.
Andromeda F1Andromeda F1
The species has green foliage and red fruits aligned in shape, the volume of which allows their use in the complete preservation of fruits for the winter. Ripens in 105 days from the moment of the first seedlings emergence. The yield is 9.5 kg. cm2.
Nuances of growing a variety
To get a big harvest at the exit,must adhere to the recommended rules of care for tomatoes of this variety.
Sowing timeSeeds for seedlings are usually sown at the end of March to a depth of 2-3 cm.
Planted seeds in the first two weeks of March. Capacity must be taken with drainage holes for water drainage and used soil intended for planting seeds for seedlings.
When the seedlings grow two true leaves spend diving sprouts in separate tanks and further care consists of watering and turning the seedlings with different sides to the sun.
When to plant seedlings
In the open ground, seedlings are planted only after hardening it. The air temperature while the air temperature should be at least 17 degrees Celsius.Andromeda tomato planted in open ground in May
Therefore, in the Krasnodar Territory tomato seedlings are planted on May holidays, and in the Moscow region in the first decade of June. These terms for planting in open ground in the greenhouse can be planted a couple of weeks earlier. At 1 m2 planted 4 bushes.
Average harvest ripens for 100 days from the day of germination of seedlings.
Diseases and pestsTomato bush struck by blight
Mostly this variety is prone to late blight disease. To avoid this, it is necessary to tear off the lower leaf plates to increase air circulation and treat the tomato bushes before the start of flowering with chemical preparations.
Fruit can be stored in a cool place where the temperature is kept within 2-7 degrees Celsius. Then the varieties of Andromeda can lie for 3 months.
Tomato Andromeda is not so difficult to grow. The main thing is to carry out timely watering, loosening and fertilizing the beds with tomato bushes. In the greenhouse, the variety bears fruit when it is visibly cold outside, the main thing is that at the same time the greenhouse at night is closed less tightly.