Few gardeners, and just the owner of the backyard will refuse to grow tomatoes in his garden. After all, with the modern variety of varieties with their amazing characteristics and such, sometimes, unusual appearance, it is not easy to use only those tomatoes that are offered in the markets and in stores. And if you grow yourself, it opens such a vast scope for choice, that just the eyes run. And growing tomatoes is already turning into a kind of hobby, which is akin to collecting. Only collect in this case have varieties of tomatoes, and the associated impressions remain, at best, in a photo or video. And the taste, unfortunately, is quickly forgotten. And it depends not only on the variety, but also on the growing conditions and weather.
Of course, in the conditions of a huge variety of varieties of tomatoes, which tricks do not go to the breeders to attract the attention of consumers to their new product. Often, varieties are given such names, having heard that you can no longer be interested and just pass by. Puzata hut's tomato is intriguing by its very name. But he has, in addition to the name, and the look is so unusual that any gardener will be interested in and want to plant it in his area.
What other qualities does this variety of tomato differ from, except for an intriguing name and an equally unusual type? In the article, in addition to the description of the Puzata hut tomato variety and its photo, you can also find many reviews of gardeners who have already tried to plant this variety in their plots.
History and description of the variety
Puzata Hut's tomato is a fairly new variety of Russian breeding. It appeared in 2012 as a result of the work of a group of breeders under the leadership of Vladimir Kachaynik. It was registered in the State Register in 2013, the firm “Aelita” became the originator, under the brand of which the seeds of this variety are mainly produced now.
Puzata Khata's tomato variety is an indeterminate variety, that is, theoretically, it has unlimited growth.Attention! In practice, according to reviews of gardeners, even in greenhouse conditions, the bush does not usually grow above 170 cm.
Since its stems are rather thin, and the bushes themselves cannot be called powerful, the lodging of plants is possible under the weight of the fruit, therefore tomatoes require an obligatory garter to the trellis and the formation of bushes. Bushes differ in average indicators of foliage, and they also branch on an average level.
The leaves are medium in size and dark green in color. Inflorescence - intermediate type. In the stem there is no articulation. One brush usually forms up to 5 fruits.
Despite the fact that the Puzata Khata tomato variety is zoned throughout Russia, in most regions it is recommended to grow it in greenhouses, or at least using film covers. In the open ground in the middle zone, according to reviews of gardeners, Puzata hut tomato may not have time to fully ripen or will differ in small sizes. But in the south it can be safely planted in open ground - there only timely and regular watering can be the only problem in the care.
Although the Puzata hut tomato is an early-ripening tomato in the Gosrestre’s description, that is, according to this characteristic it should ripen about 100 days after seed germination, many gardeners complain that the redness of the fruit is very slow and very late. Apparently, this variety still has great sensitivity to the amount of positive temperatures and the amount of sunlight that it may not have enough for timely maturation in mid-latitudes.Attention! Due to the extended fruiting, tomatoes can be harvested right up to the most frost, especially when grown in greenhouses, where you can optionally use additional heating.
The yield is one of the advantages of Puzata Khata, about 9-11 kg of tomatoes can be collected from one square meter of planting.
About susceptibility to the main diseases of tomatoes in the official description of the variety is not mentioned, but, according to reviews, Puzata Khata tomatoes are fairly resistant to late blight, and other sores usually bypass it while observing minimal preventive measures.
But it is quite sensitive to the composition of the soil on which it is grown - it is necessary that it be balanced in the content of all major nutrients.
Rarely what sort of tomato can boast such an unusual form of fruit as Puzata Khata. Not only that, it is highly ribbed, and even the form itself is a pear-shaped, as a result, the fruit strongly resembles a purse gathered from above, from which the hostesses used to go to the market.
The color of the unripe fruit is light green, with no stain at the base. As it ripens, the color of the tomatoes turns red, but rather with a hint of orange. Tomato is present from 4 to 6 seed nests.
Fruits are large in size - on average, their weight is 250-300 grams, but there are instances that reach a weight of 700-800 grams. As it often happens, the first fruits on a bush differ in the largest sizes, then gradually the tomatoes become smaller.Comment! The size of the fruit is highly dependent on a variety of conditions: from the formation, and from fertilizing, and from weather conditions during growth, and even from the density of plantings.
The skin of the fruit is dense enough to withstand a considerable weight of tomatoes, without cracking at the same time. But in the process of eating it is not felt. The flesh is quite juicy, but voids are often observed in tomatoes, thus they are not very suitable for canning.
The taste of professional tasters is rated at 4, most gardeners recognize it as good, but far from excellent. Tomatoes of this variety contain a lot of sugar and almost no acid, so they are particularly suitable for diet and baby food. The fruits of this variety of tomatoes make excellent salads, as well as good mashed potatoes and other preparations, where tomatoes are chopped and not used in the whole form.Comment! Very tasty and rich is obtained juice from tomatoes of this variety.
The obvious advantage of the Puzata Khata tomato variety is the good persistence of the fruit. They can be plucked while still green, and they ripen easily and quickly on the windowsill and after that they can be stored for quite a long time without changing their taste characteristics.
Due to this property, Puzata Khata tomatoes are easily transported over long distances, so they can be beneficial for commercial cultivation. However, due to its unusual shape, tomatoes occupy more space in standard containers.
The advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Summing up the above, it should be noted that the tomato variety Puzata Khata has a number of advantages distinguishing it from a number of its fellows:
- High yield, according to reviews even exceeding at times those figures that are given in the official description of the variety;
- Fruits contain a lot of sugar and other beneficial elements;
- High safety of fruits;
- Large size and unusual shape of tomatoes;
- Comparative resistance of tomatoes to major diseases.
Of course, the variety has some drawbacks, which primarily include the following:
- The need for shaping and garters because of some fragility of the bush;
- The demanding of tomato Puzata hata to soil fertility.
Cultivation and care
In general, Puzata Khata tomatoes are grown using standard tomato technology, but there are still some peculiarities.
Since Puzata Khata tomatoes are a variety, not a hybrid, you can use both purchased seeds and those obtained from independently grown plants of yours, or your friends, for planting.Important! It is desirable to soak the seeds before sowing in a solution of microelements or growth stimulants (Zircon, Epin, HB-101) because they have a low germination energy, and sprouts can appear from the soil slowly and unevenly.
Sowing seeds in seedling tanks should be about 60-65 days before planting the bushes to a permanent place.
Immediately after germination, it is advisable to place the sprouts under the brightest lighting that you can find for them. At the same time, the temperature should be reduced by 5-10 degrees. Thus, you can achieve a good development of the root system, and at the same time improve the immunity of tomato plants.
After the first real tomato leaves appear in the tomato seedlings, the bushes need to be planted in separate pots. A week after picking, it is advisable to feed the seedlings. Since seedlings of this variety may look weaker than other tomatoes, it is advisable to feed it once a week with small doses of fertilizers. It is best to use humates with microelements or microbiological fertilizers such as Radiance, Baikal and others.
Landing in the ground and further care
Since tomatoes of this variety require mandatory garters, it is easier to initially plant seedlings near the trellis. In this case, pruning and further tying the stems noticeably easier. Per 1 square meter of beds, no more than 3 bushes of Puzata hut tomato varieties are planted.Tip! Not only the stems can be tied to the trellis, but also brushes with ripening fruits, since due to their large size and weight, when ripe, they can break off along with the branches.
To form tomatoes of this variety is desirable in 1 or 2 stalks. To form bushes of 2 stems leave one stepchild growing under the first flower brush. All other stepchildren and lower leaves are gradually removed. For the formation of 1 stalk, all stepchildren are gradually and systematically removed, preventing them from growing longer than 10 cm in length.
In order to get large-sized tomatoes, it is desirable to form bushes in one trunk. If you have little space in the garden or in the greenhouse and you have to plant bushes more often, then in this case the formation of plants in one trunk will be the only possible cultivation technology.
The plants of this variety are quite demanding on the fertility of the soil, so they need to conduct a few additional dressings after planting in the ground. Also regularly water the bushes with cold water, especially if the weather is hot and dry.
Tomatoes can ripen unevenly, so take care in advance of additional shelters for bushes in case of early cold weather.Attention! If the fruits do not want to blush, they can be collected in an unripe green form - they are able to ripen pretty quickly, lying on the windowsill.
The responses of summer residents and gardeners about the tomato variety Puzata Khata, the description and photo of which you could see above, are very diverse and sometimes contradictory. Perhaps this is due to different weather conditions in the cultivation of tomatoes, and, perhaps, there was a re-grading of seeds.
Alena, 39, Tver Neighbors shared this year's tomato seedlings Puzata Khata. The form of ripening tomatoes was very unusual, so ribbed, in the form of a vessel. But in the end, as they matured, they straightened out a little, they became smooth and beautiful. Tomatoes really liked and sweet, and dense, almost no seeds. I really liked it, only branches are thin, they must be tied up carefully, otherwise they break or fall to the ground - the fruit is heavy. Svetlana, 43, Tomsk I planted a Puzata Khata variety in a greenhouse. I didn’t have a lot of seedlings, because there were few seeds. Only 5-6 bushes, but what kind of tomatoes. Everything is good in them - and taste, and color, and shape, and size. Then I will definitely plant. Well, and that care is required, so it is necessary to work with any crop so that it is necessary to enjoy the harvest later. Sergey, 42, Novosibirsk This variety has not attracted me in particular. Tomatoes, of course, an unusual shape, but the taste of some bland, the harvest can not be said to please, so a couple of kilograms gathered from the bush. Plant no more. Zoya, 44, Samara Wonderful variety! By yield this year was one of the first. I picked a tomato from the bush as a whole near a bucket, albeit a green one, because I grew it in open ground. So they matured well at home, and I didn’t see any voids in them, on the contrary, juicy, dense, tasty. The outside was almost orange, and the inside was pink - beautiful! Next year I will plant in a greenhouse - it may even mature early. Ann, 37, Moscow Region Well, I was not at all impressed by this variety. Even it is not clear why he is praised. There were tomatoes, but so tasteless that I’m not going to plant him exactly the next time. Anton, 34 years old, Tver Grade Puzata hut planted for the second time, because I liked it very much. In the greenhouse was one of the most fruitful, I have never seen such an abundance of tomatoes. This year they grew it in the open ground, only covered it with non-woven material immediately after disembarking at the end of May so that its cold would not be damaged. I also liked the fact that it is not very damaged by blight, like other varieties.
Despite the fact that the Puzata Khata variety appeared relatively recently, it already managed to gain both its fans and those who were disappointed in it. In such cases, there is only one way to get to the truth - to buy seeds and grow tomatoes of this variety on their own.