A foreigner originally from Siberia - description and recommendations for growing tomato "French Grozdevoy"

A foreigner originally from Siberia - description and recommendations for growing tomato

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All lovers of classic sweet tomatoes will surely like the promising French Grozdevoy variety. Moderately tall bushes have excellent yields and do not require painstaking care.

The fruits grow juicy, sweet and very beautiful. And this is not the only positive quality of tomatoes. Want to know more?

In our article, we will present to your attention a complete description of the variety, we will introduce you to its characteristics and cultivation features.

Tomato "French Grove": variety description

Despite the markedly foreign name, the French Grozdevoy variety was bred in Siberia. Tomatoes can be grown indoors or outdoors. In greenhouses, fruiting will last until frost. French Grozdevoy is a high-yielding medium late variety. Determinate bush, reaches 1-1.5 m in height. Side shoots are formed slightly, so pinching is not required.

Fruits are collected in bunches of 10-20 pieces; in the middle lane, they fully ripen in August. Subject to the rules of watering and feeding, fruiting is abundant, up to 20 kg of tomatoes can be harvested per season in a bush.

Among the main advantages of the variety:

  • high productivity;
  • excellent taste of fruits;
  • undemanding care;
  • beautiful fruit appearance, ideal for canning;
  • good keeping quality.

There are practically no shortcomings in the variety. Gardeners consider the only drawback to be relatively late ripening. When grown outdoors, tomatoes have to be picked green and brought to ripeness at home.

You can see the yield of other varieties in the table:

Variety nameYield
French bunchup to 20 kg per bush
Olya-la20-22 kg per square meter
Nastenka10-12 kg per square meter
King of Kings5 kg per bush
Banana red3 kg per bush
Gulliver7 kg per bush
Brown sugar6-7 kg per square meter
Lady Shedi7.5 kg per square meter
Rocket6.5 kg per square meter
Pink Lady25 kg per square meter


Fruit characteristics:

  • Fruits are medium in size, weighing 80-100 g.
  • They have a beautiful oval, slightly elongated shape.
  • The color of the fruit at the stage of physiological ripeness is deep red.
  • The inner chambers are small, the flesh is very juicy, pleasantly sweetish, the skin is dense.
  • The fruits are perfectly stored, they can be transported over long distances without any problems.

The harvest can be harvested in the phase of physiological or technical ripeness, tomatoes ripen quickly at room temperature. The dense skin and juicy pulp make the fruit suitable for canning. They are salted, pickled, included in assorted vegetables. Elongated medium-sized tomatoes look very nice in jars. You can make juice from the harvested fruits, tomatoes are tasty and fresh.

For comparison, the table below shows data on the weight of fruits in other varieties of tomatoes:

Variety nameFruit weight
French bunch80-100 grams
Fat jack240-320 grams
Premier120-180 grams
Broody90-150 grams
Polbig100-130 grams
Buyan100-180 grams
Black bunch50-70 grams
Grapefruit600-1000 grams
Kostroma85-145 grams
American ribbed300-600 grams
The president250-300 grams

A photo

You can also familiarize yourself with the French Grozdevoy tomatoes in the photo:

Growing features

Seeds are sown for seedlings in March. It is advisable to use the same soil in which adult tomatoes will grow. The ideal option is a mixture of garden soil and humus. For greater safety, the soil is recommended to be sieved and calcined.

Seeds germinate under a film; for the speedy development, abundant sunlight or supplementary lighting with electric lamps is required. Moderate watering, it is better to spray young seedlings from a spray bottle... The pick is carried out after the first real sheet has been unfolded. After transplanting into new pots, the seedlings are fed with an aqueous solution of mineral fertilizers based on potassium and phosphorus.

Seedlings are transplanted into the greenhouse in the first half of May, plants are planted in open ground later, closer to the beginning of June. With this scheme, the first fruits are tied at the end of June. Immediately after planting, young plants are tied to strong stakes or trellises.

Requires abundant, but not too frequent watering with warm water. Root dressing with alternating complex mineral and organic fertilizers is recommended. The soil under the tomatoes is loosened weekly. Mulching with peat, humus or straw will help to maintain a normal level of humidity.

Pests and diseases

The variety is quite resistant to disease. However, for preventive purposes, it is worth regularly spraying the bushes with an aqueous solution of antifungal and antiviral bio-preparations. Frequent ventilation in the greenhouse will help protect plants from late blight, gray and white rot. It is best to ventilate immediately after watering, so as not to create an excessively humid atmosphere in the shelter.

Spraying with an aqueous solution of ammonia or infusion of herbs: yarrow, chamomile, celandine will help protect plants from pests.

French Grozdevoy is a great variety for beginner gardeners. There are no failures with him, only proper watering, feeding and timely attachment to a solid support are required. It is better to plant the plant in a greenhouse, this guarantees a bountiful harvest and protects the bushes from pests and diseases.

In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:

Early ripeMid lateMedium early
Pink fleshyYellow bananaPink King F1
Ob domesTitaniumBabushkin
King of the earlyF1 slotCardinal
Red domegold fishSiberian miracle
Union 8Raspberry miracleBear Paw
Icicle redDe Barao redBells of Russia
Honey creamDe Barao blackLev Tolstoy

Watch the video: How to transplant tomato seedlings (February 2023).