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Characteristics and description of the well-proven tomato variety "Prima Donna" F1

Characteristics and description of the well-proven tomato variety



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Early ripe tomatoes are highly valued among gardeners, especially in the northern regions, with a short growing season.

A good bonus to early maturity will be a bountiful harvest of large fruits without much effort. These are the characteristics that the Diva F1 tomatoes demonstrate.

We bring to your attention an article with a full description of the variety, its characteristics and features of agricultural technology. We will also tell you what diseases these tomatoes are prone to, and which ones they successfully resist.

Tomato Prima Donna F1: variety description

Variety nameSnowfall
general descriptionEarly maturing, determinant tomato variety for cultivation in greenhouses and open field.
OriginatorRussia
Ripening period90-95 days
The formRounded or rounded with elongation, cordate, not ribbed or slightly ribbed
ColorRipe fruit color is red
Average weight of tomatoes120 grams
ApplicationUniversal
Variety yield8 kg per plant
Growing featuresThe variety was bred for cultivation in cold regions of the country with a short planting season.
Disease resistanceNot susceptible to most tomato diseases

The hybrid was obtained as a result of the successful work of Russian breeders. Registered in the State Register of the Russian Federation for growing in open ground and greenhouses in 2007. The F1 prima donna is a first generation hybrid.

Hybrids have a lot of worthy qualities inherited from the varieties used (large fruits, bountiful harvest, resistance to weather conditions, diseases). One drawback is that hybrid seeds are not suitable for planting the next season, the plants may be born with unexpected signs.

The main characteristics of the variety:

  • The plant is determinant (read about indeterminate here).
  • The stem does not form.
  • The stem is strong, bristly, with medium foliage. Height - about 130 cm, brushes are usually about 8 pieces.
  • The rhizome, characteristic of non-standard tomatoes, is violently developed in different directions without deepening.
  • The leaves of the plant have a typical tomato shape, large dark green, wrinkled structure without pubescence.
  • The inflorescence is simple, intermediate type. The first inflorescence is formed above the 8th or 9th leaf, the subsequent ones - with an interval of 1 - 2 leaves.
  • The peduncle is articulated.

By the degree of ripening - early maturing. From the moment the seeds germinate to the ripening of the crop, only 90 - 95 days pass.

"Prima Donna" has a high degree of resistance to verticillosis, cladosporium, Alternaria, Fusarium and others. Due to its early maturity, the plant is not attacked by late blight.

Reference: Late blight actively manifests itself in the second half of summer, when the difference between day and night temperatures is significantly different.

The F1 prima donna is suitable for growing in open ground and in greenhouse conditions, in greenhouses and under a film. The variety gives excellent yields. With the right approach, you can harvest up to 8 kg from one plant. On average, from 1 sq. M. you can get 20 kg of tomatoes.

You can compare this indicator with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Diva8 kg per bush
Grandma's giftup to 6 kg per square meter
American ribbed5.5 kg per bush
De Barao Giant20-22 kg per bush
Market King10-12 kg per square meter
Kostromaup to 5 kg per bush
The president7-9 kg per square meter
Summer resident4 kg per bush
Nastenka10-12 kg per square meter
Dubrava2 kg per bush
Batianya6 kg per bush

Advantages and disadvantages

Among the positive signs, it is worth noting:

  • early maturity;
  • bountiful harvest even in bad weather conditions;
  • large fruits;
  • disease resistance;
  • long storage.

No obvious shortcomings have been identified.

Fetal characteristics:

  • Shape - rounded or rounded with elongation, heart-shaped, not ribbed (or slightly ribbed).
  • The sizes are large - about 10 cm in diameter, weight - from 120 g.
  • The color of unripe fruits is pale green, the stalk does not darken, mature fruits acquire a deep red color.
  • The skin is thin, smooth, shiny.
  • The pulp is fleshy, dense, tender.
  • Seeds are not evenly distributed in 4-6 chambers.
  • The amount of dry matter is average.
  • Fruits are stored for a long time.

You can compare the weight of Prima Donna tomatoes with others in the table below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Diva120 grams
Yamal110-115 grams
The Golden Fleece85-100 grams
Golden heart100-200 grams
Stolypin90-120 grams
Crimson ringing150 grams
Caspar80-120 grams
Explosion120-260 grams
Verlioka80-100 grams
Fatima300-400 grams

Important: Tomatoes are stored in a dark, dry place at room temperature; sharp drops or rises in temperature should not be allowed.

It tolerates transportation well at any distance, the density of tomatoes allows you not to worry about spoiling them. Tomatoes have a pleasant sweetish taste with obvious sourness and a pleasant aroma. They are appreciated for the high content of nutrients that do not disappear during heat treatment.

More suitable for fresh consumption, raw vegetable salads. They do not lose their taste when frozen, dried and stewed. Preserving small whole fruits is possible, the fruits do not crack or lose their shape. In winter salads, in chopped form, they give the dishes an excellent flavor. For the production of tomato paste, sauces, juices are also suitable.

A photo

You can see the Prima Donna tomatoes in the photo:

Below are a couple of photos of the Prima Donna bush:

Growing features

"Prima Donna" was bred for cultivation in cold regions of the country with a short planting season. Tomatoes grow well throughout the Russian Federation. The variety loves warmth, but can bear fruit well on cold days.

Before planting, the seeds are soaked for several hours in a weak solution of potassium permanganate, then washed in running warm water. Some gardeners germinate seeds in wet material for several days or use growth stimulants. The soil should be well ventilated and fertile. The container for it should be wide, not deep. Mini greenhouses can be used. The soil is disinfected and heated to 25 degrees.

Seeds for seedlings are planted in early April to a depth of 2 cm and with a distance of 2 cm between them. The soil is spilled with warm water and covered with polyethylene or thin glass, if the seeds have not been germinated in advance. Humidity under polyethylene at a temperature of about 25 degrees will have a beneficial effect on germination. Remove the polyethylene after germination.

The pick is carried out when the first sheet appears. A pick (transplant into separate containers) is carried out to improve the root system. Feeding is carried out 1 - 2 times with mineral fertilizers. 2 weeks before planting, it is necessary to temper the plants (take the seedlings out into fresh air for several hours).

Seedlings that have reached an age of about 60 days are ready for planting in a permanent place. Prima Donna must have at least 7 sheets when she is ready to disembark. The holes are made at a distance of about 50 cm from each other, fertilizer with phosphorus is added. Watering - plentiful at the root. Mulching can help prevent weeds.

Loosening, weeding - as needed. Partial pickling is carried out, once every 2 weeks, a plant is formed into 1 stem.

Tying is required in the presence of large fruits. Individual supports or vertical trellises are used. Tying is carried out only with synthetic tapes, other material can cause rotting of the plant. Top dressing is carried out until the appearance of fruits. The following are used as fertilizers for tomatoes:

  • Organic.
  • Yeast.
  • Iodine.
  • Ashes.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
  • Ammonia.
  • Boric acid.

Diseases and pests

This tomato variety is not susceptible to most tomato diseases. However, you may find it helpful to learn about the most common diseases in greenhouses and how to control them. Read more about how to protect plants from late blight and why a gardener needs fungicides.

We also present to your attention useful articles on the most common pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle, aphids, slugs, spider mites. And about the use of insecticides in the fight against them.

"Prima Donna" is deservedly popular with many gardeners. Good luck with a great tomato crop!

You can watch a brief overview of the tomato variety "Prima Donna" F1 in the following video:

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


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