We grow an early tomato "Volgograd Early Ripe 323": features and photos of the variety

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Another good variety of early ripening tomatoes "Volgogradskiy Early ripening 323". The variety was bred a long time ago, still has not lost its popularity. It has a whole list of interesting qualities that attract fans to grow tomatoes on their own.

In this article you will find a detailed description of the variety, get acquainted with its characteristics and cultivation features. And you will also find out where it was bred, for which regions it is suitable, what advantages and disadvantages it has.

Tomatoes "Volgograd Early Ripe 323": variety description

Variety nameVolgograd early ripening 323
general descriptionEarly maturing determinant tomato variety for growing in open ground and greenhouses
Ripening period110 days
The formFruits are round, flattened, slightly ribbed
ColorThe color of ripe fruits is red-orange
Average weight of tomatoes80 gram
Variety yieldup to 8 kg per sq.m
Growing featuresStandard agricultural technology
Disease resistanceResistant to most diseases

The plant is determinant (does not require removal of the top to stop growth), like a bush, it is not a standard plant. The stem is resistant, thick, grows only up to 45 cm, on average up to 30 cm, has a lot of foliage and brushes with fruits. The rhizome, despite its small growth, is well developed in breadth, without deepening.

Leaves are medium in size, typical "tomato", light green in color, the structure is wrinkled, without pubescence. The inflorescence is simple, contains up to 6 fruits, intermediate type. The first inflorescence is formed over 6 - 7 leaves, then goes with an interval of 1 leaf, sometimes without intervals. The peduncle is articulated.

According to the degree of ripening, the Volgogradsky tomato variety is early, the harvest ripens 110 days after most seedlings emerge. The variety has good immunity to major diseases, it does not have time to get sick with late blight.

Created "Volgogradsky early ripening 323" for growing in the open field, it grows well in greenhouses. Doesn't require much space. The shape is rounded, flattened at the top and bottom, low-ribbed. The color of unripe fruits is light green, then they turn yellow, ripe fruits are red with an orange tint. Size - about 7 cm in diameter, weight - from 80 g... The skin is smooth, shiny, thin, and has good firmness.

The pulp is juicy, fleshy, dense. The dry matter contains just over 6%. A large number of seeds are evenly distributed over 5 - 7 chambers. It can be stored for a long time, subject to the necessary conditions.

Important! The harvested crop is stored in a dark place with minimal moisture. Transportation is going well, the fruits do not crumple or crack.

You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Volgograd early maturingfrom 80 grams
Raspberry Viscount300-450 grams
Kate120-130 grams
The Tsar Bellup to 800 grams
Crystal30-140 grams
Red Arrow70-130 grams
Fatima300-400 grams
Verlioka80-100 grams
Explosion120-260 grams
Caspar80-120 grams

A photo

See below, a photo of the tomato "Volgograd Early Ripe 323":


The variety was bred thanks to the work on crossing several varieties ("Local", "Bush Beefstek") by scientists from the Volgograd experimental station VIR. Registered in the State Register for the Central Black Earth and Lower Volga regions for growing in the open field in 1973. The most favorable for this variety will be the Central and Volgograd, Nizhnevolzhsky districts, but cultivation is possible throughout the territory of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries.

The variety is universal, suitable for fresh consumption, salads, hot dishes, freezing. The taste of tomatoes is sweet with a minimal sourness characteristic of tomatoes. Tomatoes do not lose nutrients during hot processing. The sugar content in "Volgogradsky early ripening 323" is about 4%. Canning, salting of whole fruits goes well, due to their dense consistency, tomatoes do not lose their shape in jars during long-term storage.

Suitable for the production of sauces, ketchups, tomato paste and juices. But, the juice from this variety will be very thick. The yield of the variety is good, up to 8 kg per 1 sq. m. One plant can be harvested in a good season about 6 kg. Medium-sized fruits ripen almost simultaneously, have an excellent shape, and are suitable for sale.

You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Volgograd early maturingup to 8 kg per square meter
De Baraoup to 40 kg per square meter
Visibly invisible12-15 kg per square meter
Apples in the snow2.5 kg per bush
Early love2 kg per bush
Samaraup to 6 kg per square meter
Podsinsky miracle11-13 kg per square meter
Baron6-8 kg per bush
Apple tree of Russia3-5 kg ​​per bush
Cranberries in sugar2.6-2.8 kg per square meter
Valentine10-12 kg per bush

Advantages and disadvantages

"Volgograd early ripening 323" has a number of qualities worthy of its cultivation:

  • early maturity;
  • fruits ripen almost simultaneously, are of equal size;
  • high taste;
  • unpretentious;
  • well resistant to disease.

Among the shortcomings, the instability of reactions to heat is distinguished. There are reviews of isolated cases of diseases, small amounts of ovaries.

Growing features

The seeds are disinfected in a weak solution of potassium permanganate for about 2 hours, then washed with running warm water. You can use tomato growth stimulants. Read more about seed pretreatment here. The soil for tomatoes is loamy, with a minimum level of acidity, should be well saturated with oxygen.

Usually buy a special soil for tomatoes and peppers. The soil, if it is taken from the site, must also be disinfected and steamed from excess microorganisms. The soil for a permanent place should be prepared in the fall - humus introduced, dug up.

Fresh manure must not be applied to tomato growing sites.

Seeds are planted in a wide container to a depth of about 2 cm and a distance of at least 2 cm between the plant. Usually in mid-March. Water well (it is better to spray), cover with polyethylene or thin glass, put in a warm, bright place. The moisture formed under the polyethylene promotes favorable seed germination. The temperature should be at least 23 degrees. After the emergence of most shoots, the film is removed.

The temperature can be reduced. The pick is carried out in separate cups when 2 full sheets appear. A pick is necessary for seedlings for better formation of the root system. It is necessary to fertilize seedlings with mineral fertilizers several times. Watering - as needed. Do not let water get on the leaves of the plant - this is detrimental to it.

If the seedlings are growing quickly, reduce the amount of light. 1.5 - 2 weeks before planting in a permanent place, the seedlings need to be hardened by opening the window for several hours, if the seedlings are on the windowsill.

At the age of 60 days, seedlings can be planted in the ground. Favorable places - after onions and cabbage. The soil must be disinfected.

The holes need deep and wide to fit the entire root system and the plant to the bottom leaves. It is good to put phosphorus fertilizers in the holes, tomatoes "Volgogradsky Early Ripe 323" love him. The distance between the holes is about 40 cm. Further, the tomato "Volgogradsky Early Ripe 323" practically does not require maintenance, except for abundant, but rare watering and loosening.

Top dressing several times per season with organic and other fertilizers. No garter required, the sturdy stem will withstand the harvest. Step-sonning is not necessary (optional, possible). In July, you can harvest.

Diseases and pests

The plant is grafted from most diseases in the state of seeds - disinfection. Microbiological preparations are used from pests, they are purchased in specialized stores. Spraying is carried out prophylactically, do not wait for the occurrence of disease or attack by pests.


Tomatoes "Volgogradskiy Skorospelyi 323" - a variety that is suitable for novice gardeners, with minimal care, there will be an excellent harvest.

In the table below you will find links to other varieties of tomatoes presented on our website and having different ripening periods:

Early ripeMid lateMedium early
Raspberry ViscountYellow bananaPink Bush F1
The Tsar BellTitaniumFlamingo
KateF1 slotOpenwork
ValentineHoney fireworksChio chio san
Cranberries in sugarMarket miracleSupermodel
Fatimagold fishBudenovka
VerliokaDe Barao blackMajor F1

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