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The names of varieties and hybrids of tomatoes give memorable and justifying various characteristics. "King Penguin" is a majestic name, like the tomatoes of this hybrid themselves - oblong and large, resistant to diseases and pests, with a high content of lycopene and vitamins.
The development of this hybrid is considered to be the merit of several countries. Included in the state register of the Russian Federation for garden plots in 2004. Suitable for warm regions of the country.
Tomato King Penguin: variety description
The F1 King Penguin is a hybrid. The plant is up to 1.2 m tall, has a limited stem growth (determinancy). Standard bush with complex-branched brushes, about 12 pieces. The characteristic tomato leaf is medium in size, dark green. The inflorescence is simple, it is laid every 2 leaves. It has an average maturity of about 120 days. Has good immunity to many diseases and pests with proper care... Suitable for open ground. The harvest will be excellent, a large number of fruits are formed and ripen almost simultaneously.
Advantages of the variety:
- early maturity;
- large fruits do not crack;
- excellent productivity;
- good disease resistance.
Disadvantages are excluded in hybrids, since tomatoes are selected for the best qualities... When large, they have an oblong shape.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table:
|Solerosso F1||8 kg per square meter|
|Union 8||15-19 kg per square meter|
|Aurora F1||13-16 kg per square meter|
|Leopold||3-4 kg per bush|
|Aphrodite F1||5-6 kg per bush|
|Kate||15 kg per square meter|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Crimson ringing||18 kg per square meter|
|Grandma's gift||6 kg per square meter|
|Buyan||9 kg per bush|
Fruits are elongated, rounded, large, fleshy, about 200 g. Resistant to cracking. Unripe tomatoes are green in color with darkening at the stalk, ripe tomatoes are of deep red color. The number of chambers is 3-4, the average number of seeds. The amount of dry matter is high. Due to their good internal density, they can be stored for a long time..
Taste qualities of tomatoes are excellent - sweet, delicate, have a honey flavor, minimal sourness. Suitable for raw consumption, conservation, processing. Not suitable for juice production.
You can compare the weight of the variety with others in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|King penguin||200 grams|
|Yellow giant||400 gram|
|Dusya red||150-300 grams|
|Icicle Black||80-100 grams|
|Moscow pear tree||180-220 grams|
|Chocolate bar||30-40 grams|
|Rookie pink||120-200 grams|
|Icicle pink||80-110 grams|
They are planted on seedlings by soaking the fruits in a solution of potassium permanganate for disinfection. In open ground, seedlings are planted when 7 leaves are formed in May-June, at a distance of about 40 cm. The optimum soil temperature for planting is about 26-30C. Processing and feeding according to the usual schedule (once every 10 days). Watering plentiful, but not very frequent, at the root.
During flowering and fruit setting, more frequent watering is possible. Harvesting in mid - late July. Grasshopping requires before fruit formation to form a bush into one stem. Tying is permissible due to the large weight of the fruit. The garter is carried out using trellises or individual pegs; constructions from scrap materials are also possible. You only need to tie up tomatoes with wide ribbons. This will prevent damage to the plant.
Diseases and pests
According to gardeners' reviews, tomatoes are not susceptible to diseases, except for late blight. Preventive spraying with drugs is relevant throughout the growth of the plant.
An excellent hybrid for outdoor use, does not require any special maintenance.
You can clearly see how to pinch tomatoes correctly in the video below:
|Medium early||Super early||Mid-season|
|Ivanych||Moscow stars||Pink Elephant|
|Rosalisa||President 2||Bovine forehead|
|Sugar giant||Salting miracle||Strawberry dessert|
|Orange giant||Pink Impression||Snow tale|
|One hundred poods||Alpha||Yellow ball|