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All fans of large-fruited tomatoes will be interested in the Orange Giant. It is a very productive variety. It will delight summer residents not only with the taste of its fruits, but also with unpretentious care.
“Orange giant” was bred by domestic specialists in 2001, received state registration as a variety recommended for cultivation in unprotected soil and in greenhouse shelters in 2002.
In our article you will find detailed information about these tomatoes: a description of the variety, its characteristics and cultivation features.
Tomatoes "Orange Giant": variety description
The Orange Giant is an indeterminate standard variety. In terms of ripening, it belongs to the mid-early species, from planting seedlings to the ripening of the first fruits, 100-115 days pass. Suitable for growing in unprotected soil, and in greenhouse shelters. It has a high immunity to major diseases and pests.
The plant is quite tall, 100-140 cm. In the southern regions and with very careful care, it can reach 160-180 cm. With good care from one bush, you can get up to 3.5-5 kg of fruits... With a recommended planting density of 3 bushes per sq. m you can collect 12-15 kg. This is a pretty good indicator for tomatoes, although not a record one.
Among the features, the size and color of the fruit are most noted. It should also be emphasized that it is unpretentious and resistant to disease. The plant responds well to feeding.
You can see the yield of other varieties in the table below:
|Orange giant||12-15 kg per square meter|
|Kate||15 kg per square meter|
|Nastenka||10-12 kg per square meter|
|Crystal||9.5-12 kg per square meter|
|Dubrava||2 kg per bush|
|Red Arrow||27 kg per square meter|
|Golden jubilee||15-20 kg per square meter|
|Verlioka||5 kg per square meter|
|Diva||8 kg per bush|
|Explosion||3 kg per square meter|
|Golden heart||7 kg per square meter|
Look at the photo of the tomato "Orange Giant":
The main advantages of the Orange Giant variety are:
- large-fruited tomatoes;
- beautiful presentation;
- resistance to temperature extremes and lack of moisture;
- high immunity to diseases.
Among the disadvantages of the variety are the fact that the plant is demanding on the fertilization regime during plant growth, as well as the weakness of the branches.
When the fruits reach varietal maturity, they acquire an orange color. Rounded in shape, slightly elongated. Tomatoes are not very large 150-250 grams, they can even reach 350-450 grams, in rare cases it was possible to get fruits weighing 650 grams... Large and massive fruits can be grown only in the southern regions. The number of chambers is 6-7, the dry matter content is about 5%.
Tomatoes "Orange giant" have a very high taste. They are not suitable for whole-fruit preservation due to their impressive size. Often used in barrel salting. Thanks to the almost perfect combination of sugars and acids and the low solids content of the composition, these fruits produce a wonderful juice.
You can compare the weight of the Orange Giant fruit with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight (grams)|
The bush is most often formed into two stems, but one can also be. It is imperative to tie up and place supports under the branches. It will also serve as additional protection of the plant from the wind if the tomato is grown outdoors. It responds very well to fertilizers containing potassium and phosphorus, especially at the stage of growth, in the future you can go to complex. Tomato variety "Orange giant" grows better in the open field in the southern regions.
In areas of the middle lane, in order to avoid a drop in yield, it should be grown in film shelters. In more northern regions, a good harvest can only be obtained in greenhouses.
Many amateur gardeners have already noted the resistance of the Orange Giant to diseases. The only thing worth fearing is illnesses associated with improper care. To avoid this when growing, you should regularly maintain air circulation in the greenhouse where your tomatoes are growing and observe the watering and lighting regime.
The Colorado potato beetle can also infect this variety; Prestige should be used against it. In the rest of the regions, one should beware of melon aphids and thrips, the drug "Zubr" is successfully used against them.
As you can see, this is an easy-to-care variety of tomatoes. It is enough to follow the general rules of care and everything will be fine. Good luck and good harvest.