Cornabel - a sweet tomato of a mysterious shape

Cornabel - a sweet tomato of a mysterious shape

The variety of modern tomato varieties is amazing. In addition to a variety of colors, there are very original forms that can satisfy every exotic lover. For example, the Cornabel tomato, which is shaped like a bell pepper, can perfectly decorate the garden beds.

Description of the Cornabel tomato variety

Tomato Cornabel F1 is a hybrid of the selection of French specialists from the Vilmorin company. Although this tomato is grown in Russia, it has not yet been included in the State Register. Some sources identify this tomato with the Dulce variety of the same originator. It should be borne in mind - these are completely different hybrids of tomatoes.

Cornabel belongs to mid-season varieties - from the moment of planting seedlings to harvest, 60 days pass (and from the moment of emergence of seedlings 110-115 days). Suitable for cultivation both in open ground and in greenhouse conditions, therefore it can be grown throughout Russia.

Tomato appearance

The Kornabel F1 hybrid belongs to indeterminate (with continuous growth) tomatoes. By type, this tomato is generative, that is, it has an increased ability to bear fruit and a weak ability to form stepchildren. Powerful bushes with a developed root system have an open bush, due to which they are well ventilated.

The Cornabel tomato has powerful bushes.

Fruits are tied with 7 tassels. Tomatoes have an elongated, pointed shape, reminiscent of bell peppers. The size of the fruits is rather large - up to 15 cm long, the average weight is 180-200 g (there are large specimens of 400-450 g, and at the end of the season - dwarfs of 70-80 g). Ripe fruits have an even bright red color and a glossy surface.

Tomatoes are pepper-shaped and bright red in color.

The pulp is juicy and firm, with a very good sweet taste. A distinctive feature is the high dry matter content.

The fruits are very fleshy, the seed chambers occupy a small part of the fruit

Features of the Cornabel tomato

The Cornabel hybrid has a number of advantages:

  • one-dimensionality of fruits;
  • long-term preservation of seed germination (5–6 years);
  • extended period of fruiting;
  • excellent ability to set fruit even in adverse weather conditions;
  • good pulp density, ensuring high transportability;
  • resistance to most tomato diseases (tobacco mosaic virus, verticillus and fusarium);
  • excellent taste.

The disadvantages include the relative complexity of agricultural technology, as well as the high cost of seeds.

Given the huge number of varieties and hybrids of tomatoes, it is very difficult to compare Cornabel with other tomatoes.

Comparison of the Cornabel hybrid with some mid-season indeterminate tomatoes - table

It can be noted that the characteristics of Cornabel F1 are very similar to other indeterminate varieties.

Comparison of tomatoes Grozdeva and Kornabel on video

How to plant and grow a Cornabel tomato

Since the tomato is a hybrid, seeds must be purchased annually. Cultivation is carried out in seedlings. Sowing seeds begins 1.5–2 months before the intended transplantation to a permanent place. The usual sowing time is late February - mid March (for greenhouse cultivation - early February).

It is necessary to calculate the sowing time so that the transplantation of the seedlings occurs before the beginning of flowering.

The seeds do not need additional processing. They are sown in the soil prepared in advance and enriched with organic matter and minerals. You need to deepen the seeds by 2 cm.

The seeds are placed on moist soil and covered with 2 cm of soil

Before emergence, the sown containers are kept in a dark place under a plastic wrap. Then the seedlings are taken out into a warm, bright room and grown according to the same rules as other tomatoes. When two true leaves are opened, the seedlings are dived into separate cups with a volume of at least 0.5 liters.

Before transplanting to a permanent place, the seedlings are hardened by taking them to an open balcony or outside. Planting seedlings in the ground can be carried out when the soil warms up to 15 aboutFrom to a depth of 10–12 cm (usually in May).

Caring for tomato beds

Growing a Cornabel hybrid necessarily includes the formation and tying of bushes. Due to their high growth, supports should be selected more powerful. Excess stepchildren must be removed, forming a plant into one stem.

Formation of tomatoes in 1 stem - video

Frequent pinching can increase morbidity due to permanent injury to the bush.

To improve ventilation, it is advisable to plant bushes at a great distance from each other, in this case, you can less often pinch the bushes. At the same time, the yield is slightly reduced, but the time spent on growing plants is reduced.

Tall bushes must be attached to strong supports.

It is advisable to water the hybrid more often - every 3-4 days, but in moderation. It is recommended to add minerals (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) together with irrigation water. It should be remembered that an excess of nitrogen fertilizers causes fattening of tomatoes - an excessive growth of green mass. For the Kornabel hybrid, an excess of potassium fertilizers is not recommended - they interfere with the plant's absorption of calcium. In addition, potassium promotes fruit growth, and Cornabel, being a generative tomato, is already prone to increased formation of ovaries. With an excess of potassium, the fruit mass can be so large that the growth of the bush and the development of roots slows down, the branches become thinner and the laying of new flowers stops.

Potassium compounds are very helpful in increasing the mass of the fruit, but if applied in excess, they can be harmful

If the bush is too keen on the formation of fruits, you need to stimulate its vegetative development. There are the following methods for this:

  • artificial increase in the difference between night and day air temperatures. This measure is applied only for greenhouse cultivation by slightly heating the air at night. It is enough to increase the night temperature by a couple of degrees for the bushes to grow;
  • the growth rate of shoots can be increased by increasing air humidity and more rare ventilation. At the same time, moisture evaporation by plants decreases, and growth is intensified. You just need to be careful - with high humidity, fungal diseases easily develop;
  • frequent short-term watering also stimulates the growth of green mass;
  • in greenhouse conditions, to increase the growth of shoots, you can still stop feeding the plants with carbon dioxide, and add more nitrogen to the soil;
  • in the process of forming a bush, several additional shoots should be left in order to increase the green mass;
  • to reduce generative growth, it is recommended to regulate the number of inflorescences: remove the weakest buds even before flowering;
  • weakening the illumination also contributes to a decrease in the number of ovaries and the growth of shoots. To reduce the amount of light, tomatoes are shaded from the south side. In greenhouses, special curtains are used for these purposes.

Over the years of growing tall tomatoes, I have developed some methods of increasing yields. When the first flowers appear, it is imperative to spray the bushes with a solution of boric acid (3 g per three-liter bottle). This will prevent the flowers from shedding. I carefully remove the extra stepsons, and at the end of summer I pinch the top of the stem over the last brush (you need to leave 2-3 leaves). If the planting at the beginning of the fruiting period is fed with a solution of salt (1 tablespoon of salt and potassium chloride per bucket of water) at the rate of 0.5 liters per 1 bush, then the fruits will be sweeter. For this, I sprinkle the ground around the plants with ashes. Top dressing also helps to get a tasty and bountiful harvest. For the first feeding (15 days after planting in the ground) I use nitrophoska with urea (1 tablespoon per bucket of water), for the second (during the flowering period) - Solution or other complex fertilizer, and for the third (after another 15 days) - superphosphate (a tablespoon in a bucket of water). When the weather starts to deteriorate, I add potassium sulfate to the top dressing.

Harvesting and using the crop

The harvest of Cornabel tomatoes begins to be harvested in mid-July. Fruiting continues until mid-autumn. Usually sweet and juicy tomatoes are used in salads. But also various sauces from them are obtained excellently. And the small last fruits from the autumn harvest are excellent for whole-fruited conservation.

Usually large and juicy Cornabel tomatoes are eaten fresh.

Reviews of gardeners about the Cornabel variety

The Cornabel tomato has excellent qualities and unusual fruit shape. With low labor costs, you can get a decent harvest, even in unfavorable weather.

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Tomato Cornabel F1: reviews and characteristics

The Cornabel tomato will be a godsend for all lovers of original tomato varieties. The highlight of the hybrid is the unusual shape of the fruit - pepper-shaped. The fruit bears an incredible resemblance to bright red bell peppers. The variety will not only decorate any household plot, but will also delight you with its excellent taste. Description of the Kornabel tomato variety, photos and reviews are presented below.

  1. Description of the variety and characteristics of the Cornabel tomatoes
  2. Taste qualities of fruits
  3. Pros and cons of tomato varieties Cornabel F1
  4. Optimal growing conditions
  5. Agricultural machinery tomato Cornabel F1
  6. Growing seedlings
  7. Landing rules
  8. Watering and feeding
  9. Stepson and tying
  10. Formation
  11. Protection against diseases and pests
  12. The yield of tomatoes Cornabel
  13. Conclusion
  14. Reviews of Cornabel tomatoes

Farmers reviews

Svetlana: «Cornabel hybrid. Just a miracle tomato: both in taste and in color, and especially in yield. I planted only two bushes, a favorite for planting next year. "

Irina: “My Cornabel is also good, though I just started singing. Sowed on March 8. The hybrid is cool! "

Valentine: “The Cornabel tomatoes are really very good. Delicious, meaty. I don't have a greenhouse, so they grow well in the exhaust gas. "

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