Secrets of growing a large yield of Boni tomatoes

Boni's early ripening tomatoes are unpretentious and give a good harvest, so vegetable growers from Moscow to Vladivostok have fallen in love with them. Their cultivation does not require much effort, and ripe tomatoes can be used for canning and for preparing salads.

Description of Boni tomatoes

Boni tomatoes have a flat-round shape and a slight ribbing in the area of ​​the stalk. The color of the ripe fruit is red. Other characteristics include:

  • thanks to the dense peel, tomatoes keep their shape well and are not afraid of transportation;
  • average fruit weight - about 60 g;
  • Ideal for canning due to strong skin and small size;
  • the taste of tomatoes is sweet, they give an average amount of juice, they keep their shape well in the workpieces.

The yield of the variety is 5.5–6.5 kg per 1 m2.

Boni tomatoes ripen in clusters of 3-4 tomatoes

Characteristics of the Boni tomato variety

The key difference between Boni and other tomatoes is the shape and size of the bush. Its height reaches a maximum of 55 cm against the background of a very powerful stem without many branches. Due to this size, the plants do not require support. Due to the lack of additional branches, it is not necessary to regularly cut off stepchildren. The variety belongs to the determinant type, which implies limited growth of the bushes.

Some people can easily grow Boni in small containers on loggias.

The variety loves sunlight and does not tolerate shade. Tomatoes should be planted outside the shade of trees, away from the northern side of buildings and tall plants. Boni does not tolerate greenhouse conditions, in which he often begins to lose tone and is exposed to invasions of slugs.

Boni shrubs grow up to 50 cm in height

Other differences and features of the Boni variety:

  • producers produce the same variety under the names Boni-M and Boni-MM, which actually do not differ from each other;
  • bushes begin to bear fruit at the beginning of summer, a few weeks before the usual ripening dates of tomatoes;
  • ripening occurs on the 83–88 day after planting the seeds in the beds;
  • tomatoes are highly resistant to temperature extremes and late blight.

Table: pros and cons of Boni tomato varieties

Advantages of the varietyDisadvantages of the variety
Super fast ripening rate.Cannot be grown in a greenhouse.
Small and strong bushes that take up little space.The soil must be fertile, before planting seeds or seedlings, you need to fertilize the soil.
The fruit is suitable for any culinary purpose.
Long shelf life even during transport.
The bushes do not need special care - no stepsons and supports.
Maturation even under unfavorable climatic conditions.

Growing tomatoes: features of seedlings and planting

Sowing seedlings of Boni should be carried out depending on when the grower intends to get the first harvest:

  • if ripe fruits are needed in early June, then the seedlings are planted on March 1-10 (the age of the bushes planted in the ground should be at least 30 days);
  • if the tomatoes are planted in the northern regions, then the seedlings are sown on March 20-30, and then they are planted under a film;
  • the planting of seeds in the beds occurs after the end of the night frost in the heated soil.

Boni tomatoes, like most other varieties, need picking. The procedure stimulates the growth of roots, makes them stronger, which has a positive effect on the quality of fruits and plant immunity.

Boni tomatoes ripen 83 days after planting

Features of picking tomatoes

It is necessary to carry out a pick after the first true leaves appear in the bushes. Shortening the central root stimulates the growth of lateral processes: it is necessary to pinch the longest root by 1/3 when diving.

Use a rooting stimulant in powder form to protect fresh fractures from infection. This will improve the survival rate of the bushes. Immediately after the pick, you need to ensure that the plants are well lit, the soil moisture and temperature are optimal (for the first 3 days, the daytime temperature is 20-22 ° C, at night 16-18 ° C, then you can reduce it by 2-3aboutFROM).

Tomato seedlings need good lighting

Video: picking tomatoes

Place for planting bushes

Boney tomatoes should be planted in a well-lit place away from the northern walls of any buildings. Tomatoes love air currents and are not afraid of drafts, and the soil for them should be loose and water-intensive. You first need to add nutrients to it. Organic fertilizers must be diluted and laid before the season of planting tomatoes, since they do not like concentrated fertilizers. Remember a few rules for planting plants:

  • the distance between the bushes should be at least 30 cm;
  • the distance between the rows should be about 50 cm;
  • 1 m2 you can place up to 9 bushes;
  • when planting seeds, you need a film shelter in the form of a tunnel up to 50 cm high.

Compliance with these simple rules will protect the seedlings from wilting, improve the absorption of nutrients and allow you to achieve optimal air circulation.

Proper planting of tomatoes is one of the keys to a good harvest.

Plant care rules

Caring for Boni tomatoes should be thorough, but it does not tire gardeners:

  1. In the first week after planting seedlings, you need to water the soil well to accelerate root survival.
  2. The bed must be clean, weeds are removed as they appear.
  3. After activating the growth of bushes, watering the beds is carried out up to 3 times a week.
  4. Every 2 weeks you need to make fertilizing with complex fertilizers for tomatoes. You can use the herb, the infusion of which fermented well.
  5. After each watering, the soil is loosened with a small rake to improve air circulation.

As soon as the tomatoes are tied up and begin to grow, cover the garden with a thick layer of mulch. It will protect the soil from drying out, and the fruits from pollution, which will prevent them from rotting.

Mulch protects the soil from drying out, and the fruits from pollution

Pests and diseases

Boni shrubs are not afraid of pests and practically do not undergo typical diseases due to the speed of tomato ripening. Pests simply do not have time to settle on these plants, since their breeding season begins much later.

The only problem that vegetables can affect is slugs. Slightly less often, tomatoes are affected by the bear and wireworm that live in the soil. To protect against them, the land must be treated with appropriate means against pests (Medvetoks, Aktellik, Karate).

Boni tomatoes are great for canning


The Boni tomato variety is ideal for growing if you want to get an early harvest of sweet tomatoes. They are suitable for any culinary purpose, including canning. The process of caring for Boni is simple and straightforward, it requires minimal skills and standard fertilizers. ...

Description of the variety

Marmande is a beef-tomato, that is, it sets large, fleshy fruits, with a small number of seeds. Tomatoes have a rounded and at the same time flattened shape with a strongly ribbed surface. The fruits ripen unevenly, the lower half is colored first, and only then the shoulders. When fully ripe, the skin is red. The pulp is juicy, sugary on the break with a bright tomato flavor, which has both sweetness and slight sourness.

Tomato Marmande is strongly ribbed, ripens unevenly

Judging by the reviews on the forums, it can be assumed that there are different modifications of this tomato: Marmande RAF, Super Marmande, Marmande VF, etc. But, most likely, these are different names of the same variety.

And I have two different Marmande, one Marmande RAF I bought from the Spaniards themselves, this is their "leading" variety, insanely tasty, despite the fact that it is almost green. And there is another Marmande, it is red.


Brought this year from Spain "Marmande RAF". Judging by the reviews on the Internet, incredible deliciousness. But I was not impressed at all. Foolishly and out of greed, I put it into 2 trunks, but the bush is fruitful, there are a lot of ovaries, so the fruits turned out to be quite medium in size. It is recommended to use it in green form as soon as it starts to turn pink, as if only at this time it reveals all its great taste. But in fact, an ordinary unripe tomato) When ripe, nothing special, beautiful tomatoes with an ordinary taste. It is necessary, of course, to make a discount for the season (like a plant of a short day and low temperatures), for the terrain and for the conditions of care (judging by the legend, you need to water it with salt water), but nevertheless.


Due to its fleshy structure and large size (150–170 g to 200 g), Marmande is best consumed fresh. Tomatoes are used for slicing hamburgers and sandwiches. Thanks to their juicy and thick walls, they are suitable for stuffing, go well with cheese, meat and herbs.

Despite its large size, it is an early variety. Ripening period - 90-100 days from the emergence of shoots. Marmande grows as a semi-determinate bush. The height depends on the growing conditions: in unfavorable conditions, it shows determinateness, climbs (stops growing) at a height of about 1 m, and in the southern regions in open ground or in the middle lane in greenhouses, the plant reaches 180 cm.

Marmande is resistant to fusarium, but is affected by cladosporium. Unfortunately, it was not possible to find official indicators of the yield of this variety. Gardeners who grow it from Dutch seeds say that the tomato made a splash on their plots. The first fruit cluster is laid already above 6–7 leaves, the subsequent ones - after 1–2 leaves, internodes are short. The brushes themselves with fruits are heavy, like bunches of grapes.

Marmande has a high fruit set, the brushes resemble bunches of grapes

About 15 years ago, there was the first attempt in my life to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse, I just came to Lithuania to get married, my mother-in-law unfastened a piece of land, my husband put together something similar to a greenhouse, and the first seeds turned out to be overseas (the case was still in the SS) Mormanda. The clusters were monstrously huge, the tomatoes hung like bunches of grapes from a man's fist each. Since then, I have learned the forum by heart, and so much literature has been re-read and the seeds are all bought super-duper, but there was no such furore in my life anymore. And Mormande is now in every supermarket like 2-class varieties ... Every spring I take a bag, twirl it in my hands and hang it back ... It seemed to me that it was just lucky then, it was not the variety ...


Many years ago I was advised to do it in one store. The delight was complete! I planted him for another two years with the same result, and then somehow it got worse and worse, and bought the superarmanda - all the same, the effect is not the same. And she began to notice an unpleasant feature in him - the fruits ripen from below. It so happens that the fruit is huge, completely ripe from below, even cracks, but from above it is still green. For a salad, at least the top third (green) must be cut off and discarded. In the early years of planting, this was not so pronounced. And she stopped planting him. But I still remember what it was like in the first years of planting.


Agrotechnical cultivation

There are two ways to grow a delicious look:

  • seedless or direct sowing in the ground
  • seedling, by growing seedlings.

If the "Countryman" tomatoes are planted in a region with a cool climate, then sowing seeds in the ground is impractical. Therefore, you need to take care of growing strong seedlings.

You need to start with the selection of seeds and checking the planting material for germination. To do this, dissolve 2 tablespoons of table salt in a glass of water and pour the seeds of the "Countryman" tomatoes. Gently mix the contents of the glass and watch which seeds sink to the bottom. They are suitable for growing seedlings. Selected seeds are dried at a temperature of 20 ° C - 24 ° C. After such a procedure, the germination capacity of the "Countryman" tomatoes does not decrease.

The next step is to prepare high-quality soil and containers for sowing. The primer can be purchased at a specialist store. In this case, it will fully meet the requirements of the culture for nutritional composition and structure. If you decide to cook it yourself, then you need to do this in advance. After all, sowing seeds of tomatoes "Countryman" for seedlings begins when there is snow on the site.

The optimal composition of the soil mixture:

  • peat - 2 parts
  • garden land - 1 part
  • humus or compost - 1 part
  • sand - 0.5 parts
  • wood ash - 1 glass per bucket of mixture.

The soil is disinfected, if possible, calcined and placed in clean, disinfected containers for seedlings.

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