Tomato "King of Siberia" is famous for its unique flavor and agrotechnical indicators. It was specially bred by Siberian breeders for growing in a greenhouse under harsh conditions, so it is unpretentious to weather conditions.
Pay attention: this is one of the best varieties among orange tomatoes. He is not afraid of cold weather, and in a warmer region is able to give greater yield.
Description and characteristics of tomato varieties "King of Siberia"
It is easy to grow both in the greenhouse and in the open field seedlings. Other advantages of the variety:
- high yield,
- resistance to pests
- unpretentiousness to the soil.
The disadvantages include:
- Tomatoes can only be used fresh. They are unsuitable for preservation due to the large size of the fruit, they are also not suitable for making juice, because they have little moisture,
- special care is required (use backwater, regular watering).
The leaves of the Siberian variety of the tomato of the usual form, a bit like a sheet of potato. They are on the plant a bit, they do not close the fruit from sunlight.
Planting and care
You can plant them with seeds on seedlings from the first half of March, 60 days before planting in open ground. The ground should be at room temperature, treated with a light solution of potassium permanganate. Tomato seeds need to be buried in the ground by 1 cm. The capacity with seeds must be placed in a warm place, this will facilitate germination.
When the first 2 leaves appear, the “King of Siberia” tomato should be dived. And if you have 5-7 leaves, you can plant it in the ground, but before that the young shoots need to be hardened for 10 days.
For royal tomato, highland soil is suitable. Plants can be planted in the place where they used to grow:
Tomato seedlings should be planted at a great distance from each other. On 1 square. m should be no more than 4 plants. It is important to stick it to keep two stalks, it will help the plant to keep strength for fruiting.
Important: The height of the bush can reach 1.5 meters, because it must be tied up. Under the weight of the fruit branches can break, because it is important to put wooden supports.
Abundant flowering, flowers open almost simultaneously. It is enough to leave 5 flowers each and remove the rest, this will increase the weight of the fruit. Throughout the season, you can feed the plant with mineral fertilizers 2-3 times. In the evening it is necessary to water with separated warm water, but it is important not to overdo it, since an excess of water leads to rotting of the roots. The soil needs to be loosened regularly to ensure air access.
Three months after planting seedlings in the ground, the tomato brings its first fruits.
It belongs to mid-season varieties, ripening is gradual. Tomatoes begin to ripen from the lower branches, finish tip. When the fruit is fully ripe, it acquires a bright orange color. The average weight of a tomato is about 400 grams.
Note! The variety is characterized by a fairly high yield, up to 4 kg from one plant.
The shape of the fruit is heart-shaped, the flesh is dense. Tomato peel is smooth, without ribbing and green spots near the tail. Fruits tolerate transportation and are stored fresh for a long time. They are suitable for dietetic food, for preparing baby puree.
It is worth noting that the tomato is resistant to many diseases. There is no need to treat it from Alternaria, cladosporia, tobacco mosaic virus, respectively, the fruits are considered to be environmentally friendly.
Possessing unique data, the “King of Siberia” tomato has gained great popularity among gardeners and pleases with its unique taste and beneficial properties.
Planting rules seedlings
Two months before planting in the ground need to sow the seeds for seedlings. At the stage of two leaves is recommended to dive.
To begin with, seeds are sown in a common container, then the seedlings are transplanted into separate cups. Land should be prepared before planting seeds. To do this, you will need to treat it with a weakly concentrated solution of potassium permanganate and leave it overnight in a warm place.
After the seeds have been planted, it is necessary to maintain a temperature of + 25 ° C indoors. For this, the container is covered with a film, which is removed only when the first shoots appear. In order for plants to become stronger and stronger, after the first week of emergence of shoots the temperature should be lowered to + 15 ° С.
In the future, the main thing - to observe the correct watering. It is important to ensure that there are no drafts. Well, if the seedlings begin to bloom before planting in the soil, although this is not necessary. The main thing is that at the time of landing on the Siberian tomato there should be at least 5 leaves.
Tomato care features
On 1 m² planted 4 plants. The place chosen for planting should be warm and well lit. Well, if potatoes were growing in front of tomatoes, then the growth and development of tomatoes of the King of Siberia variety will be faster.
Further care for the culture is quite normal. It needs timely watering, weed removal, pasynkovanie, fertilizing and prevention. The tomato of the King of Siberia variety is rather unpretentious, but it is high-yielding and tasty.
The plant is tall and therefore needs to be tied up. It's good that there are few leaves on the bush - it helps the fruits to sing and fill faster. This variety tolerates sudden changes in temperature.
Since the tomatoes King of Siberia have good immunity and resistance to disease, it is better not to process the bushes once again with chemicals. It is advisable to eat organic vegetables.
Watering is carried out several times a week with warm settled water. Watering plants need in the evening. If you do it during the day, in the period of heat and scorching sun, the bushes can get burned.
Be sure to carry out weeding and loosening the land, then the roots will receive more oxygen. Accordingly, the yield will be higher, and the fruits themselves are tastier.
Grow a variety of King of Siberia can be both in greenhouses and in open ground. This plant is not afraid of even the cold, this is evidenced by the name. Low temperatures only contribute to good development and fruiting. The first fruits can be collected less than 4 months after germination. Tomatoes grow in the form of yellow hearts, which looks quite original. The taste is bright, the fruit is rich in vitamins.
The description shows that the bushes are high and the fruits are heavy, so you need to tie the supports in time so that the bush does not break under its own weight.
If someone decided to buy seeds for growing tomatoes of this type, you need to pay attention that different agrofirms sell the same seeds, but under different descriptions. They can be called Altai seeds, Aelita or Siberian Garden.
The most productive varieties
Do you want to get the maximum yield of healthy orange tomatoes and feed not only your own family, but also your friends? With these varieties for the season you can get so many tomatoes from a small plot that is enough for everyone.
Tomato King of Siberia. This variety has the most delicious and durable. fruits, the mass of which reaches 700 grams. The plant produces the first mature fruits within 3 months after transplanting into the ground, which contain more sugars than other varieties. The bush requires a garter, as it grows over 1.5 meters tall. Due to the presence of genetic resistance to Alternaria, cladosporia, and tobacco mosaic virus, plants can not be treated with harmful chemicals, which makes the fruit environmentally friendly. Due to the combination of all the listed benefits, the tomato King of Siberia is considered to be one of the best varieties of orange tomatoes.
The Orange Heart is a tomato with amazing heart-shaped fruits. As well as the tomato King of Siberia, is a mid-season variety, and the first harvest is ready in 85-90 days from planting seedlings. Tall bushes require additional support to keep the entire huge harvest of tasty fruits. It has the same disease resistance as tomato King of Siberia, so you can easily get products for dietary nutrition.
Tomato Orange giant is created for those who want to grow extraordinary fruits of huge size with orange color. This variety is very whimsical and requires special care in the form of additional fertilizing. Mature fruits have a low content of organic acids, so they can be eaten as apples directly from the bush, even to people with a disease of the gastrointestinal tract. For tall bushes with large fruits that reach 300g and above, support is necessary, but they are relatively resistant to disease. From fruits it turns out excellent tomato juice of orange color to taste incomparable with other tomatoes. Mid-season variety with yield up to 5 kg from a bush!
Varieties with increased shelf life of fruits
You did not think how it is possible to preserve the fruits of tomatoes grown on your plot until the New Year, but before March 8? Yes, such exist, having gathered them immature in the fall, they gradually ripen and can be consumed when it is already freezing outside. Let's see a description of these varieties.
Tomato Giraffe has original fruits that can be preserved until spring, and it is easy to enjoy a fresh salad from your tomatoes when it is snowing outside. A tall shrub on a good support with regular watering gives up to 5 kg of round fruits of medium size, which are also good in pickling and canned food, but have late ripening periods. The only drawback of this variety is the unimportant taste, but despite this, fruits are so strong that they can be easily transported in bulk in boxes over long distances.
An orange banana tomato can surprise even a seasoned gardener with its original pepper-shaped fruits with an orange-colored spout, very similar to small bananas. During the season the plant gives a great harvest up to 3.5 kg, but requires additional support and the formation of the stem. The variety pleases all summer with small fruits up to 80 g tasty with a high content (up to 4 mg%) of provitamin A, which improves eyesight. Fruits easily tolerate transportation and short storage, which will allow you to enjoy fresh tomatoes for a few more weeks after harvesting the entire crop. The variety is genetically resistant to fusarium and cladosporia, but other diseases will have to be treated with preventive pesticides.
The earliest varieties
Already at the beginning of summer, when grown under a film through seedlings, these tomatoes produce unusually tasty fruits. Sowing the seeds in cups in March, in June the first fruits may be on the table. Let's look at the most popular varieties and their description.
Tomato Monastic meal is of divine origin. Its extraordinary perfectly rounded fruits similar to oranges fascinate the eyes when there is practically no visible leaves on a small plant when fully ripe. Fruits are superior to other orange-fruited varieties in taste and vitamin value, however, they crack with irregular watering. The yield is low, but the fruits are large up to 400g and can be used for dietary nutrition. At the same time, ripe fruits have fleshy pulp and strong skin, which allows them to be transported to where there is a shortage of tomatoes. It is desirable to grow under the film, so the variety is not very resistant to diseases, but it matures quickly enough, so it has time to give the crop before the mass spread of tomato diseases in summer.
Tomato Orange is a variety for those who want to get the first useful fruits with a high content of useful provitamin A - up to 4.3 mg%. Compact bush allows you to grow it without a garter to the support, but requires protection from disease in the form of preventive treatments with pesticides. Despite the small rounded fruit of about 90 g, yields a yield of up to 5 kg per square meter. it is necessary to give 3-4 fertilizer fertilizer. Perfectly used for both fresh consumption and canning.
In the modern world, there is a constant development and at the present time new hybrids of F1 orange-bearing tomatoes are bred by breeders. Unlike varieties, they have a combination of properties that are very difficult to combine in common varieties. In hybrids one can find, for example, high yields and early ripening, or resistance to a large number of diseases and high taste qualities. However, hybrids require a professional approach to growing and are mostly grown in greenhouses. The main disadvantage of F1 hybrids is the inability to collect seeds for further reproduction, since in the second generation F2 a regrading is obtained. Description of the best F1 hybrids, we now consider.
Dioranzh F1 - a hybrid of tomato, which has a very early term of ripening of the first fruits. He is not afraid of sharp fluctuations in temperature, so the brush easily form the ovary. Its round orange fruit is very tasty and well transported. It is resistant to the tobacco mosaic virus, fusarium and verticillous wilt, but the stems require an obligatory garter.
Forte Orange F1 - another early hybrid, but with a compact bush that does not require support. The first fruits can be collected as early as 60 days after planting the seedlings in the greenhouse. Despite the medium-sized (90-100 g) rounded fruits, the hybrid has a fairly high yield of up to 10 kg per square meter. It has orange tasty fruits with a high content of provitamin A. Combines resistance to TMV, apical rot and alterotic blotch.
Golden Andromeda F1 is a hybrid with a compact bush that can be grown both in the greenhouse and in the open field. Although it is characterized by early ripening, the fruits have excellent taste and good strength, so they are easy to transport to more northern areas where tomatoes are not yet ripe. Combines resistance to TMV and endurance to Alternaria. Productivity reaches 7-9 kg with m sq.
Thus, the description of the best tomatoes with orange color of fruits, which are most popular among gardeners, is presented. Increased vitamins in these fruits can improve health. In addition, they, like tomatoes with yellow color of fruits, do not contain red pigments that cause allergies in some people, thereby increasing the number of those who can eat tomatoes.
Tomato varieties "King of Siberia" in the register of the Russian Federation, and the neighboring countries (Belarus, Ukraine) no.
Agrofirm Aelita brings the variety to the seed market. However, she does not submit data about the originator of the variety, the patent owner or authorship.
Characteristic and description
Filling seeds and describing, “Aelita” presents the variety as an average term of ripening and those who have already grown, fully confirm the terms of ripening of the fruits.
The tomato is recommended for cultivation in film greenhouses, and in this case, the crop can be obtained much earlier, as well as in open ground in private farms of citizens, summer residents and vegetable growers.
Description of the bush
According to reviews, the vegetative form of the plant is tall, indeterminate.
The leaf plate is green, not large, and the whole plant is slightly leafy. The leaf does not prevent tomato fruits from placing a barrel in the sun and being caressed.
The first inflorescence is laid over the 7-9 leaf, then after 2-3.
Tomato fruits of this variety are large. The average weight of 250-300 g. The mass of the lower fruits often reaches a weight of 400 g, but such a bush can "give out" 1-2.
Tomatoes heart-shaped.In this case, the lower fruits do not always resemble the shape of the heart, but, the higher, the fruit becomes smaller, but not less than 150 g and certainly “hearty”
Their skin is smooth, without ribbing and green spots at the base.
The fruit is quite dense. After lying for a short time, it becomes a little softer, but many growers complain of excessive dryness.
On the cut visible tomato pulp without clear boundaries of seed chambers.
Especially vegetable growers like the taste. Although those who sow their seeds, for many years, claim that when upgrading a variety, they receive fruits with a completely different taste, unlike the old and favorite variety.
Aelita claims that tomato fruits have a high content of beta-carotene and other vitamins. That is why the variety is recommended for diet and baby food.
Growing tomatoes "King of Siberia" reviews also indicate that the fruit is tasty and meaty. The balance of sugars and organic acids is so optimal that vegetable growers prefer this variety again and again.
Apply the fruit mainly as a salad. However, surplus products may well be used for the preparation of tomato products. As a disadvantage, we can say that sauces and ketchups will require the addition of other varieties of tomatoes, since the products will be pale, unsaturated.
Resistance to pathogens and pests
It is not by chance that the variety is named “King of Siberia”. The tomato tolerates temperature fluctuations, as well as deviations from the optimal humidity indicators.
The variety is rarely attacked by fungal infections, even with prolonged cooling and significant rainfall.
Especially love pests to the variety is not noticed.
Those vegetable growers who constantly keep the situation under control and are engaged in regular treatments against fungal diseases, argue that the "King of Siberia" never gets sick.
Advantages and disadvantages
Assessing the variety, vegetable growers do not want to part with a tomato, given its huge advantages:
- great taste
- resistance to external weather factors
- resistance to pathogens and pests,
- good marketability.
Tomato variety "King of Siberia" average ripening, therefore, to speed up fruiting, you need to sow as soon as possible. If it is not possible to use phytolamps for supplementing, then the optimum time for sowing is the beginning of March.
When growing it is necessary to take into account that the variety is large-fruited and it needs a lot of nutrients, it means that the preparation of the soil mixture and dressings should be given greater attention.
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The variety is mid-season, the first harvest is harvested 115-125 days after the appearance of full shoots on the surface. Huge yellow-orange heart-shaped fruits reach a mass of up to 700 g or more each (an average of 300-400 g). Despite its size, the pulp is quite dense. The taste is excellent. The composition contains a large amount of vitamins and beta-carotene.
The height of the bush reaches one and a half meters, so in the process of growing care should be taken of props and garters. Particular attention should be paid to the organization of props during the formation of the fruit. Without this, under their weight bushes can easily break.
The “King of Siberia” variety is resistant to a variety of dangerous diseases of tomatoes, including tobacco mosaic virus, cladosporia, alternariosis, etc., therefore you may not need to treat these plants with chemical preparations. As a result, your harvest will be more environmentally friendly.
Seeds for seedlings should be sown in March, spreading them evenly on silent rammed soil. From the top of the planting they mulch 1 cm with a layer of used soil mixture or peat, and then watering with warm water through a sieve (you can gently use a spray bottle). Planting capacity is covered with cellophane film to create greenhouse conditions, and clean it in a warm place with a constant temperature of about +25 C until germination.
As soon as sprouts appear on the surface, the film is removed, and the container with shoots is moved to a bright place, for example, a solar window sill. In the next 5-7 days, it is advisable to lower the temperature to +15 C, so that the sprouts that appear will not overreach. Further, throughout the entire period of growing seedlings, the temperature is maintained at room temperature.
When the shoots form 1-2 true leaves, they dive into separate cups. All you have to take care of in the future is timely watering (you can also feed seedlings 2 or 3 times with mineral fertilizers). 7-10 days before the planned transfer to the greenhouse or open ground, the plants begin to harden.
Grown up seedlings with 5-7 true leaves and at least 1 floral brush, at least 60-65 days old, are transplanted to a permanent place. The optimal planting pattern is 50 x 50 cm (3-4 plants per 1 m2).
Form a bush in 1-2 stems. The second stem is obtained from the stepson formed under the first brush. All other stepchildren should be promptly removed, not allowing them to outgrow.
During the growing season 2 or 3 times the tomato bushes “King of Siberia” are fed with complex water-soluble mineral fertilizers in order to provide the plants with all the microelements necessary for their optimum development.
Do not forget about the classic care of tomatoes. Water several times a week with warm water in the barrel in the evening (preferably after sunset, to eliminate the slightest possibility of sunburn on the leaves), loosen regularly (access to oxygen to the roots) and weed the soil (weed control).
If you do it right. That for the season with each bush can collect up to 5 kg of excellent fruits!
To seedlings appear quickly and together, the seed should be heated. To do this, proceed as follows.
- Tomato seeds are soaked in a solution of manganese (0.1 g per 100 g of water) for 15 minutes,
- Rinse under running water through a strainer,
- We put in wet fabric,
- We wrap in a plastic bag,
- Shipped to a place where the temperature will be within 24-26 C.
To carry out the sowing correctly and grow the seedlings without additional fertilizing, the soil is bought in a specialty store, or prepared independently according to this recipe:
- fresh compost - 1/3 bucket,
- ripened humus - 1/3 of a bucket
- garden soil - 1/3 buckets.
- sand - 1 kg
- oven ash - 0.5 kg,
- superphosphate - 50 g,
- ammonium nitrate - 50 g
All thoroughly mixed, it is necessary to allow the soil mixture to rest in a non-frozen room for at least 2 weeks.
It is possible to sow seeds in the general capacity. To do this, we fill the tub with soil, compact it, and spread the seeds that are hatching on the surface at a distance of 2.5-3 cm from each other.
Sprinkle with soil 1-1.5 cm and sprinkle with warm water from a spray bottle. Cover with film or glass and set it in a place where the temperature throughout the drain is between 24-26 C.
In 5-6 days, shoots will appear.
As soon as the seedlings of 90% of the seeds are visible, the temperature should be lowered, and the illumination should be increased. Capacity set to the brightest place. The temperature during the day should be 16-18ᵒ C, and at night 12-14 ᵒC. Such an event will not allow sprouts to stretch.
Watering is carried out with warm, separated, better rainwater.
The king of Siberia, like all other tomatoes, belongs to the solanaceous crops, the birthplace of which was South America. Our King of Siberia was bred by Siberian breeders. He got his name because of huge, truly royal fruits. Plant indeterminate type, recommended for cultivation in the greenhouse, in the middle belt of the country. In such rooms you feel as if you were in a Siberian garden.
Characterization and description of a tomato, such as the giant tomato variety King of Siberia, consists of several points.
- King of Siberia has a high yield.
- With proper farming practices, the time from germination to the first harvest is about 125 days.
- When forming it is desirable to leave no more than two stems.
- The standard type, the tomato King of Siberia, is intended for cultivation in cold climates and in more southern regions.
- The variety is resistant to many diseases.
When grown in open field, the bush will be stronger, but shorter.
Description of tomatoes King of Siberia
Let's take a tomato. King of Siberia; let's begin his description with features of a bush. Tomato bush is quite strong, but little leafy. On the stems are leaves, similar to maple leaves. With a height of up to 1.5m, the first brushes appear at level 5 of the internode. The brush is loose and carries up to 10 flowers. Blooms profuse and simultaneous.
After tying the fruit, it is even necessary to fix by tying, the fruit brushes themselves. This is done so that the large weight of the fruit does not break the stems. Each tomato, with lactic maturity, is light green. With growth and ripening, the fruits turn yellow and weigh up to 700g each. Fruits of a grade, heart-shaped, with hard skin, on a fracture have a sugary structure.
The fruit chambers are small, but there is enough seed in each of them to gather seed. The flesh of the fruit is sugar, tasty, may have an orange color. This shade is determined by the fact that beta-carotene is present in the fruit.
Already one name of a tomato determines its cultivation by seedling. Tomatoes The king of Siberia is sown on seedlings in early March for growing in heated greenhouses. And for non-heated greenhouses, the dates are shifted by about 3 weeks. Prepare the seeds and planting soil in containers.
The composition of the soil for planting seeds include:
Before planting in open ground seedlings need to harden
Seeds before sowing are treated with growth stimulants and weak manganese for 12 hours. The washed and slightly wet seeds, evenly, but not thick, spread in containers. From above, again a layer of earth up to 1 cm. Then moistened from pulverizator, warm water and closed with glass or polyethylene.
The temperature in containers should not exceed 25g during the day and be less than 18g at night. Sprinkle with spraying before and after germination. If condensation accumulates on the film and container walls, ventilation is necessary.
After the appearance of the second pair of leaves, the seedlings can be swooped down and fertilized. For two months it is recommended to apply fertilizer at least 3 times. If it is planned to land in the field, then a week before it is necessary to harden the plants, exposing them for a short time, to the open sun. Hardening is not necessary for greenhouse cultivation.
Landing on a permanent place and care
In the greenhouse marked rows of future planting at a distance of 70cm, plus the track. Between the bushes, in rows, there should be a distance of at least 50cm. Stuffed, not deep, holes and planted plants at an angle, almost lying down. Warm the seedlings with warm water, under the root.
Immediately held a garter to the trellis, which should be very strong. When the plant reaches the desired height, a growth point is removed from it. The second stem is formed from the first stepchild, the remaining stepsons must be removed.
Further care is to carry out some of the procedures that are familiar to gardeners.
- Spend weeding, removing weeds.
- Watered with warm water when the soil is not completely dry.
- Fertilized with chemicals and organic.
- Destroy harmful insects.
- Harvest on time.
Loosening the soil is carried out continuously, providing the plant with air for breathing. When watering, make liquid fertilizer, such as: boric acid or rotted manure, bird droppings.
Foliar treatment with boric acid, improves the presentation of the fruit, protects against disease and repels pests. Other drugs that can be recommended for plant protection are Fitosporin, Fundazol, Bravo. They all dissolve well and are applied according to the instructions on the packaging.
Tomato King of Siberia: variety description
Tomato varieties King of Siberia, suitable for cultivation, as in the open ground, and in greenhouses.
This variety was developed by Russian scientists specifically for growing in greenhouses under harsh environmental conditions.
The plant bears fruit well in cold climates, but in warmer latitudes it is able to produce good yields in open ground.
The plant is quite high 150-180 centimeters.
Tomatoes King of Siberia is a mid-season variety, it is classified as indeterminate, standard types of plants.
Of the features of this species, it is worth noting its resistance to the most typical diseases and pests for tomatoes.
This tomato has a truly royal external data. Fruits are orange, heart-shaped, slightly flattened. The fruits are very fleshy, large from 400-700 grams, there are also real giants whose weight reaches 1000 grams. The fruit has 7-9 chambers and contains little water. The amount of dry matter 3-5%.
You can compare the weight of tomatoes of this variety with others in the table below:
This type of tomato was bred in Russia by our Siberian scientists. Received as an independent variety received in 2014.
As the name suggests, this type of crop is intended for cultivation in greenhouse conditions in the regions of Western and Eastern Siberia, the Urals and the Far East. But in the open ground can be grown in the central and southern regions of Russia.
The fruits of the King of Siberia variety are very good for fresh consumption. For conservation is not suitable because of the large size. It is also problematic to get juice from them, because they contain little moisture.
Tomatoes King of Siberia have a very high yield. With proper care from one bush can collect up to 5 pounds, and from the square. meters to 12-15 pounds.
Compare the yield of the King of Siberia with other varieties can be in the table below:
See below: Tomatoes King of Siberia photo
Among the characteristics of the variety should be noted the size of the fruit, and the resistance of this species to most species of pests and diseases.
Another feature is that this type of tomato is ideal for dietary nutrition, and the high content of vitamins makes this variety indispensable in the recovery period after illness.
Diseases and pests
The king of Siberia is most often exposed to the invasion of spider mites and the greenhouse whitefly.
When the plants are affected by the greenhouse whitefly, they are sprayed with the “Confidor” preparation, at the rate of 1 ml per 10 liters of water, the resulting solution will be enough for 100 sq.m.
From spider mites most often get rid of using a soap solution, which wipe the leaves and the affected areas of the plant to completely eliminate the pest.
Of the diseases to which this variety is susceptible, it is worth highlighting brown spotting. It most often affects tomatoes in greenhouses.
For the prevention of this disease, it is necessary to observe the light regime and the moisture regime, since the increased humidity contributes to the appearance of this disease. To combat it, use the Barrier and Barrier, from folk remedies, use garlic solution.
All the advantages and a few shortcomings have established how to deal with possible pests too, it remains to wish good luck in growing the King of Siberia!
In the phase of the two true leaves, we dive into individual cups. Filling the container with soil in half, take out the sprout and tear off 1/3 of the rootlet. This action will translate the taproot into the fibrous root system, and will increase the area of absorption of nutrients.
Having planted a sprout, we sprinkle with earth up to the very cotyledonous leaves and compact the ground. We water.
Since we did not fill the cup completely with earth, this will allow us, as the plant grows, to fill the soil mixture.
Considering that the “King of Siberia” is a tall and large-fruited tomato, for the seedling period it is necessary for it to increase as much as possible the root system. For this, it is necessary to transfer the plant to a larger tank.
If the tomato was originally spiked into a container of 200 g, then for handling we select 500. After removing the root system, without destroying the earthy coma, we put it in a larger glass and pour the nutritious earth.
This procedure will allow the plant to create an additional root system, and the plant will not be so high. Some growers practice sowing early, and tear off the lower leaves and plant deeply in the ground.
If the plant is again strongly stretched, it is possible to carry out another transfer into a 700 ml capacity.
Transplant into the ground
The seedlings ready for transplanting should have a height of 25-30 cm and 7-8 well-developed leaves.
When choosing a landing site, the following requirements are imposed on it, the place should be:
- sheltered from the north winds
- without the solanaceous predecessors,
- not be able to stagnate water.
If there is no desire or ability to feed, then transplantation should be carried out in the soil mixture prepared as for seedlings. To do this, a hole is dug at the selected landing site, soil is chosen, and in its place the soil enriched with nutrients is poured. Planted in her seedlings so that the earthy lump on the root system does not lose integrity.
In order for a tomato to produce all its genetic potential in the form of a crop, careful care of the plantings is necessary.
Nutrients through the root system in the vegetative, come only in dissolved form.
As soon as the earthen clod under the plant dries out, growth stops, the flowers and buds fall. Plant cells begin to age, the vegetation process ends. That is why maintaining optimum moisture near the root system is the most important thing when caring for tomatoes.
Tall, large-fruited plant form only in one shoot. This means that all stepchildren must be removed at the moment when their value has reached 2-3 cm.
With the planting of seedlings at the same time supports are established, with the help of which the plants will be fixed.
On the garter material also need to take care in advance, because the fruit weighing 400 g or more will not be able to hang on their own shoots and will need fixing.
You need to tie up the plant as the shoot grows.
To speed up the ripening, you can remove a tomato in the technical ripeness phase, and you can already ripen in room conditions.
By purchasing tomato seeds "King of Siberia" once, in the future you will be able to independently collect seeds and use your planting material.