Tomat "Bull heart" (Oxheart).
Very tasty fleshy fruits of a popular variety of folk selection from Russia.
Plant of indeterminate type, vigorous, small-leafed, medium-late ripening, grown both in open ground and in film greenhouses.
The height of the main stem is 120-160 cm. Fruits are large, with the first harvest weighing up to 400-500 g, with subsequent ones up to 220-250 g, fleshy, low-seeded, elongated-heart-shaped.
Variety is intended for fresh consumption and for home cooking (making juice, pulpe).
Productivity: 3.5-5 kg / plant in open ground and 8-12 kg per plant in protected ground.
Features of agricultural technology.
Plant 2.5-3 plants per 1 square meter, form into one stem with a garter of plants to a vertical support, regularly pinch.
In order to guarantee a large harvest, plant different varieties of tomatoes in your garden: some early-ripening, some mid- and late-ripening, several large-fruited, 1-2 new bushes, be sure to have a couple of time-tested varieties. In this case, your crop will be protected from any vagaries of the weather!
* A rare gardener can boast that he is unfamiliar with late blight.
This fungal disease initially appears on the leaves of potatoes, and then the infection spreads to tomatoes, eggplants, peppers ...
The first signs of the disease - brown spots appear on the leaves and stems of tomatoes, and in wet weather a weak white bloom appears on the underside of the leaf. Subcutaneous brown blurred spots are formed on the fruits, which quickly increase in size and cover the entire fetus. The affected tomato first becomes hard, then softens. Moreover, the infection persists in the plant debris of tomatoes.
What should be done if late blight infected tomatoes?
In rainy and cold summers, preventive measures are especially necessary: every two weeks tomatoes are sprayed with preparations containing copper.
The first time - seedlings, the second - before planting it in open ground, and the third time - two weeks after planting.
If for some reason this was not done, then at the first signs of late blight, the bushes are treated with a 10 percent solution of sodium chloride. As a result, a protective film forms on the fruits, preventing the penetration of the fungus Phytophtora infestans, the causative agent of the disease.
For quite a long time, fresh kefir, which is stirred in a bucket of water (1 liter of kefir per 5-7 liters of water), will help prevent late blight. The resulting solution is sprayed with tomatoes two weeks after planting the seedlings in a permanent place, and then every week.
Eng.: Tomato. Swed.: Tomat. Fin.: Tomaatti. Bot.: Lycopersicon lycopersicum. Non-hybrid, Non GMO