Characteristics of Miracle Market tomatoes
Every year, before the start of the season, the gardener faces a choice: which varieties of tomatoes to plant on the site to provide the family with fresh vegetables and make reserves for the winter. The chosen one should optimally combine the characteristics of: taste, productivity, versatility in use. Tomato Market Miracle has these advantages.
Characteristics of Miracle Market tomatoes
Included in the State Register of the Russian Federation in 2007. It has proven itself when grown both in open ground and in a greenhouse.
The miracle of the market is a medium-late variety. The first crop can be harvested 110-120 days after the start of the growing season. The bush is semi-determinant, powerful, with bright green foliage, grows to 1.2 m (in the greenhouse - 1.5-1.6 m).
Tomatoes are rounded, slightly flattened, saturated red. Ribbing is almost absent. The average weight of the fetus is 200-300 g, there are specimens of 600 g each; and the record holder weighed 810 grams (according to SeDec agricultural firm). 5-6 tomatoes are tied on a brush. The fruits are dense, fleshy, sugar, 4-5-chamber. The dry matter weight is about 6%.
Observing the rules of agricultural technology, you can achieve good productivity - up to 12-14 kg per square meter.
The variety is universal in application: it is used fresh, for the preparation of tomato juice, sauces, for preserving pickles.
Advantages and disadvantages
The miracle of the market has the characteristics of resistance to impact and productivity, due to which it is grown in regions with different climates.
Description of benefits:
- sufficiently high productivity (it is not by chance that the word “market" is present in the name of the variety);
- good marketability of fruits, the ability to store;
- long fruiting period;
- good resistance to most "tomato" diseases.
The description shows that there are almost no shortcomings in this variety. Pay attention to the high need for top dressing at the initial stage of the growing season and the need for tying.
The culture is grown in open ground in the southern regions of Russia: Astrakhan region, North Caucasus. The gardeners of the Middle Strip, Western Siberia plant the crop in greenhouses, but the yield is slightly lower.
Seedlings need good lighting
The timing of sowing seeds to obtain strong, not overgrown seedlings is calculated as follows. 55-60 days for seedling development and 4-5 days for seed germination are subtracted from the date of the proposed planting (it will be different for each region: not earlier than the establishment of average daily temperatures at the level of 12-15 ° С).
The main conditions for obtaining quality seedlings are:
- good lighting;
- compliance with the temperature regime;
- timely watering of plants.
Seedling tanks should have good drainage. Ready-made mixes for vegetables are purchased or garden soil is used with the addition of compost and peat.
Seeds are planted to a depth of not more than 1 cm, watered, covered with a film or glass and left in a warm place for germination. Periodically ventilate to prevent stagnation of moisture.
After the formation of two real leaves, seedlings are dived. For the formation of a powerful root system and a strong seedling, it is necessary to provide nutritious soil and good illumination. 2-3 weeks before landing, it is necessary to conduct hardening - put on a cool balcony or on the street, first for 1-2 hours, then gradually increase the time spent in the fresh air.
Landing in a permanent place, directly in the hole you can make organic matter (compost) and ash. Planting pattern: row spacing - 50-70 cm, row spacing - 35-40 cm. Tomato seedlings are buried in the soil to cotyledon leaves, thus stimulating the formation of additional roots.
Tomatoes are grown in two stems (the bush is quite strong). Timely need to take care of tying, because the build-up of green mass occurs quickly, the plant can break under its own weight.
Tomatoes are nutrient responsive:
- 10-12 days after transplanting, it is necessary to fertilize with complex mineral fertilizers, as a period of intense growth begins, and the need for nutrients increases.
- For the formation of a large number of ovaries, potassium is needed, and the development of the root system of the growing bush provides phosphorus. Therefore, two weeks after the first fertilizer is applied a second time.
- The third time they fertilize during the period of active formation of ovaries.
Root top dressing can be alternated with foliar. Their number will depend on the condition of the soil and the needs of the plants.
Diseases and Pests
At the stage of rooting seedlings in the open ground, the bear brings great harm. This pest eats the seeds of vegetable crops, loves to feast on the underground part of the stems of tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, etc. For its complete destruction it is necessary to carry out a set of measures for 2-3 years.
To protect young tomato plants, you can use crushed egg shells, which are introduced into the grooves around the plants, apply manure and oil traps, mechanical methods (mesh around the underground part). There are many chemicals - Medvetox, Thunder, Grizzly.
The Miracle of the market is well leafy, therefore, especially in rainy weather, tomatoes can be affected by fungal diseases, rot. For their prevention, plants are treated with folk remedies: milk whey (possible with the addition of iodine), ash solution; provide good ventilation. At the first sign - they destroy the affected shoots and fruits and carry out treatment with drugs.
Variety tomato Miracle market does not need to create special conditions. At the same time it gives good harvests and pleases with its taste.
We advise you to purchase seeds from trusted manufacturers, since in the distribution network under this name they sell seeds with different descriptions of varietal characteristics.