Characteristics of Tarpan Tomatoes
The seed market is widely represented by hybrids of high-yielding pink tomatoes. One of the most sought after is tomato Tarpan. It is distinguished by versatility and abundant friendly fruiting.
Characteristics of Tarpan Tomatoes
Tarpan tomatoes are the result of Dutch breeding. The description says that they are intended for cultivation in regions with a warm climate. Tomato Tarpan f1 is characterized by early ripening. From the moment of the appearance of the first seedlings to harvesting, 98-102 days pass.
With proper care from 1 m², up to 12 kg of high-quality fruits are obtained. The plant normally tolerates relative shading, but grows poorly with a lack of moisture and nutrients.
Tomato of early ripe varieties Tarpan belongs to medium-sized plants. Its height does not exceed 70 cm. The bush is quite compact, which saves space on beds and in the greenhouse.
The leaves of the culture are dark green, with a slight edge on the inner surface of the leaf. Powerful shoots, not prone to building stepsons. This means that the extra will not have to be removed.
Description of the fetus
Tarpan F1 is an excellent variety of pink tomatoes. They have a gentle juicy pulp and excellent flavoring characteristics.
You can use the fruits for:
- fresh salads;
- first and second courses;
- juices, sauces and ketchups.
The versatility of the variety makes it even more popular in the agricultural market. The fruit is divided into 6-7 chambers with a small amount of seeds. The walls are fleshy and very juicy.
The shape of the fetus is flattened, with a slight ribbing at the base. The average weight is about 160 g, in a greenhouse it can reach 200 g.
The skin is quite dense. This contributes to a longer shelf life and facilitates transportation. If there is a fresh tomato, the peel just chews and does not spoil the overall taste of the dish. To prepare ketchups and tomato pastes, it must be removed. This can be done simply by pouring boiling water over the fruit.
The tomato pink Tarpan f1 is unpretentious in leaving. It is grown both in open ground and in greenhouses.
Seeds for seedlings are sown in early March. Pre-soak them in a warm solution of potassium permanganate for disinfection.
Seedling boxes are filled with a nutrient substrate for indoor plants or specialized for seedlings. Drainage must be laid at the bottom. Seeds are sown to a depth of 1-2 cm and watered abundantly. The box is tightened with cling film and put away in a darkened warm place until the first shoots appear. If necessary, the earthen room is moistened from a spray bottle from time to time. After the box is placed on the windowsill from the sunny side.
Proper plant care will ensure a good harvest.
The further crop of tomatoes depends on the quality of seedlings. In order to grow strong and healthy plants, seedlings need to be watered, highlighted, loosen the soil and fertilize in a timely manner.
From the moment of seed planting to the moment when young sprouts dive into a separate container, tomato seedlings are watered once a week. The amount of water directly depends on the conditions in which the sprouts are. Norma suggests slightly moist soil. Water stagnation must not be allowed, otherwise the roots of the seedlings will begin to rot. Fortified sprouts are sprayed once a week. The optimum water temperature is 12-15 ° C.
So that the seedlings develop well, the soil is systematically loosened. A day after the irrigation procedure, the soil is gently fluffed at the roots, taking care not to injure the plant, young stems are very sensitive to mechanical stress.
With a lack of sunlight, it is recommended to illuminate young tomatoes with UV lamps. If you dry the air, the seedlings will need to be sprayed from the spray gun.
Natural organic matter (bird droppings) is the best and safest fertilizer for young seedlings. Preparing a mixture for watering is simple: add 5 g of litter to 5 liters of warm water and mix thoroughly. The finished mixture is used as a liquid for regular watering. It is enough to apply fertilizer once a month.
In late May, when the threat of freezing frost disappears, the tomatoes are transplanted to a permanent place. In open ground, a 40 by 40 cm pattern is recommended. This is sufficient for good ventilation and uniform penetration of sunlight into the bush. In a greenhouse, where the humidity is much higher, the distance is slightly larger to avoid outbreaks of late blight.
So that the tomato grows and develops well, organic fertilizers are applied to the bottom of the hole. Watering is carried out only after the top layer is completely dried by 2-3 cm. Water is poured under the root so that it does not fall on the leaves and stems.
Tarpan tomatoes are fertilized in several stages. Each of them is based on the needs of the plant at a particular stage of the growing season.
Top dressing is performed according to the scheme:
- Nitrogen fertilizers - 2-3 weeks after planting in a permanent place. This component is necessary for intensive growth of the aerial parts of the plant.
- Combined fertilizers - the beginning of the formation of flowers and flowering. At this stage, make an infusion of grass, soaked mullein, as well as ashes.
- Phosphorus-containing fertilizers - accelerating the ripening process of fruits. It also affects the friendliness of ripening tomatoes.
Before fertilizing, the soil is well watered and gently loosened. This contributes to a more rapid absorption of nutrients by the rhizome of the plant.
Pests and diseases
Tarpan f1 is resistant to many nightshade diseases. In greenhouses with insufficient ventilation, black dots and spots appear on the shoots and fruits. This is a sure sign of late blight.
To prevent the development of fungal diseases, it is recommended to spray the bushes with copper sulfate. In the conditions of film shelter, a serum solution in a concentration of 1:10 with the addition of 3 drops of iodine also copes with this role.
Of the pests, spider mites, aphids, slugs and Colorado beetles are most often found. To combat them, the bushes are sprayed with pesticides or dusted with wood ash.
Growing Tarpan tomatoes, you can be sure of a plentiful harvest. Even in the leanest year on one bush, 5-6 fruits ripen at the same time. Due to its excellent taste and attractive pink color of tomatoes, this variety has become a frequent guest in many household plots.
Since the plant is a hybrid, it is impossible to collect seeds from it for further planting. They do not retain varietal traits of the parent plant.