Characteristics of Titan Tomatoes

Recently, Titan tomato is gaining more and more popularity among vegetable growers.

Characteristics of Titan Tomatoes

Titan tomatoes (sometimes called Venus tomatoes) are known for their excellent taste and good commercial properties. If you know the features, the variety is easy to grow. It gives good productivity, for which gardeners and large producers love it so much. The fruits of tomatoes are not only tasty, but also healthy. They can be used both fresh and pickled, made from them salads, dressings, snacks, added to soups, borscht or main dishes, as well as to prepare delicious tomato juice.

Advantages and disadvantages

According to the description, the positive qualities of pink titanium tomato include:

  • pleasant taste;
  • the duration of storage of tomatoes after harvesting;
  • resistance to transportation;
  • universality of the use of fruits;
  • small size, which allows you to grow a variety in the absence of a large garden area or even on the balcony;
  • good resistance to fungal diseases;
  • low watering requirements.

The disadvantages of tomato varieties of pink Titan include the fact that tomatoes love heat, therefore they grow poorly at low temperatures, they are easily susceptible to late blight. After transplanting, seedlings require constant top dressing. In regions with a cool climate, late harvest may not have time to ripen.

Bush description

Tomatoes can be grown both in open ground and in greenhouses or under a film. When all the rules of agricultural technology are met, the plant's productivity is up to 5 kg of fruits from one bush.

Pink Tomatoes can be attributed to both mid-ripening and late-ripening varieties, since the fruiting period from the moment of appearance of the first sprouts to the day of fruit ripening is on average 125 days. According to the characteristic, these are determinant tomatoes, their stems reach a maximum of 100 cm, but the height of this plant varies from 40 to 60 cm.

The bush of this type of tomato is stunted, with an average amount of green mass. He has a sturdy stalk that does not need a garter. Pasynkovka is also not required, the fruits ripen well regardless of the number of shoots in the axils of the leaves. The leaves of the tomatoes are large, dark green. The inflorescence usually appears above the sixth leaf, all others are laid in between two leaves.

Fruit Description

In shape, the fruits of the Pink Giant are round, slightly flattened. After ripening, they become rich red. According to the description, one tomato weighs on average 100 g, maximum weight - 150 g.

The fruit has a smooth, even skin without a rib at the fruit stem. Its density is relatively high, so that the fruits do not crack under the influence of external factors. The flesh is fleshy, juicy, but not watery, with a small amount of seeds distributed in 3-4 chambers. The taste of fruits is sweet, without sourness.

Growing seedlings

Plant productivity depends on proper planting

The variety is recommended to be planted in seedlings. This process goes through several stages: sowing seeds, caring for sprouts and planting seedlings in open ground.

The final result largely depends on the initial stage: on the quality of the seeds and their proper planting. Planting tomatoes Titanium is recommended only in those areas where cucumbers, carrots, squash or parsley used to grow.

Seed planting

Seeds for seedlings are sown 2-2.5 months before planting in a permanent place. The soil must be fertile, have a balanced level of nutrients and acidity. It is not so difficult to prepare the soil mixture yourself, it is enough to mix ordinary soil with sand, compost and peat.

When buying seed, you need to consider the period of release of seeds. It should not exceed 2 years. Before planting, the seeds are germinated. To do this, they are placed on a napkin, moistened with water, wrapped in a film or bag and put for 3-4 days in a warm place. The cloth should be constantly wet.

After the seeds germinate, they are planted in plastic cups and placed in seedling containers. The soil should be moist. The sowing depth should not exceed 2 cm. After upsetting, the cups are covered with foil and placed in a warm place. The first shoots appear after 5-7 days.

Transplanting

A pick, that is, a transplant of seedlings from a smaller capacity to a large one, is carried out after the appearance of the first leaves. Seedlings are planted in open ground no more than 6 pieces per 1 m². An ideal spot is 50 cm long and 40 cm wide.

The variety does not need abundant watering, so after planting seedlings, planting is watered only in the third week. For this, only warm, settled water is used. Roots cannot be poured - you need to moisten the earth around the bushes as the top layer dries.

Titanium tomatoes love fertilizers, but are very picky about them. It is best used for fertilizing phosphorus and potassium. These trace elements add sweetness to the fruit. It is also permissible to add dolomite flour or wood ash to the soil.

Disease and Prevention

Late blight is the most common disease of this variety. To prevent infection, it is necessary to provide plants with an average level of humidity. Do not pour tomatoes heavily. If they grow in a greenhouse, the room should be ventilated as often as possible. For prevention, the bushes are treated with a special tool to combat late blight.

Often, tomatoes infect Colorado beetles, whites and moths. To combat these insects, separate preparations are used to destroy parasites, such as Prestige and Lepidocide.

Conclusion

Variety Titan is perfect for growing in large open areas, in greenhouses and on balconies. It is not difficult to grow it, so it will be a good option for beginner gardeners.

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