Characteristics of the tomato variety Golden Fish
Among a huge variety of varieties, the Golden Fish tomato stands out. He has long been loved by many summer residents for their high productivity, as well as beautiful and tasty fruits.
Characteristics of the tomato variety Golden Fish
But not only this made the variety so popular. Thanks to the breeding work, the plant is resistant to most diseases, and also survives well even in the most adverse conditions.
The official description and description of this nightshade says that the Golden Fish tomato is suitable for cultivation both in the South and in the middle zone of Russia. It is resistant to nighttime temperature drops, and high yields can only be envied.
The variety of tomatoes Zolotaya Rybka is a medium-late variety, since the period from the appearance of the first shoots until the ripening of the fruits lasts about 109-115 days. The plant does not belong to hybrids, so you can independently collect seeds from fruits grown in your garden. This significantly reduces the cost of planting material.
The variety is characterized by high productivity. For the entire growing season from 1 m² you can collect up to 10 kg of ripe quality fruits.
Tomato Goldfish is an indeterminate type of plant.
The bush grows more than 2 m tall, therefore it needs to be formed and timely garter. The plant is formed in 2 shoots, so the maximum productivity of the crop is achieved.
The ovary is formed in the form of simple inflorescences, after 8-10 leaves. Subsequent fruits are laid after every third leaf. The stems and leaves are not large, have a light green color, not significantly pubescent.
The description says that the fruits of this variety are universal.
They are great for making fresh salads because of their meaty texture and firm skin. Also, the small form of tomatoes allows them to be preserved whole. It is not recommended to use fruits for making juices, sauces and pastas, as the appearance of the dish will not be appetizing due to the specific color.
Goldfish tomatoes have an unusual shape and color, for which they are popular among gardeners. They are difficult to confuse with other varieties:
- the fetus is very elongated, has a slight sharpening at the end;
- peel and flesh of yellow-orange color;
- seed chambers no more than 4, with a small amount of small seeds.
It is worth noting the taste of tomatoes. Reviews about the Golden Fish tomato come down to the fact that the pulp of their fruits has a sweet, pronounced tomato flavor with a slight sour aftertaste. The peel, although dense, does not spoil the taste of the fruit in fresh salads.
Seedlings can be bought or grown yourself
In order to get a well-developed and healthy adult plant, you need to take good care of the seedlings. You can buy seedlings in nurseries or from trusted gardeners, but you can fully be sure of the planting material only by yourself taking up this matter.
Since the plant is a representative of medium-late varieties, the seeds are planted in late February. Particular attention should be paid to the choice of planting material. It is worthwhile to give preference to proven manufacturers, or to independently collect seeds from the largest and most healthy fruits.
Seeds are planted in a mixture of peat, humus and earth. Such a substrate will provide an opportunity to grow and develop young shoots, which are in urgent need of nutrients. The soil before planting is well moistened, and the seeds themselves are soaked for 2-3 hours in a weak solution of potassium permanganate.
After the first shoots appear, the seedling box must be placed in a warm, well-lit place. It is important to remember to maintain a comfortable air humidity. If the humidity is low, and this may be near heating appliances, it is necessary to water the seedlings more often. Lack of light and short daylight hours can be compensated for by special UV lamps.
When growing tomato seedlings, you need to remember that:
- Young shoots are very tender and can easily be injured and even get burns from direct sunlight.
- Tomatoes grow rapidly, and reach for the light. In order for the plant to form correctly, you need to turn the pot to the light source in different directions.
- Land taken from the garden can be contaminated with spores of fungi or eggs of parasites, so it is calcined or watered with a solution of manganese before use.
When 3-4 real leaflets appear on the shoot, it is dived and seated in separate pots or glasses. There he will grow until transplanting to a permanent place.
When the seedlings reach 50-60 days of age and the threat of return frosts disappears, then the tomatoes are planted in a permanent place. It can be an open bed or a film shelter. The variety is hardy and bears fruit well in any planting variant.
Since the tomato is very tall, it is worth considering this when growing it in greenhouse conditions. Bushes are planted at a distance of 40-50 cm from each other. On 1 m² should be placed no more than 5 plants.
In spring, humus, potash and phosphorus fertilizers are added to the ground where the tomatoes will grow. This can also be done immediately before planting, laying top dressing directly in the hole. But you should be careful with humus, it should be well reheated, otherwise the roots of the tomato simply “burn out”.
The plant needs to be fed
Fertilize the crop is necessary not only during planting, but also throughout the entire period of its growing season. 2 weeks after transplanting seedlings, you can carry out its first top dressing. By this time, the plant is well rooted and can get the necessary substances from the soil.
Subsequent fertilizer application occurs at the beginning of flowering plants and the fruit ripening period. The bush is watered under the root with water with potash, phosphorus and sodium fertilizers diluted in it.
Among other things, many summer residents practice feeding infusions of nettles and other weeds. To do this, the green mass is soaked in a barrel or a flask and left to ferment for 10-14 days. The resulting slurry is bred in water and watered the plant under the root.
Tomatoes are watered early in the morning or in the evening. There is no sweltering heat at this time, and the liquid does not evaporate from the soil surface too quickly. Due to the fact that tomatoes can crack due to excess moisture, do not flood the plants much. Such watering can also trigger the development of late blight.
Water must be warmed up before irrigation. Do not pour directly from the well. Such a sharp temperature drop harms the roots, and contributes to the development of root rot.
Although the Golden Fish variety is not very susceptible to diseases of the solanaceous family, there is still a risk of late blight disease. Often this is due to errors in the care of the culture. Seeds or soil may also be initially infected.
In order to avoid the development of late blight, you need to adhere to the basic rules of disease prevention. This will not only prevent, but also help to cope with the spread of the pathogen.
For the prevention of late blight, it is necessary:
- control watering;
- timely remove affected shoots and fruits;
- select seeds only of high-quality producers;
- observe crop rotation.
It is also necessary to clean the growth after the end of the growing season. Abandoned bushes in the beds for the winter often cause the development of fungal diseases.
Goldfish tomatoes delight the eye not only with its attractive shape and color, but also with abundance. Bright yellow clusters of elongated fruits look very decorative on the bush. Also can not but rejoice the rich taste of tomatoes.
Gardeners have been growing the Golden Fish for many years, and each time the variety receives only positive reviews. And for those who have never tried these wonderful tomatoes, it is recommended to allocate a bed for this wonderful tomato.