Characteristics of the tomato variety Pepper-like giant

Even among the varieties of tomatoes you can find unusual varieties. Tomato The pepper-shaped giant does not fit into the general idea of ​​this culture, and all thanks to the fruits, which look like bell peppers.

Characteristics of the tomato variety Pepper-like giant

Description

The variety was bred by Siberian scientists in 2005. It belongs to the pepper-shaped varieties, is mid-season. Ripening occurs approximately 110-120 days after emergence. The average weight of the fruit is 150-200 g, under good conditions it can reach 250 g.

The shape of the fruit is elongated (up to 15 cm). The color of ripened vegetables is deep red.

Even on a slice, 3-4-chamber fruits resemble pepper. There are few seeds inside. The pulp is fleshy and dense. The skin is smooth and hard. The taste is sweet, the aroma is saturated. Tomatoes contain a lot of sugars.

The bush is indeterminate, reaches a height of 1.5-2 m. The leaves are dark green in size, large. The plant is planted in greenhouses in regions with more severe climates. In southern areas, cultivation is also possible in open areas of soil.

Harvested from mid-July until the first frost.

Advantages and disadvantages

Among the positive characteristics of the variety are:

  • High yield - with proper care from 1 sq. Km. m harvest from 6 to 8 kg of fruit per season.
  • Great taste.
  • Marketable condition.
  • Good transportability due to thick skin.
  • Universality of application: suitability for food in various forms.

The disadvantages include a predisposition to apical rot.

Landing

Seedlings are planted in March. The box is placed in a warm place and covered with a film, which is removed after germination of seedlings. Further, seedlings are grown on the windowsill from the sunny side at a temperature of 16 ° C. When 1-2 leaves appear, it is transplanted into glasses.

7-10 days before disembarkation, hardening begins:

  • once a day, plants are sprayed with cool water;
  • every day, seedlings are taken out for 15-20 minutes outside.

Seedlings are transplanted to a permanent place 60-65 days after sowing, when it has 5-7 true leaves and one flower brush. Planted according to the scheme 60 × 50 cm. For 1 square. m should not be located more than 4 bushes.

Care

Proper care will allow you to harvest a good harvest.

The bush needs to be shaped. To do this, throughout the entire growth of the culture, stepsoning is carried out - side shoots are removed, only 2-3 branches are left.

The plant requires garter. For this purpose, vertical trellis is installed. To form a strong root system, weeding and hilling are carried out.

Watering

According to the description, for the quality growth of bushes, the soil needs frequent moistening. A moderate amount of warm water is applied in the evening 2-3 times a week. Loosen the soil after drying.

Top dressing

To stimulate fruiting and increase productivity, pepper-shaped tomatoes are fertilized. Fertilizers are applied sequentially:

  • The first top dressing is carried out 10-15 days after transplanting seedlings. This is necessary for better adaptation of the plant. Fertilizers must contain nitrogen and phosphorus (using artificial preparations, it is necessary to follow the proportions specified by the manufacturer). Organic substances such as chicken droppings or manure should be used. Solutions are prepared from them (for 10 l of liquid 250 g of organics).
  • During flowering, superphosphate or other substances containing potassium and phosphorus are added (proportions according to the instructions for the drug). You can use yeast or milk-iodine top dressing (yeast: 20 g of dry yeast is added to 10 liters of liquid; milk-iodine: 1 liter of sour milk or cheese and 2-3 drops of iodine are added to 10 liters of liquid).
  • During the ripening period, superphosphate or nitrophosphate with sodium glutamate is used. Organic fertilizers using wood ash, iodine, boron, manganese are also effective (for 10 l of liquid 200 g of litter, 3 handfuls of ash, 2-3 drops of iodine, 2 g of boron and several crystals of manganese).

Pest treatment

Among the characteristics of the variety, its resistance to diseases is distinguished, however, if the plant is improperly taken care of, it will get vertex rot. The disease occurs due to insufficient watering and affects the fruits of the culture.

Lack of or too high calcium content in the fertilizer can cause harm, so tomatoes need to be watered correctly and monitor the amount of substances introduced when feeding.

Conclusion

If you follow all the rules for growing tomato, pepper-shaped giant, it will delight you with its unusual appearance and productivity.

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