Description of Tomato Agate
In the past few years, selection specialists have bred a large number of early varieties that are popular, but no one forgets the time-tested varieties. To this category agate tomato belongs.
Description of Tomato Agate
This variety was bred by Russian breeders. They were tasked with creating a unique fast-ripening variety that would not be inferior to the characteristics of standard tomatoes. And this task has been completed. Today, Agatha is listed in the State Register of the Russian Federation.
The variety is suitable for cultivation in almost all regions of the country. Depending on climatic conditions, seedlings or seeds can be planted in a greenhouse (in temperate climates) or in open ground (in the south).
The growing season of the plant is about 100 days, after which you can safely enjoy the resulting crop.
This species is rarely affected by disease. Resistance is caused not by the immune system, but by the early stages of ripening, because by the time the diseases are activated, the plant is already fully ripening.
The Agate tomato variety has a determinant type of development: its growth does not exceed the 60 cm mark. The plant completely stops growing when 4 leaves are formed on the plant. The bush is not standard, so a garter is welcome, although not mandatory.
Description of the fetus
The description and characteristics of the variety once again convince the farmers that the fruits have a rather pleasant appearance and commercial qualities. The fruits have a smooth smooth surface without any pronounced flaws. Their shape is round, with small characteristics of flattening at the edges. The color scheme of the fetus is presented in bright red shades. The size is average and the weight is about 100 g.
According to the description, the fruits are formed on bunches. On 1 bunch about 6 tomatoes are formed. The fruits do not ripen and do not crack on the bushes. The taste is rich and sweet, without much acid or bitter notes. They are suitable both for fresh consumption, and for the preparation of salads or preservation.
The variety has a high yield.
There are several positive qualities of the variety:
- versatility in cooking;
- high yields;
- the fruits do not crack, which increases the shelf life and transportation;
- disease resistance.
The tomato has no drawbacks.
First of all, it is recommended to plant seeds for seedlings. It is best to plant seeds in early March, having previously disinfected them and treated them with growth stimulants. An ideal disinfectant is manganese. As soon as several pairs of leaves have appeared on the plant, seedlings should be planted in open ground.
It is important to ensure that the soil is fertile and nourished with nutrients. Some experts advise disinfecting it with a solution of manganese. Planting should be carried out so that a distance of 50 cm is maintained between rows and holes. This will allow the bushes to develop correctly.
The main factor affecting the final yield is considered correct watering. It should be carried out with room temperature water so that the root system does not disturb its development. Watering should be carried out regularly, but infrequently, as the soil is drained. You should also remember the importance of loosening the soil, removing weeds and weeding the beds. These indicators allow air to penetrate better into the root system and prevent it from rotting.
Top dressing should consist of mineral fertilizers. Nitrogen or phosphoric substances should be preferred. You will also need potassium subcortex. For example, nitrogen will allow the plant to grow faster. Phosphorus helps to develop correctly, and potassium reveals all taste qualities.
Also, experts advise carrying out the garter of the bush. Despite the fact that he has a somewhat small height, the garter will allow him to develop in accordance with all the rules.
Parasites and diseases
Due to its rapid maturation, the Agate tomato variety has a high degree of resistance to most diseases, because at the time the plant completes its development, parasites and diseases only begin to become more active.
Preventive measures are optional: they do not make much sense. This variety can easily cope with early diseases, thanks to immunity.
Growing agate tomato does not require special financial and labor costs. If you follow all the rules for cultivation and care, you can get high yields and try the most delicious tomatoes before everyone else.