Tomato "Cranberry in Sugar" is a rather interesting and unusual variety, which, according to the description and characteristics, is distinguished by aesthetic appearance and tasty fruits. Against the background of green ornamental shrubs, scarlet tomato clusters stand out beautifully, attracting attention from a distance.
Description and characteristics of tomato Cranberries in sugar
Tomato Cranberries in sugar was created by Russian breeders who work in the agrofirma Aelita. it early maturing a variety that has no restrictions on the cultivation region and the way of care for seedlings.
There are the following ways to grow tomatoes Cranberries in sugar:
- in greenhouse conditions;
- in open ground;
- in capacious containers on the window or balcony;
- in the open air in boxes or vases.
This is a fruitful, small-fruited variety, the growing season of which is 70-75 days from the moment of seed germination. From 1 m2 in closed ground can get 2.6-2.8 kg of tomatoes.The fruits are compact in size and weigh about 12-15 grams each
The fruits are distinguished by amicable ripening, during which compact bushes turn out to be completely covered with brushes with small tomatoes. Fruits are distinguished by their even round shape, bright red color and weight. 12-15 g.
Positive and negative sides of the variety
The advantages of this type of tomato include:
- beautiful fruits;
- sweet and pleasant taste, giving a little sourness;
- does not need to be staved;
- when grown in boxes, pots and on the windowsill there is no need for tying;
- resistance to various diseases;
- small amount of care;
- resistance to adverse conditions.
Some gardeners point out the following cultivar defects:
- thick skin, which can sometimes be harsh (often this is noticeable when eating fresh fruit);
- insignificant sourwhich not everyone has to taste.
These minor flaws are fully offset by high yields and excellent consumer properties. To increase the yield of tomato Cranberries in sugar is obtained by following the rules for dressing and watering shrubs.
Planting seeds for seedlings
As mentioned above, it is possible to get a harvest of Cranberry varieties in sugar even in an apartment on the balcony. But regardless of the method of cultivation of tomato agrotechnika will be one uniform.
To do this, you first need to prepare light, But at the same time nutrient soilwhich is a mixture of humus, earth and river sand, previously washed.
In order to get good yields, it is recommended to soak the seeds before sowing in a growth stimulator for half a day, then sow them in a container for seedlings with well-moist soil, and cover with foil. Depth of embedding seeds - 2 cm.
Cranberry seeds in sugar sprout in unison, 4-6 days after planting, and the optimum temperature for germination is 23-25 degrees.Cranberry Tomato Seeds in Sugar
After the appearance of strong sprouts, the film is removed, and transplanting containers are installed under bright light or under special lamps.
After the sprouts appear on 2 true leaflets, seedlings transplanted into separate containers. Until the seedlings are planted in a permanent place, it is necessary to feed it with complex fertilizers 2 times.
Transplantation of seedlings in open ground
Planted seedlings to a permanent place begin at the age of 60-65 days. First you need to prepare the soil for planting, and spray the seedlings with the following solution - in 1 liter of water, 1 g of boric acid should be diluted. Thanks to this, it will be possible to reduce the stressful situation for the bush so that it does not shed its inflorescences.
To plant tomato seedlings need in loamy and fertile soil, at the same time wood ash and superphosphate should be added to each well. Between the holes the interval should be 45 cm, and between the rows - not less than 60 cm, and, preferably, they should be arranged in a checkerboard pattern.The first seedlings from seedlings
Growing Cranberry variety in sugar is not much different from other types of tomato. The main measures of care include:
- top dressing;
- weed removal.
Since these are quite compact bushes, they do not require nipping and pinching. To better ventilate the bushes, you can remove the lower leaves on them. Watering moderate, preferably in the morning and only warm water.
Every 2 weeks plants need feed complex fertilizers. During the period of growth, the plant needs nitrogenous fertilizers.
During the emergence of the ovaries and the development of the fruit are fertilized with an aqueous solution of potassium and phosphate fertilizers. Phosphorus is poorly absorbed at temperatures below +15 degrees.
If you follow the agrotechnology, the first crop of tomatoes will appear in July and will delight gardeners until mid-September.The first harvest can be removed in June
Disease and Prevention
Cranberry variety in sugar is practically not affected by the main diseases of the nightshade - late blight and Fusarium, but it mosaic sensitive.
When sick bushes appear, they should immediately be removed from the garden bed and burned, since the disease is transmitted by insects. A small crack on the leaves or branches of the tomatoes is enough to make the healthy plant sick.
To prevent the occurrence of viral diseases, you need to carry out preventive measures:
- calcining the soil before planting;
- planting beds after legumes, greens;
- can not be planted after potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants;
- spraying the bushes with a weak solution of potassium permanganate, phytosporin and other biologics.
In greenhouses and apartments, tomatoes can damage spider mite or aphid, which helps the treatment of plants with insecticides. However, it can be carried out only before the start of ripening.
Tomato Cranberries in sugar is often chosen by lovers of garden experiments. After all, its fruiting bushes will be a real decoration of any garden or apartment. Observance of all growing conditions and careful care of the plant will make it easy to get a big harvest of these tomatoes. After all, many people value them precisely for the possibility of decorating their dishes and giving food a refined taste.