GROWING VERY, VERY LARGE TOMATOES - GARDENER AND SPECIALIST ADVICE
Large-fruited tomatoes are my weakness. Although only three can be removed from the bush, a maximum of four giant fruits. Therefore, I grow only 5-6 such bushes every year. To get the maximum result, I adhere to my rules.
I sow seeds for seedlings in late February-early March. First, I send seeds of mid-season varieties to pots. Closer to mid-March - precocious.
As soon as shoots appear, I put the seedlings on a warm loggia and install lamps for additional illumination. If this is not done, after transplanting into a greenhouse in adult tomatoes, the ovaries of the first brush may fall off.
At the beginning of May, and if the weather allows, then in the last decade of April, I plant tomatoes in a polycarbonate greenhouse according to the scheme 40 × 60 cm. I pour 1 tsp into the holes. superphosphate, a half-liter jar of ash and a shovel of humus. I mix everything with the earth and spill it well with water.
I tie bushes. I make the loop free. I form large-fruited tomatoes in one stalk, as I grow, I pluck out stepchildren.
I make sure that it is not hotter than +30 degrees in the greenhouse. If necessary, I water the structure with cold water from a hose. I put buckets of cold water between the bushes, pouring water on the paths.
I don’t overfeed tomatoes, otherwise, apart from beautiful foliage, you can get nothing. Usually a good dressing of the holes and one or two top dressings are enough. The first, and often the only one, I spend as soon as the fruits begin to form: 1 tsp. I dilute potassium monophosphate in a bucket of water, pour about 1 liter of nutrient solution under each bush. I feed a second time if I notice top rot. I plant calcium nitrate according to the instructions, spray the tomatoes on the leaves, and after 4-5 days I water the bushes with a solution of the same fertilizer under the root.
In order for the fruits to ripen, in the first half of August I remove the top from the plants, leaving two or three leaves above the last brush.
© Author: Olga GRIBKO, Bobruisk
In general, the growing technology described by the author is suitable for all varieties of tomato. But when growing large-fruited varieties, there are nuances.
- Form a bush into one stem.
- Remove the first inflorescence.
- Pinch the growth point not in August, but immediately after the formation of two, maximum three inflorescences.
- Leave one or two ovaries in each inflorescence.
- Leave two leaves above the last brush.
If you follow these recommendations exactly, you can get two or three really huge fruits.
© Author: Nikolai CHROMOV, Cand. of sciences
VARIETY MATTERS - THE LARGEST TOMATOES IN THE WORLD
To get large tomatoes, you need to choose the right variety. Among large-fruited tomatoes, bushes of indeterminate varieties can boast of the most impressive sizes, see table
|Big Zach||For growing in a greenhouse. The bush is powerful, up to 2 m high. The fruits are flat-round. The average weight of one tomato is 500-700 g, however, larger specimens weighing more than 1 kg are not uncommon. The pulp is fleshy, sweet, with a slight sourness|
|Rome||For cultivation in the open and protected ground. Tall: in open ground, the height of the bushes is
1,6-1,8 m, and in a greenhouse it can reach
2 m. The fruits are large, rounded, the surface is ribbed. The pulp is fleshy, sweet, moderately juicy. The skin is dense
|giant red||For open ground and greenhouses. Unpretentious, resistant to most diseases of tomatoes, well tolerates lack of moisture. The bush is powerful, strongly branched. The skin is tender, the pulp is juicy, fleshy, sweet, with a pronounced aroma|
|Giant Rose||For greenhouses and open ground. Unpretentious, resistant to most diseases and fruit cracking. Shtambovy bush, medium leafy, up to 1 m high. Fruits are round-shaped, crimson in color with yellow transverse stripes. The pulp is bright, very fleshy, juicy, sugary, with excellent taste|
FACT: THE WORLD CHAMPION IS A BIG ZACK TOMATO WEIGHTING 3.8 KG. IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE GUINness BOOK OF RECORDS IN THE NOMINATION "The BIGGEST TOMATO".
Reference by topic: Growing very large salad tomatoes - tips and secrets of care
THE LARGEST VARIETIES OF TOMATOES BIG ZAK - VIDEO
Below other entries on the topic "Dacha and garden - with their own hands"
- Tomatoes according to the Shadrin method and minus superphosphate (Perm region)
- The same varieties of tomatoes in the greenhouse and open ground - comparison (Moscow region)
- Growing a tomato in the Krasnodar region
- Tomatoes gnomes - cultivation, planting and care
- Transplanting tomato seedlings in open ground in Siberia - secrets and tips
- Green varieties of tomatoes - photo, name and description
- Planting tomato seedlings in two stages (Bashkortostan)
- Cheat sheet for growing tomatoes - step by step instructions from a specialist
- Growing tomatoes - growing roots, moisture, fertilizing and pruning leaves
- How to grow tomatoes in a pure way
Subscribe to updates in our groups and share.
Let's be friends!