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Tomato Rosemary is a hybrid variety that has been enjoyed by many gardeners and farmers. Tomatoes are great for making sauces, homemade ketchup, salads and baby food.
- Characteristics of the variety
- How and when to plant seeds for seedlings?
- Care features
- Pest and disease control
Characteristics of the variety
Rosemary is a high yielding hybrid tomato variety. When sowing, almost all seeds yield, and the seedlings take root well in any soil. Plants are resistant to various diseases and pests.
Description of the rosemary tomato should be started with large fruits. They have a thin, slightly glossy surface, evenly colored. A slight unevenness can be noticed at the stalk. Bright pink tomatoes can weigh up to 500 g. This variety is considered early ripening.
From the moment of planting to harvest, it takes about 3.5 months. Tomatoes can be planted both in greenhouses and in open ground: resistance to temperature extremes and diseases allows plants to adapt in almost any conditions.
The photo shows that the rosemary tomato has large massive stems with a lot of dark green leaves. The bushes can reach a height of one and a half meters, and even more with careful care. Therefore, tomatoes need to be tied up on the trunk.
How and when to plant seeds for seedlings?
A favorable time for planting seeds is the end of March or the beginning of April: two months should pass for planting seedlings in open ground.
Before planting, the seeds are selected: they are immersed in a saline solution and mixed well. Those that have surfaced are unsuitable for sowing. Judging by the reviews, tomato seeds Rosemary f1 must be pickled before sowing.
To do this, dilute a weak solution of potassium permanganate, place them in it for several minutes and rinse well with clean water.
For a good germination of seeds, it is better to take light and sufficiently fertile soil. It is imperative to make sure that it is at room temperature. To begin with, make small grooves and place the seeds at a distance of two centimeters. Then it is carefully sprinkled with a thin layer of earth and watered with a spray bottle.
For good germination of seeds, the nursery is covered with a film, to create a greenhouse effect, and placed in the sun. It will be possible to remove it when the first shoots appear. If necessary, fertilizing with organic fertilizers can be carried out once a week.
When two or three leaves appear, it is necessary to make a pick, carefully pinching off the tip of the root.
After about a month, the tomatoes will gain strength, and there will be little space for them in the nursery. In this case, they need to be transplanted into separate peat cups. And after about forty days, they can be planted in open ground.
The rosemary tomato takes root well in the place where carrots, radishes, and parsley were grown.
To plant a plant, you need to make a deep hole and pour warm water. Then gently spreading the root system, cover it with earth and lightly tamp it. In order for the tomatoes to have enough room to grow, leave a distance of at least fifty centimeters between the bushes.
Despite the fact that the tomato bushes are massive and strong, they need to be tied up. To obtain a rich harvest, tomatoes need to be watered with warm water once every five days, such a frequency of watering is required in dry weather.
After watering, the ground around the bushes is carefully loosened with a hoe. To obtain a rich harvest, pinching is carried out. In case of prolonged absence of rain, it is recommended to periodically spray the leaves.
Tomatoes are fed in stages. Fertilizers are applied no earlier than 15 days after planting the plants in the ground.
When the ovaries begin to form, it is recommended to spray the plants with boric acid. It stimulates the formation of fruits. A week after spraying, fertilizing with organic fertilizers can be done.
Studying the appearance of tomatoes, you can determine which substances they lack, or vice versa, that they suffer from an overabundance.
For example, a lack of nitrogen provokes pallor of the leaves, and a large amount of the substance leads to a large build-up of greenery.
Tomato leaves turn purple when the phosphorus content of the soil is minimal. Its excess leads to the fall of ovaries and leaves of plants.
A matte tint appears with excess potassium intake. In its absence, the bushes begin to dry out even with proper care and watering.
How to deal with pests and diseases
The most common tomato disease is leaf curling.
Causes of the disease:
- the use of a large amount of organic fertilizers when planting. You can cope with the problem by using a complex fertilizer
- the lack of copper is compensated by copper-containing fertilizers
- high temperature in the greenhouse - the situation can be corrected by systematic ventilation
With the correct elimination of the causes of twisting of the leaves, the plant will acquire a healthy look, it will take a couple of days to recover.
The tomato variety Pound Rosemary is famous for its highly resistant to disease, pests also do not particularly affect it. Therefore, there are usually no special problems when growing them. If necessary, you can use products that help control the pests of nightshade crops.
Reviews of tomato are mostly positive, and summer residents of Omsk, the Novosibirsk region and the Krasnodar Territory are engaged in their cultivation.
Vegetable growers note that they like Rosemary f1 tomatoes not only because of their taste, but also because they are unpretentious in care and are practically not susceptible to diseases. If you carry out picking and top dressing in time, you can get a rich harvest as a result.
Another review specifies that tomato pulp is sweet and delicate in taste. They are great for making juice or homemade ketchup. For this reason, tomatoes have become very popular. In addition, with proper care, the fruits grow large, with an even surface.
Rosemary tomato is easy to care for. But if they do not have enough moisture or nutrients, the fruits will begin to crack, the leaves will wither. Another disadvantage is the thin skin, which is easy to damage. Therefore, when harvesting, they must be carefully torn off from the stalk.
The popularity of the variety is increasing every season, of course, thanks to their tasty large fruits and ease of plant care.
You will learn more about the hybrid Rosemary f1 by watching the video: