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Already with the onset of winter, gardeners are actively beginning to prepare for the spring season, first of all, this concerns the selection and purchase of seeds. Gina's tomato is an achievement of European breeders, which has already managed to conquer gardeners around the world.
Description of the variety
Before purchasing the seeds of this nightshade crop, you need to study its description. Despite the fact that Gina was created not so long ago, the tomato has already gained wide popularity.
The bush belongs to determinant (undersized), in height it can reach from 50 to 65 cm, not a standard bush. Three main stems are formed from the root. The plant is medium-leafy, does not require a garter to the trellis and pinching. The first tomato cluster begins to form after the formation of 8 leaves, the rest of the clusters - after 1 - 2 leaves.
Gina tomatoes are quite large, early ripening. From the appearance of the first shoots to the harvest of the first harvest, it usually takes 105 - 115 days.
The root system is quite powerful, which is why the bushes can be grown even on infertile soil. It is important to note that Gin's tomato can be planted in garden beds in the open field, in greenhouses and greenhouses.
Ripe fruits are versatile. They can be consumed both fresh and made from them tomato juices, lecho, pastes or sauces. Due to the fact that the fruits are very large, these tomatoes are not suitable for whole canning.
Reviews of the variety are mostly positive. Those gardeners who planted Gin's tomato on their plots were pleased with the results.
It is very important to study the description of the variety. This will allow you to understand whether the variety is suitable for growing in the given conditions or not.
Characteristics and description of Gina tomatoes:
- high productivity;
- early maturity;
- it is resistant to the development of various diseases that most often affect nightshade crops;
- does not tolerate temperature fluctuations;
- from 6 to 10 tomatoes can grow on one brush;
- ripe fruits are very large, bright red in color, the pulp is sweet, with a slight sourness;
- the weight of a mature fruit can reach from 190 to 260 g;
- rounded shape, slightly flattened near the stalk;
- the skin is dense, ribbed;
- ripe fruits consist of 6 - 8 chambers;
- characterized by good taste.
Advantages and disadvantages
Like any other variety, the Gina TST tomato has its own advantages and disadvantages.
- early maturity;
- Gin's tomatoes are immune to diseases such as fusarium wilting of fruits, root rot, late blight;
- gives a bountiful harvest per season - up to 8 kg of tomatoes can be harvested from one bush;
- the skin does not crack, even long-term transportation can be tolerated;
- cultivation is possible in the greenhouse and in the open field.
- They do not tolerate cold weather. If the temperature drops below +15 degrees at night, the bushes begin to ache and may freeze.
- The fruits are too large to be preserved as a whole.
- Bushes grow strongly.
- Due to the severity of the fruit, the stems of the plant may break.
Features of growing in the open field
Gin's tomatoes do not need much care when they begin to bear fruit.
Throughout the season, you need to apply mineral and organic fertilizers, water once a week, loosen and remove weeds. Particular attention should be paid to planting seeds and seedlings. Gina tomato seeds should be planted in late March - mid-April.
Features of planting seeds:
- First of all, they must be disinfected. To do this, the planting material must be soaked for an hour in a weak solution of potassium permanganate, and then proceed to sowing.
- The soil must be prepared in advance. To do this, you need to mix peat, soil and sawdust.
- Make grooves in the soil to a depth of 1 - 1.5 cm and plant the seeds, lightly dig in them with soil.
- Cover containers with Gin's tomato seeds with glass or cling film, put in a warm place (periodically, the soil should be allowed to breathe so that mold does not appear).
- As soon as sprouts begin to appear, the film or mirror must be removed.
- After the appearance of the first full-fledged leaves, the seedlings can be pinned.
In late May or early July, seedlings can be planted in open ground. Before disembarking, you need to make sure that the night frosts have passed.
To grow a rich crop, you need to prepare the soil in advance. Before planting seedlings, it is necessary to dig up the ground, add humus, wood ash or manure. You can add mineral fertilizers, after which they start planting seedlings.
The distance between the bushes should be at least 50 cm. At night, it is advisable to cover the seedlings with a warm cloth until the shoots get stronger. Due to the fact that the bushes grow strongly as they grow, they can be tied up so that they do not interfere with each other.