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Almost all vegetable growers are engaged in growing tomatoes. There are many varieties of tomatoes that can be grown on your site. Tomato Fat Jack enjoys considerable popularity. Such tomatoes differ from other varieties in their high yield. Moreover, tomatoes bear fruit well not only in warm climates, but also in Siberia.
Before you start growing a Fat Jack tomato, you should familiarize yourself with its features. The characteristic and description of the variety will help you find out a lot of useful information about this tomato.
A characteristic feature of the tomato can be considered the timing of the appearance of the first shoots. Since the tomato is early ripe, the first fruits appear on the bushes 100 days after planting. It is possible to immediately plant a plant in open ground only in the southern parts of the country, since it is there that the most favorable conditions for growing.
In the rest of the territory, it is recommended to grow tomatoes in greenhouses or in greenhouses under a film.
Fat Jack's bush is not very high. Even if it is grown under optimal conditions, the height of the plant will not exceed 50 cm. Therefore, gardeners do not have to waste time tying bushes and their further pinching. However, some sometimes remove additional shoots to form a bush. There are not too many leaves on the plants. They have a regular shape, which is no different from the shape of the leaves of other varieties. Experienced vegetable growers recommend removing the leaves that are located at the bottom of the bush. This is necessary to improve air circulation and aeration of the soil.
During growth, fruits begin to form on the bushes, which after ripening weigh about 350 g. They are colored deep red and have a flat-round shape. Tomatoes have excellent taste. They are distinguished by their aroma and sweetness. More than 8 kg of tomatoes can be harvested from one plant. If the gardener grew them in greenhouse conditions, then the amount of the harvested crop can double.
This tomato is versatile and can therefore be eaten raw or sliced for fresh vegetable salads. It is also often used to create preserves. The fruits of the Fat Jack can be used to make delicious juices, adjika and pasta. In some cases, tomatoes are simply salted in jars for the winter.
The main advantages of the variety include:
- small bushes;
- high productivity;
- large tomatoes;
- rapid maturation;
- ease of growing.
Many people who have grown this variety have never had serious difficulties.
Before planting seeds for seedlings, it is recommended to soak the seed in a special solution of manganese. Such seeds will take in better and will germinate faster in the soil. It is necessary to plant planting material in mid-April. The seedlings will grow for several months, after which you will have to pick them up.
At the same time, it is recommended to plant seedlings in the soil, which was previously fertilized with mineral dressings.
It is necessary to transplant seedlings into the garden at the end of May to be sure that there will be no frost. You can plant them in the ground in the summer, but in this case, the first crop will appear only in the fall. During planting, a little egg-shell fertilizer is added to each planting hole. This will be enough for the seedlings to start.
During cultivation, do not think about tying or pinching bushes, as they are too small. However, if there are too many fruits on one plant, then it is better to tie it to a support so that the stem does not break due to heavy loads.
The Fat Jack tomato variety is a good choice for gardeners who have not previously been involved in growing tomatoes. To grow bushes and get a good harvest, you should familiarize yourself with the description of the variety and read the reviews of those who have already planted it on their site before.