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Tomato Tourmaline pink with a raspberry hue. Taste qualities with pronounced sweetness. Has beneficial properties for the body. Such fruits accumulate a lot of sugars, macro and microelements, in particular selenium, which prevents aging.
Description of tomato
This variety has a medium early fruiting period. It has excellent taste. The plant is undersized, no more than 70 cm high. Well suited for cultivation in film greenhouses and open beds.
In mid-March, early April, seeds are planted for seedlings. The pick is made after the formation of the first pair of true leaves. Seedlings are grown for about 35 days.
From the second decade of May and early June, depending on climatic conditions, seedlings are planted in open soil. On the beds, tomatoes of the Tourmaline variety are grown without shaping (pinching), and in greenhouses, the formation is carried out in one stem with the laying of the first inflorescence after 6 leaves. The next inflorescences are formed through 2 leaves.
The fruits of this variety are pink (crimson) in color. The shape of the fruit is round. The surface of the skin is smooth. Weight is about 170 g, but some specimens can grow up to 220 g.
Taking into account their excellent taste, they are suitable for freshly prepared salads, as well as for tomato products (juices, fruit drinks, mashed potatoes, etc.).
The variety stands out for its increased fruiting. Subject to agricultural technology, the yield of one bush is up to 5 kg of tomatoes. It is quite resistant to fruit cracking and is not susceptible to the main types of diseases of nightshade crops.
Tomatoes are very heat sensitive. Favorable temperature conditions for seedlings of seed, plant development and fruit growing 20-25 ° C. When the temperature drops below 15 ° C, flowering and ovary formation stops, and if the temperature drops below 10 ° C, their vegetation stops. Plants die at 1-3 ° C, and if the temperature is above 35 ° C, pollination stops.
Note! Sufficiently warmed sandy loam soils with an acidity of pH 6-6.5 are suitable for the agricultural technology of these tomatoes.
It is strictly forbidden to cultivate tomatoes after potatoes and other nightshades, including after tomato, to prevent the occurrence of diseases.
Gardeners speak positively about the Tourmaline variety.
Vasily, Nizhny Novgorod: “In the autumn I prepared the ground for the Tourmaline tomato. I added compost, crushed eggshells and some wood ash to the soil. Seedlings were planted in warm soil in late May. I got healthy plants and reaped a good harvest. "
Anna, Belgorod region: “On the advice of a neighbor in the country, I bought seeds of the tomato Tourmaline. Sowed in mid-March, made a pick in three stages and got excellent seedlings. In early May, she planted it in a film greenhouse, burying the plants on the first leaves. Timely carried out the removal of unnecessary shoots, forming two stems. I fed them with combined fertilizers. The yield was 4–4.5 kg of fruits weighing up to 180 g ”.
Varvara, Kursk region: “Last year I bought raspberry-colored tomatoes (the seller explained that this is the Tourmaline variety). Some of my household and I ate fresh, and the rest we preserved for the winter. We were satisfied with these tomatoes. Next year I will definitely plant tomatoes of this variety on the site. "