Tomato “Watermelon” is a delicious tomato, with an original color as watermelon, striped. By color they can be attributed to semi – black varieties, since its color varies from dark red to brown, almost black.
Leaves in a medium-sized plant and a juicy green color. Inflorescences usual, a bookmark of the first inflorescence occurs after occurrence of 8-9 leaves, and continues to appear with an interval in 3-4 sheets. Pedicel has articulation. The number of nests is usually 3-5, sometimes more.
Tomato “Watermelon” refers to tall varieties, and this is its pluses. When growing vertically, the area grows for the growth of a large number of fruits. The best access to light and air for all fruits, this increases their resistance to fungal diseases. With an upright position, the fruit touches the ground much less often, which means that it less rot and last longer.
The fruits are round in shape and slightly flattened from above. The upper part of it and ribbed. Inside, there are many chambers and many seeds. The pulp is fleshy, juicy and very tasty. Perfect for preparing fresh salads, gives them a pleasant aroma of fresh tomatoes, and makes the salad more sweet and tasty. The weight of one fetus is basically 130-150 g. The fruits are not very large, but very tasty. A yield of one bush reaches 3-3.5 kg, and sometimes even up to 5 kg, which is a very worthy indicator.
A big plus is their ability to ripen several fruits with a brush at the same time and at the same time preserve the fruit for a long time. It fructifies very long, it is only necessary to start ripening and further, until the frosts you will be with tomatoes, the “Watermelon” sort will provide you with it. This is especially nice when the autumn garden starts to empty, and the fresh tomatoes of this variety have an excellent taste, and they continue to please you.
This variety of tomatoes is excellent for growing in the open ground, as well as under a film shelter or a greenhouse. The variety is medium-ripening, it needs about 110 days from shoots to fruiting and fruit ripening. Seed sowing should be done in early March, and planting it in a greenhouse is carried out in May. Landing is possible and at the end of April, provided that the month was warm, but not earlier than 40 days after sowing.
Before planting, in about two weeks, it would be good to season the seedlings by lowering the temperature in the room, where the seedlings are up to 19 degrees in the daytime and 17 degrees at night. Planting is desirable according to the scheme of 40cm to 60cm, to provide sufficient space for plant growth. And it is better if the seedlings are staggered, so that there is access to the stems for the convenience of gartering and harvesting. They are carefully removed from the pots and with a small amount of land are lowered into the prepared well.
Watering tomatoes is necessary in the ground, avoiding water falling on the leaves, otherwise it can cause burns to the foliage. It is necessary to hold a pick after the appearance of the first, but real sheet. The most suitable for these tomatoes is a greenhouse made of film or honeycomb.
Plant for growth in the greenhouse is formed by leaving one stem, with all the stepsons regularly removed, and of course the bushes are tied to a special support, because its growth is from one and half to two meters. At the same time, it is still necessary to pinch the growth boundary after the end of the vegetation. If you periodically water, loosen the soil and make timely weeding, the tomatoes of the “Watermelon” variety will please you with their fruits until the frosts.
Tomato variety “Watermelon”