Giraffe tomatoes are a late-ripening variety that is quite resistant to various diseases. It is excellent for both long-term movement and long-term storage. The period of completion is about 135 days. Saplings are indeterminate – and therefore all summer must tie up and dive bushes. Yellow-orange rounded tomatoes can reach 130g, they are distinguished by high taste qualities, and are ideal for preservation because of dense consistency.
Agrotechnics of tomato variety “giraffe”:
Seed is produced in the last decade of March or in the first decade of April. Pre-seeds must be decontaminated. To do this, they are lowered into a 1% solution of manganese (to obtain 1 g of potassium permanganate crystals per 100 g of water) for 15 minutes. After a lapse of time for half an hour they are washed in cold running water. Then immediately soak for a day in any growth stimulator.
For hardening, the swollen seeds are kept for a week at zero temperature, after which they are slightly wilted and immediately sown, making distances between rows of 5 cm, and seedlings – 3 cm. After seeding, the seeds are sprinkled with a thin layer of soil substrate and covered with a polyethylene film.
As the soil can be used as a purchase substrate, which must be pre-calcined, and self-prepared mixture. To do this, take vegetable garden and humus in a ratio of 1: 1, add 15 g of urea and potassium chloride, 50 g of superphosphate and a glass of wood ash. In the phase of two real leaflets, the first pick is made.
Every 2-3 weeks the seedlings are fertilized with a complex mineral fertilizer. A week before transplanting into the open ground seedlings must be hardened. Do not leave in the sun, otherwise the seedlings can burn. In mid-May, they make landings in temporary shelters, and in open ground in mid-June according to the scheme of 50 * 60cm. The site under the planting of tomatoes begins to be prepared from the spring. For this, fertilizers are added to the soil, the dosage of which depends on the fertility of the soil, and can vary from 3 to 10 kg per m.
Manure and compost are brought in autumn, and humus immediately before planting. The unfermented seedlings are planted vertically so that the first leaflet is about 6 cm. Overgrown or sprouted seedlings are planted with a slope, while the 2 lower leaves are removed. Caring for tomatoes is to water, feed, pike, fight against parasites and diseases.
Watering the seedling is necessary under the root so, once every five days. It is necessary to produce loosening of the land after irrigation. After rooting, the seedling must be tied to pegs. For a season it is necessary to spend three top dressings of tomatoes (in 10 days after planting, during flowering and fruit formation).
The tomato variety “giraffe” must be patsy when stepchildren reach 6-8 centimeters. They must be carefully cut to avoid additional mechanical damage. Pasynkovanie must be carried out regularly. Above the inflorescence it is necessary to leave 2 leaves and remove the point of growth – it is at their expense that the development of fruits on the brush will go.
Variety of tomatoes “Giraffe”