Unusual tomatoes can be grown on their own in the garden. The variety of tomato that has fruits similar to pepper is called peppermint.
Construction of the area. Tomato Pepper
Hybrid Tomato Pepper is bred on the basis of the variety Cream. Tomatoes have an elongated shape, in appearance resembling peppers. Their color varies depending on the variety. It can be red, yellow, orange, etc.
Most pepper tomato varieties are of the indeterminate type ( although there are varieties of the determinant type) with an unlimited growth of the stem and reach a height of 1.5 - 2 meters.
Plants strongly branched with large leaves, so they definitely need to stepom. can be grown both in open ground and in the greenhouse .
The first brush on a bush is laid between 6 and 11 sheets. Subsequent brushes appear every three sheets. In the brush about 6 fruits.
The variety belongs to the class of mid-seasoned tomatoes. The period of fruiting bushes - from mid-July until the end of October. But this period can be increased if the cultivation is carried out in greenhouses.
Tomatoes are used for fresh consumption and for preservation. They can be stuffed, as they are fleshy and do not crack when cooked.
Characteristic of fruits:
- has two seed chambers;
- tasty, fleshy, not very juicy tomatoes;
- medium-sized fetus, weight from 80 to 100 g ;
The fruit stem may have a greenish spot, but this does not affect the taste characteristics of the fruit.
The varieties of tomatoes in the
pepper series. The pepper tomatoes are not a separate tomato variety. This species combines several varieties. Common to all these plants is the form of the fruit. These vary in color, size and height of the .
Depending on the variety, ripe tomatoes have the following colors:
- yellow( hybrid Yellow-colored);
- red( red);
- Crimson( Pink);
- orange( orange pepper);
- in unusual colors( striped).
Pepper tomatoes are mostly indeterminate( stem height up to 2 m), but there are varieties that are deterministic. This class includes the Pertvoid striped( in the greenhouse the height of the stem can reach 1 m, and in open ground - 70 cm).
To get a large-sized tomato, they plant a tomato The pepper giant , the weight of which reaches 250 gr.and more .This variety was created by breeders Mikhail Gilev and Zoya Shott. In our country it has been grown since 2007.
Advantages and disadvantages of
The advantages of pepper tomatoes include:
- good taste;
- high yield ;
- versatility , can be grown in open ground, greenhouses or hotbeds;
- original fetus shape;
- fleshy fruit, flesh crumbly, sweetish taste;
- its good to use for pasta, preservation, stuffing.
The disadvantages of the variety include:
- install a trellis system;
- need permanent tying ( for indeterminant tomatoes).
Soil requirements for planting
Tomatoes Pepper grow well and bear fruit on neutral or slightly acidic soils .If your soil is very acidic, then the ground for the beds should be treated with lime, which will help reduce acidity.
The best soil for tomatoes are loams .They are not heavy, so the root system can develop normally.
The term for sowing seeds for seedlings depends on the region, since tomatoes are planted in the ground after the frosts have ended. The approximate term of growing seedlings is 45-65 days .
For planting seedlings, the soil is prepared on their own or purchased in the store.
If you decide to prepare the soil yourself, then you need to take:
- 2 parts of peat;
- 1 part of sod( or garden) land;
- 1 part of compost;
- 0,5 parts of sand.
In addition, 1 cup of wood ash, as well as complex fertilizer, which contains phosphorus, potassium and a smaller amount of nitrogen, are added to the bucket of the prepared mixture.
They are sown in 1.5-2 cm deep grooves. For tomato seedlings, it is advisable to perform an pick. This will allow the plant to quickly grow the root system.
Picks are performed after the formation of the first true leaves. Seedlings are grown for about 2 months. When the plants grow 6 true leaves, seedlings can be planted.
Transplantation of tomatoes in open ground
Tomatoes love sunny, protected from the winds place .Since this variety belongs to the group of tall plants, it is necessary to provide a trellis system for garter stalks.
Before planting, the soil must be prepared. It is recommended in the fall and spring to bring 4 kg of manure per 1m2 of soil to the prepared site.