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Tomato Explosion was obtained as a result of selection, which made it possible to improve the well-known variety White filling. The new variety of tomatoes is characterized by early ripening, large yield and unpretentious care. The following are the features, the order of cultivation and care, reviews, photos, who planted the tomato Explosion. The variety is recommended for planting in cold climates.
Features of the variety
The characteristics and description of the tomato variety Explosion are as follows:
- early ripening period;
- after the emergence of sprouts, the crop is harvested after 105 days;
- determinant spreading bush;
- height of tomatoes from 45 to 60 cm;
- unpretentious care;
- high productivity regardless of weather conditions.
The fruits of the Explosion variety stand out for their characteristics:
- rounded slightly ribbed shape;
- weight 120 g, individual tomatoes reach 250 g;
- dense pulp;
- bright red;
- average dry matter content;
- small number of cameras.
One bush of the Explosion variety brings up to 3 kg of tomatoes. The fruits ripen at the same time, have good external and taste qualities. These tomatoes can withstand long distance transportation.
According to its characteristics and description, the Explosion tomato variety is used for preparing salads, juices, mashed potatoes and other dishes. The fruits are suitable for pickling, pickling and other homemade preparations.
Variety Explosion is used for planting in open ground. In areas with a cool climate, it is grown in greenhouses.
First you need to get tomato seedlings, which are then moved to the selected area. The variety is suitable for growing in a seedless way, then the seeds must be planted immediately in the ground.
Seedlings of tomatoes The explosion is obtained at home. Planting work can be carried out from the second half of March. It should be borne in mind that 2 months after the emergence of sprouts, young tomatoes are transferred to a permanent place.
For tomatoes, compost soil is prepared. Its properties can be improved by adding peat and coarse sand. It is recommended to pre-treat the soil by heating it in a microwave oven to disinfect it.
Advice! The day before planting, the seed is soaked in water and kept warm.
Tomato seedlings require containers up to 15 cm deep. They are filled with earth and the tomatoes are planted in rows. The seeds need to be deepened by 1 cm, after which it is good to water the plantings. Leave 2-3 cm between the plants.
The containers should be kept in a dark place for the first few days. The warmer it is in the room, the faster the seedlings will appear.
The boxes with sprouts are placed on the windowsill and illuminated for 10-12 hours. Seedlings are provided with a daytime temperature of 20-22 degrees, at night its value should be 15 degrees. Periodically, tomatoes need to be watered with warm water.
Tomatoes are grown on light fertile soils. For a closed grant, soil preparation is carried out in the fall. It is recommended to completely remove about 10 cm of the soil layer. It needs to be dug up, the remnants of past cultures removed and humus added.
Advice! Tomatoes are planted in one place every 3 years.
Tomato Explosion is planted in a greenhouse or greenhouse in mid-May, 60-65 days after planting the seeds. By this time, the plants have formed from 5 to 7 leaves.
Pits 20 cm deep are prepared for planting.A gap of 40 cm is made between the tomatoes.If several rows are organized, then 50 cm are kept between them.
Tomatoes are planted in a checkerboard manner. So? the care of plants that do not interfere with each other is greatly simplified.
After planting the tomatoes, cover the roots with earth and water them abundantly. Over the next 10 days, you need to abandon watering and fertilizing so that the tomatoes have time to adapt.
Tomato Explosion is suitable for growing in open areas, especially under favorable climatic conditions. The beds are located in sunny and elevated places.
For planting in the fall, you need to prepare the beds, which are dug up and fertilized with compost. In the spring, after the snow cover has melted, deep loosening of the soil is performed.
Tomatoes grow best after certain predecessors: cucumber, onion, beets, legumes and melons. But after tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and eggplants, other vegetables should be planted.
Tomatoes are hardened 2 weeks before planting. To do this, they are moved to a balcony or loggia for several hours. Gradually, the period of being in the fresh air is increased. Tomatoes must always be on the balcony immediately before planting.
Advice! The planting scheme for the Explosion variety assumes that 40 cm remains between the plants, and the rows are organized every 50 cm.
The root system must be covered with earth, after which abundant watering must be done. The soil must be compacted slightly.
Tomato Explosion is considered an unpretentious variety. Fruit setting occurs without additional processing. The variety rarely gets sick and is resistant to root and apical rot.
By following the rules of care, you can reduce the likelihood of spreading disease. As can be seen from the photo and description, the explosion tomato does not need to be pinned, however, it is recommended to tie up the branches with fruits.
Burst Tomatoes are drought tolerant. However, the lack of moisture is stressful for plants, therefore it is recommended to constantly water the tomatoes. Fertilizing will help to improve plant nutrition, which is carried out on the basis of mineral fertilizers.
Explosion tomatoes need regular watering. The frequency of adding moisture depends on the stage of development of the tomatoes.
Tomatoes are watered every week, and one plant needs up to 5 liters of water. When forming fruits, watering the tomatoes is necessary every 3 days, but during this period, 3 liters of water is enough.
Advice! Tomatoes prefer warm water that has settled in barrels.
At their summer cottage, tomatoes are watered by hand with a watering can. For extensive plantings, a drip irrigation system is equipped, consisting of pipes and containers with water. With its help, an automatic supply of moisture is provided.
Watering is done in the morning or evening. After the procedure, it is recommended to ventilate the greenhouse to avoid an increase in humidity. Tomatoes are not watered during the day, since the sun's rays, when interacting with water and plants, cause a burn.
As the reviews and photos of those who planted the tomato explosion show, fertilization has a positive effect on the yield of the variety. During the season, tomatoes are fed 3 times with minerals or with the help of folk remedies.
Nitrogen fertilizer in the form of a liquid mullein is applied before flowering. Such feeding stimulates the growth of greenery, so it is used with caution.
The most beneficial trace elements for tomatoes are potassium and phosphorus. Potassium is responsible for the flavoring properties of tomatoes. Due to phosphorus in plants, metabolism improves and immunity is strengthened.
Advice! For a 10 liter bucket of water, 40 g of superphosphate and potassium sulfate are taken.
Top dressing with minerals can be alternated with folk remedies. The most effective fertilizer for tomatoes is wood ash. It can be buried in soil or used to make a solution (50 g of ash in a large bucket of water).
During the formation of fruits, tomatoes are fed with sodium humate. One spoon of this fertilizer is taken for a large bucket of water. This feed accelerates the ripening of tomatoes.
Elena, 26 years old, Nizhnevartovsk
I love growing vegetables in the country, every year I try to choose new varieties. This time I chose a tomato explosion based on the photo and description. I planted the seeds in mid-April, the seedlings sprouted very quickly. A month later, she was already transplanted into a greenhouse. The height of the bushes was 60 cm, which greatly simplifies their care. I shot the tomatoes green, there were so many of them that I was afraid that the bush would just break.
Taisiya, 38 years old, Moscow
I have been growing tomatoes for several years, I am constantly in search of new and tasty varieties. According to the reviews, I liked the Explosion tomatoes very much, so I chose them for planting in a greenhouse. The tomatoes themselves have grown to 0.5 m. Compactness is very important for me, because I plant tomatoes in a greenhouse in several rows. The variety turned out to be very tasty, the fruits grew round and bright in color.
Boris, 66 years old, Ufa
Variety Explosion planted in open ground last year. There were no problems with the seedlings; the seeds sprouted quickly in the fertile soil. The variety tolerated even unfavorable conditions and summer cold snaps well. The tomatoes did not hurt and gave a good harvest. I tie up all varieties, even undersized ones. But he did not perform pinching.
Variety Explosion is suitable for growing in regions with harsh climatic conditions. This variety of tomatoes tastes great and ripens early. The plant is undersized and does not require pinching.