Many varieties of tomatoes are growing in suburban areas. One of them - Rocket tomato, characteristic and description of the variety will be presented below. All tomatoes differ from each other in size, shape, color, weight, height of plants. Care for them, too, need a different one.
Characteristics and description of tomatoes Rocket
The tomato called Rocket is a variety intended for open ground. The plant has a low growth. Its height does not exceed 40-60 cm. The bush is very compact and has shortened internodes. Inflorescences are usually laid after 6 leaves. Each of them gives 3-8 fruits. After 6 sheets, they appear every 1-2 new ones. The main stem usually carries on itself 4 full-fledged inflorescences. Tomatoes ripen together, it happens 115-130 days after germination. Each meter of a bed is capable of producing 7 kg of fruit. 10-12 seedlings can be planted on it. All of them usually grow and give a good harvest.
The rocket responds well to watering and feeding. Tomatoes are resistant to rot. The bush itself also refers to a variety that is resistant to rotting roots. The variety is mid-season. The fruits have an elongated shape, resembling a plum with a small spout. Tomatoes are smooth, small. Their weight is 35-60 g (image number 1). The characteristic of a grade can be added with excellent commodity and flavoring properties. They can be eaten both fresh and canned. The small size of the fruit allows you to preserve them whole in small cans with a capacity of 0.5-1 liters.
This variety of tomatoes is ideal for summer residents with a small plot. Fruits can be transported over fairly long distances. Their quality does not suffer. Similar characteristics has the closest competitor Rocket - grade Shuttle.
Tomato called Rocket is a variety intended for open ground
Tomatoes grow on open ground in the ridges. Seeds for seedlings are sown at the end of March. In the ground, they are buried to a depth of 1-2 cm. After the appearance of 2-5 leaves, the seedlings are picked into separate containers. Every 10-15 days should be fed plants mineral complexes. Fertilizers dissolve in water and seedlings are watered. Norms of top dressing are indicated on the package with fertilizers. In the last days of May or at the beginning of June plants can be planted in ridges. For 1 m² you can put 10-12 pieces. Usually after July 15, fruiting begins. Culture does not require special care. It is enough just to water and feed the plants in time.
The variety has its advantages:
- short stature;
- rot resistance;
- possibility of cleaning mechanically.
The short stature of a variety allows it to be grown in greenhouses and hotbeds of any height. Fruits can be transported over long distances. The yield is quite good. The fruits are very firm, strong. This allows you to harvest harvesters.
Gallery: Tomato Rocket (25 photos)
The disadvantages include:
- cracking fruit;
- capricious attitude to dressing.
Possibility of harvesting a whole tomato rocket
Tomatoes are loved by many people in our country. Some people like large fruits that can be cut into rings and from which it is good to make a salad. Others prefer smaller varieties that can be well preserved in whole.
Such people will be interested in the Rocket variety. It is unpretentious and very resistant to various diseases. You can grow it in open beds or in small greenhouses. In urban areas, even on the balcony you can get a good harvest.
Crop varieties of tomatoes (video)
Fruits are red and elongated. They are tasty, with dense pulp. Stored for a long time, transported over long distances without loss of presentation. Variety bred in Russia. The year of registration is 1999. It grows best in the regions of the south. In the central regions requires closure of the film. Gives very tasty juice, pasta and mashed potatoes. Against pests it is recommended to use the drug Strela, Prestige.