- Category: Sort
- Type of growth: Determinant
- Purpose: Universal
- Ripening time: Mediterranean
- Timing of ripening, days: 115-120
- Growing conditions: For open soil, for closed soil
- Bush size: middle-resistant
- Height of the bush, see: 100-120
- Color of mature fruit: Chocolate brown, with thin stripes of lime color
- Form form: Plane-core
See all the characteristics
Recently emerged in the seed market Tomato Chocolate Zebra – real decoration of country beds and greenhouses. Unusual coloring of ripe fruits of this variety attracts attention, and in its taste properties it is not inferior to many leaders of the dessert direction. Universal in its proposal Tomato is equally growing well in the open, and in the closed soil.
Description of varieties
Chocolate Zebra – Determinant Grade. The bushes are average, height 100-120 cm. MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT, BOTS Not too thickened. On the main stalk of the plant is formed up to 6 brushes of 4-6 fruits in each.
The main qualities of fruits
Ripe fruits have dense skin painted in the main chocolate brown shade, with stripes of lime color. The size is large, each tomato reaches the mass 200-400 g. Flat development tomato form, correct. Male grainy, high density.
Sweet fruits have excellent dessert taste. They are especially good in the latest form, but can be used in the preparation of salads.
Ripening and fruiting
Chocolate Zebra – Mid-Line Sort. Ripening takes 115-120 days.
Fruit collection rates reach 20 kg / m2 in the greenhouse. From 1 bush you can get up to 3 kg of tomatoes.
Dates of landing on seedlings and landing in the ground
Tomatoes are not sown directly to the ground. They are grown by a seaside way, placing in the soil substrate 55-60 days before the planned moment of transplantation to the Earth. Alone assembled sowing material is pre-treated with a disinfecting solution based on potassium permanganate. As the average variety, you can immediately place seeds in separate containers. For the period of germination, it is recommended to cover the tanks with a film.
The main stages of growing seedlings at home
Preparation of seeds
Basic preparation methods: Warming, disinfection, soaking in growth stimulants, bubbling, hardening, germination. These technicians are aimed at different results and have a different purpose.
According to experts, preliminary soaking can increase yields by 30%. The duration of soaking is determined depending on the solution used and the quality of seeds.
What kind of soil to choose for seedlings
Land for planting tomato seeds house should not be taken from the garden. The soil for seedling tomato should have good breathability, provide the necessary level of humidity, and the pH acidity level should be about 6.5 units.
The optimal distance between the bushes is 50 × 50 cm. 1 m2 have no more than 3 bushes.
Growing and care
The formation of tomatoes of this variety is performed in 1 stem in the open soil and 2 in the greenhouse. The bushes require regular steaming, with the removal of all side shoots below 1 flower brush. It is important not to give them to smuggle more than 50 mm. Gray steps manually, leaving about 1 cm from their length on the stems.
In the open ground, growing is recommended to produce in beds located in well-lit places, without sharing. To transfer bushes to a permanent place start no earlier than the soil warms up to a temperature of +16 degrees. In the south, you can start a transplant already in May, in the northern regions will have to wait for 1 decade of June.
The main care for tomatoes varieties Chocolate Zebra is to organize a graphic of watering, weeding, feeding. On the adaptation of plants after landing give 7-10 days, during which the moisture or fertilizer is not made. Then they begin to water the warm water, strictly under the root, so as not to provoke the spread of fungal diseases. 5 liters with each bush.
Save moisture all week in the soil will help mulching. Before filling material – straw, sawdust, peat – ground loosen and are stolen. It is better to take a bright mulch, well reflective straight sun rays. High-quality weeding and loosening are also very important. They directly affect the supply of plants with oxygen, help prevent the roots and stir roots.
The chart of feeding should also be observed strictly if you want to get a rich harvest. Nitrogen and phosphorus are introduced first under root in the soil. They are tomatoes feed 14 days after transplantation. After another 2 weeks you can repeat the procedure. The next step of making fertilizers falls on the period of formation of the uncess, the potash-phosphoric complexes are used here, also the necessary bushes in the treasury aging stage.
How and than feed tomatoes?
At each stage of growth, various trace elements are needed. All fertilizers can be divided into two groups: mineral and organic. Folk remedies are often used: iodine, yeast, bird litter, egg shell.
It is important to comply with the norm and the period of feeding. This also applies to folk remedies, and organic fertilizers.
YeastBoric acidIodineAshCalcium Selitrasuccinic acidMilk serumHydrogen peroxideChicken litterSodaNettleMullein
Resistance to diseases and pests
This variety of tomatoes is often amazed by phytoofluorosis, alternariasis. Against these diseases, it is necessary to regularly carry out trade. Immunity has developed to other infections in the plant. In the greenhouses can be affected by drier spot, if the optimal humidity regime is not met. In the open soil it is necessary to take measures to combat a spider tick.
Processing and prevention from diseases and pests
Diseases and pests of tomatoes in the greenhouse
During the cultivation of tomatoes in the greenhouse, there are often diseases due to a violation of the temperature regime and excessive humidity. The most common diseases are fungal (phytoofluorosis, colaporiosis, rot).
Diseases and pests of tomatoes in open soil
Fighting diseases and pests of tomatoes in open areas is quite complex. This is due to the fact that the grated is exposed to various pathogens and pest insects.
PhytofluoroPuffy dewVertexClapPoriosGray GnilTobacco Mosaic virus
Resistance to adverse weather conditions
The variety is well adapted to complex climatic conditions. Plants form flowers and wounds even in low solar conditions, in cloudy weather. Cornozonotk, not afraid of returned cold.
The variety is zoned for Siberia, corresponds to its climatic features. In most regions of the Russian Federation, there is a successful experience of its cultivation without shelter.
Chocolate Zebra – Exotic variety, especially those who came to the souls of Siberia and Urals. Dachniks note that at first sowing it is possible to get a strong seedlings and abundant yields. Bustards are easily leaving for a new place after a transplant, on rich nutrients, soil cost without additional fertilizers.
Explicit deficiencies have no unusual tomato. It is noted that major fruits are not suitable for whole-air canning. The deadlines of the fruction can also be called stretched. The whole harvest is going for 2-3 weeks, because his return takes place.