Tomato crushed heart

  • Authors: Brad Gates, USA
  • Synonyms names: Crushed heart, heart in love, wounded heart, broken heart, depressed heart
  • Category: Sort
  • Type of growth: Intemimensional
  • Purpose: Universal
  • Ripening time: Mediterranean
  • Timing of ripening, days: 110-120
  • Growing conditions: for greenhouses
  • Bush size: Tall
  • Height of the bush, see: 160-180

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Tomatoes of American selection can be a serious help for domestic gardeners. However, each plant in fact needs to be studied separately and thoughtfully. This should be done and with tomato crushed heart.

History of removal

As already indicated, it is a tomato derived in the USA. Work on its creation coordinated the famous Brad Gates. Tomato crushed heart is not a hybrid, but the most common variety. The use of plants in the Russian Federation is not certified. In the state register it is not made.

Description of varieties

He has a number of alternative names:

  • Broken heart;

  • Heart in love;

  • Wounded heart;

  • Depressed heart;

  • Crushed Heart.

Crushed heart – Decent Intendermannant. This is a universal plant suitable for greenhouse cultivation. The height of the bushes ranges from 1.6 to 1.8 m. Externally, the plant looks elegant. Thin simple foliage painted in dark green.

The main qualities of fruits

Spectacled crushed heart berries have a purple-pink color. They are necessarily covered with stripes. The presence of violet strokes. The mass of the unit berry ranges from 200 to 400 g. In shape she resembles a heart and has a pointed edge.

1-6 fruits are developing on the brush. The number of seeds inside tomatoes is small. Tomatoes will be formed on simple inflorescences.

Taste characteristics

For crushed heart typical Sweet pulp. Experts note also its fleshiness, which can be considered serious advantage. And also it is worth emphasizing the juice of berries. Taste sensations will be well balanced.

Ripening and fruiting

The variety belongs to the middle-aided group. The ripeness of the berries will be achieved in 110-120 days after the formation of the earliest green shoots. An important role for this reason is played by taking into account the characteristics of the climate in concrete terrain.


Collection on 1 m2 can reach 5-6 kg of berries. Because the grade should be considered a good solution.

Dates of landing on seedlings and landing in the ground

To begin with, decide on the estimated moment of transplanting in the open soil. From this point, it is counted back 60-65 days. By this deadline you need to have ready-made soil and well-trained seeds. And it is worth considering the readiness of concrete bushes to a transplant in an open soil or greenhouse.

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.

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Soaking seeds

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.

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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.

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Planting scheme

On 1 m2 you can not plant more than 3 bushes of crushed heart. With higher density problems may occur. Yes, and care will be seriously difficult.

Growing and care

Crushed heart must be steaming. Without the formation of bushes is also nothing to do. Typichna formation in 1 or 2 stem. Seeds for seedlings are plugged with a maximum of 1 cm. The gap between the wells should be 1.5-2 cm.

Sow seeds necessarily need to moisturized soil. Open cultivation of seedlings in areas with cold short summer is not allowed. The height of the bushes makes it necessary to configure them properly. In addition to additional supports, you can use the Trelliers. Because of the thermalidity, it is necessary to carefully protect landing from pronounced temperature fluctuations.

Critically even the return of night frosts. That is why it is necessary to carefully monitor the microclimate in the greenhouses. Open cultivation in any northern regions in spring without shelter gives small results. Fertilize landings one must at least 3-4 times per season. In the fall contribute:

  • overwhelmed compost;

  • manure normal;

  • Manure bird (or any other organic composition).

Its intelligent application is unthinkable without thorough. Mineral complexes are required directly during the landing process. Another feeder is held before the appearance of flowers on the bushes. A very important role in growing crushed heart has mulching of bushes, especially after watering. If you ignore this moment, there may be very unpleasant conditions.

Additionally, you will need to remove weed plants and loose. Dipping bushes is carried out 10-12 days after landing. The following dips pass as needed. Experts note that greenhouse cultivation of crushed heart is much more efficient than its cultivation in the open air. In early July, it was recommended to quench the tops – then the nutritional components will go to the development of fruits, and not on the extension of the green mass.

Danger for crushed heart pose fuzariosis, phytoofluorosis. Harm brings and defeat the vertex tool. Dangerous infections prevent processing bushes with soda mortar. An alternative to him is the use of onion mint-resistant for two days. Sometimes the same days insist cleanly.

In the greenhouse, landings of this variety may threaten a web tick. Prevent its appearance can be due to systematic ventilation. It is also important to maintain air humidity from 50 to 60%. If the defeat of the tick has already happened, the infusion of ash, aged 72 hours. Such quite simple actions can be achieved very good effect.

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.

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YeastBoric acidIodineAshCalcium Selitrasuccinic acidMilk serumHydrogen peroxideChicken litterSodaNettleMullein

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).

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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.

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PhytofluoroPuffy dewVertexClapPoriosGray GnilTobacco Mosaic virus

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