- Synonyms names: L’Etoile
- Category: Sort
- Type of growth: Intemimensional
- Purpose: Fresh use, for juice, for ketchup and tomato paste
- Ripening time: Mediterranean
- Timing of ripening, days: 105-115
- Growing conditions: For open soil, for closed soil
- Marketability: High
- Transportability: Yes
- Bush size: middle-resistant
See all the characteristics
“Star” Tomato Etoile can come to taste to a large number of gardeners. However, it is necessary to handle it very carefully and thoughtfully, considering all the features. And therefore it is worth paying attention to the description of the characteristic features of this plant.
Description of varieties
He has official synonym – L’etoile. This is a variety, and not a hybrid, as often believed. For culture is characterized by industrical development, that is, the growth of bushes should be monitored very carefully. It is possible to grow pool both on the open and closed areas. The bushes reach a height of 1.5-1.8 m, and the despite of the stroke of the stem is very strong.
The main qualities of fruits
Ripe berries are painted in a raspberry tone. Other features:
the mass of the fetus is at least 100-150 g;
dense skin is moderately thick;
Tomato berries are sweetish. Not too pronounced acidic noteworthy to this dominant taste. Flesh in fruit meat
Ripening and fruiting
This variety belongs to the middle-air library group. Usually it is sleeping after 105-115 days after throwing out shoots. You can assemble the harvest in July and August. However, in some cases, meteo conditions significantly affect this dynamics and can distort the schedule. Dachinations and gardeners need to be prepared for similar developments.
In addition to high productivity, it is quite good indicators of markets and transportability. At least 40 berries develop on the bush. Their total mass varies from 4 to 9 kg. This result is quite achievable even with weak care. Vintage can be collected in the green state because it matures well.
Dates of landing on seedlings and landing in the ground
Seed seeds for containers are produced in 50-70 days before the usual moment of transplanting to a permanent place. It is the farmers themselves who must most accurately determine such dates. In addition, they will need to closely follow the seedlings, so as not to redistribute them and not fall in black. Most often, seedlings are given to the first half of March. Readiness for transshipment occurs when 6-7 real leaves appear.
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.
Usually these tomatoes are planted on the system 700×500 mm. But they can be planted and by rule 700×550 mm. Such flexibility is directly provided by the official description of the planting material suppliers. Therefore, it can be concerned without hesitation.
Growing and care
Eliminate steps on tomatoes, this is necessary anyway. Since this is an inteterminant grade, then it is also absolutely necessary to. Bushes accepted to form in 1 or 2 stem. For disembarkation, the most attractive place where the earth and humus are mixed in equal shares (in the form of light soil). You can lay small amounts of sand and wood ash.
The tip of the lower leaves helps Tomato Etoile to save vitality. Frequent watering is not needed – with ordinary weather it is enough to do 1 watering for a week or a little more. Only in hot dry periods useful to activate irrigation. Fertilizers lay 3 or 4 times during the season. Due to the peculiarities of the root system, regular loosening and removal of weeds will be required.
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
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
Tomatoes Etoile look very beautiful. According to the gardeners themselves, the hollowness for such a plant is not very characteristic. Bushes are rarely sick. Almost all those who have tried such a culture in their garden are satisfied with the result. At the same time note that:
In the closed, the tomato grows more efficiently;
His garter must be performed especially carefully;
Elimination of steps should be taken carefully;
In general, the bushes will be unpretentious.