- Category: Sort
- Type of growth: Intemimensional
- Purpose: Universal
- Ripening time: Mediterranean
- Growing conditions: For open soil, for closed soil, for greenhouses
- Bush size: Tall
- Height of the bush, see: up to 180
- Characteristic bush: Compact
- Color of mature fruit: brilliantly raspberry with golden flame strokes
- Form form: heart-shaped, with a pronounced figurine-elongated “spout”
See all the characteristics
The heart of the Red Dragon is such a romantic variety of tomatoes, of course, can be a faithful satellite of gardeners for many years. But only if they treat him pragmatically, and not romantic. And a big role is played by the collection of the most accurate and relevant information.
Description of varieties
It is necessary to immediately emphasize that it is the variety, and not a hybrid plant. For culture, the versatility of the application and industrialism of development are peculiar. The heart of the Red Dragon is appropriately used in the open, and in the closed soil. Worthy place it will find in full-fledged greenhouses. High (up to 1.8 m) bushes develop compact.
The main qualities of fruits
Raspberry Berries of the Red Dragon Hearts is expressive shine. Their coloring is complemented by golden-flame strokes. Other key features:
mass from 200 to 400 g;
Heart shape, with an oblong “nose” of the original geometry;
relatively thin, but at the same time, the skin.
For this variety typical sweetness. No acid notching to catch in his taste. Flesh tight and sahary. Seeds in it are a bit, and on the perception of berries they have almost no influence. Due to the subtleties of the peel, it will not affect almost the sensation.
Ripening and fruiting
This variety belongs to the middle-free category. Exact information about the time frame of cultivation in the official plant description is not given. In third-party materials, it is mentioned that the heart of the Red Dragon brings the first berries after 114-126 days after the occurrence of early row. Next, the formation of fruits will go long and in large quantities.
This indicator is also not reported in the official description. In third-party sources it is indicated that culture is able to give 5-7 kg of 1 kg berries. M. But this parameter predictably depends on the characteristics of the soil, from the meteo conditions and the efforts of the farmers themselves.
Dates of landing on seedlings and landing in the ground
Seying seeds in containers are usually recommended in March. But not too late to do it in April. An important role is playing the quality of landing and accurate selection of the moment, taking into account the characteristics of the region and actually developing weather. Picking seedlings are produced in stage 1-2 of the present leaves. Transfer for temporary shelters is performed in mid-May, in open gardens during June; In the last 7-10 days before transshipment, bushes are preferably handled.
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 most justified system 500×600 mm. It is mentioned only in third-party sources (official description bypass this topic by ice silence).
Growing and care
The usual approach implies:
regular entry of feeding;
Systematic watering with warm water (under root or with a drip system).
The heart of the Red Dragon is necessarily grown on the supports. It is recommended to keep it in 2 stems. The yield is quite a little different on any soil suitable for flowering plants, in general. Landing with a reckless way of perspectives almost does not have. Seeds in front of the arms in the containers are recommended to soak in water from day to one and a half.
The soil for seedlings is formed from the identical amounts of compost, land and twice the volume of sand. Seed deepening in the soil occurs at 5-10 mm. In order to get germs, you need a temperature from 18 to 21 degrees above zero. Picking seedlings is carried out in phase 2 of the present leaves, and use 10×10 mm values for this purpose.
It is better to immediately feed the peeed plants. Mineral fertilizers are considered optimal feeding. By the time the transshipment of the open soil seedlings should reach a 60-day approximately age. More accurately can be focused on the actual maturity of plants. Plantings will definitely have to ride.
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
The probability of cracking of fruits is very small. Protection against other diseases and harmful insects is made standard for tomatoes.
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
Declared very high durability of this variety to the effects of bad meteo conditions. At the same time, it is necessary to still not neglect the measures of protection in regions with complex unstable weather.