- Authors: Jim Mers, University of Oregon, USA
- Appeared when crossed: Cultural tomatoes x wild views from Chile and Galapagos Islands
- Synonyms names: Indigo rose, indigo roses, indigo rose
- Category: Sort
- Type of growth: Determinant
- Purpose: Universal
- Ripening time: Mediterranean
- Timing of ripening, days: 95 – 100
- Growing conditions: For open soil, for greenhouses
- Bush size: Tall
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The grade of Indigo Rose tomatoes is also known under the names of Indigo Rose, Indigo Roses or Indigo Rose, refers to the category of universal. Its fruits are successfully used for canning and cutting salads, they are not prone to cracking. Growing is produced in greenhouses or in open soil.
History of removal
The variety was led by a specialist from the University of Oregon in the US Jim Merso. It was obtained by crossing cultural tomatoes with wild species from Chile and from the Galapagos Islands. Selection tests were completed in 2015.
Description of varieties
The variety is developing on determined type, reaching a height of 150 cm. It is considered tall. Losting weak, stems pubescent, pale green.
The main qualities of fruits
Tomato with shiny skin of red-purple color gives the fruits of medium sizes, rounded, correct shape, without rhinestone. Tomatoes are collected in compact brushes 4-6 pieces in each. The flesh under the skin is dense, bright red.
Fruits in taste are estimated as excellent. They are sweet, with barely noticeable tomato acid.
Ripening and fruiting
The variety is medieval, matures for 95-100 days. Terms of harvesting stretched from mid-August to mid-September.
The rates of charges up to 12 kg / m3 makes it possible to attribute the Tomatoes of Indigo Rose to the high-yielding.
Dates of landing on seedlings and landing in the ground
In the conditions of the Middle Volga region, sowing on seedlings occurs from 2 decades of March. You can transfer plants to a permanent place in 55-60 days. In the open ground, you can carry tomatoes closer to the beginning of June.
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.
It is easiest to grow these tomatoes, placing from in a greenhouse or in a garden with squares 50 × 50 cm.
Growing and care
Plants are not too demanding towards care. Growing indigo rose, you can do without steaming, the bustling of the bushes is necessary because they can reach 1.5 m in height. Under the weight of mature fruits without support, the bushes just break.
In the greenhouse it is recommended to maintain the temperature not lower than +24 degrees Celsius. In the open ground growing is possible under the same conditions. Bushes are not too moisture, they require rare irrigation – no more than 1 time during the week. It is necessary to place them in a bright sun, not being contacted, to provide a variety of normal aging, protect it from pests and fungal infections. In the greenhouse, in addition to good illumination, it is necessary to ensure the optimal ventilation mode to remove condensate.
Hands for good growth and development require regular feeding. The soil is protected from the root of the soil, falling asleep its layer of mulch on the basis of natural materials. Watering is carried out by irrigation, so as not to wash the surface layer of the soil. Mineral feeders require 4 times during the season. After planting seedlings, before the formation of flowers, when the fruit tiers and 14 days before their collection.
Complex nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus work well. The first fertilizer is brought 2-3 weeks after landing. During this period, potassium monophosphate will be the best choice. The following contributes nitrogen fertilizers.
With abundant growth of green mass Tomatoes Indigo Rose may require recurrence. This is usually due to excessive soil saturation with nitrogen. In this case, both steps and removal of surface leaves, overlapping solar rays. Work should be done manually to avoid possible transfer of infections through the garden tool.
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
Indigo Rose is resistant to phytoophluorosis. Possesses immunity to sulfur rot. From other diseases, preventive sanitary treatment is needed by copper-based solutions or chemical fungicides. Pest collection is performed manually, you can perform a spraying of the corresponding insecticides.
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 grade tolerates the extreme decrease in temperature well. Withstand freezing to -2 degrees. Indigo Rose drought-resistant, perfectly suitable for hot climate without high humidity.
According to the reviews of vegetable breeders, the tomato, stated as the darker of purple, is quite suitable for landing in the open ground, even in the context of the Moscow region. There is an excellent germination – on the observations of buyers, it reaches 100%. According to the experience of dacnis, form a bush should be 2-3 stems. The fruits are gaining color gradually, acquiring the deep tone of indigo.
Some inconvenience delivers the process of harvesting. The ripeness of the tomato of an unusual color is initially determined with difficulty. The appearance of a saturated chocolate shade at the skin can be considered a signal to harvest. With a shortage of sunlight, tomatoes have a reddish tint.
Remove tomatoes from the branches and before the onset of full maturity. Having completed the fee in late October, you can leave green fruits for ripening. In this case, according to dachnikov reviews, it is possible to store the crop until December.