- Category: Sort
- Type of growth: Intemimensional
- Purpose: Fresh use, for salting and canning, for ketchup and tomato paste
- Ripening time: Medium
- Timing of ripening, days: 110
- Growing conditions: For open soil, for film greenhouses
- Bush size: Tall
- Height of the bush, see: more than 150
- Refrigerant: Moderate
- Stem: Strong
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Obtained by Siberian breeders Tomato King London love numerous summer houses for beautiful shape and record fruit sizes. The largest copies weigh over a kilogram. The universal purpose of fruits can also be attributed to the obvious advantages of the variety – they are suitable for processing, good in salads and fresh tomato soups.
Description of varieties
Intenerminant plants to which the Tomato King of London also do not have restrictions on growth. They stretch over 150 cm in height. Strong and strong stem is not a strabamy, a bush is formed with abundant branching and moderate sheet cover. Tops are similar to potatoes, painted weakly, in a light green shade. At the variety a good fruit failure.
The main qualities of fruits
Large tomatoes, heart-shaped. Mass of each tomato varies from 800 to 1000 g. Rose skin, dense, not thickened, but prone to cracking. Flesh gentle and fleshy. No longer tomato pale green, without darker spots.
Fruits have a pleasant sweet taste with “tomato” acid.
Ripening and fruiting
Tomato London’s King – Medium. Ripeness fruits reach after 110 days from the date of shoots.
High-yielding grade, gives 5-10 kg of fruits from a bush. Maximum indicators can be achieved only on fertile soils, with proper agricultural engineering.
Dates of landing on seedlings and landing in the ground
Sowing a harvested material in the soil is carried out no later than 60-65 days before the planned period of displacement of seedlings into a greenhouse or a bed. This is usually happening in 1 or 2 decade of March. By the middle of May, you can proceed to transplant, pre-hardening young tomatoes within 1-2 weeks.
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 recommended to observe the landing scheme of 3 plants per 1 m2 if the bush is formed in 2 stems. Increase this quantity, if you leave only one central escape. Standard distance – 50 × 70 cm with a hole depth of about 20 cm.
Growing and care
Plant is customary to form in 2-3 stems. From the very beginning, the suspension. Steps will also have to be held regularly. The care of the bush is performed in a complex with watering, making nutrients. London’s king needs constant moisture. Soil drying can adversely affect yields.
However, overflow is also desirable to avoid. If the water is too much, tomatoes on the branches will begin cracking, they will become fresh and tasteless. The easiest way to solve this problem using a drip irrigation system with an automated feed.
Useful reception to save moisture can also be called the mulching of the roar zone. Both in the greenhouse, and in the open ground it will protect the weeds, will help keep the roots from drying into severe heat.
In open soil and greenhouse plants are transferred after the appearance of 5-7 of the present sheets. The root system of a healthy bush should be well formed. Not bad if it is at least 1 flower brush. After watering when planting plants, leave for 2 weeks to adapt.
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 not too well protected from diseases and pests. It is subject to phytoophluorosis, but the risks of infection can be reduced, if you take care of high-quality ventilation and soil mulching. As well as prevention measures include artificial soil moisture regulation.
The grade has good immunity to VTM, mildew. Preventive treatment against these diseases is enough to spend 2-3 times per season.
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
London’s king grows well in almost any country’s region. Initially, it was obtained in Siberia, where it is planted under the film. Similar methods are used in the Urals or in the Leningrad region. In the Central Chernozem and Krasnodar Territory, plant landing is possible in open ground.
Buyers praise grade for its abundant fruiting, giant tomato size, bright fragrance and excellent shape. The only problem is that the taste of this tomato does not always justify expectations.
But on the lasting and storage time storage, the variety exceeds most of the analogues. South seeds also do not arise complaints. They are glorifying quite together, at the stage of seedlings look strong. Sades mention and the low immunitty of tomatoes. They are easily infected with colaporiosis and other types of fungal diseases.