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Fans of large tomatoes with a mild, delicious taste will surely like the Tsar Kolokol variety.
The fruits of the original pear-shaped form are suitable for dietary nutrition, and compact bushes delight gardeners with an excellent harvest.
Tomato Tsar Bell: variety description
|Variety name||The Tsar Bell|
|general description||Early maturing, semi-determinant variety for open ground and greenhouses|
|Ripening period||about 100 days|
|The form||Fruit shape is round, smooth or slightly ribbed|
|Average weight of tomatoes||up to 800 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 18 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases of nightshade|
Tomato Tsar Bell is an early ripe high-yielding variety. Semi-determinant bush, compact, standard type. Read about indeterminate varieties here. The height of an adult plant is 80-100 cm. The number of leaves is moderate, formation by pinching and tying up heavy branches is required.
The fruits are large, the weight of a tomato can reach 800 g... The first fruits are larger than the subsequent ones. Tomatoes are rounded, slightly elongated, with a weakly pronounced ribbing at the stalk.
You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|The Tsar Bell||up to 800 grams|
|De Barao Giant||350|
In the process of maturation, the color changes from pale green to deep dark red. The skin is firm but not thick and prevents the fruit from cracking. The pulp is fleshy, juicy, not watery, with a pronounced sweetish taste.
The high content of beta-carotene allows the fruit to be recommended for dietary and baby food.
Russian variety of amateur selection. Recommended for growing in open ground, light greenhouses and under plastic. The yield is high, up to 18 kg per square meter. The fruits are perfectly stored, tomatoes harvested in a state of technical ripeness ripen at room temperature.
In the table below you can see what the yield of other varieties of tomatoes is:
|The Tsar Bell||up to 18 kg per square meter|
|Grandma's gift||up to 6 kg per bush|
|Brown sugar||6-7 kg per square meter|
|Premier||6-9 kg per square meter|
|Polbig||3.8-4 kg per bush|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|Kostroma||4.5-5 kg per bush|
|Red bunch||10 kg per bush|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Doll||8-9 kg per square meter|
Tomatoes Tsar Kolokol variety - table type, used for cooking hot dishes, soups, sauces, purees and juices. Due to the reduced amount of acids, tomatoes are not suitable for canning.
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- large and tasty fruits;
- harvested tomatoes are perfectly stored;
- undemanding care;
- tolerance to temperature changes;
- resistance to major diseases of nightshade.
There are practically no disadvantages of the variety... To improve fruiting, the formation of a bush and regular feeding are required.
See below: Tomato Tsar Bell photo
Seeds are sown for seedlings in early March. The soil should be light, consisting of equal parts of sod land and old humus. For more airiness, you can add a little washed river sand to the mixture. Read more about the types of soil for tomatoes and the soil most suitable for greenhouse plantings.
Seeds should be soaked in a growth promoter. It is not necessary to disinfect them, the seed goes through all the necessary manipulations before being sold. Sowing is carried out with a depth of 1.5-2 cm. On top of the planting, they are sprinkled with a layer of peat and sprayed with warm water from a spray bottle.
For germination, warmth is required, the temperature should not fall below 25 degrees... After the sprouts appear, the temperature in the room is slightly reduced, and the containers are exposed to bright light. Seedling picking is carried out at the stage of formation of the first true leaves. Young plants need to be fed twice with an aqueous solution of a complete complex fertilizer.
Planting in greenhouses is carried out in the first half of May, plants are moved into the ground closer to the end of the month. In the early days, it is better to cover them with foil. For 1 sq. m, you can place 3 bushes, thickening of the plantings is undesirable.
Watering is carried out every 6 days, only warm settled water is used. Mulching will help control weeds. During the season, plants are fed 3-4 times with complex fertilizer based on phosphorus and potassium. The bush is formed into 1 stem, side shoots are removed.
- Organic and mineral, foliar and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ash, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, boric acid.
Pests and diseases
The variety is resistant to the main diseases: late blight, fusarium, alternaria, verticillosis, etc. For greater safety, it is necessary to take a number of preventive measures. Before planting young plants, the earth is spilled with a hot solution of potassium permanganate. Seedlings are regularly sprayed with phytosporin, which has a pronounced antifungal effect. Regular airing of greenhouses also helps.
Having found signs of phytophthora, the affected leaves and fruits are cut off and destroyed, and the plants are treated with medicinal preparations. Read more about protection against late blight and varieties that are resistant to it. Weed control, mulching of the soil with peat or humus helps to fight insect pests.
You can get rid of aphids with warm soapy water, an aqueous solution of hydrogen peroxide destroys naked slugs and larvae of Colorado beetles. If traditional methods do not help, use insecticides.
Having planted Tsar Bell tomatoes in your garden, you can firmly count on a good harvest. The taste qualities of ripe tomatoes will not disappoint either. The seeds for the next crops can be harvested in their own beds, their germination is excellent.
Watch the video: tomato seeds king Bell
In the table below you will find useful links about tomato varieties with different ripening times:
|Mid late||Mid-early||Super early|
|Volgogradskiy 5 95||Pink Bush F1||Labrador|
|Honey fireworks||The mystery of nature||Shchelkovsky early|
|De Barao Red||New Konigsberg||President 2|
|De Barao Orange||King of the Giants||Liana pink|
|De Barao Black||Openwork||Locomotive|
|Market miracle||Chio chio san||Sanka|