Fresh Tomato Seeds, Juicy Chinese Giant Tomatoes, Agricultural Fair, Easy to Grow, Healthy Eating, HEIRLOOM
Food, Tomato, Vegetable, Agriculture, Botany
Tomato Seeds, Juicy Chinese Giant Tomatoes, Agricultural 0.5 g (Pack of 5)
The plant is powerful, tall - up to 1.8-2 m. It is distinguished by large, dark green leaves and pink, very fleshy and tasty fruits weighing up to 700 g (some up to a kilogram). 7-9 tomatoes can be tied in a brush. Requires garters. For fresh consumption and processing.
Early Care Proper care from the time you plant crowded your first seed is vital to growing the biggest tomatoes. Gardeners known for their massive fruits often transplant their seedlings once or twice while still in the greenhouse to encourage stronger root systems. If you start your seeds in small, biodegrading cells, you can move them to increasingly larger-sized biodegradable pots as they grow, burying them as deeply as possible. When it's time to harden the young plants off, take your time to prevent shock -- two to three weeks of gradual exposure to the elements should be plenty. Remember to only water your plants at their bases to reduce risk of destructive fungi.
Training and Pruning Homegrown Produce Tomatoes that are destined to produce huge fruits need to be trained carefully from the moment they're planted. Use a trellis, cage or heavy stake to support your plant and thin it to one main stem. Keep your tomato from diverting too many resources to growing branches by removing suckers as soon as they appear. It will also increase fruit sizes if you remove all but one or two flowers from each cluster -- producers of big fruit recommend removing most or all of the newer blooms at the top of the plant when older fruits near the bottom begin to grow.
Careful Inspection Although it may go without saying, careful daily inspection for tomato pests and diseases is vital to growing big fruits. Many tomato pests sap resources, reducing fruit sizes and plant vigor. Know the pests that affect tomatoes and space your plants far enough apart that you can get in close to the canopy every day. Be gentle when you destroy pests, using brushes to remove insects and eggs or hand-picking whenever possible. Tomatoes can be damaged by some insecticides, slowing their growth.
Container Gardening Although many growers of big tomatoes plant their tomatoes directly in the ground, some choose to make the job easier with container planting. Tomatoes planted in 5-gallon buckets that have had several holes drilled in their bottoms can be moved inside early in the season, when the growth of young plants may be threatened by unexpected frosts. You can also build your ideal soil mix from scratch when using containers and avoid many soil-borne pests and diseases.