Today, amateur gardeners strive to grow not only varieties of vegetables traditionally cultivated in a certain area, even if they are indeed capable of producing excellent yields. Every summer resident, every now and then, has a desire to surprise his family, and possibly all neighbors, by growing varieties of tomatoes that are unique in taste, color, fruit weight or shape.
Thanks to such trends, many amateur varieties are gaining popularity. For example, tomato Auria, which is not even included in the general register of varieties, attracted the attention of plant breeders with its non-standard appearance. Let's see why this variety is interesting.
- Features of the tomato variety Auria
- What is the difference between fruits
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the variety
- Sow seeds for seedlings
- The specifics of planting and care
Features of the tomato variety Auria
This tomato variety is famous for its high yield. The growth of each of the bushes of Auria is not limited by nature, therefore it can be surprisingly high and reach two meters. The stem of the bush resembles a liana and does not have a solid stem. Therefore, in the process of growth, it will have to be tied up. In addition, you will need to do pinching and form a maximum of 2 stems.
The leaves of the plant are light green in color and remain so until late autumn. The shape of the leaves is practically no different from the leaves of ordinary tomato varieties.
The only difference is the size of the leaves. They are not much smaller than those of ordinary ones.
The distance between clusters with fruits in Auria is significant.
The shoots of this tomato variety are rather weak. Therefore, special attention must be paid to the support for them. It must be powerful and reliable. In addition, it must be borne in mind that about a dozen rather large fruits can be tied and grow on each of the brushes.
During this period of plant life, it is very important to monitor the condition of the stems and take care that they do not deform or break under the weight of the ripening ovary.
Auria tomatoes are classified as high-yielding varieties. The fruits ripen on the clusters. It is not uncommon for more than 10 fruits to ripen on one hand at the same time. The variety is positioned as mid-season. The time period from the emergence of seedlings to the full ripening of the crop will be about 115 days.
The main difference between these tomatoes is the shape of the fruit, which is an elongated oval with a slightly forked end.
In color, the fruits do not differ in any way from the fruits of other members of the family. The final ripening phase assumes that the fruits become the usual red color. In length, the fruits can reach 15 cm. Their weight reaches 150 grams. The flesh is quite firm.
The presence of seeds inside will pleasantly surprise you with a small amount. This vegetable crop can be used both for raw consumption and for preparing various dishes or canning.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
The disadvantages include only the tying process, which requires maximum care to avoid damage to the stem.
Tomato Auria has much more advantages:
- the possibility of harvesting a large harvest .;
- the possibility of using the crop in various states of the fruit without losing its shape and taste;
- high resistance to disease-causing formations;
- long fruiting period of the plant;
- a rather low percentage of fruit formation of a non-standard, different from the declared form;
- resistance to abnormal weather events.
Therefore, almost every amateur gardener who seeks to grow a rich and original crop dreams of buying tomato seeds Auria.
Sow seeds for seedlings
Before you start sowing seeds, you need to prepare the soil. You can buy it in a specialty store or prepare it yourself. Prepare the soil for sowing as follows: mix the soil with humus in a 1: 1 percentage ratio, add a small amount of peat.
About a couple of months before the planted planting in open ground, it is necessary to sow the seeds to obtain seedlings. In the southern regions, the time of sowing seeds falls at the end of February - beginning of March. Thus, it turns out that in the last week of April it will already be possible to start planting seedlings in a permanent place.
Before planting in the prepared soil, the seeds are prepared as follows: a weak solution of potassium permanganate is made and the seeds are placed in it for about half an hour. Potassium permanganate disinfects seed. After the agreed time, the seeds are washed in clean water and left for some time in it.
After swelling, you can start placing them in containers with prepared soil. The seed holes should be about 6 mm deep and spaced at least 3 cm apart. No more than 2 seeds should fall into each of the prepared holes.
The final stage of the process is covering the seed containers with plastic wrap to obtain a greenhouse effect. The containers must be placed in a room with good illumination and a stable temperature of at least +24 C. Watering the seeds planted for seedlings should be done in a timely manner and in the required quantity.
The appearance of the first shoots can be observed in a week. At this time, containers can be moved to another room with a constant temperature up to + 20C. After the appearance of the first two leaves, you can make organic feeding, for example, with humus.
After the formation of 6 leaves on the stems, it is necessary to perform a pick and place the seedlings in large containers.
Open ground transplant
On the garden bed, you need to choose the most suitable place for planting seedlings. The location, in the end result, is a significant factor in the desire for a good harvest. The place should be on an elevated section of the garden, but at the same time, protected from possible strong gusts of wind. It is worth noting that a place where legumes, salads or root vegetables (but not potatoes) were grown last season is well suited for growing tomatoes.
The selected place is fertilized with organic matter, about 1 bucket per 1 sq. m. Planting should be done in the first days of June. There is an option to move seedlings into open ground in the last week of May, but on condition that a small greenhouse is built above it.
The distance between the holes should be at least 60 - 70 cm. In each of them, in advance, you need to pour a little weak solution of potassium permanganate, which will disinfect the soil and help in the future to prevent the manifestation of any diseases in the plant.
The next step involves carefully removing each stem of the seedling with the soil that is around the already formed root from the container and moving it into the hole. The seedlings should be covered with earth to the level where the first leaves are.
Advice. It is worth tying the bushes in advance. The support must be of appropriate height and strength. Tomatoes do not need to be watered immediately after planting. The first watering after planting can only be done after several weeks.
With watering the tomato vegetable crop Auria, not everything is simple and usual. This variety needs uniform and regular, but at the same time, moderate watering. The condition of the land on the plot with tomatoes must be constantly monitored and irrigated only after the need arises.
It is not necessary to arrange abundant watering after a drought. It will be much better for the plant if the soil moisture is distributed over two treatments.
If the weather conditions do not indulge in an abundance of sun, then it will be quite enough to pour 2 liters of water under each bush every week. If the sun is abundant, then water procedures for Auria should be carried out twice a week.
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