The Siberian troika tomato is great for homemade preparations.
The versatile Siberian troika tomato is not replaceable not only on the summer table, but also in the snowy winter. From this wonderful vegetable, you can prepare a lot of preparations for the winter, from salads to tomato juices. This variety can not always be found on sale, which is why amateur gardeners grow it in their dachas and personal plots..
External descriptions of culture
The Siberian Troika tomato belongs to the standard, determinant varieties. This suggests that the bushes do not grow higher than 60 cm and themselves regulate the growth of the shoots. The bush is powerful, with strong and thick main stems. They provide resistance to the entire plant..
The root system of this tomato variety is well developed and provides the bush with the nutrients necessary for a rich harvest..
The foliage is abundant, so that the plant does not thicken, its amount must be regulated. The very large leaves have narrow segments and are very wide apart. Green foliage has a varietal characteristic that is often mistaken for a disease. In fact, this is not the case. Gnarled leaves are a feature of this variety.
The first fruit inflorescence is formed between the 7-9 leaves. Further formation of fruit ovaries occurs every 2 leaves. The growth of the bush stops after the formation of 12-13 inflorescences on the main stem. All other ovaries are located on the stepsons.
Description of fruits
The Siberian Troika tomatoes differ from other varieties in their unusual shape. Most often, the fruits are pepper-shaped or cylindrical. Less commonly, keg or pear-shaped tomatoes are found. On some specimens of the bushes, fruits of all these forms can be found. At the tip of the tomatoes there is a kind of small, but pronounced spout..
On average, the length of a tomato varies from 14 to 16 cm. Fruits are large, their weight ranges from 250 to 350 grams. Tomatoes consist of 3-4 seed chambers with a lot of seeds and filled with juice. The pulp of this variety of tomatoes is dense, tender and juicy. In section, it is colored pink. Protects the pulp with a thin but dense skin, which changes its color as it ripens from light green to bright red.
The Siberian Troika tomatoes taste sweet, they contain a large amount of sugars. The tasting score is quite high – 4.7 points out of 5.
Main advantages and disadvantages
The Siberian Troika is one of the few varieties that has practically no drawbacks. By observing the basic rules of plant care, you can enjoy abundant yields of delicious vegetables..
The main advantages of this variety of tomatoes, according to gardeners, include:
- stable high yields compared to other varieties of tomatoes;
- high gastronomic quality of fruits;
- transportability and long-term preservation of the presentation;
- undemanding to pinning;
- compact size of the bush;
- resistance to insect pests and garden diseases;
- the ability to grow crops, both in greenhouses and in the open field.
Tomatoes Siberian Troika belong to mid-ripening varieties of fruit ripening. Fruiting begins 112-118 days after germination.
The determinant variety is high-yielding and allows you to harvest up to 5.5 kg of excellent vegetables from one healthy bush. From 1 m2 with proper agrotechnical care, the yield is from 18 to 22 kg. The use of fruits is universal, often used for summer salads and for winter preparations. The peel of the fruit of the Siberian Troika variety is prone to cracking.
Basic requirements for planting and caring for a plant
The zoning of this variety is very wide. The requirements for growing and subsequent care are practically the same, the only difference is that in the northern regions it is recommended to grow seedlings. In the southern and central regions, seeds can be sown outdoors.
Siberian Troika tomatoes are perfectly adapted not only to cold weather, but also to heat.
For seedlings, seeds are sown with the expectation that the planting material is planted in the soil 60-70 days after the emergence of seedlings.
Before sowing in the ground or for seedlings, the seeds must be disinfected. To do this, they are placed in a weak solution of potassium permanganate for 15-20 minutes, after which they are thoroughly washed. For seedlings, seeds are sown at a distance of 1.5-2 cm from each other and 1 cm in depth.
The resulting seedlings in the ground are placed at a distance of 40-45 cm from each other and 50-55 cm between the rows.
The planted seedlings are watered abundantly once every 3-4 days, after two weeks, watering is reduced. Subsequent care consists in periodic watering as needed, loosening the soil and applying additional fertilizing after 2-2.5 weeks. Nitrogen fertilizers, humus and complex fertilizers, which can always be purchased in specialized stores, are suitable as top dressings..