The mass craze for growing tomatoes on the balcony or in the room began with the advent of miniature tomato varieties. One of the popular indoor varieties is called Bonsai. Of course, a large harvest from a small bush cannot be harvested, but it will be enough for food. In addition, a well-groomed plant looks quite decorative, therefore, in addition to gastronomic pleasure, it will also give an aesthetic one.
This variety already has a small, but quite successful history. We created a crumb-plant in 1998, its applicants were 2 firms at once - Agrofirma Gavrish LLC and Gavrish Breeding Company LLC. In 2001, the culture was included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements of Russia. The name, most likely, was given to the indoor variety due to its strong stem and leafy crown, which is why it really resembles a miniature copy of a tree.
The amazing Bonsai tomato belongs to the selection of the well-known company Gavrish
After passing the variety testing, Bonsai is approved for cultivation in all regions of the country, even in the most northern ones. This is not surprising, because the State Register recommends growing the variety on balconies, loggias and indoors. But the variety gained fame not only in our country, an unusual variety is grown in Moldova, and in Belarus, and in Ukraine.
The plant is determinate, 20 - 30 cm high... The bush is compact, standard type, with a small root system. Internodes are short, shoots are weak. Leaves are medium in size, moderately wrinkled, dark green. The first inflorescence of the intermediate type appears after 5-6 leaves, the next - without separation by the leaf. Many fruits are tied. The peduncle is articulated.
Tiny fruits have a rounded shape, smooth surface and from a distance resemble New Year's toys hung on an unusual tree. Tomato weight - 24 - 27 g... Unripe tomato is light green, without a spot at the stalk. When ripe, it becomes deep red. The skin is not tough, but firm. The pulp is quite juicy, tender, aromatic, seed nests - 2. Sweetish taste. The taste is good and excellent.
Bonsai forms a lot of ovary, so the variety will provide the table with vitamin products
Before you start growing any type of tomato, you should find out their characteristics. Bonsai has them very attractive:
A feature of the Bonsai tomato is the possibility of its cultivation not only on balconies, but also in the open field, which was successfully used by gardeners of the southern regions. And most importantly, the taste, according to tomato growers, is very good.
Tomato Pearl, like Bonsai, grows well on a balcony or in a room, even in a hanging planter
Agree, it is very convenient to harvest your favorite vegetable without leaving your home. But few people thought that this method of growing is somewhat different from the usual one. But you should not be afraid in advance, with a careful attitude towards yourself, culture will only delight, and it is quite easy to care for a potted crop.
Bonsai is best grown by seedlings. The originators recommend sowing seeds in mid or late April. But in the southern regions, this procedure can be done in the first half of March. Seed preparation is carried out in the usual way, as well as the process of growing seedlings. For planting, two-liter pots with holes for water drainage are suitable, so the plant will not take up much space. The primer is suitable for universal use, but before use it must be disinfected by calcining in the oven or spilling with a dark pink solution of potassium permanganate. Be sure to lay a three-centimeter layer of drainage at the bottom of the pot.
A miniature bonsai planted in a flower pot does not take up much space
And now about the promised nuances:
Bonsai bears fruit well on a lighted balcony
In the open field, Bonsai tomato is looked after like other low-growing varieties. You can plant decorative bushes not only on a regular garden bed, but also on a flower bed, or along paths. A good option is to plant dwarf bushes in the legs to tall ones to compact the plantings... And a joint planting with marigolds will protect against the invasion of insect pests.
Planting density - 7 - 9 plants per 1 m2, or according to the scheme 70 by 30-40 cm.
In the southern regions, tomato Bonsai shows excellent results in the open field.
Tomato Bonsai from Gavrish has a namesake - Bonsai micro F1. This is a hybrid, as is already clear from the labeling. The seeds of this variety are produced by Biotekhnika. The bush is very small, only 10 - 12 cm high. Edible fruits weighing 15 - 20 g with delicate and aromatic pulp. The variety is not included in the State Register.
Agricultural technology is similar to the one described above. A distinctive feature of the hybrid is its small size. Thanks to this, care is very easy, since there is no need to form a bush. Therefore, even a beginner can grow a crumb.
Bonsai micro F1 gets along well with indoor flowers on the windowsill
Tomato Bonsai is suitable for busy gardeners, or for those who do not have a plot at all. At home, small children can be attracted to growing, because it is very easy to care for the crop. And as a reward for the labors, children will be happy to devour bright and sweet fruits. And if there are surplus crops, they can be preserved, a strong skin will protect the fruit from cracking.
Good day! My name is Irina. I live in a wonderful place - Crimea. Educator by education. I love nature and animals very much. I have been fond of floriculture for a long time, but I have just begun to master garden wisdom. My motto is live, learn.
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