Sanka: a popular variety of early tomatoes
Tomato Sanka appeared in the public domain 15 years ago and immediately fell in love with many gardeners. The variety remains in demand until now, successfully withstanding incessant competition from new breeding products. Its many virtues contribute to this. Especially often gardeners mention unpretentiousness and consistently high yields, even in far from ideal climatic and weather conditions. It is also significant that the Sanka fruits ripen one of the first.
Description of the tomato variety Sanka
The Sanka tomato variety has been listed in the State Register of the Russian Federation since 2003. This is the achievement of Russian breeders. Officially, it is recommended for cultivation in the Central Black Earth Region, but practice indicates that it has the ability to successfully adapt to a wide range of not always favorable climatic conditions and almost any whims of the weather. Therefore, Sanka can be grown practically throughout Russia, with the exception of the Far North. In the middle lane, it is more often cultivated in open ground, in the Urals, in Siberia, in the Far East - in greenhouses and film greenhouses.
Tomato Sanka, just appeared, quickly gained popularity among Russian gardeners
Tomato bushes, without much damage to themselves, tolerate cool weather in spring and summer, an abundance of precipitation, put up with a lack of sunlight. But this does not mean that there is protection against returnable spring frosts. If you plant seeds or seedlings in open ground too early, the planting material will simply die when exposed to freezing temperatures. These tomatoes also do not impose increased requirements on the quality of the substrate.
Sanka is a variety, not a hybrid. Self-grown tomato seeds can be used for planting next season. Nevertheless, gradual degeneration is inevitable, varietal characteristics are blurred, tomatoes run wild. Therefore, it is advisable to renew the seeds at least once every 5–7 years.
You can also grow Sanka tomatoes from seeds independently collected last season.
In terms of ripening, the variety belongs to the category of early ones. Sanka is even called ultra-early ripening, because he is one of the first to harvest. On average, it takes about 80 days from the moment the seed shoots emerge to the ripening of the first tomatoes. But a lot depends on the climate in the growing region. In the south, for example, Sanka can be removed from the bush after 72–75 days, while in Siberia and the Urals, the ripening period of the crop is often delayed for another 2–2.5 weeks.
Sanka is a determinant tomato variety. This means that the height of the plant cannot exceed the value set by the breeders. Unlike indeterminate varieties, the stem ends not with a growth point, but with a flower brush.
The height of the bush is 50-60 cm. In the greenhouse, it stretches up to 80–100 cm. There is no need to tie it up. He does not need to be pinned either. This is a big plus for novice gardeners who often cut the wrong shoots.
Compact low Sanka bushes do not need a garter and shaping
The plant cannot be called densely leafy. The leaf plates are small. The first inflorescences are formed in the axil of the 7th leaf, then the interval between them is 1–2 leaves. However, the compactness of the bush does not affect the yield in any way. During the season, each of them can yield up to 3-4 kg of fruits (or approximately 15 kg / m²). Even outdoors, the crop is harvested before the first frost. Small dimensions allow you to significantly compact landings. 4–5 Sanka tomato bushes are planted on 1 m².
The small height of the bush does not affect the overall yield, on the contrary, it is even an advantage, because you can compact the planting
The harvest ripens amicably. You can also pick unripe tomatoes. In the process of ripening, the taste does not suffer, the pulp does not become watery. Even ripe tomatoes of the Sanka variety do not crumble from the bush for a long time, maintaining the density of the pulp and characteristic aroma. Their shelf life is quite long - about two months.
Sanka tomatoes ripen together and very early
The fruits are very presentable - regular in shape, rounded, with weak ribs. The average weight of one tomato is 70–90 g. When grown in a greenhouse, many specimens gain a mass of 120–150 g. Fruits are collected in bunches of 5–6 pieces. The skin is smooth, even, deep red color. Even a greenish speck, characteristic of the absolute majority of tomato varieties, is absent at the place of attachment of the stalk. It is quite thin, but durable, which provides good portability. At the same time, the tomatoes are juicy, fleshy. The percentage of non-marketable fruits is relatively small - it varies within 3–23%. This largely depends on the weather and the quality of crop care.
Sanka tomatoes look extremely attractive, they also taste very good.
The taste is very good, with a slight sourness. Sanka is high in vitamin C and sugars. However, this is a characteristic feature of all small tomatoes. Scientifically proven - the larger the tomato, the lower the concentration of these substances in it.
Sanka tomatoes are distinguished by a high content of ascorbic acid - hence the slight sourness in the taste
Sanka is a universal variety. In addition to fresh consumption, juice is squeezed out of it, tomato paste, ketchup, adjika are prepared. Due to their small size, the fruits are well suited for pickling and pickling. The dense skin prevents the tomatoes from cracking and turning into porridge.
Sanka tomatoes, due to their small size, are very suitable for home canning
This variety is also valued for its good immunity. Sanka does not have built-in absolute protection against any diseases, but it is relatively rarely affected by fungi typical for culture - late blight, septoria, all types of rot. This is largely due to the early ripening of tomatoes. The bushes have time to give up most of the harvest before the weather is favorable for their development.
In addition to the classic red tomatoes, there is a clone of the variety called Sanka golden. He practically does not differ from the parent, with the exception of the skin, painted in golden-orange color.
Tomato Sanka golden differs from the parent only in skin color
Video: what tomatoes of the Sanka variety look like
Growing tomato seedlings
Most of the territory of Russia is characterized by a not too mild climate. Low temperatures inhibit the process of seed germination and can seriously damage or even destroy seedlings. Therefore, most often any tomatoes are grown as seedlings. The Sanka variety is no exception.
Seeds for seedlings are planted 50-60 days before the planned transplant in open ground. Of these, 7–10 days are spent on the emergence of seedlings. Accordingly, in the southern regions of Russia, the optimal time for the procedure is from the last decade of February to mid-March. In the middle lane this is the second half of March, in areas with a more severe climate - April (from the beginning of the month to the 20th).
Sanka's main requirement for growing seedlings is sufficient illumination. The minimum daylight hours are 12 hours. The natural sun in most of the territory of Russia is clearly not enough, so you will have to resort to additional lighting. Ordinary lamps (fluorescent, LED) are also suitable, but it is better to use special phytolamps. The optimum air humidity is 60–70%, the temperature is 22–25 ° C during the day and 14–16 ° C at night.
Phytolamps allow to provide seedlings with the required length of daylight hours
Soil for growing tomatoes or any Solanaceae can be easily purchased at any specialized store. But experienced gardeners prefer to cook it on their own, mixing leaf humus with an approximately equal volume of compost and half that of coarse sand. In any case, the soil needs disinfection. To do this, spill it with boiling water, freeze it, fry it in the oven. A similar effect is obtained by treatment with a dense raspberry solution of potassium permanganate or any fungicide of biological origin, prepared according to the instructions. A useful additive to any soil is crushed chalk or activated carbon powder. A tablespoon is enough for 3 liters of substrate.
Tomato seeds for seedlings can be planted both in store soil and in a self-prepared mixture
Sanka seeds also need pre-planting preparation. First, they are checked for germination by soaking for 10-15 minutes in a solution of sodium chloride (10-15 g / l). Those that come up are immediately thrown away. Unusual lightness means no embryo.
Soaking the seeds in a saline solution allows you to immediately reject those that are guaranteed not to germinate
Then they use the drugs Strobi, Tiovit-Jet, Alirin-B, Fitosporin-M. They have a positive effect on plant immunity, minimize the risk of infection with pathogenic fungi. Processing time is 15–20 minutes. Then the seeds are washed in cool running water and allowed to dry.
The final stage is treatment with biostimulants. These can be both folk remedies (aloe juice, baking soda, honey water, succinic acid) and purchased preparations (potassium humate, Epin, Kornevin, Emistim-M). In the first case, Sanka seeds are kept in the prepared solution for 6–8 hours, in the second, 30–40 minutes is enough.
Aloe juice is a natural biostimulant that has a positive effect on seed germination
The very procedure for planting tomato seeds for seedlings looks like this:
- Fill flat wide boxes or plastic containers with the prepared substrate. The soil is moderately watered and leveled. Shallow grooves are marked with an interval of about 3-5 cm between them.
The substrate must be slightly moistened before planting tomato seeds.
- Tomato seeds are planted one at a time, maintaining a distance between them of at least 1 cm.The denser the planting, the earlier the seedlings will have to dive. And young seedlings tolerate this procedure much worse than already matured plants. The seeds are deepened by a maximum of 0.6–0.8 cm, sprinkling with a thin layer of fine sand. From above, the container is covered with glass or transparent film. Tomatoes do not need light before germination. But you need warmth (30–32 ° C). Water the plantings from a spray bottle, daily or every two days. If technically feasible, provide bottom heating.
Tomato seeds are not planted too thickly, this avoids picking too early
- In 15–20 days after the emergence of shoots, the first feeding is applied. The procedure will need to be repeated in another week and a half. The use of organic matter is now undesirable; store-bought fertilizers for seedlings are best suited. The concentration of the drug in the solution is halved compared to that recommended by the manufacturer.
The seedling nutrient solution is prepared in strict accordance with the instructions given in the instructions.
- The pick is carried out in the phase of the third true leaf, about two weeks after germination. Tomatoes are planted in individual peat pots or plastic cups with a diameter of 8–10 cm. In the latter case, it is imperative to make several drainage holes, and pour a little expanded clay, pebbles, rubble on the bottom. The soil is used the same as for the seeds. The seedlings are removed from the total capacity together with the earth adhering to the roots, trying, if possible, not to damage this clod. The transplanted specimens are watered moderately, for 4–5 days the pots are removed away from windows, protecting the seedlings from direct sunlight.
In the process of picking, it is important to try not to destroy the clod of earth on the roots of the seedlings
- In order for Sanka's seedlings to adapt faster and more successfully to a new place, about 7-10 days before transplanting it into open ground or into a greenhouse, they begin to harden it. In the first 2–3 days, a few hours of outdoor exposure is sufficient. Gradually, this time is extended to half a day. And on the last day, they generally leave the bushes to spend the night on the street.
Hardening helps tomato seedlings quickly adapt to new living conditions
Video: planting tomato seeds for seedlings and further care for them
An inexperienced gardener may lose the tomato crop already at the stage of growing seedlings. The reason for this is our own mistakes. The most typical ones are:
- Abundant watering. In the soil, turned into a swamp, a black leg almost inevitably develops.
- Too early dates for planting seeds for seedlings. Overgrown specimens are much worse and take longer to take root in a new place.
- Incorrect picking. Despite popular belief, you do not need to pinch the taproot of tomatoes. This greatly inhibits the development of the plant.
- Use of an unsuitable and / or non-disinfected substrate. The soil should be nutritious, but at the same time loose and light.
- Short hardening (or its complete absence). Practice shows that the bushes that have undergone the procedure take root faster and start growing in the garden or in the greenhouse.
Video: typical mistakes when growing tomato seedlings
Tomatoes are transferred to a permanent place during May. When landing in open ground, the night temperature should stabilize at 10–12 ° C. The optimal planting pattern for Sanka is 40-50 cm between adjacent bushes and 55-60 cm between planting rows. You can save some space by staggering the plants. The height of the bush ready for planting is at least 15 cm, 6–7 true leaves are required.
Overgrown tomato seedlings do not take root well in a new place, so you should not hesitate with planting
The depth of the holes for Sanka is 8–10 cm. A handful of humus and a couple of pinches of sifted wood ash are thrown at the bottom. A very useful additive is onion peel. It repels many pests. The ideal time to disembark is evening or morning on a cool, cloudy day.
About half an hour before the procedure, the seedlings are well watered. This makes it much easier to remove from the pot. The seedlings are buried in the ground to the bottom pair of leaves, watered, spending about a liter of water for each plant. Pour wood chips, fine sand or peat chips to the base of the stem.
The depth of the seedling hole depends on the quality of the soil - the lighter the substrate, the larger it is
Within a week and a half after planting in open ground above the Sanka tomato seedlings, it is advisable to build a canopy from any white covering material. The first time they are watered only 5-7 days after planting, after about two weeks - they are spudded. This stimulates the formation of more adventitious roots.
Planting seeds in the ground and preparing for it
Tomato variety Sanka is deservedly considered unpretentious in care. But getting a bountiful harvest is possible only when cultivated in optimal or close to them conditions.
The worst thing for any tomato is a lack of light. Therefore, for disembarking Sanka, an open area is chosen, well warmed up by the sun. It is advisable to orient the beds from north to south - the tomatoes will be illuminated more evenly. Drafts do not cause much harm to plantings, but it is still desirable to have a barrier at some distance that protects the bed from cold northern winds, without shading it.
Sanka, like other tomatoes, is planted in open, well-warmed areas by the sun.
Sanka successfully takes root and bears fruit in almost any soil. But, like any tomatoes, he prefers a rather loose, but nutritious substrate.This should be taken into account when preparing the beds, adding coarse sand to heavy soil, and powdery clay into light soil (8-10 liters per running meter).
For any horticultural crop, crop rotation is very important. Tomatoes are planted in the same place for a maximum of three years. Bad predecessors and neighbors for them are any plants from the Solanaceae family (potatoes, eggplants, peppers, tobacco). The substrate is severely depleted, the risk of infection with pathogenic fungi increases. Suitable for Sanka in this capacity are Pumpkin, Legumes, Cruciferous, onions, garlic, herbs. Experience shows that tomatoes are very good for the neighborhood with garden strawberries. In both crops, the size of the fruit increases markedly, and the yield increases accordingly.
Tomatoes belong to the Solanaceous family, all of its representatives suffer from the same diseases and pests, therefore, in the garden plot, these crops are placed as far away from each other as possible.
They begin to prepare the garden for Sanka in the fall. The selected area is carefully dug up, at the same time clearing it of plant and other debris. For the winter, it is advisable to tighten it with a black plastic wrap - this way the substrate will thaw and warm up faster. In the spring, about two weeks before the planned planting of seedlings, the soil will need to be well loosened and leveled.
In the process of digging, stones and plant debris are removed from the future garden
Fertilizers are also applied in two steps. In autumn - humus (4-5 kg / m²), simple superphosphate (40-50 g / m²) and potassium sulfate (20-25 g / m²). If the acidity of the soil is increased - also dolomite flour, slaked lime, crushed to a powdery state of the shell of chicken eggs (200-300 g / m²). In spring - sifted wood ash (500 g / m²) and any nitrogen-containing fertilizer (15–20 g / m²).
Humus is a natural remedy for increasing soil fertility
With the latter, it is very important not to overdo it. Excess nitrogen in the soil provokes tomato bushes to overly active growth of green mass. They begin to fatten, there are very few buds and fruit ovaries on such specimens, they simply do not have enough nutrients. Another negative consequence of overfeeding is weakening of the immune system.
Dolomite flour is a deoxidizing agent that, if the recommended dosage is observed, does not have any side effects
It is strictly forbidden to apply fresh manure under the tomatoes. Firstly, it can simply burn the fragile roots of plants, and secondly, it is an almost ideal environment for wintering eggs and larvae of pests, pathogens.
If you plan to plant Sanka in a greenhouse, it is advisable to completely replace the top 10 cm of the substrate in the fall. Then fresh soil for disinfection is spilled with a saturated purple solution of potassium permanganate. The glass is wiped from the inside with a solution of slaked lime. It is also useful to burn a small piece of a gray checker in the greenhouse (with the doors tightly closed).
In early spring, the soil is spilled with boiling water and covered with straw - it keeps heat well. If last season the tomatoes in the greenhouse suffered from any disease, about two weeks before planting, the substrate is treated with Fitosporin-M solution.
Watering the soil in the greenhouse with Fitosporin-M solution is an effective prevention of most fungal diseases
Planting tomato seeds in open ground is practiced mainly in warm southern regions. The most suitable time for this is mid-April. The weather in most of Russia is unpredictable. Returning spring frosts are quite probable. But there are enough people willing to take the risk. After all, it is believed that specimens obtained from seeds in the soil are less likely to suffer from diseases, better tolerate the vagaries of the weather.
The following trick helps to somewhat reduce the risk of crop death at this stage. Experienced gardeners mix dry and germinated seeds. The seedlings from the first will have to wait longer, but they will be able to avoid possible cold weather.
Planting simultaneously germinated and non-germinated tomato seeds allows you to save at least some of the seedlings from recurrent spring frosts, which are very likely in most of the territory of Russia.
The wells are formed in advance, following the scheme described above. 2-3 seeds are sown in each. Thinning of seedlings is carried out in the phase of 2-3 true leaves. Only one, the most powerful and developed sprout is left. The excess is cut with scissors as close to the soil as possible.
Only one sprout is left in each hole, the most developed and healthy in appearance
Before the seedlings emerge from the seeds, the bed is tightened with plastic wrap. After - arcs are installed over it and covered with white lutrasil, agril, spunbond. The shelter is not removed until the seedlings reach the size of the seedlings, ready for planting in the ground.
The shelter effectively protects immature young plants from the cold, it is also useful if spring and early summer are rainy
Video: the procedure for planting tomato seeds in the garden
Outdoor and greenhouse plant care
Even a novice gardener who does not have much experience can handle the cultivation of Sanka tomatoes. One of the undoubted advantages of the variety is the absence of the need to remove stepchildren and other formation of bushes. They are undersized, therefore they do not need tying up. Accordingly, all care for Sanka comes down to regular watering, fertilizing and weeding the beds. The latter must be paid attention to - for some reason, this variety does not tolerate the neighborhood with weeds.
Any tomatoes are moisture-loving plants. But this only applies to the soil. High air humidity is often destructive for them. Therefore, when growing Sanka in a greenhouse, the room must be regularly ventilated. After each watering without fail.
The greenhouse in which the tomatoes are grown is ventilated after each watering.
It is important to stick to the golden mean. With a moisture deficit, the leaves become dehydrated and begin to curl. The bushes overheat, hibernate, practically stopping in development. If you moisten the substrate too actively, rot develops on the roots.
Optimum indicators for greenhouses are air humidity at the level of 45-50%, and soils at about 90%. To ensure this, Sanka is watered every 4–8 days, spending 4–5 liters of water for each bush. The procedure is carried out so that drops do not fall on the leaves and flowers. An ideal option for a crop is drip irrigation. If it is not possible to organize it, water is poured into the grooves in the aisles. Watering tomatoes at the root is undesirable - the roots quickly become bare, dry out. Sprinkling is categorically not suitable - after it the buds and fruit ovaries are massively crumbled.
Drip irrigation allows you to evenly wet the soil and not harm the plants.
The best time for the procedure is early morning or late evening, when the sun has already set. Water is used exclusively heated to a temperature of 23–25 ° C. Often, gardeners place a container with it directly in the greenhouse. When growing tomatoes, the barrel must be closed with a lid so as not to increase the humidity of the air.
Tomato seedlings planted in open ground are not watered until the bushes take root in a new place and start growing. After that, and before the formation of buds, the procedure is carried out twice a week, spending 2-3 liters of water for each bush. During flowering, the intervals between watering are doubled, the rate - up to 5 liters. The bushes on which the fruits have formed are watered every 3-4 days, the rate is the same. About two weeks before harvest, when the first tomatoes start to turn red, the bushes are provided with only the necessary minimum of moisture. This is necessary for the pulp to retain its juiciness and acquire the characteristic flavor and aroma of the variety. Of course, watering intervals are adjusted depending on how rainy the summer is. Sometimes Sanka can do only with natural precipitation.
Watering tomatoes from a watering can is not recommended - this negatively affects the yield, and the development of rot is possible.
The worst thing a gardener can do is to alternate periods of prolonged drought with occasional very heavy watering. In this case, the skin of the fruit begins to crack. The development of apical rot is also possible. And if, on the contrary, you do everything right, Sanka will endure the heat of 30 ° C and higher without much damage to himself, and too dry air will not harm him.
Improper watering is the most common cause of tomato skin cracks.
Video: tips for growing tomatoes in a greenhouse
As for fertilizers, the Sanka tomato variety prefers natural organic matter. For the gardener, this is also a smart choice. The variety is early ripening, it is better not to risk it - nitrates and other substances harmful to health can accumulate in the fruits. Three dressings are enough for Sanka during the season.
The first is carried out 10-12 days after planting seedlings in the ground. Tomatoes are watered with infusion of fresh cow dung, bird droppings, dandelion leaves, nettle greens. Prepare top dressing for 3-4 days in a container under a tightly closed lid. The container is filled with raw materials by about a third, then topped up with water. The readiness of the fertilizer is indicated by the characteristic aroma. Before using it, it is imperative to strain it and add water in a ratio of 1:10 or 1:15, if droppings were used as raw materials.
Nettle infusion is a source of nitrogen, which tomatoes need in the early stages of development
Experienced gardeners advise sprinkling the buds and fruit ovaries that have appeared with a solution of boric acid (1-2 g / l). This will prevent them from crumbling under the influence of negative weather conditions. And 7-10 days before the fruits ripen, the bushes are treated with a comfrey solution. This speeds up the ripening process of tomatoes, and has a positive effect on their keeping quality.
The second feeding is carried out 2-3 days after flowering. You can use purchased fertilizers based on vermicompost, designed specifically for tomatoes or generally for any Solanaceae, or yeast infusion. If they are dry, mix the sachet with 50 g of granulated sugar, dilute with warm water to a state of gruel and dissolve in a bucket of clean water. A pack of fresh yeast is simply cut into small pieces, add 10 liters of water and stir until there are no lumps left.
It grows by leaps and bounds - by no means a figurative expression, gardeners realized this a long time ago
The last time Sanka is fed after another 14-18 days. To do this, prepare an infusion of wood ash (10 glasses per 5 liters of boiling water), add a drop of iodine to each liter. The product is allowed to stand for another day, stirring thoroughly, diluted with water 1:10 before use.
Wood ash contains phosphorus and potassium, which tomatoes need to ripen their fruits.
Video: caring for tomatoes in the open field
Fungal diseases are relatively rare in these tomatoes. Usually, in order to prevent infection, preventive measures are sufficient. The greatest danger to the future harvest is represented by Alternaria, black bacterial spot and black leg. When grown outdoors, Sanku can be attacked by aphids, in a greenhouse - by a whitefly.
Photo gallery: diseases and pests dangerous for Sanka tomatoes
- Both the leaves and the fruits of the tomato suffer from alteranriosis, if nothing is done, the bush quickly dies
- The black leg can deprive the gardener of most of the crop already at the stage of growing seedlings, the main reason for its development is abundant and / or frequent watering
- Black bacterial spot is not a fatal disease for tomatoes, but the yield is greatly reduced, and the fruits affected by it noticeably lose their presentability and keeping quality
- Aphids are an omnivorous garden pest living in close symbiosis with ants, it is almost impossible to remove it without getting rid of them
- For some reason, the whitefly has a special love for blue and yellow - this feature can be used in the manufacture of homemade traps
The best prevention is proper culture care. We must not forget about crop rotation and plant bushes in the garden too heap. A favorable environment for most pathogenic fungi is humid stale air combined with high temperatures. Such conditions are also suitable for pests. To avoid contamination, several crystals of potassium permanganate are added to the water for irrigation every 12-15 days. Wood ash is poured to the bases of the stems, it is also added to the soil in the process of loosening. Young seedlings can be powdered with crushed chalk or activated carbon.
Potassium permanganate is one of the most common disinfectants; it also kills disease-causing fungi.
Having found the first symptoms indicating that the infection could not be avoided, watering is reduced to the required minimum. To get rid of the disease at an early stage, as a rule, folk remedies are enough. Experienced gardeners use infusions of mustard powder, wormwood or yarrow. Also suitable are baking soda or soda ash diluted with water (50 g per 10 l), vinegar essence (10 ml per 10 l). To make the solutions stick better to the leaves, add a little soap shavings or liquid soap. The bushes are sprayed 3-5 times with an interval of 2-3 days.
Wormwood is one of the plants that produce phytoncides
If there is no desired effect, any fungicides of biological origin are used - Topaz, Alirin-B, Bayleton, Baikal-EM. Usually three treatments are enough with an interval of 7-10 days. These preparations do not harm human health and the environment, but even their use is undesirable during flowering and 20-25 days before harvest.
Aphids and whiteflies feed on plant sap. A sticky transparent substance remains on the leaves, which gradually becomes covered with a layer of black powdery coating. Most pests cannot tolerate strong odors. Any spicy herbs can be planted not far from the tomato garden and in the aisles. Other plants have similar properties - sage, nasturtium, calendula, marigolds, lavender. Their leaves and stems are used as raw materials for the preparation of infusions, with which it is advisable to spray Sanka every 4–5 days. You can also use onion and garlic arrows, chili peppers, orange peels, tobacco leaves. The same infusions help to get rid of pests, if there are still few of them. The frequency of treatments is increased up to 3-4 times a day. In the case of a mass attack of insects, insecticides of general action are used - Inta-Vir, Fury, Aktellik, Iskra-Bio, Mospilan. In some cases, Coca-Cola and 10% ethyl alcohol give a good effect (but the result is not guaranteed).
Marigolds in the garden are not only beautiful, but also useful
Tomato Sanka is suitable for cultivation throughout Russia. Taking into account the local climate, it is planted in a greenhouse or in the open field. The dimensions of the bush allow you to grow it even at home. The variety is distinguished by endurance, picky about the conditions of detention, non-capricious care. The taste of the fruit is very good, the purpose is universal, the yield is consistently high. Sanka is a good choice for both beginners and experienced gardeners.
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Tomato Sanka: description and characteristics of the variety, advantages and disadvantages, photos and reviews
Tomato Sanka characteristic and description of the variety which are presented in our article is ultra-early. It will be a real boon for gardeners who want to harvest delicious tomatoes on the site as early as possible.
Tomato variety Sanka was bred in 2003 by the Russian breeder E.N. Corbinskaya. Gives high yieldь in the open field in the Central Black Earth region. In Siberia, you can get an early harvest of the Sanka variety by growing these tomatoes in greenhouses or under temporary shelter.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Thumbelina is popular among cherry lovers because of its many virtues.
- The plant is unpretentious, fruiting well with timely feeding and watering.
- An early ripe tomato ripens in a short time, giving gardeners the opportunity to prepare vitamin salads in the middle of summer.
The harvest of the Thumbelina variety can be harvested in the first half of July
Thumbelina is characterized by amicable ripening of a whole bunch of tomatoes
Even without a vegetable garden, you can grow your own crop of Thumbelina tomatoes by planting them on the windowsill
- Excessive susceptibility to sudden changes in weather conditions, drafts.
- Wilt when grown in small containers due to strong root overgrowth.
- The need to maintain a stable temperature and water regime for tomatoes on the balcony.
Reviews who planted
According to the reviews of gardeners who grew the Skazka tomato variety, planting bushes in a greenhouse does not help to get a larger harvest. However, it grows best outdoors. Plants are stress tolerant and can grow in shaded areas. Next, you can read the reviews of gardeners that they left about the Skazka variety.
Valeria Sergeevna, Moscow region
Valentina Ivanovna, Samara region
Nadezhda Kirillovna, Leningrad region
Svetlana Tarasovna, Novgorod region
Olga Grigorievna, Sverdlovsk region
Victor Pavlovich, Moscow region
Anna Leonidovna, Kirov region
Valentin Fedorovich, Krasnodar Territory