Tomato (Cocktail Stake Tomato)

Tomato (Cocktail Stake Tomato)

Lycopersicon esculentum / Solanum lycopersicum

Plant family

Nachtschattengewächse (Solanaceae) (Solanaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Light germinator

Seeding distance

65 cm

Row spacing

65 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

End of May

Harden

Beginning of June

Planting

Mid of June

Tie up

Every two Weeks

Description

Cocktail tomatoes are small tomatoes that come in different colors, shapes and flavors. However, most often they are sweet and are great for snacking. If they belong to the stick tomatoes, they grow herbaceous and high. Like their relatives, they are a sun-hungry and frost-sensitive nightshade. However, there are often differences in cultivation between varieties. Therefore, specific cultivation and care instructions for each variety should always be followed.

Origin:

Central and South America

Growing tips

Tomatoes have a high demand for light, heat, water and nutrients. They are grown from seed from March on the windowsill. The seedlings should be planted deep, until the first leaves appear, so that the root system is enlarged by additional lateral roots. Unlike most other crops, you should always plant tomatoes in the same spot. Also, the plants need wooden/corrugated wire stakes or a trellis that you tie them to regularly. This is the only way they can support the weight of the fruit. The side shoots that form in the leaf axils should be broken off regularly. This is because they do not bear fruit and take away the energy of the plant to concentrate on the formation of many fruits. Undersowing with low-growing plants works well. - Watering tomatoes: Depending on whether you preplant or direct seed tomatoes, and depending on the location and variety, you will need to water your tomato plants with varying frequency. Tomatoes can develop very deep roots, which can then even draw water from the groundwater. In this case, you need to water them little or not at all. Pay attention to the leaves, if they hang down limply, you should water your tomato plants. Especially in pots, raised beds and raised beds, the soil dries out more quickly, so you need to water them more often.

Diseases

Gray Mold

Leaf Spot Disease

Pests

Thrips

Aphids

Spider Mites

Whitefly