Tomato (Cocktail bush tomato)

Tomato (Cocktail bush 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

45 cm

Row spacing

45 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

Beginning of June

Harden

Mid of June

Planting

Description

Cocktail tomatoes are small tomatoes that come in different colors, shapes and flavors. However, most often they are sweet and are excellent for snacking. If they belong to the vine tomatoes, unlike stick tomatoes, they have a determinate growth. So, they stop growing at some point. They also stay smaller overall, which makes them great for growing in pots on the balcony. Like their relatives, they are a sun-hungry and frost-sensitive nightshade crop. However, there are often differences in cultivation between varieties. Therefore, specific cultivation and care instructions for the respective 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. Undersowing with low-growing plants works well. - Water 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