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Tomato comes from Moldova - description and characteristics of the "Fakel" tomato variety


Compact tomato bushes are an ideal choice for open field and greenhouses. They save space, do not require tying or pinching, making planting easier to care for.

One of these hassle-free varieties is Torch. He pleases with yield and bear fruit until frost. Read more in our article. The material provides a description of the variety, its characteristics and cultivation features.

Tomato "Fakel": description of the variety

Variety nameTorch
general descriptionMid-season determinant variety
OriginatorRussia
Ripening period100-110 days
The formRounded
ColorRed
Average weight of tomatoes60-100 grams
ApplicationUniversal
Variety yield8-10 kg per sq. meters
Growing featuresStandard agricultural technology
Disease resistanceResistant to most diseases

The variety was bred by Moldovan breeders. Suitable for greenhouses, hotbeds. In regions with a warm climate, tomatoes are grown in open beds. Fruits are well stored, transportation is possible. Tomatoes are removed from the branch without the stalk.

Torch is a mid-season high-yielding variety. Determinate bush, moderately spreading, with abundant formation of green mass. An adult plant resembles a torch, expanding upward and narrowing at the roots. The leaf is simple, large, dark green. Tomatoes ripen in clusters of 5-8 fruits. Fruiting lasts all summer, the last tomatoes are tied at the end of August. The yield is high, from 1 sq. m plantings, you can collect 8-10 kg of tomatoes.

Among the main advantages of the variety:

  • high palatability of fruits;
  • tomatoes can be canned and used for cooking various dishes;
  • compact bushes that do not require pinching;
  • amicable maturation;
  • high productivity;
  • resistance to major diseases (late blight, gray, basal, apical rot).

There were no drawbacks in the variety. To improve fruiting, abundant feeding and careful watering are recommended.

You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Torch8-10 kg per square meter
Morozko18-24 kg per square meter
Aurora F113-16 kg per square meter
Domes of Siberia15-17 kg per square meter
Sanka15 kg per square meter
Red cheeks9 kg per square meter
Kibitz3.5 kg per bush
Heavyweight of Siberia11-12 kg per square meter
Pink fleshy5-6 kg per square meter
Ob domes4-6 kg per bush
Icicle red22-24 kg per square meter

Characteristics

  • The fruits are medium-sized, weighing from 60 to 100 g.
  • The shape is rounded, with a weakly pronounced ribbing at the peduncle.
  • The pulp is juicy, moderately firm, with few seeds.
  • The skin is thin, glossy, well protecting the fruit from cracking.
  • In the process of ripening, tomatoes change color from light green to deep red-pink.
  • The taste is pleasant, rich-sweet with barely noticeable sourness.
  • The sugar content reaches 2.6%, dry matter - up to 5.4%.
  • The fruits are rich in vitamin C, useful amino acids, lycopene.

Tomatoes are universal, they are tasty fresh, suitable for making soups, side dishes, mashed potatoes, sauces... From ripe fruits, a delicious thick juice is obtained, which can be drunk immediately after squeezing or canned. Small, even tomatoes are great for pickling or pickling.

You can compare the weight of the fruit with other varieties below:

Variety nameFruit weight
Torch60-100 grams
Labrador80-150 grams
Rio grande100-115 grams
Leopold80-100 grams
Orange Russian 117280 gram
President 2300 grams
Wild Rose300-350 grams
Lyana Pink80-100 grams
Apple Spas130-150 grams
Locomotive120-150 grams
Honey Drop10-30 grams

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Growing features

The Fakel tomato variety is propagated by seedlings. Seeds are treated with a growth stimulator before planting, this significantly improves germination. For seedlings, you need a light soil from a mixture of garden or turf soil with humus. The seeds are planted with a depth of 1.5 cm, sprayed with water and placed in a warm place. For successful germination, a temperature of 23 to 25 degrees is needed.

After emergence, containers with seedlings are exposed to light and the temperature in the room is reduced. Watering is moderate, from a spray bottle or watering can. When the plants unfold the first pair of true leaves, a pick is made. Young tomatoes need to be fed with full complex fertilizer.

Advice: A week before transplanting to a permanent place, the seedlings are hardened by taking them out into the open air.

Plants are transplanted into the greenhouse in the second half of May. The soil is carefully loosened, wood ash or superphosphate is laid out on the holes. Bushes are planted at a distance of 40-50 cm from each other. Row spacing - at least 60 cm. Watering is moderate, as the topsoil dries up. Tomatoes do not require shaping, but you can remove the lower leaves and pinch off the deformed flowers on the brushes.

Plants are fed every 2 weeks. It is recommended to alternate mineral potash complexes with diluted mullein. Foliar top dressing with an aqueous solution of superphosphate is useful. Spraying is carried out after the beginning of flowering, repeating when ovaries form on the lower brushes.

Diseases and pests

Fakel tomatoes are resistant to root or apical rot, late blight, fusarium. For the prevention of viral and fungal diseases, it is recommended to disinfect the soil with a solution of potassium permanganate or copper sulfate. Plantings can be regularly sprayed with phytosporin or another antifungal agent.

Industrial insecticides, extracts of celandine or chamomile, and a solution of laundry soap help to fight insects. When processing, it is important to ensure that the compounds do not fall on the soil. Fakel tomatoes have a pleasant taste and good yield. It is enough to plant a few bushes on the site, they will add the necessary variety to the menu without requiring excessive worries.

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