Tomato Golden Eggs is an early ripe variety bred by Siberian breeders. The bushes are compact and require minimal maintenance. The variety is suitable for growing in open areas, resistant to changes in weather conditions and diseases.
Description of Tomato Golden Eggs:
- early maturation;
- yield 8-10 kg per 1 sq. m landings;
- bush height 30-40 cm;
- compact size of the plant;
- amicable ripening of fruits.
Features of the fruits of the Golden Eggs variety:
- weight up to 200 g;
- rich yellow color;
- elongated shape, resembling an egg;
- good taste;
- lack of allergens in the pulp.
The variety is recommended for cultivation in areas without shelter. The fruits ripen on the bushes even under unfavorable conditions. After picking green tomatoes, they are stored at home for ripening.
According to reviews and photos, Golden Eggs tomatoes are universal, suitable for making salads, appetizers, first and second courses. When canned, they do not crack and retain their shape. The whitish pulp of the fruit does not contain allergens, therefore they are used for baby and dietary food. Purees and juices are obtained from tomatoes.
Tomato seeds Golden eggs are planted at home. Seedlings provide the necessary conditions and care. Plants are prepared for transfer to a permanent location.
Seeds of the Golden Eggs variety are planted in late February or March. A light fertile soil fertilized with humus is preliminarily prepared. The soil is harvested in the fall at their summer cottage or they purchase ready-made land in the store. Tomatoes can be planted in peat tablets or cassettes.
The soil must be disinfected to eliminate pests and pathogens. It is heated in the microwave for 30 minutes. After treatment, the soil is used after 2 weeks so that beneficial bacteria multiply in it.
Containers 15-18 cm high are filled with soil. When using large boxes, tomatoes will need a pick. You can avoid transplanting by using separate 0.5 liter cups.
Advice! Tomato seeds Golden eggs are wrapped in a damp cloth for 2 days. When dry, the material is moistened.
For disinfection, the seeds are placed in a 1% solution of potassium permanganate for 20 minutes. The planting material is washed and planted in the ground.
Tomato seeds are planted to a depth of 0.5 cm. The containers are covered with foil and transferred to a dark place. Germination of tomatoes occurs at temperatures above 20 ° C. When sprouts appear, the containers are rearranged on the windowsill.
The development of tomato seedlings Golden Eggs occurs when certain conditions are met:
- daytime temperature from +23 to + 25 ° С;
- night temperature + 16 ° С;
- daylight hours 12-14 hours;
- watering with warm water.
The room with tomato plantings is regularly ventilated, but the plants should not be exposed to drafts.
The duration of daylight hours is increased by backlighting. At a distance of 30 cm from the seedlings, fluorescent lamps or phytolamps are installed.
The soil is watered with settled water. It is best to use a spray bottle. When watering, care must be taken that water does not get on the leaves of the plants.
After 2 leaves appear in tomatoes, they are dived in separate containers. Weak and elongated seedlings are eliminated. After picking, tomatoes are watered every week.
In April, the Golden Eggs tomatoes begin to harden. First, the window is opened for 2-3 hours, then the containers with the plantings are transferred to the balcony. Gradually, tomatoes will get used to natural conditions and will more easily transfer planting to a greenhouse or open ground.
Landing in the ground
Tomatoes Golden eggs are transferred to a permanent place in May. Seedlings should be 30 cm tall and 6-7 leaves.
The variety is grown both outdoors and under cover. A higher yield is obtained by planting tomatoes in a greenhouse or greenhouse. In Siberian conditions, the variety ripens in open areas. Tomatoes prefer light soil and places with good sunlight.
The soil for tomatoes is prepared in the fall by digging and adding humus. To increase the fertility of the soil, add 20 g of potassium salt and superphosphate. In the spring, it is enough to carry out deep loosening.
Advice! Tomatoes are planted after cucumbers, cabbage, green manure, root crops, representatives of legumes and cereals.
It is not recommended to plant tomatoes after tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplants. In a greenhouse, it is best to completely replace the topsoil.
Holes are dug in the garden, where the tomatoes are transferred, keeping an earthen lump. For 1 sq. m place no more than 4 plants. The roots are covered with earth, after which the tomatoes are watered. For the next 7-10 days, no moisture or fertilization is applied to allow the tomatoes to adapt to the changed conditions.
Fruiting tomatoes depends on the intake of moisture and nutrients. According to reviews, tomatoes Golden eggs are unpretentious in care and do not need pinching. Low-growing bushes are tied at the top to a support.
Tomatoes are watered once or twice a week, taking into account the weather conditions and their stage of development. Pre-settle water in barrels, and bring it in in the morning or in the evening.
Watering scheme for Golden Eggs tomatoes:
- before bud formation - every 3 days with 3 liters of water per bush;
- during flowering - 5 liters of water weekly;
- when fruiting - twice a week, 2 liters of water.
A sign of a lack of moisture is yellowing and curling of the foliage. With insufficient moisture, the inflorescences begin to fall off. Excess moisture slows down the development of tomatoes and provokes the development of diseases.
After watering, the soil is loosened to a depth of 5 cm so as not to damage the roots of the tomatoes. Mulching with peat or straw will help keep the soil moist.
Tomatoes are fed with organic or mineral substances. 3-4 treatments are carried out during the season.
For the first feeding, slurry in the amount of 0.5 liters is required. It is added to a 10-liter bucket of water, and the resulting solution is poured over the tomatoes at the root. The consumption of funds for each plant is 1 liter.
When forming ovaries, tomatoes are treated with a solution based on phosphorus and potassium. Phosphorus is responsible for the transport of nutrients in the plant body and the development of the root system. The final taste of tomatoes depends on potassium.
Advice! For feeding tomatoes, take 30 g of superphosphate and potassium salt. The components are dissolved in 10 liters of water.
Spraying tomatoes on the leaf is an effective way of feeding. To prepare a solution for foliar treatment, take components with phosphorus and potassium in an amount of 10 g each.
An interval of 2-3 weeks is made between tomato treatments. You can replace minerals with wood ash.
Protection against diseases and pests
According to the description, the Golden Egg tomatoes remain resistant to the main diseases of the culture. To protect plantings from late blight, they are treated with Ordan. On its basis, a solution is prepared with which the plants are sprayed on the leaf. Processing is carried out every 10-14 days and stopped 20 days before harvesting.
When attacked by pests, the aerial part of the tomatoes is damaged and the yield decreases. Insecticides are used against insects. From folk remedies, dusting with tobacco dust, watering with garlic and onion infusions are effective.
Larisa, 45 years old, Barnaul
I purchased the Golden Eggs tomatoes according to reviews and photos on the network. The variety is quite new, characterized by early ripening and unpretentiousness. Tomatoes are suitable for outdoor use. The seedlings sprouted amicably and developed well. 50 days after the sprouts appeared, I planted the tomatoes in the garden. Bushes are low, do not need pinching. The fruits are great for canning.
Valentina, 62 years old, Novosibirsk
I decided to try the tomatoes Golden Eggs after the feedback from the neighbors. The seeds have good germination, the seedlings develop quickly in the presence of light and watering. After 2 months, I transferred the tomatoes to open ground. The bushes have grown to a height of 40 cm. Care for them is minimal: constant watering and loosening. Three times a season I fed the plantings with organic fertilizers. The taste of the variety is excellent, without acidity.
Mikhail, 53 years old, Samara
The store advised the variety of tomatoes Golden Eggs as a new and promising one. Tomatoes are undersized, which makes it much easier to care for them. During the season, the bushes did not even reach a height of 0.5 m. The fruits are small in size and have a bright yellow-orange color. It tastes sweet, suitable for salads and canning. For the prevention of phytophthora, I spray the tomatoes with Phytosporin. When growing, there were no signs of disease.
Tomatoes of the Golden Egg variety are suitable for baby and diet food. The variety is unpretentious and gives a high early yield even in unfavorable conditions. Tomatoes are looked after by watering and feeding. To protect against diseases, preventive spraying of tomatoes is performed.