This cultivar grows as a perennial tree or vine, its crown can grow up to 40 square meters.m. However, for such a large plant will need a spacious and well-heated greenhouse.Planting in open ground would not allow to achieve such impressive results, but can grow quite tall and strong bush.
One of the main features of the tomato varieties "Octopus" is a rapid unlimited growth with the active formation of shoots.Its fruit is round shaped, deep red color, they are formed on each brush of 5-6 pieces.This laid the brush every 3 sheet.Harvest can be stored for a long time - until January, and the plant itself is resistant to various diseases.
tomato seeds "Octopus" sown seedlings very early - in January.During low-light is necessary to provide additional highlighting shoot
s using artificial light sources.The temperature at the same time should not fall below + 25 ° C.
When the seedlings reach the desired height and it will have basal leaves, it is planted in a greenhouse as conventional tomatoes.The main root Prischepa recommend in June, it will help achieve rapid development.In the greenhouse, the plants should be left between the long distance.
To propagate tomatoes "Octopus" vegetatively, take cuttings of healthy shoots and roots in the greenhouse.In winter, they are transplanted into pots and kept in ambient conditions.Spring shanks again moved to the greenhouse and then adhere to the same rules as for growing seedlings.
Care and feeding
Tomatoes should be regularly fed with organic and mineral fertilizers.These preparations should contain copper, zinc, ammonium nitrate, superphosphate, and boric acid and magnesium sulfate.Feeding is carried out once a week.For the prevention of diseases using iodinated solution, they water the plants three times per season.To make it, one vial of iodine diluted in 10 liters of water.
Tomatoes "Octopus" need abundant and regular watering, best used with the hydroponic method, it will give the roots of the plant constant access to water and nutrients.In winter the temperature of the solution should be at least + 18 ° C, and in the summer - not above + 25 ° C.