Sibirjak, organic seeds

Eco

Information

"You must have this one in your range," said  Åke Truedsson and gave us some seeds to try. And he is quite right. It is a fast, robust tomato with large and very good fruits. Sibirjak comes from Krasnoyarsk in Siberia and manages our cool summers very well. The plant needs support and the side shoots should be pinched out. It is about 1 metre high in the open and slightly higher in the greenhouse. It provides plenty of red fruits hanging in bunches which weigh around 3 oz. each. Suitable to grow in the open air or in greenhouse. A portion contains about 20 seeds. 


 

Product number:7345
Scientific name:Solanum lycopersicum
Botanic family:The Nightshade Family - Solanaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:62
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:Yes
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: February–April
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination temperature:24-29°C
Germination time:7–14 days
Plant spacing:35–55 cm
Row spacing:50–70 cm
Height:100 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July–frost
Seeds/g:300–350 seeds
Other:Prune suckers 
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow indoors just under 1 cm deep 7-8 weeks before setting out, in February-March for cool green houses and in March April for outdoors tomatoes! The best germination temperature is 24-29°C. Let the plants stand in a light airy place and after sprouting preferably at a temperature of 18°C. After getting a few real leaves the sprouts should be planted in pots. The temperature can now be lowered further.

Temper the plants successively before setting out. Do not set the plants outdoors before the risk of nightly frost is over and the nightly temperature keeps above 7°C! Plant them a little deeper then they were in the pots and never allow them to dry out. Tomatoes get roots on the stems if they are allowed to get under the soil so overgrown plants can be planted lying with just the top above the earth. However, tomatoes which have been sown and set out too early often get disturbed while growing and that causes lanky plants and a bad crop of tomatoes. Do not hurry too much with your sowing if you do not have a really good "nursery".

Spacing

Tomatoes need a mutual distance of 35-55 cm and 50-70 cm between rows. 

Harvest

Pick the tomatoes when they are fully ripe and warm from the sun! If there is risk of frost before all the tomatoes have ripened it is okay to let them after ripen indoors in a dark, cool (8-12°C) place. The whole de-leaved plant can also be hung upside down indoors and harvested gradually. Green tomatoes can be preserved or used for marmalade or fried.  Tomatoes can also be frozen in pieces like peppers and chillies, without parboiling for sauces and casseroles in the future.

Seed

300-350 seeds/g. About 5 g for 1000 seedlings.
A portion contains about 20 seeds.