Sensei tomatoes are distinguished by large, fleshy and sweet fruits. The variety is unpretentious, but reacts positively to feeding and care. It is grown in greenhouses and in open areas, including under a film.
Description of the variety
The characteristics and description of the Sensei tomato variety are as follows:
- early ripening variety;
- high productivity;
- determinant standard bush;
- the height in the greenhouse reaches 1.5 m;
- moderate amount of green mass;
- 3-5 tomatoes ripen on one brush;
Sensei fruit has a number of features:
- big sizes;
- weight up to 400 g;
- rounded heart-shaped;
- pronounced ribbing at the stalk;
- raspberry-red color of tomatoes.
The Sensei variety is distinguished by long-term fruiting. Tomatoes are harvested before frost. Later, green fruits are harvested, which ripen in room conditions.
These tomatoes are used in the daily diet for preparing first courses, mashed potatoes and sauces. According to reviews, Sensei tomatoes are used to make thick and tasty juice.
Sensei tomatoes are obtained by the seedling method. First, the seeds are planted at home. Grown plants are planted in open areas or in a greenhouse. For planting, a soil is prepared, which is fertilized with compost or minerals.
Sensei tomato seedlings are prepared in autumn. It is obtained by combining an equal amount of humus and sod land. You can improve soil permeability by adding peat or sand. In garden stores, you can buy ready-made potting mix for tomato seedlings.
If garden soil is used, then it must be disinfected by placing it in a heated microwave or oven. Such processing is carried out no more than 10-15 minutes.
Advice! Healthy seedlings are obtained by using coconut substrate or peat tablets.
Then proceed to the preparation of seed. To improve germination, the seeds are wrapped in a damp cloth for a day. Also, the material is treated with a solution of Fitosporin or salt. Purchased seeds do not require processing, as evidenced by their bright color.
For tomato seedlings, containers 10 cm high are prepared, which are filled with soil. For planting, indentations of 1 cm are made, where seeds are placed every 2 cm. Seed material is sprinkled on top with earth, after which the plantings are watered.
The fastest growing tomato seedlings appear at a temperature of 25-30 degrees. A few days later, when the first shoots appear, the containers are transferred to the window. The seedlings should be well lit within 12 hours. Additional lighting is installed if necessary.
When the soil dries up, water the tomatoes. It is best to use warm, settled water, which is brought in with a spray bottle.
Planting in a greenhouse
You can transfer Sensei tomatoes to the greenhouse after they reach a height of 20 cm. 2 months after planting, the plants form a strong root system and 4-5 leaves.
The preparation of the greenhouse for tomatoes is carried out in the fall. It is recommended to remove about 10 cm of soil cover, as it becomes a wintering place for insect larvae and fungal spores. The remaining soil is dug up and humus is introduced into it.
As fertilizer for 1 sq. m it is recommended to add 6 tbsp. l. superphosphate, 1 tbsp. potassium sulfide and 2 glasses of wood ash.
Important! Tomatoes are not grown in one place for two years in a row. At least 3 years must pass between plantings of culture.
Sensei tomatoes are grown in a polycarbonate, glass or film greenhouse. Its frame is made of aluminum, which is a durable and lightweight material. The greenhouse is not placed in shady areas as the tomatoes require good lighting throughout the day.
Seedlings of the Sensei variety are placed with a step of 20 cm. A gap of 50 cm is made between the rows. Tomatoes are placed together with an earthen clod in prepared holes, after which they are covered with soil and moisture is introduced.
According to reviews, the Sensei tomato variety is successfully grown in open areas, if climatic conditions permit. For this, seedlings are used or seeds are planted immediately on the beds.
Work is carried out when the soil and air are well warmed up and the spring frosts have passed. For some time after planting tomatoes, they are covered with agrofibre at night.
The beds for tomatoes are equipped in the autumn. The soil must be dug up, humus and wood ash must be added. Tomatoes are suitable for areas where cucumbers, cabbage, onions, beets, herbs, representatives of legumes and melons were previously grown. Do not use the beds after tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes and peppers.
Advice! The site must be well lit and protected from the wind.
In the open ground, holes for tomatoes are placed at a distance of 40 cm. Spaces of 50 cm are made between the rows. After transferring the plants, their root system must be covered with earth, tamped down and watered well.
Sensei cultivation includes watering and fertilizing. The formation of a bush helps to control the growth of green mass. Tomatoes are less susceptible to diseases with an optimal microclimate.
Tomato Sensei needs moderate watering, which is produced in the morning or evening hours. Previously, the water must settle and warm up in barrels. Tomatoes are not watered with a hose, since exposure to cold water is stressful for the plants.
Important! Watering is carried out only under the root of the plants.
For each tomato bush, it is necessary to make from 3 to 5 liters of water. The first watering is done a week after the tomatoes are planted in a permanent place. Before flowering, they are watered every 3-4 days with 3 liters of water. When inflorescences and ovaries form, plants need 5 liters of water, but the procedure is sufficient to carry out weekly. The amount of water during irrigation should be reduced during fruit formation.
According to reviews, Sensei tomatoes give a stable harvest when using top dressing. During the season, fertilizers are applied several times as root and foliar feeding. When root processing, a solution is prepared with which the plantings are watered. Foliar top dressing involves spraying tomatoes.
The first feeding is done after 10 days of planting tomatoes in a prepared place. Superphosphate and potassium sulfate (35 g each) are added to 10 liters of water, after which the plants are watered at the root. Phosphorus strengthens the root system of plants, and potassium improves the palatability of the fruit.
When flowering, tomatoes are treated with a solution of boric acid (10 g of fertilizer is required for a 10-liter bucket of water). Spraying can prevent the buds from falling off and stimulate the formation of ovaries.
From folk remedies, tomatoes are fed with wood ash, which is introduced directly into the soil or an infusion is obtained on its basis. Ash is rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and other trace elements that are easily absorbed by tomatoes.
Tying and pinching
According to its characteristics and description, the Sensei tomato variety is tall, and therefore requires tying. A support in the form of a metal or wooden strip is installed to each bush. Plants are tied up at the top. When fruits appear, the branches must also be fixed to the support.
The Sensei variety is formed into one or two stems. Side shoots growing from the leaf axils must be removed manually. Due to pinching, you can control the thickening of the plantings and direct the forces of tomatoes to fruiting.
Maria, 45 years old, Krasnoyarsk
I have been growing the Sensei variety for the third year already. Tomatoes are large, beautiful and very tasty. I take off the largest fruits first, then the tomatoes are a little smaller. I plant seedlings in open ground, I do not use any shelters. I especially like to pickle tomatoes in slices, it turns out very tasty.
Vasily, 68 years old, Ufa
Sensei's tomatoes are planted in open ground. In our climate, when grown without greenhouses, the variety shows an average yield. Tomatoes taste good, we use them for salads and canning for the winter. During the season, he collected large fruits weighing 400 g. Plants are not capricious, they yielded with standard care: watering and a couple of dressings.
Natalia, 37 years old, Tambov
I heard a lot of reviews on Sensei's tomato, but I planted it only last year. Despite the bad summer, the variety produced a good harvest. Sensei also became the earliest ripening variety. The fruits are distinguished by a sweet taste with a lot of pulp. Fruiting lasted until autumn. The plant itself is short but sturdy, making it easy to care for. The variety has definitely become one of the favorites.
Sensei tomatoes are appreciated for their good taste and high yield. The variety needs care, which includes watering, feeding and forming a bush. Subject to agricultural technology, tomatoes are not very susceptible to diseases.