1761 - TOMATO CANESTRINO
Rustic variety with indeterminate growth with basket-shaped fruits, very tasty pulp, sweet and very few seeds, thin skin. Berries with variable weight from 150gr. to 300gr. It is excellent when ripe in salads, but also for the preparation of fresh sauces and preserves.
Sowing: in the open field or in seedbeds. The availability of very early varieties suitable for indoor cultivation allows sowing for a long period of the year. In general, it is sown in seedbeds in late winter-early spring.
Transplant: As soon as the seedling is manageable, it is transplanted into 8 cm pots to help the formation of good roots and is planted outdoors in late April-early May. In very hot areas, for a late harvest, it can be planted outdoors in June.
Distance: for family growing: between rows 60-90 cm, 45-60 cm on the rows.
Advice: cultivate Marigold plants interspersed with tomatoes to control nematodes; do not grow tomatoes in the same position for 4 years and do not precede or follow them from other solanaceae. Remove all lateral shoots when they are 3 cm long, remove all leaves under the lowest fruit stage. Indeterminate varieties necessarily require high support.
Seed required: about 3g per square meter of seedbed; 15-20 g per 100 sq m planted.
DETERMINED PLANT: supports are not essential
INDETERMINATE PLANT: needs support