Tomato varieties that do not need chemical spray
Do you love your own homegrown tomatoes? Of course you do because the taste of your own produce is simply unmistakeable and you know for sure that it is purely organic! There are people who think that tomatoes must be sprayed with chemicals in order to grow them successfully but the opposite is true. You can grow great tasting tomatoes but you have to know which ones. But keep in mind that the dreaded potato blight and other diseases cannot be fully eliminated. If you choose the right varieties and take good care of your plants you should get a great harvest. So, which varieties are ideal and what you need to do?
No tomato can completely resist the fungus, but…
Potato blight can gradually eliminate any variety of tomatoes. Even wild tomatoes are not fully resistant. Probably the most resistant are some hybrids bred in the United States of America or Great Britain but you pay a premium price for them.
Very early tomato varieties are excellent
The so-called “very” early varieties of tomatoes are good choice because they can give you sufficient amount of fruits before the potato blight gets a chance to destroy them completely. A well-known very early tomato is the Latah cultivar. But you can also try varieties such as:
- wild Hawaiian tomato,
- wild red,
- Stupické early tomato,
- Quadro and others.
These varieties can give you a very good yield even during a rainy season. But you should not be worrying about too much rain because the current weather development will not bring much rain anyway.
Precautions you should take when growing tomatoes without chemicals
You can also grow other varieties without using too much chemicals but you need to take certain preventive measures. Too much moisture is not good because it increases the risk of potato blight. Make sure to provide tomato stakes for support. Water only in the morning and only to the roots. If you can, use a well-ventilated glass or plastic greenhouse or plant tomatoes near the south wall – with overhang roof if possible.
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