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Tomato 'Urbikany'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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Urbikany is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Urbikany'. 'Urbikany' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red.

Shortish (2 to 3 feet) plant, suitable for growing in containers or in the ground. Regular leafed bush type determinate tomato. 2" spherical fruits on sprawling 1/2 to 3 feet wide branches. Up to 1m in height.
Very early, very large crop.

It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual/Perennial, This means that it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Urbikany is known for growing to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (2.93 feet).

Russia is believed to be where Urbikany originates from.

Urbikany Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Urbikany have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Urbikany

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Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Urbikany is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Urbikany needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Urbikany from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Urbikany about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Urbikany

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Urbikany is a tender plant.

Harvesting Urbikany

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Urbikany folklore & trivia

Some sources say Urbikany is from Russia, others from Czechoslovakia.

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