Tomato Pink Honey is not a hybrid variety, which is why many gardeners love it so much. From this type of tomato you can cook a lot of delicious dishes and prepare high-quality seeds. Planting them next year is guaranteed to get a great harvest.
Pink Honey Tomato: variety description
Tomatoes Pink honey is in demand among gardeners and amateur gardeners, such tomatoes grow well, practically do not require care, and also have a pronounced taste and color. The fruits are very juicy, with a sweet taste. And although this variety does not usually produce a large crop, it is very popular among gardeners.
A feature of the variety is the fact that tomatoes can be grown both inside the greenhouse and in the garden, and the crop will be about the same. Externally, the fruits are always massive and large, individual units reach 1.5 kg. The height of the bushes is also impressive - in the open space it can reach 60-70 cm, and in the greenhouse it will easily grow to 1.5 meters, the bushes have a small number of leaves.
Among the advantages of the variety are the following:
- Large fruits.
- Juicy flesh.
- The variety is easy to maintain, the fruit can be grown in the greenhouse and in the garden.
- It grows well even in saline lands.
- Resistant to diseases. Its stability refers to the average level.
Usually, the tomato crop is harvested at the end of summer, it takes 110-115 days to fully ripen.
The following characteristic of tomato Pink Honey can be given: the largest fruits, reaching 1.5 kg (in rare cases), grow on the first branches. The fruits have a round-heart-shaped form, the pulp is sugary-looking, very juicy and sweet. Tomatoes also taste different from most other varieties, as they are completely absent in the characteristic sourness of these berries.
Fruits are in demand with gardeners, but they are not suitable for transportation and preservation because of the thin skin. Typically, these tomatoes are grown for personal use or local sales. Fruits are also suitable for making sauces and juice.
Before planting tomatoes on your plot, read the reviews of gardeners and gardeners, perhaps you will find vital tips on caring for the variety and the choice of soil.
Tomatoes of this species are distinguished by a particularly high concentration of tyramine, which is transferred to serotonin in the human body.
This chemical compound is responsible for motor activity, is involved in the regulation of cardiac tone, is an important factor in blood clotting processes, low serotonin content in the body leads to a sharp decrease in the pain threshold, when even a small pain is hardly tolerated.
Canning with whole fruits is not possible due to the size of the berries and the thinness of the peel, which practically does not withstand heat treatment.
Bushes of tomatoes Pink honey usually grow to a height of 60-70 cm in open ground and can reach the mark of one meter when grown in a greenhouse. The bush does not look powerful, it does not have many leaves. Reviews of this plant emphasize that the branches seem too thin for such solid fruits, and a small number of leaves gives the plant a deceptive appearance of a weak one.
The description of a variety calls it a determinative species, but it also exhibits a pronounced tendency towards semi-determinism. When grown in a greenhouse, the plant tends to grow in width.
For information gardeners:
Determinant types of tomatoes are only tied to a small number of brushes, usually four or five.
Some of them, called super determinant, do not need to be staked, they can be attributed to early grades. The rest are molded so as not to get a copy overloaded with berries that will lag behind in development.
In these varieties, a brush appears when 5-7 leaves form, and the following brushes appear every 2 leaves.
Semi-determinant species cease to develop after the appearance of 8-12 brushes. The first brush is formed on a bush with 7–9 leaves, and on lateral branches with a growth of 3-5 leaves. Requires the formation of a pasynkovaniem.
Description of tomatoes Pink honey calls the optimum temperature for development + 25⁰ C. When the temperature threshold of + 35⁰ C is exceeded, the process of pollination stops, when the values reach + 10⁰ C, the growth stops, at + 3⁰ C the plant dies.
The main advantages of the variety:
- Great taste.
- Good yield.
- Uncomplicated care.
- Drought tolerance.
- Increased sensitivity to thermal conditions.
- Insufficient resistance to fungal diseases, including late blight.
- The impossibility of long-term storage and transportation.
Characteristics of tomatoes Pink honey allows you to cultivate them in areas of risk farming. Also, due to their qualities, they are used in the non-black-earth zone, in regions with a cold climate.
This tomato grows well in open ground, under temporary shelter, in greenhouses and greenhouses. Feels good even on the balcony in any suitable container.
To ensure optimal growth and ripening conditions, germination of seedlings should be recognized as the best solution. Self-harvested or purchased seeds before planting is desirable to pickle and carry out the treatment with growth stimulants.
You should prepare pots or other suitable containers that must be sterilized before use. After sowing, the pots of seeds are placed in a warm place with a temperature of at least 23-25⁰ C.
Usually, before planting seedlings in the ground or greenhouse, tomatoes grow in pots 50-60 days. Given this period, determine the time of sowing.
As a rule, when grown in a greenhouse, sowing is carried out at the beginning of March, and at cultivation in open ground at the end of March.
After a few leaves appear on the sprout, and the sprout is stronger, it can be planted on the bed.
Choosing the right place before planting seedlings is very important. The authors of the variety emphasize that its main characteristic is unpretentiousness; a tomato grows even in saline places. But, nevertheless, breeders are not advised to use the same place from year to year, otherwise the culture will not have enough nutrients in the soil.
The best precursors for tomatoes are radishes, leeks, garlic, carrots and cabbage. You should not plant seedlings where eggplants and other nightshade, zucchini and cucumbers were planted in the previous season.
To ensure the best growth conditions, a dark place is selected for planting. Description of the variety directly indicates that in case of planting in a sunny place, the bushes will be sluggish with an excessively small number of leaves.
At the time of planting seedlings should leave a small depression. In consequence, this deepening will be needed when watering.
When planting tomatoes Pink honey adhere to the general rules used for planting tomatoes.
- On a compacted soil pour a bucket of humus or sawdust, which make two tablespoons of urea. Also add 150 g of complex mineral fertilizers per 1 m². They dig up fertilized land.
- If it is not possible to make such mixtures when digging, a handful of garden soil and one teaspoonful of superphosphate should be added to the well during planting.
- Before disembarking, the hole is moistened generously. Planting seedlings again produce abundant watering. The second watering is carried out in a week, if it is warm enough, and in two weeks in cool weather.
- When the temperature drops, the beds are covered with film, sawdust, etc., but by no means, with a cloth.
- After a few days and the absence of the threat of frost, landing strengthen, tying to a vertical support.
The last point is important for this type. Against the background of large and heavy fruits, the branches of the bush create the impression of relatively weak ones. When pasynkovanii should form a bush in 2-3 stalks. Removing weeds and tilling the soil are common care steps.
With special care should be taken to watering. The characteristic of this variety emphasizes its drought resistance, and overflow can lead to the development of putrefactive diseases. But you can not neglect the watering.
Watering is sufficiently necessary for crop growth and good harvest. Therefore, should be watered twice a week. Watering one plant uses one bucket of water.
It must be poured into the recess left during planting, avoiding contact with the leaves and spilling on the ground.
TIP: Avoid popular evening watering. Agrarians strongly recommend watering in the early morning. This technique helps to avoid the development of diseases, and saturation with moisture in the morning forms the resistance of the plant to increased daytime temperatures.
Proper feeding and disease prevention
Another important factor, without which it is impossible to imagine the cultivation of this crop, is fertilizer. It has a great influence on the yield and taste of the final product.
Culture responds well to fertilization. The first feeding is carried out a week after planting, the second - two weeks after that. The beginning of flowering is the signal for the third feeding. Then fertilize two or three times a month.
IMPORTANT: Applying excessive amounts of fertilizer, especially nitrogen, leads to an increase in green mass, rather than yield.
In this case, it is necessary to apply potash-phosphate fertilizers. If it is not possible to bring the fruits to conformity with the characteristics of the variety in size and taste, then this directly indicates a shortage of such fertilizers.
Pink honey is not a hybrid, therefore it is not very resistant to diseases. But competent care allows you to avoid disease and get a big and high-quality crop.
To prevent diseases, they use solutions of copper sulfate, potassium permanganate and boric acid, as well as phytosporin. Apply funds in minimal quantities.
By the way, the appearance of green spots in the stem indicates an excess of pesticides.
During the first feeding, a solution is used: for 10 liters of water, 5 g of ammonium nitrate, 15 g of potassium chloride and 30 g of superphosphate. Then the concentration of the solution is doubled. Each bush needs half a glass of solution.