The variety of tomatoes Pink honey is deservedly popular due to its sweet taste, impressive size and ease of care. Below is a description of the variety, photos, reviews of the Pink Honey tomato.
This variety is recommended for planting in the middle lane and in Siberia. The plant does not apply to hybrids. Therefore, it can be grown from seeds obtained from the fruit during the harvest of the previous crop.
Characteristics and description of the variety Pink tomato honey are as follows:
- mid-season variety;
- 3-10 ovaries are formed on the hand;
- fruit ripening period - from 111 to 115 days;
- fruiting begins in August;
- yield - up to 6 kg from each bush;
- the height of the bush in the open field - up to 70 cm, in the greenhouse - up to 1 m.
The fruits of the Pink Honey variety have the following features:
- the weight of the first fruits - up to 1.5 kg;
- subsequent copies are 600-800 g;
- pink color of fruits;
- fleshy sweet flesh;
- there is no sour taste;
- multi-chamber tomatoes (from 4 and more);
- the heart-shaped shape of the fruit is slightly ribbed;
- thin skin.
Tomatoes Pink honey is used to make salads, tomato juice, adjika, caviar, sauces and other homemade preparations. The variety is not suitable for canning in general, because it has a thin skin and is too large.
The grade Pink honey is grown up in a closed ground: in hotbeds and greenhouses. In the southern regions allowed to land directly in open ground. On one square meter of soil planted no more than three plants.
It is preliminary recommended to obtain seedlings that can be transferred to the greenhouse or to the beds located under the open sky.
Planting tomato seeds in the open ground is made after heating the soil and air. Start preparing beds recommended in the fall. They are dug up and fertilized: compost, humus, ash, superphosphate, potassium sulphate.
For planting choose places where legumes, cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers, onions, and pumpkin were previously grown. If peppers, eggplants or potatoes were grown in the garden, then it is not recommended to be used for tomatoes, since these crops have similar diseases.Tip! Before starting work, it is necessary to soak the planting material for a day or wrap it in a damp cloth for 3 hours.
Seeds of tomatoes Pink honey are planted in wells 30 cm in diameter and 5 cm deep. 3-5 seeds are placed in each well. After germination, the strongest plants are selected, the remaining shoots are weeded. Planting material should be sprinkled with earth and plenty of water.
Growing in a greenhouse
Indoors, tomatoes are grown by the seedling method. The soil in the greenhouse is dug up in the fall. Be sure to use fertilizers in the form of humus and ash.
Tomato seeds are soaked for a day, after which they are placed in containers filled with earth, peat humus and humus. Approximate dates of planting - from mid-February to mid-March.Important! Seeds deepen by 1 cm, after which the containers are closed with a film and transferred to a dark and warm place.
When the first shoots appear, seedlings are transferred to a sunny place. Periodically tomatoes are sprayed with warm water. Planted at a permanent place can be plants at the age of 1.5 months.
For grade Pink Honey requires standard care, which includes watering and feeding. The intensity of watering depends on the stage of development of tomatoes. As the plants grow, it is necessary to conduct pinking and tying bushes. Additionally, it is necessary to remove weeds in a timely manner and mulch the soil with straw or sawdust.
Tomato Pink Honey requires moderate watering to keep the soil moist by 90%. However, an excess of moisture leads to the development of fungal diseases, dropping ovaries and fruits.
Pink honey tomatoes are watered according to a specific scheme:
- After transferring to a permanent place, seedlings are watered abundantly (4 liters per plant).
- The next watering is done in 10 days.
- Prior to flowering tomatoes require the flow of moisture twice a week. Each bush will require 2 liters of water.
- During the flowering period, tomatoes are watered every week, and they add up to 5 liters of water under a bush.
- When the first fruits appear, the plants are watered twice a week, reducing the volume of water.
- When the tomatoes begin to blush, watering is carried out once a week. Excess moisture in this period provokes the cracking of the fruit.
Tomatoes are watered in the morning or in the evening when the heat subsides. Water temperature should be between 20 degrees and more. When watering, avoid getting moisture on the leaves of plants, so as not to provoke their burn.
By applying fertilizer, you can increase the yield and improve the taste of tomatoes. Only a few dressings are carried out:
- 14 days after transferring the seedlings to a permanent place.
- Before flowering.
- With the formation of ovaries.
- During the period of active fruiting.
Tomatoes are fertilized with solutions based on phosphorus and potassium. Phosphorus contributes to the development of the root system. It is introduced by dissolving superphosphate in water and watering plants.
Potassium improves the taste of the fruit and strengthens the immune system of plants. The use of complex fertilizers containing the necessary proportions of mineral substances is allowed.
Universal fertilizer for tomatoes is ash. It is prepared by combining 1 cup of ash and 10 liters of water. The resulting mixture is watered.
In the flowering period, you can spray tomatoes with boron. 1 g of substance is added to a liter of water, after which the sheet is processed. A total of one or two such dressings is enough.
Masking and tying
As follows from the characteristics and descriptions, the tomato variety Pink Honey needs to be putted, which makes it possible to eliminate lateral shoots on the stem of the plants. Such shoots require a large amount of nutrients, which negatively affects the yield of tomatoes.
The first stepsons eliminate under the flower brush. Its length should not exceed 5 cm. Works are carried out in the morning in dry and warm weather. The formation of the bush occurs in two stalks.Tip! Masking is done manually. The procedure is repeated every 10 days.
Tomatoes are tied to a peg, which is driven into the ground. After fixing on a support, the bush is able to withstand a large number of fruits, it does not break and grows straight. In the open field tying up increases the resistance of plants to rain and wind.
Protection against diseases and pests
Protecting tomatoes from the effects of pests and diseases will help high-quality care. When signs of fungal diseases appear, plants are treated with fungicides (Ridomyl). From the invasion of insects developed effective insecticides.
Under adverse conditions (high humidity, lack of ventilation, low temperature, too thick plantings) the likelihood of the spread of phytophthora, gray rot and other diseases increases significantly.
Elena, 57 years old, Perm. Tomatoes I have grown pink honey since 2013. Seed germination is very high, the resulting seedlings transferred to a permanent place in the greenhouse. The bush is formed about two meters high, so be sure to tie it up. At the same time it is sprawling and even a bit flimsy. The weight of the fruit reaches 700 g. The taste of tomatoes is high, especially after a hot summer. The variety has become one of my favorites, it goes well in salads and in tomato juice, I don’t get along without it now. Lyudmila, 39 years old, Samara Long chose varieties of tomatoes for planting. After studying the reviews, descriptions of varieties, photos - Pink Honey tomato became one of the options for growing. I planted seeds for seedlings, all of them sprouted. After feeding with superphosphate, the variety quickly went into growth. As a result, I collected fruits weighing 150-500 g, which we consume fresh. Best of all, a tomato grows on fertile soil, so I will surely fertilize the soil before planting. Vladimir, 46 years old, Tomsk. Tomatoes are regularly grown on my site, constantly choosing new varieties. Last year, the choice fell on a tomato Pink Honey, reviews, photos, the yield of which is very liked. The bush has grown low and compact. The harvest has become one of the earliest, and the fruits themselves have pleased the sweetish taste and impressive size. Planted variety in open ground, first covered tomatoes with a film. The next year, be sure to repeat the landing.
The variety Pink Honey has excellent taste properties and high fruit weight. Tomatoes are grown in greenhouses and greenhouses, if weather conditions allow, then in open ground.
For normal development, plants require regular care, which consists of watering, dressing and pasynkovanii. To increase the resistance of tomatoes to diseases will help potash fertilizers, the elimination of thickening and ventilation of the greenhouse.