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The best way to deal with stress is eating delicious food. And if it is also useful, then this is a reason for a good mood. Such a mood is created by magnificent varieties of tomato "Pink honey".
They are not only beautiful in appearance, sweet in taste, but also contain a large amount of tyramine - a substance that is converted in our body into serotonin - the "pleasure hormone". In this article we will present to your attention a description of the Pink Honey tomato variety with a photo, we will introduce you to its characteristics and talk about proper cultivation.
Tomato "Pink honey": variety description
|Variety name||Pink honey|
|general description||Mid-season determinant and semi-determinant large-fruited variety|
|Ripening period||111-115 days|
|The form||Fruits are cordate, slightly ribbed|
|Average weight of tomatoes||600-800 grams|
|Variety yield||6 kg per bush|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
"Pink Honey" is a large-fruited tomato and is one of the leaders in its group. Pink Honey is not a hybrid. Refers to mid-season determinant and semi-determinant varieties. It grows from 60 cm to 1.4 m, requires tying and pinching.
Suitable for outdoor and greenhouse cultivation. Possesses average resistance to diseases and adverse weather conditions. Drought tolerant.
Now let's move on to the description of the pink honey tomatoes. This tomato is famous for its huge fruits up to 1.5 kg.
The color of the fruit is pink, the flesh is fleshy, sweet, and sugar-like in appearance. Has no sour taste characteristic of tomatoes. Fruits are multi-chambered - from 4 or more chambers. Contains a large amount of dry matter.
The shape of the tomato is heart-shaped, slightly ribbed. There can be from 3 to 10 ovaries on a brush. The first tomatoes are the largest, the subsequent ones are smaller - from 600 to 800 g... Are prone to cracking.
You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Pink honey||600-800 grams|
|The president||250-300 grams|
|Summer resident||55-110 grams|
|Pink Lady||230-280 grams|
|Banana red||70 gram|
|De Barao||70-90 grams|
The fruit has a thin skin and is therefore unsuitable for storage and transportation. Due to its large size, it is not suitable for whole-fruit canning.
Sometimes a greenish spot is formed on the fruit near the stalk. It disappears during the ripening process if you put a ripe tomato next to it.
It is consumed fresh, in salads, canned in the form of juice, pasta, ketchup, as part of winter salads, adjika, even jam is made from it. Delicious as a dressing for soups.
Now let's talk about the characteristics of Pink Honey tomatoes. The variety "Pink Honey" was included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements Permitted for Use in 2006, the authorship belongs to Russian breeders.
The variety is recommended for growing in the middle lane and Siberian regions. The Pink Honey tomato variety is not a hybrid, which means there is no need to purchase seeds annually. After the first year of cultivation, the seeds from the fruits obtained are suitable for sowing seedlings.
The ripening period of tomatoes is 111-115 days. Sowing seeds for seedlings begins at the beginning of March for the greenhouse and at the end of March for open ground. The first harvest is taken in August.
The formation of a bush is recommended in 2 stems, pinching is necessary to increase the number of ovaries.
Tomato planting scheme 50 x 40 cm, 3-4 bushes per 1 sq. m. Productivity up to 6 kg per bush.
You can see the yield of other varieties of tomatoes in the table below:
|Pink honey||6 kg per bush|
|Russian size||7-8 kg per square meter|
|Long Keeper||4-6 kg per bush|
|Podsinsky miracle||5-6 kg per square meter|
|American ribbed||5.5 kg per bush|
|De Barao the giant||20-22 kg per bush|
|Premier||6-9 kg per square meter|
|Polbig||4 kg per bush|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|Kostroma||4-5 kg per bush|
|Red bunch||10 kg per bush|
And now we suggest you familiarize yourself with the Pink Honey tomato variety in the photo.
Growing and care
Tomato "Pink Honey" does not have great care features. Growing pink honey tomatoes is possible both in the greenhouse and in the open field. Seeds are planted only in sterilized containers.
Also, for growing seedlings, you can use the following methods and techniques:
- spinning cultivation;
- in two roots;
- in peat tablets;
- without picking;
- on Chinese technology;
- in bottles;
- in peat pots;
- without land.
Seedlings are planted taking into account crop rotation - in places where cabbage, radishes or onions grew. In this way, diseases common to nightshade crops can be avoided. The small number of leaves on the stem gives it the appearance of a weak plant. However, this is a feature of the variety, the fruits exceed all expectations.
As for all tomatoes, the temperature regime is important for "Pink Honey" - no higher than 30 ° for adult plants, moderate humidity and feeding.
If the fruits do not correspond to the declared taste and size, it is necessary to increase the content of potassium-phosphorus fertilizers in the dressings. They influence the taste and size of the tomato. Nitrogen fertilizers should not be overused, they promote the growth of green mass, not fruit.
Read more about different types of fertilizers for tomatoes in the articles on our website:
- Organic, mineral, phosphorus, complex and ready-made fertilizers, for seedlings and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, ash, boric acid.
- What is foliar dressing and when picking, how to carry it out.
Pink honey is fairly drought tolerant. He needs watering 2 times a week, while watering should be abundant, at the root. It is better to do this in the early morning. When watering, try to keep the water out of the leaves. This will help reduce the risk of fungal infections.
Weeding and loosening the soil is an essential part of maintenance. For the prevention of diseases of tomatoes growing in the greenhouse, regular ventilation is mandatory. This prevents an increase in humidity and contributes to pollination of the plants.
Add to the piggy bank of your achievements giant sweet tomatoes "Pink Honey" and please your family with a delicious and healthy harvest!
After getting acquainted with the description of the Pink Honey tomato variety and the photo, we suggest watching a short video about tomatoes in conclusion.
In the table below you will find links to tomato varieties with different ripening periods:
|Mid late||Early ripe||Late ripening|
|Raspberry miracle||Rose of Wind||Grapefruit|
|Market miracle||Diva||Bull heart|
|De Barao Orange||Buyan||Bobcat|
|De Barao Red||Irina||King of Kings|
|Honey fireworks||Pink spam||Grandma's gift|
|Krasnobay F1||Red Guard||Snowfall F1|