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The name of the Pink tomato variety hides its main feature. Fruits in full ripeness turn pink (in English - pink) color. The tomato is created for aesthetic gardeners and romantics who prefer to see bright and rich colors on their table.
The author of the variety is the agricultural company Gavrish, well-known in Russia. Its specialists created the Pink tomato with the support of the Research Institute of Indoor Vegetable Growing. The application was submitted to the Variety Testing Commission in 2005, and the following year the variety was entered into the State Register of Breeding Achievements.
The author of the Pink variety is the agricultural company "Gavrish"
In addition to Pink from the Gavrish company, other Pinks of domestic, Dutch, Japanese producers are registered and sold in Russia: Pink Bush, Pink Magic, Pink Paradise, Pink Pioneer, Pink Rise, etc. All these are different tomatoes, which are united by one feature - pink color ripe fruits.
Many topics have already been created on forums where gardeners compare tomatoes, the name of which contains the word "Pink". The variety from "Gavrish", like each of them, has its own pros and cons.
The Pink variety has so many advantages that I immediately want to voice its main disadvantage - a modest yield (3.9–4.4 kg / m²) against the background of a tall bush (1.5 m). For comparison: the average yield of the Pink Beauty (Sakata) hybrid is 8.9 kg / m², Chukhloma (Gavrish) - 7.9-9.6 kg / m², and the famous White filling, whose bushes are half as large, - 4–8 kg / m².
Otherwise, Pink is just the perfect tomato. Specialists of the State Commission for Variety Testing assessed its quality and taste as "excellent". Pink tomatoes are delicious and delicious in a fresh salad. In addition, Pink is great for winter harvesting.
Pink's official descriptions from the State Register and from the website of the company "Gavrish" do not indicate this variety or a hybrid. On packages with Pink seeds from the author, sometimes the designation F1 (hybrid of the first generation) is affixed, sometimes not.
The variety was created for growing in personal backyards and garden plots under film shelters. Fruits ripen 93–96 days after germination, that is, Pink is an early tomato. Thanks to this property, it leaves the phytophthora, manages to give the harvest in July - early August. Rounded tomatoes, medium-sized - 120–125 g each, unripe are colored light green, ripe - bright pink without a spot at the stalk. 6 fruits are tied in each brush.
The variety is zoned for the regions of the European part of Russia, but this does not stop gardeners. Pink is grown beyond the Urals in greenhouses and even in the open field. And as for the unimpressive productivity, it can be increased by competent agricultural technology. So, the creator of this tomato, the Gavrish company, subject to simple rules, promises a yield of 3-4 kg per bush, and for 1 m2 there may be 5–6 of them.
Pink is grown through seedlings. Sow the seeds in early or mid-April so that the plants are 30–35 days old by the time they are planted in the greenhouse. Disinfection of seeds and soil can be neglected, since the crop will be ready for harvest in the summer, until the period when tomatoes begin to be massively affected by late blight.
Pink tomato is best grown through seedlings
In the phase of the first true leaf, cut out the seedlings. Due to the very short seedling period, you can do without feeding at all or add one a week after the pick, but no later than a week before planting in a permanent place. Use special fertilizers for seedlings:
If the sowing was done immediately in a greenhouse or greenhouse, then you can also feed it with natural infusion of nettle, bird droppings or mullein. And for a city apartment, the smells of such dressings are not suitable.
There are 2 options for preparing for landing:
The layout for Pink is 30x50 cm.
The distance between the tomato bushes should be 30 cm
At the time of planting, 30-day-old bushes will be still low, but after 2-3 weeks a garter to stakes or trellises will be required. For intense fruiting, water the tomatoes regularly - at least once a week - and feed every 10-14 days. From the beginning of flowering, apply only complex fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium in equal proportions, as well as trace elements (boron, copper, iron, calcium, manganese, etc.). The universal concentrate BioMaster is well suited for these purposes.
Growing tomatoes need support
Nowhere is it said how to shape Pink's bushes. Moreover, it is not clear what type of growth this variety has. The State Register says that the bush is indeterminate, that is, with unlimited growth. Such tomatoes are grown in 1 stem, removing all stepchildren. However, in the description on the Gavrish website, the height is indicated - up to 150 cm, which means that growth still stops. I would grow such a tomato in 2 stems, leaving 1 stepson for safety net under the first flower brush. And one or two bushes would make control - 1 stem. Then, during the harvesting period, it will be possible to compare the productivity at different formations and draw conclusions for the next year: how to form Pink correctly in order to get the most out of it.
Pink is not made for industrial cultivation. It is designed for amateur vegetable growers who appreciate not only delicious, but also beautiful fruits. Thanks to the early maturity of this tomato, your labor costs are reduced, you will have to water and feed less. Kick doesn't need protection from disease.
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Tomato Pink Bush was bred by breeders from Japan at the end of the last century, and not only local farmers, but also farmers from other countries of the world became interested in it. The main advantages of the variety are the compactness of the bushes, a large number of fairly large fruits of pink color, a pleasant sweetish taste, which at the same time ripen on the bushes.
Pink Bush tomato was included in the Russian State Register in 2003 and was recommended for cultivation in the open field and in greenhouse conditions.
Tomato Korolevich is grown in seedlings. In this case, the seed material should be planted in the last decade of March, and the grown seedlings are transplanted to a permanent place in the last decade of May, when the threat of spring frosts has passed.
Such seeds should be tested for germination by placing them in salt water. In this case, only those that sink to the bottom are left. They are taken out, washed with running water and placed in a container with pink potassium permanganate for disinfection for half an hour.
After that, the washed and dried Korolevich tomato seeds are ready for planting. Planting soil is purchased in a specialized store and laid out in containers.
Then the seeds are placed in the soil, sprinkled on top with a thin layer of sand and watered. From above, the containers are covered with glasses and removed to a warm, dark room until shoots appear. Usually, the first shoots appear 6-8 days after planting.
After the sprouts appear, the glass is removed, and the plants are transferred to a place well-lit by the sun.
In the future, tomato seedlings require the following care:
watering tomato seedlings Korolevich regularly, it is necessary that the soil in the containers is constantly moist
a couple of times with an interval of 12-14 days, seedlings are fed with nitrogen fertilizers
The seedlings are transplanted to a permanent place when they have at least 7 leaves, and the first inflorescence is also formed.