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.
The yield of a tomato variety will depend not so much on the care (this variety is unpretentious), but on the correctly selected soil at the planting stage. It is believed that the tomato variety Pink Honey will best grow on the ground on which such crops as onions, garlic, peas, carrots, and radishes had previously grown.
Temperature fluctuations have a negative effect on the yield of fruits, with both a decrease in degrees and an increase.
To get a good harvest, you need to know the following features of bushes care.
Planting seedlings should be like this: 50x40 cm seedlings in the bush, per 1 square. m usually has 3-4 bush. As soon as the first stepchildren appear, they need to be removed. Consider also that this variety does not like watering, therefore it is necessary to water the soil only when it dries out completely and not even a drop of moisture remains on it. This may seem unusual, but it is in these conditions that tomatoes will grow better.
Watering tomatoes should be so that the water does not fall on the bushes. It is necessary to irrigate only the ground, water on the stem or leaves will negatively affect the growth of the bush and may lead to its rotting.
You should also be aware that the tomatoes of the described variety require heat and when it is deficient, the fruits may grow poorly, the bush will bear small berries or does not bear fruit at all. The optimum temperature for planting seedlings and full-fledged seed germination is 25 degrees, during this period they should be well tied. Further, for their normal growth, a temperature in the range of +15 to +30 degrees will be acceptable. This explains the need to plant tomatoes before the onset of summer, the ideal time for this is the beginning of May. In this case, the harvest will be possible at the end of the summer.
Subject to the temperature and schedule irrigation, with one bush at the end of the season, you can collect about 6 kg of tomatoes. The average harvest per bush is 4 kg, which is quite a lot if you grow tomatoes for personal use. But it is possible to grow more fruits using fertilizers. If you fertilize the soil 2 times per season, at the beginning of the ripening of the bushes and after 30 days, then there will be more fruits in total. Now there are supplements that do not affect human health at all and do not harm the bush; an excellent option would be a water-soluble complex that contains phosphorus and potassium. You can use growth stimulants - they allow you to speed up the process of fruit ripening. This is appropriate if you did not have time to plant the seedlings in time and there is little time left until the end of the summer.
You should know that excessive heat, when the air temperature stays above 30 degrees more than one day, the harvest can also disappear, since the fruits will not be pollinated. The temperature below +15 will also have a negative effect, since flowering will stop in such a situation. That is why many gardeners argue that it is better to grow tomatoes in greenhouses. There you can independently organize the necessary microclimate for optimal growth.
With improper care of the bushes, a tomato is noticed that only 3-4 brushes of the bush bear fruit. Since the first fruits are very large, the remaining ones cannot ripen completely. But even in this case, this variety is much more fruitful than the bull-hearted variety similar to it.
How to grow tomatoes Pink honey
To prepare the seedlings, the seeds need to pour into the ground in early March-late February. Dive is carried out at the stage of 2 true leaves.
When planting is recommended to land on 1 square. m not more than 3 bushes seedlings, but if the bushes are small - you can plant and 4.
To achieve the desired result, to get large fruits and juicy flesh can choose the right method of cultivation. For this fit:
- open ground
- limited capacity
- in bags with a mixture of soil,
- under temporary shelter
- on bales of straw.
All these methods are relevant for the middle band. For the northern, colder climate, the best option is growing tomatoes in open ground, using seedlings. In this case, the probability of a good harvest will be the highest.
Gardeners and gardeners amateurs say that such tomatoes will best grow in the open field (provided that the climate is stable without sudden changes in temperature). Such tomatoes actively produce stepchildren. They should be immediately pruned so as not to interfere with the development of the fruit. In the open field, tomatoes are very quickly tied.
On the soil where legumes or radishes were previously grown, tomatoes will grow faster and better. To care for the bushes need to use organic fertilizer. Suitable solutions based on chicken manure or manure. Use 1 part of fertilizer for 10-12 liters of water. During the growth of seedlings, you should do 2 dressings from mineral fertilizers. The first dressing is done on day 10 after picking the seedlings, and the second - 10-15 days after it. To do this, use this solution: in 10 liters of water add 5 grams of ammonium nitrate, 15 grams of potassium chloride, 30 grams of superphosphate. Each plant accounts for half a glass of such fertilizer. It also needs to be added only to the soil, without affecting the leaves.
The general level of resistance of tomatoes to diseases is estimated as average, but experts note that one of the drawbacks of this type of tomato is weak resistance to certain diseases. But with proper care and compliance with the rules of planting varieties can prevent the development of disease. Attention should also be paid to the prevention of disease. When the first signs of any disease, in particular, such as late blight, should be immediately processed. Both sick and healthy leaves are sprayed with a special solution. This will stop the development of the disease and prevent infection of neighboring bushes.
For the prevention of tomato diseases, fungicidal preparations such as Ridomil are commonly used. As a preventive measure should also be used:
- Compliance with the rules of watering - try to water only the soil, water should not fall on the leaves.
- Leaves treatment with Bordeaux liquid solution.
- Planted tomato bushes need to be separated from the potatoes.
- When gray mold appears, immediately treat with fungicidal preparations. They are suitable for treatment and for future prevention. A large range of modern fertilizers allows you to choose a harmless and effective option.
As soon as diseased leaves or stems appear, they should be disposed of to stop the spread of bush disease.
How to use tomatoes
Pink honey tomatoes are ideal for eating immediately after harvest. They have a large number of nutrients in the composition, quite nutritious and tasty. Also, tomatoes are suitable for cooking gas stations and sauces, juice, tomato paste, caviar and even jam. During heat treatment, the taste of tomatoes of this type only opens, becomes more saturated and bright. Tomatoes have a sweet taste, characteristic of most varieties of acidity is absent. That is why not everyone likes this sort of tomato.
Recall that you can not preserve the whole fruit, because they have very thin skin. Despite the fact that during storage the skin does not crack, during processing with hot pickle, it will immediately open up the flesh and one gruel will remain in the jar.
Although tomatoes do not have a high degree of resistance to disease, they are in demand among summer residents and gardeners. Many experienced gardeners recommend growing this type of tomato in greenhouses. This allows you to protect the seedlings and fruits from the weather and temperature extremes. Read: How to care for tomatoes in the greenhouse?
“Pink honey” is not a new and well-proven variety of tomatoes of domestic breeding, which was included in the State Register and approved for use on the territory of the Russian Federation in 2006.
In the middle zone of the European part of Russia, “Pink Honey” is grown in greenhouses or under temporary film shelters. In areas with a harsh climate and shorter summer, stationary heated greenhouses are used to cultivate this variety. Best of all, "Honey" feels in the Kuban, in the Stavropol region, Rostov and Volgograd regions, where it grows excellently and bears fruit just in the open ground.
“Pink honey” is a giant tomato, whose gigantic fruits can reach a mass of 1.5 kg. Because of their gigantic size, tomatoes of this variety are not suitable for canning or salting, however, due to the delicate skin and sweet rich taste, they are perfectly suited for preparing fresh salads, tomato juice, pasta and sauces.
- “Pink honey” refers to a rather rare type of semi-determinant tomato, therefore its bushes reach a level of 0.8-1.4 m, which is not much less than the height of pure indeterminants, but at the same time they can stop growing at any moment, as they do full determinants.
- The highest yield of tomatoes of this variety are given the condition of the formation of their bushes in two lashes. Weakly leafy and rather thin stalks of “Pink Honey”, like the lashes of most other tall tomatoes, need to be tied up to vertical supports, however, in this class, in addition to the stems, it is necessary to tie very heavy fruit hands.
- “Honey” is a medium-early tomato, the first fruits are sown on it for 112-115 days from the day of sprouting of the seedlings.
- The yield of this variety is average, but with good care on each bush of “Pink Honey” in a good year it can ripen up to 6 kg of large, gathered in a brush of 3-9 pieces of fruits.
- An important advantage of "Pink Honey" is the fact that it is not a hybrid tomato, the seeds of which need to be bought every spring, but a stable variety, which retains all its qualities from year to year.
- However, the affiliation of "Pink Honey" to varietal tomatoes, and not to hybrids, causes such a significant disadvantage, as low resistance. Unlike strong hybrid tomatoes with strong immunity, “Meda” bushes under adverse weather conditions are often affected by cladosporia and phytophthora.
- In general, this variety is unpretentious, and, like all tomatoes, needs good lighting and warm weather during the period of fruit formation and ripening, however, in strong heat under the influence of high temperature (more than 32 degrees), the pollen grains of the “Pink Honey” become sterile and the ovaries on its bushes completely cease.
- The shrubs of the "Pink Honey" tolerate drought quite easily, but during the period of fruit ripening they need regular, moderately abundant watering.
Attention! At the stage of dairy maturity of the fruit should not be overdrying the ground. Violation of this rule and the subsequent generous watering of the soil, which has hardened from the heat, leads to severe cracking of the tomatoes near the peduncles and, as a result, they lose their presentation.
The size and excellent taste of the fruits of "Pink Honey" put this excellent lettuce tomato on a par with such reference "old men" giants as "Cow's Heart" and "De Barao".
The sizes of tomatoes of this variety are fantastic - the weight of fruits from the first brush in some cases reaches 1.5 kg, the subsequent tomatoes, of course, much smaller, but they also gain a weight of 0.6-0.8 kg. The color and taste of the fruit of this variety is reflected in its name - bright pink, heart-shaped tomatoes have a rich sweetish taste that does not have the characteristic tomato acidity.
Because of its delicate thin skin and of enormous size, the fruits of this variety do not tolerate long-term transportation and are poorly stored.
Despite some shortcomings, the variety “Pink Honey”, which brings incredibly tasty and elegant fruits, has earned the deserved love of many Russian vegetable growers.
A few words about the appearance of pink honey
Pink honey - a variety of tomatoes, derived not so long ago. Novosibirsk originator, plant breeder and entrepreneur Olga Postnikova is named as its originator (creator) on the website of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “State Port Commission”. At the end of 2005, she, together with another individual entrepreneur from Novosibirsk, Vladimir Dederko, filed an application with the State Commission of the Russian Federation for Testing and Breeding Achievements for admission to the pink honey tomato variety testing. In November 2006, as a result of checking the characteristics of the variety, it was included in the State Register, patented, and recommended for cultivation throughout the country in private farms in the open field and under film covers.
Pink honey in the description of the State Register
Low determinant, that is, with a natural restriction of the growth of shoots, bushes of tomatoes of this variety produce ribbed round fruits. Tomatoes at the beginning of the development of green with a darker color near the stem. The term of their ripening is average. Ripe fruits become pink. Pink Honey tomatoes are intended for fresh consumption: they have an excellent taste. Tomato weight - from 160 to 200 grams. Inside the fruit is formed from four seed nests. When tested in open-field cultivation, tomatoes gave a yield of 3.8 kilograms of commercial fruits per square meter, which accounted for 96% of the total number of tomatoes harvested.
The originator of the variety of tomatoes Rosy honey is the Novosibirsk seed plant, breeder and entrepreneur Olga Postnikova.
Features of the cultivation of tomato varieties Pink Honey
Tomatoes of Pink Honey variety are planted according to the scheme 0.5 x 0.4 meters (approximately 3 plants per square meter). Despite the fact that these tomatoes successfully grow even on saline soils, the choice of predecessors is important - the crops that were grown in the previous season at the place of planting tomatoes. It is impossible to plant Pink honey in the beds where solanaceous crops were previously grown: pepper, physalis, potatoes, eggplants. Tomatoes are not grown in the same place from year to year, otherwise:
- the soil is depleted, it reduces the amount of nutrients needed by plants,
- pests and pathogens that damage tomatoes accumulate in the soil.
For Pink honey, shading from the direct rays of the sun is useful so that the leaves do not turn yellow.
Watering should be regular, but not excessive. To obtain a good harvest, it is important to feed phosphate and potash fertilizers, but you should strictly follow the instructions for their use. Violation of the volume of applied substances or the timing of fertilizing will lead to a decrease in the quality of the fruit. Usually fertilizers are applied twice per season:
- two weeks after planting the seedlings in the ground and its rooting,
- one month after the first feeding.
Pink honey needs a pinch and a garter. Pasynki grow quickly so that they do not take away the power of the plant, they must be removed regularly, leaving a centimeter stump. Несмотря на то что растения не очень высокие, подвязывание к опорам стеблей и ветвей этого сорта помидоров является необходимым, так как плоды вырастают довольно крупными.
При выращивании Розового мёда в теплице важно контролировать температуру, своевременно проветривать помещение, так как при +35 о С и более прекращается опыление цветов, не образуются новые завязи.
Для получения хорошего урожая важно проводить подкормки фосфатами и калийными удобрениями
Отзывы о томатах Розовый мёд
Я семена вообще покупала у частника, без описания. Сажала в теплице, вела в 2–3 стебля. Подвязка обязательна, потому что стебли тонкие и хлипкие. In general, the view was the most choked of all the tomatoes. I was very nervous when there were only 3-5 of the many flowers. I thought that the conditions for fruit set were not met, maybe the greenhouse overheated. As it turned out, the fruit itself was just normalized. She left four brushes, fist-sized tomatoes grew: the first - from the fist of a large peasant, the last - from my, female fist. One and a half kg was not exactly. All matured. Brushes also tied up, because otherwise would have stopped. Of the minuses still - very early on, FF (phytophthora, blackening) appeared on them, but it squirted with phytosporin and smeared especially affected areas on the leaves with a concentrated solution. The lower diseased leaves cut off, but they still need to be cut. Not a single fruit was thrown away, all matured healthy and were eaten. Absolutely not cracked. Taste is a miracle! Fragrant, sweet, sugary, fleshy. By the time of maturation, it is most likely mid-early, but I have confusion with the terms, I wrote above.
About the yield. The forum wrote that the yield of the RM is not very big. In my conditions, it turned out to be smaller than that of Mikado and Black Elephant, but quite decent, especially since her husband unintentionally caused a drought during the flowering and weight gain of fruits (I left for a month, and he missed the filter and the water just did not flow into the greenhouse). It was saved, apparently, by the fact that they were mixed up.
Let's talk better about the very variety of tomato Pink Honey. The most surprising thing about him is the combination of large-fruited (the weight of one tomato is up to one and a half kg) and the short stature of the plant (70 cm). In this regard, Rosy Honey is almost unique, since most tomatoes have a direct relationship “fruit size - bush height”.
In the Central region and north to grow only in the greenhouse, because in the open ground there is not enough heat, the fruits become shallow and crack due to rain.
The first fruits of irregularly flattened form, ribbed and huge, but tasteless, therefore, I advise you to remove the very first ovary from each bush immediately, there is little sense from it, and it draws strength from the plant. This also applies to many other varieties of tomatoes.
All subsequent fruits correspond to the description and the picture on the package with seeds. Large, heart-shaped, pink. On the cut - a solid "meat". Tastes are excellent, very similar to Bull's heart, but still inferior.
Two serious drawbacks of Rose Honey are the pain and difficulty in determining the ripeness of the fruit. With the first, everything is clear, large-fruited varieties have never been unpretentious, so prevention is obligatory, otherwise you will be left without a crop! But the second one I was very surprised, most of the tomatoes in the end just ripened. Oddly enough, but unripe fruits appeared to be ripe and tasty.
For me, the variety turned out to be more unfortunate. But, perhaps, I will recommend it to the sample experienced tomato growers. Such an unusual tomato should be grown at least out of sports interest!
The summer season comes to the end, we harvest, we sum up. This year I have a record crop of tomatoes, although the summer is not very good. In June, it was hot, in July and August - it rains almost every day. I was pleased with my favorite variety of the Novosibirsk company "Siberian Garden" Pink honey. I plant this variety every year, tomatoes are large, sweet, lots of pulp, few seeds. Typically, the fruits are 300–400 grams, but this year almost all the fruits are very large, a giant weighing more than a kilogram grew, but the bush on which this hero grew grew broken, although he was tied to a support.
The rest of the bogatyr's brothers were smaller, but still large. This variety has one drawback - the fruits are poorly stored, and even because of the frequent rains, there were many cracked fruits. I had to make tomato juice, although, of course, it was a pity to let these beauties into processing.
The variety lives up to its name, the fruits are very sweet, pink in color with a bluish tint.
Unfortunately, it seems that this variety is more susceptible than others to late blight. The rainy summer of 2015, I did not survive the “Pink Honey” tomato. Around the middle of August, poured, but not yet reddened fruits began to be massively and quickly struck by late blight. Gathered still green, but already poured tomatoes, which remained healthy, and piped in the house. In general, threw more than half of the sick fruit of this variety.
What tastes of taste, even with this kind of dosing they are beyond praise! The tomato is a beautiful saturated pink-raspberry color, fleshy sugar texture on the break, sweet and fragrant.
Based on my experience of use, I can conclude that this variety is more suitable for regions in the hot dry summer. Just for the climate of Southern Siberia, where the hot dry, but short summer, for which not all tall varieties have time to enter into force of fruiting.
To grow determinant varieties of tomatoes in a greenhouse, such as the “Pink Honey” tomato variety, does not make sense. In general, the variety is good, but you will have to tinker with it more than the others: be sure not to miss the time of the garter bushes (so that the grown fruits do not break off) and processing from phytophtoras.
If I find the seeds for sale, I will definitely buy more, because for the sake of such tasty fruits, you can take care of him more.
Hello! We grow tomatoes on our plot every summer both for spinning and for salads. We plant a lot of bushes and try to try new different varieties. This year they decided to try the variety “Pink Honey”. And not lost. The bush itself is frail (weak), low, does not take up much space. Produces amazingly. The variety is early, the fruits are large, fleshy, juicy, tasty, pleasantly sweetish taste, thin skin. This variety of tomatoes is not suitable for canning, more suitable for salads. Planted in open ground, but at first covered with a film, because at night it was cool, but they do not like temperature drops. Next year we will definitely plant them again.
When growing Pink Honey in small quantities, when a gardener can pay attention to each plant, the farmer's works give a tangible result. If the test was obtained about 4 kg of fruit from one square. meters, then in private areas up to 10 kg per plant, that is, about 30 kg per square meter. Such a crop for the family is quite decent, and it is very desirable to grow tasty Pink Honey, taking into account all the features of this plant.
Pros and cons of this tomato
- Great flavoring value of fruits,
- The main advantage is that it is a variety, not a hybrid,
- Thin skin that is easy to chew,
- Not suitable for long shipments
- Unsuitable for conservation as a whole,
- At low temperatures may be affected by late blight.
Step by step tomato cultivation Pink Honey
To grow seedlings on time its cultivation start in early March, if you plan to plant seedlings in the greenhouse. If the seedlings will be planted in open ground, they start growing one month later - in early April.
Sowing tomato seeds on seedlings
For sowing seeds are selected tanks up to 12 cm high and with drainage holes through which excess water will flow during irrigation. Capacity is filled with nutrient and loose soil. Then watered with warm water, diluting manganese potassium in it. This is done to disinfect the soil so that the common disease Black Leg does not appear.
We check the seeds for germination, for this we dilute water and a little salt in a glass. We put there tomato seeds and those that surfaced are not suitable for sowing on seedlings. We take them out and throw them out. We will work with the rest.
In wet ground we make neat rows in increments of 5 cm and in them we spread tomato seeds with a step of 2-3 cm, we cover the seeds with soil and moisten from a small sprayer.
When the first shoots appear, the glass is removed and more closely followed by watering and the amount of sunlight. With the appearance of two true leaf plates, it is necessary to pick the seedlings, having seated it on separate 200 gr cups. When it takes another two weeks, the seedlings will grow well, and it will already need to be transplanted in liter tanks.
For six weeks the seedlings twice fed with nitrogen fertilizers, but we must not overdo it with them, so as not to get bushes of enormous size.
Planting tomato seedlings in open ground
Care in the open field or greenhouse is no different from the care of the other varieties of tomatoes. It must be on time:
- Remove weeds,
- Make the appropriate feeding.
Characteristics and description of the variety Pink Honey
Description of the variety should start with the fact that the plant is not a hybrid: having grown such fruits, you can get your own seeds for the cultivation of tomatoes in subsequent years. The plant of this variety grows well in open beds and in any greenhouse structures. Culture gives a good result even in the area of risky farming. Bushes most often grow to a height of 70-80 cm, in certain conditions, tomatoes can reach 120-150 cm.
The period of growth of tomato bushes from sowing until the appearance of vegetables of commercial ripeness is 115 days. Tomatoes are heavy, reviews and photos of active summer residents can be a confirmation that under favorable conditions, tomatoes are able to gain weight from 600 to 1500 grams. From 3 to 10 ovaries are formed on the hands, the first fruits grow larger than the next ones.
Tomato variety Pink honey not only has an attractive appearance, it is endowed with excellent taste, fragrant, fleshy, and contains a large number of nutrients. For example, in a vegetable there is a large amount of tyramine, which, once in the human body, can improve mood, stabilize the thyroid gland, improve metabolism and increase dopamine levels. Vegetable is recommended for people with overweight, having problems with the kidneys and cardiovascular system.
Tomato is great for making juices, ketchup, lecho, tomato paste, various sauces, etc. Pink honey tomatoes are excellent in salads, the only thing where they are not recommended to use is in preservation. This is due to the thin skin of vegetables.
Pink honey tomatoes tolerate drought very well, but they are prone to diseases that are characteristic of solanaceous crops. Determinant varieties of tomatoes are low-growing plants - Pink honey is no exception. Bushes most often grow to a height of 70-80 cm, under certain conditions, tomatoes can reach 120-150 cm. A small amount of foliage on the plant gives the impression that the vegetable is sick, but this is only a feature of this species.
Growing and caring for plants
The most commonly described variety of tomato is grown by seedling method. Planting material is prepared for germination in March, the optimum temperature for young plants is 22-23 ° C. Good illumination, timely watering with warm water can create favorable conditions for the development of culture in the first 2 months. 1-2 feedings during this time will be a stimulus for the active growth of tomatoes.
Transplantation of seedlings is carried out at the moment when the earth warms up, night frost will stop. For tomatoes is preparing a sunny plot of land, where there is no stagnation of rainwater and drafts. Plants grow well on nutrient light soils. Like all solanaceous crops, the variety of tomatoes Pink honey is susceptible to heat. The optimum temperatures at the time of flowering and fruiting are 24-26 ° C, at temperatures above 30 ° C the ovary does not occur, because pollen becomes sterile.
High humidity can cause phytophthora. With an unsuccessful combination of moisture and heat, cladosporia (brown rot) can occur. At the time of the formation of the fruit plant requires a large amount of fluid. Watering in a hot period of time costs twice in 7-8 days. Water is prepared for irrigation warm, the plant should be moistened at the root, without pouring on the green mass of the culture. Morning is considered the best time for watering tomatoes.
During the fruiting period, vegetables are fed, you should not be carried away with nitrogenous substances, they are necessary only if the plant does not have time to grow. Phosphorus and potash fertilizers are necessary for ripening and the formation of fruit taste.
Pink Honey Tomato: variety description
Pink Honey is a large-fruited tomato and is one of the leaders in its group. "Pink honey" is not a hybrid. It belongs to the mid-season determinantal and semi-determinant varieties. It grows from 60 cm to 1.4 m, requires tying and pinching.
Suitable for cultivation in the open field and in the greenhouse. It has an average resistance to diseases and adverse weather conditions. It tolerates drought.
And now let's move on to the description of 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, sugary in appearance. Has no sour taste typical of tomatoes. Multichamber fruits - from 4 or more cameras. Contains a large amount of dry matter.
The shape of the tomato is heart-shaped, slightly ribbed. On the brush can be from 3 to 10 ovaries. The first tomatoes are the largest, the next smaller - from 600 to 800 g. Have a tendency to cracking.
You can compare the weight of the fruits of this variety with others in the table below:
On our site you will find reliable information about such misfortunes as Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillis, Phytophlorosis and ways to protect against Phytophthora.
The fruit has a thin peel, therefore unsuitable for storage and transportation. Due to the large size, it is not suitable for whole canning.
It is consumed fresh, in salads, canned in the form of juice., pasta, ketchup, as a part of winter salads, adzhiki, even jam is made of it. Very tasty in the form of dressings for soups.
And now let's talk about the characteristics of Pink Honey tomatoes. The variety “Pink honey” is included in the State register of breeding achievements approved for use, in 2006, the authorship is owned by Russian breeders.
The variety is recommended for cultivation in the middle zone and Siberian regions. Tomato variety "Pink Honey" is not a hybrid, which means that there is no need to purchase seeds annually. After the first year of cultivation, the seeds from the fruit obtained are suitable for planting on seedlings.
The ripening period of tomatoes is 111-115 days. Sowing seeds for seedlings begins in early March for the greenhouse and at the end of March for open ground. The first harvest is removed in August.
Formation of the bush is recommended in 2 stalks, pasynkovanie necessary to increase the number of ovaries.
Tomato plantation 50 x 40 cm, 3-4 bush per 1 square. m. Yield up to 6 kg from a bush.
With the yield of other varieties of tomatoes, you can see in the table below:
And now we offer to get acquainted with the variety of pink honey tomato in the photo.
Acquainted with the description of the variety of tomatoes "Pink Honey" and photos, we offer in conclusion to watch a small video about tomatoes.
In the table below you will find links to varieties of tomatoes with different ripening terms:
Reviews active gardeners
Among the many positive qualities that people write about, there are also disadvantages. The characteristic of this variety is ambiguous. For example, gardeners who grow Pink Honey assure that ripe tomatoes are not able to be stored for a long time, they are very difficult to transport. Due to the large size, these fruits cannot be used for salting in banks entirely. The disadvantages include another indicator: when the fruit is growing in a sunny place near the stem, a green spot is formed. One can get rid of it only if the vegetable is removed from the bush unripe and left to ripen a tomato in a dark place. But fresh, these tomatoes have an excellent taste, and in combination with greens will look great in salads.
Description of the variety Pink Honey, reviews, photos
This is a fruitful, determinant, medium early variety of tomato, which is very popular among gardeners for greenhouses and open ground. Of the large pink tomatoes ripen one of the first. It is possible to grow up both in the greenhouse, and in an open ground.
The bush is mild, the height in the greenhouse is up to 1.5 meters, in the open ground it is usually about 1 meter.
The leaf of this tomato is medium in size, dark green. The inflorescence is simple.
Forming a bush
author photo Valentina Redko
Tomato variety Pink honey is recommended to form in 1 or 2 stalks. When forming in 1 stalk, all stepchildren are removed (side shoots growing from the leaf axils), without exception, in the second case 1 stepchild is left growing under the first flower brush - it will be the second stem.
This tomato is moderately resistant to disease.
The grade Pink honey is included in the State register across the Russian Federation for cultivation in an open ground and under film shelters in personal subsidiary farms.
Особенности выращивания помидоров Розовый мед, посадка и уход
Посев семян на рассаду проводят за 60-65 дней до предполагаемой высадки в грунт. Пикирование сеянцев — на стадии 2-х настоящих листьев. При высадке рассады на постоянное место на 1 кв. метре участка рекомендуют размещать не более 3-х растений, при формировании в 1 стебель — до 4-х.
Further care of the tomatoes consists of timely watering, feeding with complex mineral fertilizer, removing weeds, pasynkovaniya and preventive measures to protect the crop from diseases and pests.
We recommend installing a drip irrigation system when growing tomatoes in a greenhouse - this will save you time and effort, as well as increase crop yields and reduce the risk of phytophthora.
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If you grew Pink Honey tomatoes, please write in the comments whether you like them or not. What was the yield and taste of the fruit in your climatic conditions? How do you rate the resistance of the variety to diseases? If possible, attach to a comment photo of the whole bush or individual fruits grown by you. Thank!
Your feedback on tomato pink honey and additions to the description will help many gardeners to evaluate this variety more objectively and decide whether to plant it or not.
I have this pink honey. Indeed, from all my heart-shaped tomatoes will be one of the first. I grow it for the first time, I read a lot of good reviews about it on the forum. Picture taken June 18, 2015
Manufacturer: Valentina Redko
Where they grew: Greenhouse
And this is my Pink honey. I grow this year for the first time. The yield and size of tomatoes pleased. But the taste seemed a little freshly, I love a little sour. She didn’t regret what she grew. Will I grow it next year? I don’t know, so many new products have not been tried. Most likely I will plant new varieties of tomatoes and only a couple of old ones - I love experiments!
Manufacturer: Siberian Garden
Where they grew: Greenhouse
You judging by the shape and color rather a transfer.
Where they grew: Greenhouse
Very stable, productive variety. I had to tie the brush. I had more fruits of elongated shape (also collected from the elongated). Sugar on the rift. This summer, all hearts did not take sweets from me, but I was pleased with the yield.
Where they grew: Greenhouse
Like many pink, tasty, meaty, sugar tomato. I have all elongated heart-shaped, weighing 150-300g.
Very fruitful. Fruited until cold in a polycarbonate greenhouse in 2014.
City: The far suburbs
Where were grown: Open ground
I grow pink honey every year, my seeds. It was originally from the sibsad, though it was a long time ago. Determinant variety, bush height is 1.0 at og, but in the greenhouse 1.20-1.50 fruits are almost heart-shaped, slightly rounded, never ribbing, large fruits from 300 to 800 grams. One fine tomato year, one bush of pink honey gave almost 19 kg from one bush, but I led it to 4 trunks. The first photo is on og, On the second photo there are fruits from this bush. A sort of hard worker.
City: Nizhny Novgorod
Manufacturer: Sib Garden
Where they grew: Greenhouse
I was interested in a review by Lydia Ganzen about growing this variety in four trunks and at the same time yields of 19 kg. I have more trunks - the smaller the crop. I love large tomatoes, so I form into one trunk. The yield of this variety is 4 kg, then I consider victory). True, I observe only the most primitive agricultural techniques - I struggle with the thickening of the landings, I water, loosen and feed organic matter twice a season. Maybe you have limited the growth of each trunk? So what was the brush on each? Or another what a wonderful secret? Share) More about the variety - the fruits are large, heart-shaped, slightly flattened on both sides, the taste is good, in my view only the Pink and Sugar giants are sweeter from large ones. Unlike the Pink Giant with its “potato leaf”, Pink Honey has the usual cut leaf, so the bush is less powerful, more translucent. Does not withstand a large weight of the fruit, brushes need support. But this variety is more deadly, less moisture.
open ground. on the photo. and in lope trunks?
Where they grew: Greenhouse
The earliest. Reliable. Photos from 07/06/15 and 07/16/15
City: Lyskovo Nizhny Novgorod Region
Where they grew: Greenhouse
Pink honey is a great variety. Bushes hung with large raspberry tomatoes. Fruits are tasty and meaty.
City: Nizhny Tagil
Where they grew: Greenhouse
Very large tomato, tasty, fleshy, fruitful! I will continue to grow.
City: Sumy Ukraine
Manufacturer: Sib Garden
Fruits are irregular heart-shaped. The first - huge. The bush is mild, very productive.