Considering a tomato “Pink king (king)” f1 variety description, photo, reviews, yield, amateur vegetable growers do not even suspect that there is a clearly legalized name of the variety - “Pink king”. Specifying F1 is also not appropriate, this is not a hybrid.
His birth "Pink King" is obliged LLC "Agrofirm" Sedek "Moscow region. Russia. Having passed the variety testing successfully, in 2010 the tomato was entered in the state register of breeding achievements of the Russian Federation under the number 9051999 as the average term of ripening and salad direction.
Description of the bush
Planting a tomato in greenhouse and greenhouse shelters, vegetable growers can calmly make tops horizontally and get an additional late, autumn harvest.
Planting on a bed or greenhouse this plant can not be labeled, because its leaves will be different from other varieties. They are large, dense, rich green in color and look like velvet.
Tomato Fruit Description
During the time that the "king" resides on the market, many vegetable growers have already managed to evaluate his charms and opinions in terms of taste are the same. The fruits of the tasting, commission evaluation received “excellent” and tomato lovers fully confirm these figures.
Tomatoes are very tasty. Tomato pulp is tender and at the same time not tearful, but moderately saturated, supple, fleshy. Seed chambers six and more. They are filled with pulp is not a large number of seeds.
The color of the tomato in the ripening stage is green, and at the base is light green. Ripe tomato color pink, monophonic.
Fruits have a flat rounded shape, ribbed, medium in density.
The skin of the fruit is moderately dense, but well protects the tomato from cracking.
Appointment and yield
Variety salad. Its fruits are tasty and beautiful in appearance. Surpluses can always be easily sold on the market, but they are not very suitable for processing, since tomato products are pale.
The merits of the variety
Choosing the “Pink King” variety, although some stubbornly call it a tomato “Pink King f1”, the characteristic would be incomplete without a list of merits:
- large, leveled fruits;
- excellent taste properties;
- high marketability of products;
- Excellent resistance against verticilous infection.
As a disadvantage - low yield, but it is more than covered with excellent taste.
Features of growing
Like all varieties with a high growth force, the “Pink King” needs a seedling period.
Dates of crops are determined by the zone of cultivation.
Recommended growing regions
During the approbation period, the variety was tested in all climatic regions of the Russian Federation and was recognized as suitable for cultivation in all, both in greenhouses and in open ground.
The variety has good sustainability, confirmed by the phytosanitary inspection. Vegetable growers who grew tomato in vegetable gardens and greenhouses confirm the high strength of resistance to both pathogens and temperature extremes.
Sowing is carried out on nutrient grounds, purchased in a specialized gardening shop, or prepared independently according to the following recipe:
- garden land (not to take from the places where they grew solanaceous crops);
- mature compost;
- ripened humus farm animals;
- coarse sand.
All ingredients are mixed in a ratio of 1: 1: 1: 1. 30 g of superphosphate, potassium sulphate and ammonium nitrate are added to a bucket of such a prepared mixture. Everything is mixed and left for aging. Ideally, such a mixture should be harvested in the fall, but if this is not possible, then at least two weeks before the seed is sown.
Seeds are sown in total capacity, spreading them at a distance of 1.5-2 cm from each other. Sow crops with glass or film. Before germination, the temperature is maintained at 24-26 ᵒC, and as soon as the seedlings are visible, it is lowered to 14-16 ᵒC at night and 16-18 ᵒC during the day.
In the period of growth before picking, seedlings require:
- timely watering;
- abundance of light.
As soon as two true leaves appear, the plant dives into individual cups. Initially, they may not be large, 50-60 ml each, but as the plant grows, they carry out the transshipment without traumatizing the soil clod in a larger container.
A dive is carried out by cutting (you can nail) 1/3 spine. This will allow the taproot to go into the fibrous root, and to increase the absorption area of nutrients.
Transplant into the ground
If the age of the seedlings is already optimal, and weather conditions do not allow a transplant, then it can be held. Pulling tall seedlings will not cause her much harm, but the landing will need to be lying or with a strong burial.
There are whole methods for growing tall tomatoes, according to which a special, very early sowing is carried out in order to achieve the drawing of seedlings.
This is due to the fact that the tomato plant gives root processes over the entire surface of the stem and thereby increases the area of absorption of nutrients.
When choosing a landing site, you should pay attention to:
- soil fertility. The higher it is, the more productive the landings will be;
- security from the prevailing winds. Tomato plant is thermophilic and in the northern regions needs protection;
- predecessor. Avoid planting tomatoes where peppers, eggplants, and potatoes grew last year. No matter how stable the grade of the herbed predecessors is to him;
- soil permeability. It is impossible to plant a crop where water constantly accumulates - there will be no harvest.
Tomatoes can withstand partial shade, but they must be provided with a place with a rising sun, in this they resemble roses.
During the period of growth, tying and ripening, a tomato plant needs:
- weeding from weeds;
- plentiful but not frequent watering with warm water;
- timely staging and culture in one stem;
- constant formation and tying not only shoots, but also tomato brushes, since large fruits are difficult to retain;
- constant dressings with alternating organic and mineral substances.
Considering the variety “Pink King” or “The Pink King” as people like, the tomato description of which is received from the registration commission and vegetable growers, may differ from what you get in your gardens. The nutritional value of the soil and the weather conditions are so different that it affects the plant, the taste remains unsurpassed.
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