Among the many varieties of tomatoes, it was Pink Paradise that took a well-deserved and honorable place. Gardeners loved him for his unpretentious care and excellent harvest.
Characteristics and description of the Pink Paradise variety tomato
This hybrid was bred in 2009 by Japanese breeders for growing in a greenhouse. In 2011, he was named the best variety among pink tomatoes. It applies to tomatoes average maturity.
The height of the bush reaches 2 meters and requires mandatory formation. Fruiting period 72-75 days since planting seedlings into the ground.
The yield according to the description is 4-4.3 kg per 1 sq. Km. meter. The fruits are round, the color is pink, the flesh is of medium density, the skin is thin, but dense, the taste is sweet. Mass of fetus 120-220 grams.The average weight of the fruit variety 120-220 grams
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
The advantages of the Pink Paradise variety are:
- excellent taste;
- good seed germination;
- unpretentious care;
- high yield;
- good disease resistance;
- excellent presentation;
- long shelf life (up to three weeks);
- good transportability.
The disadvantages include:
- mandatory formation of a bush;
- seeds are not harvested, because plants cannot be grown from them with the same declared characteristics;
- tolerates only minor temperature differences. When frost may die;
- It is not recommended to grow in open beds, as chances of losing blight.
Sowing seeds and further care of seedlings
Seeds of this hybrid are highly resistant to diseases, however, for better survival, they should be soaked for 12 hours in a solution of growth stimulants.
Sow seeds should late February or early March. Prepare the soil before sowing. To do this, in equal parts mix the garden soil, mullein and add a little river sand. For sowing seeds suitable oblong box.
The wells under the seeds make a depth of 1.5 cm. After planting, sprinkle them with a thin layer of soil and moisten. Capacity with seeds covered with a film or glass to create a greenhouse effect, and carried into a dark room. The room temperature should not fall below +25 degrees.
After the emergence of seedlings, the glass is removed and the seedlings are placed in a well-lit place. Watering them should be very moderate. For these purposes, a spray is well suited.
After the appearance of two sheets of seedlings should to seat into separate pots and to fertilize solution fermented mullein, diluted in the following ratio:
- warm water - 7 liters;
- manure - 1 liter.
Immediately after feeding, the seedlings should be watered so that the fertilizer is absorbed faster. The room temperature is reduced to +18 degrees during the day and +16 degrees at night.Lack of lighting can lead to excessive stretching of seedlings varieties
It is also important to pay attention to lighting, as its deficiency leads to excessive stretching of the seedlings. Pots with seedlings gradually turn to the light from different sides, so that the stems do not tilt in one direction.
The next step is hardening. In the first days of hardening in the room for several hours open the window. After 2-3 days, containers with seedlings are taken out to the loggia in the daytime. Two days before transplanting greenhouses, seedlings are left on the loggia for the night.
Growing seedlings in the greenhouse
Planted seedlings in greenhouses in the end of April. The distance between the bushes should be at least 60 centimeters. The transplanted seedling is immediately tied to a support.
After transplanting the first watering and fertilizing should be carried out. no earlier than 7 days. For good growth, you can feed the seedlings with nitrogen, and to form fruits use potash-phosphate fertilizers. Repeated feeding is made not earlier than 14 days after the first one.
A shrub formed in two stems will yield a harvest delay of two weeks, but in this case the fruiting will be more abundant.
Foot and lower leaves should be regularly to cut off. After pruning to water the bush is not necessary. At the time of flowering, the stems must be slightly shaken in order for self-pollination to occur, and the fruits will be tied better.
For irrigation between the rows, you can dig shallow grooves and fill them with water. Then the soil will be uniformly saturated with moisture.
Watering must be moderate. With a lack of moisture, the fruits will be small, and the leaves will dry out. Excess moisture will cause the root system to rot. Watering is best done in the early morning, the water should be at room temperature.
Mandatory care procedures are weeding and loosening soil. Weed grass between the bushes must be removed so that it does not pull nutrients from the soil. Loosening is necessary so that oxygen can better penetrate to the root system.
Diseases and pests
Experienced gardeners are advised to hold a number of preventive measures:
- Soil disinfection with a strong solution manganese.
- Seedlings treatment phytosporin.
- If bugs or slugs appear, pests should be removed and treated with a solution. ammonia bush plants.
- Regular destruction of weeds.
Crop harvested after 110 days since sowing the seeds. The fruits are used fresh for salads, as well as for canning. Due to its excellent taste and good presentation it is in demand among consumers.
Reviews of gardeners about this variety are controversial. Here are some of them:
The variety is very fruitful, taste is satisfied. I have been growing it for five years now and I believe that this variety has no equal. I grow it in an open garden and take the crop before frost. I recommend to everyone.
The variety is very naughty. The fruit stains rot. With the taste of our, Kuban tomatoes, nothing compares.
Cultivated this variety in 2016. I was very pleased with the taste, and appearance, and yield. I will grow this variety again.
Despite the fact that this variety has appeared quite recently, it has already gained popularity. At observance of all recommendations it is completely not difficult to grow up this grade. It is worth trying to indulge yourself with a good harvest.