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Fans of large pink-fruited tomatoes will surely like the Pink Claire f1 tomato variety (in some sources, the spelling "Pink Claire" is found) - a hybrid bred by Israeli specialists.
Beautiful, even fruits are perfectly stored, suitable for preparing a variety of dishes and canning, preparing side dishes, juices, mashed potatoes.
In our article you will find not only a detailed description of the variety, but you can also get acquainted with its main characteristics, learn about the features of cultivation, the tendency to disease and pest damage.
Pink Claire: variety description
|Variety name||Pink Claire|
|general description||Early maturing high-yielding hybrid of the first generation|
|Ripening period||95-100 days|
|The form||Fruits are round-flat with slightly noticeable ribbing|
|Average weight of tomatoes||170-300 grams|
|Variety yield||up to 25 kg per square meter|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases, but prevention will not hurt|
First generation hybrid, early maturing, high-yielding. From the emergence of sprouts to the ripening of fruits, it takes 95-100 days.
The bush is indeterminate, powerful and spreading, with a well-developed root system. Requires timely pinching. The green mass is abundant, the fruits ripen in clusters of 4-6 pieces.
Tomato variety "Pink Claire" F1, description: medium-sized fruits>, round-flat, with implicit ribbing, dense shiny skin. Ripe tomatoes do not crack. Ripe tomato weight - 170-300g... The color is intense warm pink, monochromatic. The pulp is low-seeded, very juicy, moderately dense, sugary at the break. The taste is rich, sweet, with a barely perceptible sourness.
You can compare the weight indicators of different varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Pink Claire||170-300 grams|
|Garden pearl||15-20 grams|
|Domes of Siberia||200-250 grams|
|Blagovest f1||110-150 grams|
|Octopus f1||150 grams|
Origin and application
The Pink Claire tomato variety was bred by Israeli breeders. Warm regions allow you to grow it in open beds, in areas with a cool climate, glazed greenhouses and film greenhouses should be preferred.
Advantages and disadvantages
Among the main advantages of the variety:
- excellent taste of fruits;
- high productivity;
- resistance to adverse weather conditions: drought, heat, temperature extremes;
- immunity to the main diseases of tomatoes in greenhouses.
Among the conditional shortcomings can be noted:
- the need to form a bush;
- sensitivity to soil nutrition.
You can compare the yield of the variety in the table below:
|Pink Claire||up to 25 kg per square meter|
|Lazy||15 kg per square meter|
|Rocket||6.5 kg per square meter|
|Summer resident||4 kg per bush|
|Premier||6-9 kg per square meter|
|Doll||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Stolypin||8-9 kg per square meter|
|Broody||10-11 kg per square meter|
|Black bunch||6 kg per bush|
|Fat jack||5-6 kg per bush|
|Buyan||9 kg per bush|
Pink Claire tomatoes are propagated by seedlings. Seeds are sown in the first half of March, for soil cultivation, you can sow them later, closer to April.
Disinfection of the seed is not required, all the necessary manipulations of the seed go through before sale. You can fill them with a growth stimulator for 10-12 hours, this significantly increases germination.
Seedling soil is chosen light, neutral acidity... It is recommended to mix garden soil with humus or peat. Superphosphate or wood ash is added for greater nutritional value.
Sowing is carried out with a depth of up to 2 cm. For germination, stable heat is needed (23 ° C-25 ° C). After the sprouts appear, the containers are exposed to the sun or under fluorescent lamps. Watering is moderate, only soft settled water is used... When the sprouts unfold the first true leaves, the tomatoes are dived and fed with full complex fertilizer.
Another top dressing is needed before planting in the ground. If the sprouts are thin and sluggish, it is recommended to feed them with urea or another nitrogen-containing preparation. You can move seedlings to the beds in the second half of May.
The soil is spilled with hot water, the bushes are placed at intervals of at least 60 cm. Distance between rows - 70 cm... Thickening of plantings is unacceptable, this greatly reduces fruiting. The bushes are tied to supports and formed into 1-2 stems, removing stepsons and lower leaves. During the season, tomatoes need to be fed 3-4 times with full complex fertilizer.
Pests and diseases: control and prevention measures
Hybrid "Pink Claire" is resistant to late blight, fusarium, verticillium, mosaics. but preventive measures are needed... The soil is spilled with a solution of potassium permanganate or copper sulfate before planting.
The greenhouse or greenhouse must be regularly ventilated, excess moisture provokes apical or root rot. Spraying of plantings with a pale pink solution of potassium permanganate or phytosporin is recommended.
In greenhouses or outdoors, young tomatoes are threatened by aphids, whiteflies, thrips, naked slugs and Colorado potato beetles. For prevention, it is recommended to remove weeds in a timely manner, loosen the soil. Mulching the soil with straw, peat or humus will help.
Large larvae and beetles are collected by hand. Insecticides in aerosols or spraying with decoctions of herbs: celandine, chamomile, yarrow will help from small flying insects.
A promising tomato variety "Pink Claire" is an ideal option for novice gardeners. The hybrid is harvestable, but requires careful formation, as well as regular feeding. The reward for caring will be a stable harvest.
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