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For lovers of large-fruited pink tomatoes there is a very good variety, it is called "Pink Giant". These are tomatoes of average yield, but the taste is very high.
The variety is the fruit of the labors of domestic specialists, was bred in 2000, after 2 years received state registration as a variety recommended for growing in open ground and in greenhouse shelters.
In this article, you will find a detailed description of the variety. And also get acquainted with its characteristics and cultivation features, learn about the tendency to disease and attack by pests.
Tomato "Pink Giant": variety description
|Variety name||Pink giant|
|general description||Mid-season indeterminate variety|
|Ripening period||105-110 days|
|The form||Rounded, slightly flattened|
|Average weight of tomatoes||300-400 grams|
|Application||Fresh, for juice|
|Variety yield||12 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Standard agricultural technology|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
The plant is indeterminate, standard. Quite tall 150-180 cm in greenhouses, and in the open field it can be up to 240-250 cm higher. Refers to mid-season, from planting seedlings to ripening of the first fruits, it takes 105-110 days.
Has a fairly good resistance to a number of diseases. Recommended for growing in unprotected ground and in greenhouse shelters.
With the right approach to business from one bush, you can get up to 3-4 kg per bush. With a planting scheme of 3 plants per sq. m, it turns out about 12 kg. The result is not bad, but not the best either.
You can compare the yield of the variety with others in the table below:
|Pink giant||12 kg per square meter|
|Visibly invisible||12-15 kg per square meter|
|Apples in the snow||2.5 kg per bush|
|Early love||2 kg per bush|
|Samara||up to 6 kg per square meter|
|Podsinsky miracle||11-13 kg per square meter|
|Baron||6-8 kg per bush|
|Apple tree of Russia||3-5 kg per bush|
|Cranberries in sugar||2.6-2.8 kg per square meter|
|Valentine||10-12 kg per bush|
Features, advantages and disadvantages
The main feature of the Pink Giant tomato variety is the size of its fruit. It is also worth noting its resistance to many diseases and unpretentiousness to weather conditions.
Among the main advantages of this type of tomato, amateur gardeners and farmers single out:
- tasty and healthy fruits;
- large-fruited fruits;
- disease resistance;
- good tolerance to temperature extremes and lack of moisture.
Among the disadvantages, it is noted that, due to its high growth, this plant needs careful care in terms of garters and props. This can be difficult for beginners.
Ripe tomatoes are pink, sometimes raspberry or bright red. Rounded in shape, slightly flattened. Tomatoes are quite large, on average 300 g, but sometimes they reach 350-400. The number of chambers is 5-6, the dry matter content is about 5%. The harvested fruits can be stored for a long time and tolerate transportation well.
You can compare the weight of fruits with other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Fruit weight (grams)|
|The Golden Fleece||85-100|
Look at the photo of the Pink Giant tomato:
These tomatoes have excellent taste and are very good fresh. They are not suitable for whole-fruit canning, since the fruits of the "Pink Giant" are too large for this, but they are very suitable for barrel pickles. A very tasty and healthy juice is obtained from tomatoes of this type.
When growing a "Pink Giant" tomato, it is customary to form a bush into two stems, but it is also possible to form one. Due to the high growth, it is imperative to tie up and make supports under the branches. It will also help protect the plant from gusts of wind. It responds very well to complex feeding.
- Organic, mineral, phosphorus, complex and ready-made fertilizers, for seedlings and TOP of the best.
- Yeast, iodine, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, ash, boric acid.
- What is foliar dressing and when picking, how to carry it out.
Tomato variety "Pink Giant" gives the best results in terms of yield in the southern regions, when it comes to growing in the open field. In the areas of the middle lane, it also gives good indicators, but it is still better to play it safe and cover the plant in a film greenhouse.
IMPORTANT! In more northern regions, it is grown exclusively in greenhouse shelters.
Diseases and pests
This variety practically does not suffer from diseases of a fungal nature. The only thing to be afraid of is diseases associated with improper care.
To avoid such troubles during growing, you must regularly ventilate the room where your tomatoes grow and observe the watering and lighting regime.
Of the harmful insects, aphids and thrips can be attacked; the Zubr agent is successfully used against them.
It can also be attacked by the Colorado potato beetle, a drug is used against it "Prestige"... Like many other types of tomatoes, it can be invaded by the greenhouse whitefly, it is fought with the drug "Confidor".
As can be seen from the general overview, there are no particular difficulties in caring for the "Pink Giant". The only thing that should be paid attention to is the garter and feeding of the plant. Good luck and good harvests.
See how tomatoes grow "Pink Giant" in the video below:
In the table below you will find links to other varieties of tomatoes presented on our website and having different ripening periods:
|Early ripe||Mid late||Medium early|
|Raspberry Viscount||Yellow banana||Pink Bush F1|
|The Tsar Bell||Titanium||Flamingo|
|Valentine||Honey fireworks||Chio chio san|
|Cranberries in sugar||Market miracle||Supermodel|
|Verlioka||De Barao black||Major F1|