Each summer resident sets a goal to grow a rich harvest of tomatoes on his site. The only problem is the choice of seeds, so that tomatoes are unpretentious in care and high-yielding.
There is a wonderful Japanese hybrid - Pink Bush, which has received great love from many gardeners. The description and characteristics of this variety are presented below.
Description and characteristics of pink bush tomato
Pink Bush hybrid is an unpretentious, high-yielding variety of pink tomatoes, bred by Japanese breeders. The plant is stunted and determinate. The variety can be grown both in open beds and in greenhouses and greenhouses. An adult plant grows: in the open field - 50 cm, in the closed field - 70 cm... The bushes cannot be shaped and do not need to be pinned. Pink Bush is not susceptible to diseases such as tobacco mosaic and fusarium.
Pink Bush tomatoes are grown in seedlings. From the moment of planting a young plant to harvesting the fruits, it takes about 100 days. With proper care, 1 sq. meter can grow up to 13 kg of tomatoes. The fruits are pink. The mass of one tomato reaches up to 200 grams... The pulp is fleshy and juicy.
Pink Bush does not have a green spot near the stem.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages include:
- High yields
- The bush does not need shaping and removing stepchildren
- Juicy fruits and fleshy
- Do not slope towards cracking
- Tomatoes are good transported and stored
- The variety is resistant to many diseases
There are few disadvantages, but there are:
- Seedlings are very demanding in care
- High seed cost
To get a good harvest, you should properly prepare the place for planting the Pink Bush variety. The soil must be nutritious and fertile, therefore, when preparing the beds, add to the ground:
- Ammonium nitrate
If the soil is clay, it is necessary to add sand (0.5 buckets per square meter).
In acidic soil, make:
- a piece of chalk
- Dolomite flour
For growing seedlings, seeds are sown in ready-made, fertile soil, to a depth of 5 mm. Before planting, the seeds do not need additional processing.
The earth is moistened with warm water using a spray bottle and covered with a film, thus creating a micro-greenhouse. The container with seeds is transferred to a warm place to maintain the temperature in the mini-greenhouse at 24-26 degrees.
When shoots appear, the container is rearranged to a bright and cool place to harden the seedlings. The air temperature should be within 15 degrees.
To grow healthy and strong seedlings, you must adhere to the standard care rules:
- Lighting (at least 10 hours a day)
- For hardening, seedlings are kept for 10 days at a temperature of 15 degrees
- Gradually increase the temperature up to 20 degrees
- Picking at stage 2 of these sheets
- Dived plants are fed with complex fertilizers
If the seedlings are overgrown, you need to remove the two lower leaves, lay the plant on its side and sprinkle it with soil.
Transplanting tomatoes into open ground
Pink Bush tomatoes can only be grown outdoors in the southern and central regions.
Grown seedlings planted on open beds at the age of 40-50 days, according to the scheme of 4-5 bushes per sq. meter. You cannot thicken the landing. With dense planting, yield decreases and various diseases occur.
Seedlings are planted by transshipment. After falling asleep and compacting the hole, the plant is spilled with warm water. The soil around the seedlings is mulched and for 10 days the young plant is not watered or loosened.
Variety care after transplanting
Caring for the Pink Bush variety is simple, you only need to follow the standard rules:
- Watering and feeding.
When growing tomatoes in open beds, the need for watering is determined by climatic conditions. Indoors, as the top layer of the earth dries out.
Excess moisture makes the fruit watery, sugar content decreases, the fruits crack and are exposed to fungal diseases.
Seedlings are planted in prepared beds. The land is fertilized with humus, manure or mineral fertilizers.
Top dressing is carried out with complex mineral fertilizers for tomatoes once every 2-3 weeks, and with weak growth, once every 10 days. The first feeding is carried out 7 days after planting the seedlings, during the flowering period; the second - during; pouring fruit; the third - in the fruiting phase.
- Air humidity. For normal plant development, it is necessary to adhere to 50% air humidity and 90% soil moisture.
- The variety must be tied due to the high yield on the flower cluster. In greenhouses, tomatoes are grown on trellises.
- Pink Bush no need to pinch.
Remove the bottom two sheets every week. This procedure will protect the plant from the occurrence of many diseases.
- Irregular watering
- Failure to comply with crop rotation (planting tomatoes on the same bed, over the years)
- Untimely fertilization
Diseases and their prevention
Since the variety has great immunity to diseases, then for these tomatoes, only compliance with the rules of prevention is necessary:
- Implement timely watering with warm water
- Introduction complex fertilizers
- Loosening and weeding from weeds, as weeds can cause a number of fungal diseases
- Observe the crop rotation. Tomatoes grow well in the soil where they used to grow: garlic, onions, carrots and legumes.
Tomatoes growing in greenhouses may be affected by:
- Whitefly... Against her use a solution "Confidor" - 1 ml per 10 liters of water.
- Slugs and snails... Sprinkle the soil with a mixture of ash and red ground pepper or tobacco dust.
With proper and timely care of the Pink Bush variety, it will thank you with beautiful and juicy fruits. This variety is used only fresh, in salads and for making fresh juices. Tomatoes lose their taste during canning and heat treatment.
Tomato Pink Bush F1: reviews, photos of the bush, description, yield, advantages and disadvantages of the variety
With the onset of the dacha season, the owners of land allotments will once again have to decide which varieties of fruit and vegetable crops to fill the beds on their site. Summer residents looking for an unpretentious and at the same time fruitful variety of pink tomatoes can be recommended to pay attention to the Pink Bush F1 hybrid tomato. Reviews, photos of a bush of this excellent early maturing variety are often found today on the forums of farmers or summer residents. Here you can find a lot of controversy about what are the disadvantages and advantages of growing this variety in a summer cottage.
Advantages and disadvantages
This type of tomato, like others, has its pros and cons. Therefore, before making a choice, you should familiarize yourself with them in advance.
- high commercial qualities
- excellent taste of tomatoes
- easily withstands transportation
- does not require normalization of the load on the bush
- stable yield
- increased resistance to common diseases of culture
- unpretentious care
- does not suffer from changes in humidity, therefore it easily tolerates drought.
This hybrid also has several disadvantages. These include the fact that with a lack of sunlight and heat, the taste of the fruit deteriorates significantly. In this case, the tomatoes become tough and sour. Also, the disadvantage is that the seed must be purchased every season, which is associated with certain costs.
Description of the variety
The Pink variety has so many advantages that I immediately want to voice its main disadvantage - a modest yield (3.9–4.4 kg / m²) against the background of a tall bush (1.5 m). For comparison: the average yield of the Pink Beauty (Sakata) hybrid is 8.9 kg / m², Chukhloma (Gavrish) - 7.9-9.6 kg / m², and the famous White filling, whose bushes are half as large, - 4–8 kg / m².
Otherwise, Pink is just the perfect tomato. Specialists of the State Commission for Variety Testing assessed its quality and taste as "excellent". Pink tomatoes are delicious and delicious in a fresh salad. In addition, Pink is great for winter harvesting.
In the official descriptions of Pink from the State Register and from the website of the company "Gavrish", this variety or hybrid is not indicated. On packages with Pink seeds from the author, sometimes the designation F1 (first generation hybrid) is affixed, sometimes not.
The variety was created for growing in personal backyards and garden plots under film shelters. Fruits ripen 93–96 days after germination, that is, Pink is an early tomato. Thanks to this property, it leaves the phytophthora, manages to give the harvest in July - early August. Rounded tomatoes, medium-sized - 120–125 g each, unripe are colored light green, ripe - bright pink without a spot at the stalk. 6 fruits are tied in each brush.
The variety is zoned for the regions of the European part of Russia, but this does not stop gardeners. Pink is grown beyond the Urals in greenhouses and even in the open field. And as for the unimpressive productivity, it can be increased by competent agricultural technology. So, the creator of this tomato, the company "Gavrish", subject to simple rules, promises a yield of 3-4 kg per bush, and for 1 m 2 there can be 5-6.
Pink Bush is a gorgeous tomato, it is pink and medium in size, goes for all salad, in a jar, tomato, I know fans, they plant only this one and only from large packs of sakata. we basically all have a greenhouse, how many stems I don’t know, here in one and if you don’t have time to cut it is difficult to go through, and if several stems I can’t even imagine the overgrowth
stasalt, Rostov region
I will plant Pink Bush this year, last year he sat in my OG - he grew 1.70 cm, but I planted only 100 bushes for a test. really liked
Lera farmer, Kuban
I didn't like pink Bush very much. Harvestable yes, but taste. Plastic tomatoes.
This year I planted hybrids Ural, Pink Bush, Pink Rise, Athena, Afalina and some other. Ural and Pink Rise did not survive, the rest were not tasty. Pink bush, though fruitful, was well kept.
Pink Bush is a nightmare, not a tomato, burst by 80%, despite the fact that I have drip irrigation on timers, it is watered strictly at a certain time and in the same doses. The foliage is weak, it was covered in shoulders and burns, the foliage is sensitive to fungal infections.
Maryasha, Rostov region
I can’t imagine the F1 Pink Bush cracked, if only stepped on or lying around well. We have been growing Pink Bush F1 for two seasons, not a single crack, we are happy with the hybrid.
Pink bush is a good hybrid, and pink, which I personally really like and rarely happens among hybrids
The Japanese hybrid Pink Bush will be a good choice for those gardeners who are ready to devote enough time to proper care of it. With good care, the bushes will give a bountiful harvest of delicious and beautiful tomatoes. At the same time, one should not forget about the sensitivity of the hybrid to heat.
Description of the plant
Tomato Pink Bush f1 is a determinant plant. In open beds, the bush grows up to 0.5 m, in greenhouses it can stretch up to 0.75 m. The undersized hybrid is attractive with a strong, medium-sized standard stem that can withstand the load of ripe brushes. The internodes are short. The bush is well leafy. Quite large leaves of rich dark green color.
The fruits of the Pink Bush tomato variety are round, smooth, regular in shape, bright pink. Tomatoes that ripen first are more flattened. Fruits on the cluster almost do not differ in their weight, are the same, weighing from 180 to 210 g. Each has 6 seed chambers. The skin is dense, thin, glossy. The pulp is juicy, fleshy, sweet, contains up to 7% dry matter.
In the reviews, there are different opinions about the taste of the Pink Bush f1 tomato. Such impressions can be formed among gardeners, whose plots are located on soils of different composition, which also affects the content of microelements in fruits.