Among the numerous varieties of tomatoes, it was Pink Paradise that took a well-deserved and honorable place. Gardeners fell in love with him for its simplicity in care and an excellent harvest.
This hybrid was bred in 2009 by Japanese breeders for growing in a greenhouse. In 2011, it was named the best variety among pink tomatoes. He refers to tomatoes average maturation.
The bush reaches a height of 2 meters and requires mandatory formation. Fruiting period 72-75 days from the moment of planting seedlings in the ground.
The yield according to the description is 4-4.3 kg per 1 sq. meter. Fruits are round, pink in color, medium density pulp, thin but firm skin, sweet taste. Fruit weight 120-220 grams.
They are used mainly for salads, but they can also be canned.
The advantages of Pink Paradise are:
The disadvantages include:
The 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.
Sowing seeds should late February or early March... Prepare the soil before sowing. To do this, mix garden soil, mullein in equal parts and add a little river sand. An oblong box is suitable for sowing seeds.
Before planting, it is recommended to water the soil with a strong manganese solution and warm it up to 15 degrees.
The holes for the seeds are made 1.5 cm deep. After planting, sprinkle them with a thin layer of soil and moisten. The container with seeds is covered with foil or glass to create a greenhouse effect, and taken out into a dark room. The room temperature must not drop below +25 degrees.
After the emergence of seedlings, the glass is removed and the seedlings are placed in a well-lit place. Water them very sparingly. For these purposes, a spray bottle is well suited.
After the appearance of two leaves, the seedlings should plant in separate pots and fertilize a solution of fermented mullein, diluted in the following ratio:
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.
It is also important to pay attention to lighting, since its deficiency leads to excessive stretching of seedlings. Seedling pots are gradually turned towards the light from different sides so that the stems do not tilt to one side.
The next step is hardening... In the first days of hardening in the room, the window is opened for several hours. After 2-3 days, containers with seedlings are taken out to the loggia in the daytime. Two days before transplanting into greenhouses, seedlings are left on the loggia for the night.
Saplings are planted 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 feeding should be carried out not earlier than in 7 days... For good growth, you can feed the seedlings with nitrogen, and use potassium-phosphorus fertilizers to form fruits. Re-feeding is applied no earlier than 14 days after the first.
It is recommended to form this variety into one stem in order to increase productivity.
A bush formed into two stems will delay the harvest by two weeks, but in this case, fruiting will be more abundant.
Stepsons and lower leaves should be regularly prune... After pruning, you do not need to water the bush. At the time of flowering, the stems need to be shaken slightly so that self-pollination occurs, and the fruits set better.
For irrigation, shallow grooves can be dug between rows and filled with water. Then the soil will be evenly saturated with moisture.
Watering must be moderate... If there is a lack of moisture, the fruits will be small and the leaves will dry out. Excess moisture will lead to rotting of the root system. Watering is best done in the early morning, the water should be at room temperature.
Obligatory care procedures are weeding and loosening soil. Weed 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.
The Pink Paradise variety is resistant to diseases and fungi. But disease prevention will still not be superfluous.
Experienced gardeners are advised to carry out a number of preventive measures:
The harvest is harvested after 110 days from the moment of sowing 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 contradictory. Here is some of them:
The variety is very productive, I am satisfied with the taste. I have been growing it for five years now and I believe that this variety has no equal. I grow in an open garden and harvest until frost. I recommend to everyone.
The variety is very moody. There are rot spots on the fruits. Nothing beats the taste of our Kuban tomatoes.
I grew this variety in 2016. I was very pleased with the taste, appearance and yield. Will grow this variety again.
Despite the fact that this variety appeared quite recently, it has already gained popularity. If all the recommendations are followed, it is not at all difficult to grow this variety. It is worth trying to please yourself with a good harvest.
More recently, an innovative tomato variety, Pink Paradise f1, has become popular with gardeners. Connoisseurs of juicy and beautiful pink tomatoes will definitely appreciate the advantages of this type. Tomatoes are not too demanding for care and processing, while guaranteeing high yields and unique taste.
The advantages of Paradise tomatoes include the following:
Despite its many useful properties, culture also has certain disadvantages:
For reference! In some catalogs and on forums of gardeners, the name is written somewhat differently: Pink Paradise.
Summer residents appreciate this variety of tomatoes for good yields, high immunity and resistance to weather conditions. In addition, caring for the bushes is not too difficult: if there is a greenhouse with supports on the site, it will not be difficult to grow these tomatoes.
4-5 Pink Paradise tomatoes usually ripen on one bunch
In 2009, this variety appeared in Japan. It can be classified as a tall variety, so the bushes need a timely garter. Only in this case will the plant be healthy and strong. This crop is best grown in a greenhouse or greenhouse.
The shade of the tomato is pink. The shape can be called flat-round. The density and meatiness of the variety are medium, which makes it easy to transport the crop at any distance. The skin is thin, but the keeping quality of the fruit is good. Tomatoes can retain quality and flavor characteristics for a long time (up to 50 days).
The weight of one fruit reaches 200 g. All fruits are approximately the same size. These pink tomatoes are delicious and juicy.
Pink Paradise F1 bush has unlimited growth, i.e. refers to indeterminate. The stem grows up to 2 m. The bush is powerful, leafy. Cultivation is best done in 1-2 stems.
In addition to high yields, they note good keeping quality and transportability of this tomato variety, its resistance to diseases typical of these vegetables.
A serious disadvantage of tomatoes is the inability to collect seeds. It is undesirable to grow the variety in an open area.
Pink Paradise is a hybrid form of tomato. On the seed bag, such hybrid forms are designated F1. This does not mean that it is impossible to collect seeds from them. It's just that the offspring of F1 hybrids in the second generation will give plants with characteristics unknown to the vegetable grower. These plants may not resemble the mother at all.
From 1 m², up to 4 kg of fruits are obtained when creating the right conditions for the culture. The first ovary is formed after the appearance of 5-7 pairs of leaves. You can harvest the crop in early August.
The description says that Pink Paradise tomatoes are cladosporium resistant. They are not afraid of gray and brown spotting. It can also withstand nematodes and tobacco mosaics.
In most cases, greenhouse processing is unnecessary. In open areas, it is better to treat the variety with a fungicide in order to prevent late blight. The procedure can be carried out in July after rain.
Treatment against fungal diseases for the purpose of prophylaxis is carried out after each rain, but not more often than 1 time per week.
Repeat it after a couple of weeks. If the summer is rainy, it is better to do the treatments regularly - 2 times a month. It is worth stopping them a few weeks before harvest.
Most often, tomatoes of this variety are used to prepare fresh summer salads. Fruits are popular among those who prefer healthy nutrition and prepare healthy vegetable dishes. Canned and pickled tomatoes. Despite the thin skin of the fruit, it does not crack.
The cost of Pink Paradise tomato seeds cannot be called low. Depending on the manufacturer, the price varies from RUB 2700 to RUB 3500. for 500 seeds. If we talk about a standard package of 5 pieces, its cost does not exceed 80 rubles. ("Sakata").
I have been planting Pink Paradise for 3 years in a row, the yield is average, but the taste is awesome, sweet and juicy. Next season I want to try to form this tomato into two stems.
I consider an outstanding hybrid Pink Paradise - large pink beef tomatoes of excellent taste and yield. Do not crack at all.
When mature, they are very beautiful, bright pink. Mostly flat. The taste of these tomatoes is simply amazing. all customers come back again and ask for this particular variety. It is very well transported. Easy enough.
I plant a couple of hybrids every season. Pink Paradise and Bobcat grew up in this. I am delighted with Bobkat. Very fruitful and, most importantly, tasty. I arrived quite early. At the beginning of the season, Pink's yield was not very good, but then he got hot and put on a lot of brushes. I showed it before harvesting, absolutely clean and healthy leaves. It is interesting that the higher the tomatoes grew, the stronger their nose formed, although this is not typical for a hybrid.
We have been growing Pink Paradise for 2 years, excellent tomatoes. Productivity, taste, view, everything is super. BUT it doesn’t work out early, it’s average.
The pink fruit of the Pink Paradise tomato has a great taste and is used mainly for salad. With all the variety of varieties, this hybrid can be considered one of the best in its category.
Sweet juicy tomatoes attract the attention of those who like to diversify their menu with tasty and healthy food. Among the varieties of this culture, one should pay attention to the Pink Paradise tomato, which came to Russia from Japan. It is an indeterminate hybrid that yields a high yield of large pink fruits. Easy maintenance and excellent performance have made it popular among vegetable growers.
A detailed description of a tomato includes the following characteristics:
The bush is 2.5 m high, thermophilic, it is grown under cover or in greenhouses. Fruits weigh up to 200 g. Sweet pleasant taste, juicy fleshy core. The skin is dense, does not crack. After ripening, the color is pink without a green border at the stalk. Mid-season tomato varieties ripen 75 days after the seedlings are moved to the ridges.
The Pink Paradise hybrid has gained popularity among vegetable growers. It has a number of advantages due to which gardeners choose it for growing.
The disadvantages of Pink Paradise include the abundant growth of stepsons and leaves, the need to remove them and form a bush.
Early ripening pink paradise tomatoes are propagated through growing seedlings. It takes at least 100 days to ripen. Seeds are sown no later than mid-March in order to plant young plants in a greenhouse in May.
To obtain high-quality seedlings of Pink Paradise tomatoes, the following rules must be observed:
Pink paradise tomato seedlings are grown in a warm room, before being transplanted into the ground, they are hardened by moving to a cool place.
The composition of the soil is very important for the proper development of the plant. The soil should be nutritious, loose. It includes peat, sod land, baking powder. Usually it is sand; when preparing a planting mixture at home, vermiculite is added instead of sand.
The soil can be bought at the store. Garden centers offer a wide range of mixtures that are enriched with humus or sapropel. The nutritional value of such soils is high, it is important that they do not contain the larvae of harmful insects and disease spores.
It depends on the region where the culture is grown. The mid-season Pink Paradise hybrid is grown in a greenhouse, which means that for the middle lane the seedlings will be planted in the ground in mid-May. Subtracting the age of the seedlings from the planting date, when it can be transplanted (50-55 days), we get the time of sowing seeds - mid-March, you can shift the period until the end of the month.
To grow seedlings, use shallow bowls with nutritious soil, diapers or snails, peat tablets. Most often they are planted in containers 7-8 cm deep, in which there should be holes for draining excess liquid from irrigation.
The earth is spilled with hot water or a solution of "Fitosporin" for disinfection. The finished seeds have already been processed, they do not need to be soaked, they can be spread dry on damp soil. Sprinkle on top with soil with a layer of 1.5-2 cm, slightly compact. They make a mini-greenhouse by covering the bowls with foil. For germination, tomatoes need a temperature of 25 degrees.
For seedlings, 5-7 days are enough for seeds. Then they are moved to a bright place, the temperature is reduced to 15 degrees. The film is removed gradually, letting in fresh air to the sprouts. After the appearance of 2 true leaves, the seedlings dive into separate pots.
In the future, the plants are carefully watered as the surface layer of the earth dries up. They feed them with Agricola for tomatoes, Kemira fertilizers or prepare the nutrient solution themselves. When the tomato seedlings form 5 true leaves and the time is right, they are transplanted into a greenhouse.
Tomato Pink Paradise is not recommended to grow outdoors. This is a thermophilic tall (up to 2.5 m) plant. Requires high cover that is difficult to build.
The transplant is carried out between May 9-15, depending on the ambient temperature. Bushes are planted at a distance of 60 cm from each other. Such placement will provide sufficient nutrition, the growing bushes will not shade neighboring plants.
When planting, water is poured into the hole and fertilizers are poured; the first week the plants are not watered. Top dressing will be needed when the bush takes root and begins to grow.
In greenhouses, pink paradise tomato is watered every 5-7 days. It is preferable to do this sparsely and abundantly. Moisture should penetrate deep into the ground and wet the root ball. It is useful to mulch the soil around the tomatoes with straw, hay, and cut grass.
The first feeding is done 10 days after planting and rooting of the seedlings. The mixture should be dominated by nitrogen elements. Further, tomatoes need phosphorus and potassium, in small amounts boron, manganese, magnesium. It is most convenient to use complex formulations that include all the necessary elements in a certain percentage.
Among organic fertilizers, an infusion of mullein (1:10) or bird droppings (1:20) is used. Organic compounds are used at the first stage of plant development, when the green mass is growing.
Tall tomato Pink Paradise needs to remove abundantly growing stepchildren. The plant is formed into one or two trunks, all stepsons are removed in their infancy. It is allowed to leave one lateral shoot formed under the first flower brush. Bushes must be tied to trellises or high stakes.
Tall varieties grown in the greenhouse can grow indefinitely and form a large number of flower clusters. All of them will not be able to ripen, but they retard the growth and ripening of fruits. At a height of 2 m, pinch the top, limiting the growth of the bush. Leave no more than 8 flower brushes.
Pink Paradise tomatoes are highly immune to disease, but unfavorable conditions can trigger their appearance. These are mainly fungal infections: late blight, fusarium, apical rot of fruits. They will be destroyed by preparations containing copper - Bordeaux liquid, copper sulfate, "Hom", "Oxyhom". Modern gardeners use biological preparations "Fitosporin".
The larvae of pests and adults are destroyed with the help of preparations, the most convenient biological agents are Fitoverm, Agrovertin, Iskra-bio, and Zdorovy Sad. Fungicides and poisonous preparations should not be used: they are dangerous to human health.
Harvested pink or brown fruits, they ripen well and keep longer. Pink Paradise is a salad variety that cannot be stored for a long time. They are consumed immediately after collection and can be stored in a cold place for a week. Tomatoes are quite juicy, tomato juice is squeezed out of them, preparations for winter storage are made in the form of salads, sauces.
Ivanchikova Oksana Leonidovna, 48 years old, Vologda:
“Every year I try to grow something new. I read about the Pink Paradise tomato. I was attracted by the fact that these are large lettuce tomatoes and they ripen quite early. In our region, greenhouses are used for their cultivation. The variety met all my expectations, I leave it in my collection. It does not stop the fact that it is a hybrid, I never collect my seeds. "
Sokolova Valentina Petrovna, 55 years old, Smolensk region:
“I began to plant salad varieties at the request of my children, they like tomatoes with a lot of sweet pulp. Pink Paradise grew up exactly as indicated in the description. I am adopting this hybrid. "