Many tomato lovers prefer pink tomatoes over red ones, finding their taste more pleasant and delicate. Growing such fruits and larger ones is the dream of many gardeners. Among the many varieties of pink tomatoes cultivated in our country, there are many that are characterized by the sweet taste with the epithet "honey". However, there is a variety that is called Honey.
The pink honey tomato was bred not very long ago by the Barnaul breeders of the Demetra-Siberia agricultural firm. In November 2005, they submitted an application for admission to the State Commission of the Russian Federation for Testing and Protection of Breeding Achievements. After passing the variety testing, the Honey tomato in 2007 was included in the State Register. The area of cultivation of these tomatoes recommended by the Federal State Budgetary Institution "State Sort Commission" covers the whole country, since even in the regions of risky farming, Honey can be successfully grown under film shelters and in greenhouses.
Tomatoes of the Medovy variety were bred in Siberia, therefore, initially they have good adaptability to various growing conditions. In the south, they grow well in open ground, to the north, to get a good harvest, it is better to grow them under a film shelter, or even in a greenhouse.
To obtain large-sized Medovyi tomatoes, good growing conditions are needed.
The ripening period for tomatoes of this variety is average. It is highly dependent on the climate of the growing area and even the weather conditions of a particular season. On average, it is from 105 to 115 days from the moment of germination to the collection of the first ripe fruits.
These plants are indeterminate, that is, they do not have a natural limitation on the growth of shoots. The gardener, when growing Honey, will have to limit the height of the stem himself. To do this, when the fruits begin to ripen, pinch the top of the bush 2 leaves above the uppermost brush.
Pinching determinant tomatoes is carried out 2 leaves above the last brush
For a tomato variety Honey, it is important to tie a bush, or even individual bunches of fruits. The fact is that the tomatoes on the lower brushes grow larger, on the upper ones - smaller. So in the first tier, a tomato can gain up to 700 g of weight or more.
The fruits of this tomato variety are round, slightly flattened vertically. Near the stalk, the tomatoes are somewhat ribbed and darker colored. A ripe tomato turns crimson. The pulp of the fruit is sweet, juicy and firm. The taste of tomatoes is assessed by experts as excellent. The fruits tolerate transportation very well, as they have a dense, but not thick skin. The harvested crop can be stored for a long time. Brown tomatoes of this variety, taken unripe, are well ripened (ripen).
Honey tomatoes can grow up to 700 g in weight
Honey tomatoes are intended for use in fresh food, but they also make excellent thick vitamin juice, and ketchups, sauces, home preservation. They are also good in salting, only because of the size of the tomatoes, the process lasts a little longer than for their smaller counterparts.
During variety testing, tomatoes of the Medovy variety, grown under a film shelter, produced 8 kg of marketable fruits from each square meter of the garden.
|From seedlings to the first ripe fruits (depending on climate and weather), days||105–115|
|Seedling age when planting in the ground from the time of sowing seeds, days||60–65|
|Plant height, cm||110–120|
|Average weight of fruits, g||300–400|
|Sugar content,%||Up to 5|
|Productivity from 1 m2, kg||From 8|
|Resistance to fungal diseases||High|
|Most likely pests||Thrips, aphids|
When grown in personal subsidiary plots, gardeners report the collection of 12 and even 15 kg of vegetables per square meter of planting.
Although the variety is resistant to fungal diseases, for prevention, it is recommended to carry out a one-time treatment with fungicidal preparations (Skor, Topaz, Quadris or others) before flowering according to the instructions for them.
To combat insect pests (more often found when growing in greenhouses, when the ventilation and watering regime is violated), modern insecticides are used:
Tomatoes of the Honey variety will not cause unnecessary trouble for gardeners, you just need to take into account some of the features of the plant itself and its agricultural technology:
To form a bush of tomatoes in two stalks, one stepson is left under the lower brush, and all those located above are removed
During the growth period, the bushes of Honey must be regularly fed with fertilizers containing potassium and phosphorus.
Watering in the afternoon is most effective.
Tomatoes of the Honey variety are fruitful, resistant to diseases, rarely damaged by insects. They do not require many worries from the gardener. For their successful cultivation, it is enough to heed the advice that we have tried to collect as much as possible in this article.
Description of the tomato variety Honey fireworks, photos and reviews of summer residents about it testify to the compliance of this amazing vegetable with its name. It appeared because of the sweet honey flavor of tomatoes, as well as their unusual color.
The tomato variety "Orange" was bred by Russian breeders in 2000. During cultivation, tomatoes have proven themselves only from the best side and have earned the respect of many farmers. Today the variety "Orange" is widely grown in the central and southern regions of the countries, adapting greenhouses and open beds for this. For those who are not yet familiar with "Orange", we will try to tell you about the external and taste qualities of vegetables, as well as give practical advice on growing this variety.
The bush of tomatoes of the "Orange" variety is tall and voluminous. The semi-determinant plant actively grows stepsons and leaves, which must be removed periodically. The height of the bush reaches 1.5 m. In the process of growing, the tomatoes should be tied to a reliable stationary support.
Flowers of the variety are simple, collected in brushes of 3-6 pcs. The first flowering brush is laid above the 7th leaf. Tomatoes form and ripen on it for a long time, slowing down the fruiting process as a whole. Because of this feature, many farmers prefer to remove the first inflorescence. Above the stem, flower-bearing racemes are formed every 2-3 leaves. They quickly form ovaries and yield crops.
The variety "Orange" is large-fruited. Its tomatoes weigh about 200-300 g, and in especially favorable conditions the mass of vegetables can reach 400 g. The pulp of tomatoes is very sweet and fleshy. It contains 3.2% sugar and relatively high (6.2%) dry matter. When cutting the fruit in the inner cavity, you can see 2-3 chambers filled with some juice and seeds.
Tomatoes "Orange" are covered with attractive, bright orange peel with a few longitudinal yellow stripes. The skin of the vegetable is tender, but at the same time it is able to preserve the integrity of the fruit, protecting it from cracking. You can evaluate the external qualities of vegetables by looking at the photos offered in the sections of the article. Comments and reviews about the fruits and the plants themselves can be additionally learned from the video:
Orange tomatoes with excellent taste and aroma are often consumed fresh. This allows you to emphasize the external qualities of vegetables, preserve their usefulness and aroma. Tomatoes are suitable for dietary and baby food, they can be a good alternative to red vegetables in the presence of allergic diseases in humans. Yellow tomatoes can be recommended for people who are deficient in carotene and vitamins. Vegetables normalize the digestive tract and can also be useful for people with characteristic diseases. Tomatoes are also good for processing. They make delicious, thick tomato juice and sauce. If desired, vegetables can be canned for the winter.
Ripening of large and juicy tomatoes of the "Orange" variety occurs on average after 110 days from the day of the appearance of green shoots. Tomatoes ripen gradually, which allows you to constantly remove some of the vegetables for preparing a fresh salad. Fruiting of the variety continues until the onset of unfavorable weather conditions. In the greenhouse, tomatoes can ripen until November.
The long fruiting period and large-fruited variety allow the farmer to obtain the maximum tomato yield. So, more than 4 kg of vegetables can be harvested from each bush per season. The yield of fruits from 1 m 2 of soil is 20 kg. Such a volume of fruiting allows you to taste plenty of tomatoes in season and prepare them for the winter.
Orange tomatoes are distinguished by their thermophilicity. They always react vividly to weather changes. In this regard, breeders recommend growing the variety in a greenhouse. Open ground for cultivation can only be used in the southern regions of the country.
The proposed tomato variety has good protection against various crop-specific diseases. However, under certain conditions, "Orange" can affect some ailments, for the prevention of which, it is necessary to provide for the presence of preventive measures. You can learn more about them from the video:
Various insects and other pests can parasitize tomatoes. To eliminate them, it is also necessary to process the bushes of the "Orange" variety with infusions and broths prepared according to folk recipes. Spruce leg mulch or special traps can help against slugs and rodents.
For an objective assessment of the variety "Orange" it is necessary to compare its main advantages and disadvantages. So, the positive qualities of tomatoes are:
Thus, the external and taste quality of "Orange" tomatoes is at its best. The disadvantage of the variety is the lack of the possibility of long-term storage of fresh fruits and the thermophilicity of the culture. The tallness of tomatoes can also become a problem for novice farmers, because semi-determinant bushes require special, careful care and competent formation.
Among the positive characteristics of the variety are the following:
Among the disadvantages are: