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With the onset of spring, summer residents begin a "hot" season. Tomato Pink Katya F1 is a relatively new variety, which has already managed to fall in love with many domestic gardeners and farmers. By planting this particular hybrid on your site, you can get a bountiful and stable harvest throughout the entire fruiting season. It has undeniable advantages over other tomato varieties. Even a novice gardener can cope with the cultivation of this variety.
Description of the tomato variety Pink Katya
Tomato variety Pink Katya F1 was bred by breeders from Russia in 2000. It belongs to the first generation hybrids. Agrofirm producing seeds - Semko.
Plants are determinant, the growth of the main stem is limited and does not exceed 60 cm in height. The bush is not standard. The very first inflorescence of a tomato is formed above the fifth leaf. Each bush can form from 6 to 9 ovaries. The formation of predominantly simple inflorescences, as well as articulation on the stalks, is characteristic of the tomato.
A variety with an early ripening of fruits. From the moment of sowing seeds to harvesting, it takes from 65 to 75 days.Bushes are medium-leafy, tops of a rich emerald hue.
The pink Katya tomato variety is ideal for growing in the garden in the beds, in greenhouses and greenhouse shelters. Also, this tomato variety tolerates dry and rainy summers, sudden temperature changes.
The main advantage of tomato is its high resistance to various diseases of nightshade crops. First of all, it is late blight, tobacco mosaic, rot, and also Alternaria.
The most preferred growing method is seedlings. It is advisable to grow it yourself.
Description of tomato fruits
First of all, when choosing a tomato variety, you must pay attention to the description of the fruit. Currently, a huge number of tomatoes have been bred and they all have different characteristics, as well as the use of ripe tomatoes.
First of all, it is important to mention the yield. Tomatoes give a bountiful harvest throughout the entire fruiting period. From one adult bush, you can collect from 7 kg of mature vegetables. In a greenhouse, the yield rises to 14 kg.
Tomatoes are round in shape, slightly flattened from the side of the stalk. Quite large, the weight of the fruit can reach up to 150 grams. The shade of the fruit is a rich scarlet color. The pulp is juicy, tender, but at the same time quite dense. A green spot near the stalk does not form. Inside the vegetable there are 3-4 seed chambers. Dry matter content from 4.6%.
Versatile use of the variety in cooking. Tomatoes have a common taste. But, basically, this variety is intended for fresh consumption and for preparing fresh summer salads. You can also use the variety for conservation, especially as a whole. Due to the fact that the skin is dense, tomatoes do not crack during salting.
Gardeners love this tomato because the fruits ripen in large quantities, and not gradually. This allows the entire crop to be harvested almost immediately after the fruit has begun to turn red.
Advantages and disadvantages of tomato hybrid Pink Katya F1
Reviews from those who grew this variety on their site are mostly positive. Tomato has many advantages over many varieties. Despite the fact that the variety was bred relatively recently, many farmers have already fallen in love with it.
- Good taste of ripe tomatoes;
- Bountiful harvest all summer;
- Tomatoes begin to ripen en masse;
- Early ripening tomatoes;
- Universal use in cooking;
- Ideal for whole pickling;
- Resistant to tobacco mosaic, fusarium and apical rot;
- Ovaries can form even in adverse weather conditions;
- Harvested tomatoes can be stored for a long time without cracking;
- They perfectly tolerate long-term transportation and are suitable for sale;
- Cultivation is possible both indoors and outdoors.
- Bushes can become infected with phomosis;
- Branches can break under the weight of tomatoes;
- A garter to the support is required.
Features of growing and care in the open field
Tomatoes of the Pink Katya F1 variety are unpretentious in cultivation and care, but in order for the yield to be significantly higher, it is necessary to follow some rules of agricultural technology.
It is recommended to sow the planting material 60 - 65 days before planting the seedlings in a permanent place. You can take any soil for this. It can be a special mixture for vegetable crops, or ordinary land from a summer cottage. If the soil from the garden is used, then before planting it should warm up to +17 degrees. Drainage can be poured into the bottom of the container. For this purpose, you can use either fine gravel or crushed eggshells.
After the first full-fledged leaves appear, the seedlings can be dived. You can plant seedlings in peat cups, you can also plant seedlings in a permanent place in them. It is not advisable to deepen the seedlings.
It is necessary to plant bushes in open ground when the threat of night frosts has passed. As a rule, this is the end of May - beginning of June. If the bushes have stretched too much while they were at home, they can be buried.
For the harvest to be plentiful, it is imperative to huddle tomatoes, weed the soil and remove weeds. Watering should be rare, enough 2 times a week, even in hot weather. Watering is recommended in the afternoon, when the sun's rays are not so bright, otherwise the bushes may get burned. If you water the ground, then the tomatoes will be watery and tasteless.
It is necessary to swim the beds every two weeks. The first hilling is carried out 10 days after planting the seedlings in the beds. It is recommended to water abundantly before hilling the plant. This will significantly accelerate the growth of new roots. The second hilling can be done 20 days after the first.
Another important aspect of care is the timely application of mineral and organic fertilizers. 15 days after planting, the bushes can be watered with a solution of mullein and superphosphate (for 10 liters, you need to take 2 kg of mullein and 25 g of superphosphate).
Two weeks after the first top dressing, a solution of ammonium nitrate, superphosphate and potassium salt (in the ratio 10:20:15 in grams) must be added to the bushes of the variety.