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Gardeners often want to surprise their friends and show off an interesting tomato variety. There is a view with which it is easy to do. This tomato hybrid is called "Pink Japanese Truffle". In addition to excellent varietal properties, it has a very attractive appearance, like an ornamental plant.
To decide whether you want to grow it on your site or not, read our article. In it you will find not only a complete description of the variety itself, but also get acquainted with its main and important characteristics and cultivation features.
Tomato Japanese truffle pink: variety description
|Variety name||Japanese Truffle Pink|
|general description||Mid-season determinant hybrid|
|Ripening period||100-110 days|
|Average weight of tomatoes||130-200 grams|
|Application||Fresh, for canning|
|Variety yield||10-14 kgs sq.m|
|Growing features||Need a binding garter and props|
|Disease resistance||Resistant to major diseases|
This is a determinant hybrid, tall, the size of the bush can reach 130-150 cm. It belongs to the standard types of plants. By the type of ripening, it is medium early, that is, 100-110 days pass from planting seedlings to ripening of the first fruits. Recommended for growing both in open ground and in greenhouse shelters. Has good resistance to diseases and harmful insects.
The ripe fruits of this type of tomato are pink in color, they are pear-shaped in shape. The tomatoes themselves are medium in size, from about 130 to 200 gr. The number of chambers in fruits is 3-4, the dry matter content is increased and amounts to 6-8%. The harvested fruits can be stored for a long time and ripen well if they are picked slightly unripe.
Despite this name, the homeland of this hybrid is Russia. It was registered as a hybrid variety for cultivation in greenhouses and outdoors in 2000. Since that time, for many years, thanks to its qualities, it has been popular with both novice gardeners and large farms.
You can compare the weight of the variety with other varieties in the table:
|Variety name||Fruit weight|
|Japanese Truffle Pink||130-200 grams|
|Pink King||300 grams|
|King of the market||300 grams|
|Sugar Pudovichok||500-600 grams|
|Spasskaya Tower||200-500 grams|
|Red Guard||230 gram|
This variety is thermophilic, therefore, only the southern regions of Russia are suitable for growing in open ground. In the middle lane, it is possible to grow in greenhouse shelters, this does not significantly affect the yield. The northern regions will not work for the Pink Truffle tomato.
Tomatoes of this type have a very high taste and are good fresh... They are also ideal for canning and pickling whole fruits. Juices and pastes from fruits of this type are usually not made due to the rather high content of dry matter.
This hybrid has an average yield. With proper care, you can get up to 5-7 kg from one bush. The recommended planting scheme is 2 bushes per sq. m, thus, it turns out 10-14 kg, this is certainly not the highest figure, but still not bad enough.
You can compare the yield of the variety with other varieties in the table:
|Japanese Truffle Pink||10-14 kgs sq.m|
|Crimson sunset||14-18 kgs sq.m|
|Inseparable hearts||14-16 kg per square meter|
|Watermelon||4.6-8 kgs sq.m|
|Giant Crimson||10 kg per bush|
|Black Heart of Delirium||5-20 kg per bush|
|Crimson sunset||14-18 kg per square meter|
|Cosmonaut Volkov||15-18 kgs sq.m|
|Eupator||up to 40 kg per sq.m|
|Garlic||7-8 kg per bush|
|Golden domes||10-13 kgs sq.m|
Among the main advantages of this type of tomato, lovers single out:
- high resistance to disease;
- excellent taste;
- the possibility of long-term storage.
The main disadvantages are considered:
- not suitable for making juices and pasta;
- the capriciousness of the variety to the temperature regime;
- exactingness to feeding;
- weak plant brushes.
The main feature of this type of tomato is the original color of its fruits and taste. Also among the features should be attributed to its resistance to diseases and pests.
Bushes of this variety can suffer from breaking off branches under the weight of the fruit, so they need compulsory garters and supports. At the growth stage, the bush is formed into one or two stems, usually two. The pink truffle tomato responds well to fertilizing with potassium and phosphorus.
Read more about fertilizers for tomatoes in the articles of the site:
- 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.
Diseases and pests
Japanese truffle tomatoes are resistant to diseases, but can still be subject to diseases such as phomosis. To get rid of this disease, it is necessary to remove the affected fruits, and the branches should be sprayed with the preparation "Hom". Also reduce the amount of fertilizer containing nitrogen and reduce watering.
Dry spot is another disease that can affect this plant. The drugs Antracol, Consento and Tattu are used against it. Otherwise, diseases rarely affect this species. Of the pests, this plant can infect melon aphids and thrips, the drug "Bison" is used against them.
Like many other varieties of tomatoes, it can be infested with spider mites. They fight with it with the help of the drug "Karbofos", and to fix the result, the leaves are washed with soapy water.
As you can see from the description, this is not the most difficult look to care for. A minimal experience is enough to get an excellent result.
You can get acquainted with other varieties by following the links in the table:
|Medium early||Super early||Mid-season|
|Ivanych||Moscow stars||Pink Elephant|
|Rosalisa||President 2||Bovine forehead|
|Sugar giant||Salting miracle||Strawberry dessert|
|Orange giant||Pink Impression||Snow tale|
|One hundred poods||Alpha||Yellow ball|