Tomato, 'Pinky'


A tomato has to taste very good. Full stop. But once that baseline criterion has been established we find ourselves drawn to the other special characteristics that set a truly great tomato apart. Hailing originally from Japan, Pinky is a fabulous tasting mid-sized cherry tomato: pinkish-red, firm, and fleshy with a very sweet, rich summertime flavor. But Pinky also has a superpower, and that is some of the biggest damn trusses you’ve ever seen! I’ve counted 60 ripe tomatoes on a single branched truss. Much like “Gardeners Sweetheart” they are very resistant to splitting, never really get “over-ripe”, and are thus are less demanding from a harvest perspective, perfect for allowing to fully ripen nearly to the tip for clipping whole trusses and selling “on the vine”. I don’t believe these are a true multiflora type which produce sprays of fruit like a bunch of grapes (and have historically unimpressed flavor-wise). We are all really excited about this one at the home farm. Indeterminate.
75 days. UO

Packet: 30-35 seeds

Product Code: TOM-PI-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info

SOWING:

Sow 4-7 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+F nighttime temps).

Note: Don't start too early or plants will be leggy and root-bound! Tomatoes do well in clay to loam soils. 

PLANTING DEPTH:

1/8-1/4"

SPACING:

18" spacing in rows 5' apart.

EMERGENCE:

10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F

LIGHT:

Full sun

FERTILITY:

Medium-Heavy. Prefers well-drained, well-balanced fertile soil with a pH between 6.0-7.5. Note that excess Nitrogen will encourage foliage, not fruit! Low calcium and irregular watering will result in blossom end rot.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Row cover may be used for extra warmth and possible earlier fruit set.

Irregular watering can result in blossom end rot.

Plant deeply to encourage healthy root structure.

Indeterminate varieties may benefit from pruning suckers to encourage air flow, plant health, and energy towards plant top and fruit.

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