The look and flavor of an heirloom | The excellent disease resistance of a hybrid
Days to Maturity: 114 direct sow; 84 transplant
All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2022
Pink Delicious, an heirloom-style hybrid beefsteak tomato, is grown as a fruit vegetable. The plant sets small “perfect” flowers, followed by big, uniform, fleshy pink tomatoes, weighing in at 11 ounces. Early maturing, the meaty, crack-resistant fruit has the look and flavor of an heirloom. The flavor is a delicious balance between sweet and acidic. Tomatoes are considered a superfood for their nutrient rich content, having a high (top 20) Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score (ANDI), or micronutrient-per-calorie density. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and provide vitamin A and potassium. They also contain carotenoid lycopene and beta-carotene as well as phenolic acids and flavonoids.
Typically grown as an annual, Pink Delicious, an herbaceous tender perennial, is a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae), which contains plants that typically grow in temperate to tropical regions. A vigorous indeterminate variety, often called a “vining” tomato, Pink Delicious requires staking or caging for support. Blossoms and fruit continue to develop as the vine grows, so, it bears an impressive amount fruit over the course of a season.
Pink Delicious grows best in full sun and moist, humusy, deep, fertile loams. It has a high resistance to fusarium wilt Fol:1,2; gray leaf spot Sbl,Sl,Ss; tomato mosaic virus ToMV:0-2; and verticillium wilt Va:1/Vd:1. It has intermediate resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl virus TYLCV and root-knot Ma,Mi,Mj. Self-pollinating, the plant will bear fruit without any pollen from other varieties.
A warm-season vegetable, sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, tomato seed should be direct sown into warm spring soil after all threat of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started indoors about 8 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Flowers begin to set fruit with night temperatures between 55 and 75??F. Protect plants with row covers if temperatures are expected to dip below 50??F. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature and to maintain soil moisture.
If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.
(P)Pkt of 15 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 15 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Early Summer – Late Summer
Tomato Fruit Set:Indeterminate
Days to Maturity:114
Seeds Per Pack:15
Plant Height:6 ft
Additional Characteristics:Award Winner,?Edible
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot),?Tobacco Mosaic Virus,?Verticillium Wilt
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy