Chef’s Choice Pink Tomato is a hybrid, indeterminate variety known for it’s extremely-large fruits and gourmet flavor. It produces heavy, continuous yields of 12-14 ounce beefsteak tomatoes. The fruits can easily reach 1 lb in some instances. These tomatoes are meaty with very few seeds. Chef’s Choice Pink highly-regarded among chefs in the culinary industry because it has a great balance of sugar and acid flavors. Fruits hold well and are relatively blemish-free, resistant to scab and cracking. An All-America Selection in 2015, Chef’s Choice Pink also has a comprehensive disease-resistance packaging including resistance to Tomato Mosaic Virus and Root Knot Nematode.
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Chef’s Choice Pink Tomato Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 2′
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 75
Disease Tolerance: Tomato Mosaic Virus, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium, Anthracnose, Root Knot Nematode, Gray Leaf Spot