Vegetable garden

Pineapple tomato: planting and care


The ‘Pineapple’ tomato is a variety that produces large red-orange or even yellow fruits with few seeds.

Its firm, juicy, sweet and tasty flesh will perfectly enhance your summer salads.

  • Our sheets on tomato cultivation

Origins and characteristics

The tomato ‘Pineapple’ does not owe its exotic name to the color of its skin which you might think is yellow, but to the aspect of his flesh that looks like a pineapple slice.
This variety is at undetermined port ; so it never stops growing. It is necessary to support it and, knowing that the fruits can reach 1 kg, the support must be solid.
From a taste point of view, the pineapple tomato is rich in taste, juicy and slightly sweet. Its flesh has few seeds.

Planting the tomato ‘Pineapple’

Sowing

When made in a frost-free environment, the sowing can be done from the month of March (or even February depending on the region). To achieve them, you must sow your seeds in packs of 3 and 1 cm deep. For the substrate, you can mix potting soil with a little sand.
When the young shoots have 2 leaves, select the most vigorous and transplant them in buckets.

Plants

Once you have obtained your plants tom Pineapple ’tomatoes (commercially or by yourself), you can transplant them into may. At this time, frosts are no longer to be feared. To properly plant your tomato plants, follow these few rules:

  • dig a hole of about 20 cm;
  • place the tomato plant lightly slantwise;
  • install a solid tutor which will support the weight of the fruit;
  • fill the gap burying the stem to the first leaves;
  • water abundantly (without touching the foliage).

Culture and maintenance

To obtain beautiful tomatoes, water your feet regularly, but not excessively. Be careful not to wet the foliage to avoid the risk of disease. To keep the soil moist, do not hesitate to apply a mulching, which will prevent the water from evaporating.

When the first fruits appear, you can strip lightly your feet to speed up the ripening process.

Diseases and pests:

The main disease affecting the tomato Pineapple ’is downy mildew. A few pests will also be to watch, such as the white fly (or whitefly) and the caterpillar of the moth.

Harvesting and storing the pineapple tomato

It takes 4 to 5 months before you get the first ripe tomatoes. Therefore, depending on the period of your sowing, you can start to harvest from July to October.

To fully benefit from the nutritional and taste values ​​of your ‘Pineapple’ tomatoes, it is strongly recommended that you pick them according to your needs. In the event of a surplus (especially at the end of the season), these fruit vegetables will keep 5 to 6 days in the refrigerator.

Pineapple tomato in the kitchen

Alone or accompanied, the, Pineapple ’tomato is ideal in salad. However, nothing prevents you from accommodating it differently by taking inspiration from our recipes.


For further :

  • Growing your tomatoes well
  • Growing tomatoes in pots

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