Yellow Pear Heirloom Tomato
- 40 seeds
- Open pollinated
- Distance between plants – 36″
- Distance between rows – 24-36″
- Full sun
- Water every 2-3 days
- Days to maturity – 70-80 days
- Days to germination – 10-14 days
- Height – 6-10′
- Lycopersicon Lycopersicum
- Germination rate – 70%
A European heirloom favorite (1805), this pear shaped cherry produces an abundant amount of sweet, juicy and low acid fruit. The original seeds came from the Cottage Gardener Ontario. Children love it.
This plant produces a TON of fruit so make sure to have something for it to grow on and eat them as they mature.
Sow: Indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost 1/8’’ deep, transplant 2 weeks after last frost Harvest: 75 days & until last ripe fruit
The pear tomato originated in Europe in the 18th century. Within the next century both England and the United States were introduced to the fruit. In 1752 records show the English using it for flavoring soups.