Introducing the tantalizing and unique Open Pollinated Heirloom Yellow Pear Tomato! This rare heirloom variety has a storied history dating back to the early 19th century. It is believed to have originated from Europe and brought to the United States by immigrants who sought to cultivate their traditional varieties in the New World.
The Yellow Pear tomato is known for its small, pear-shaped fruit and vibrant yellow color. It has a slightly sweeter taste than regular tomatoes, and its unique shape makes it perfect for adding to salads and sandwiches. This tomato is also known for its high yield, making it a favorite among home gardeners and small farmers.
One of the unique characteristics of the Yellow Pear tomato is that it is open pollinated, meaning it is pollinated naturally by insects or the wind. This means that the seeds produced by the tomato can be saved and used to grow the same variety the following season, preserving its heritage and genetic diversity.
This makes it a great option for those looking to grow their own food, and also for those who are looking for a unique and flavorful addition to their culinary creations. The Yellow Pear tomato is perfect for adding a pop of color to your dishes, and its unique shape makes it a great conversation starter.
This gardener’s favorite will present you with the first clusters of pleasant, mild-flavored, 2 to 3 inch charming sunny yellow mini pear-shaped fruits in about 73 to 80 days and then will continue with more throughout the season.
All tomatoes need sun and well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Amend soil with compost or other organic matter before planting tomatoes. Plant deeply, burying two-thirds of the stem, about 36 inches apart.
Pinch off lower leaves and set the plant in the ground at an angle so that the stem is horizontal underground but upright the above ground.
The yellow pear is an indeterminate type tomato. Although its fruit is small, its vines are large and hardy. They will grow vigorously to about 10 to 12 feet tall. Consider using tall sturdy cages or some form of support.
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