Tomato 'Yellow Pear'
Solanum lycopersicum        
(so-LA-num  ly-koh-PER-see-kum)

Common name: ‘Yellow Pear’
Zone: 9 – 11
Height: indeterminate vine
Aspect: sun; partial shade 
Soil: humus-rich; moist
Water: regular 
Days to maturity: 65 – 75 from transplanting 

Description: An open-pollinated, heirloom tomato. Miniature pear-shaped fruits are 1 – 2 inches (2.5 – 5 cm) in size, gathered in abundant clusters up the plant. Thick skins means they are quite crack resistant. Low in Acid but deliciously sweet flavour.


Special Notes: Originated in Europe sometime in the 1700s. There are also orange and red varieties of the pear-type, or teardrop, tomato. The yellow variety was one of the vegetables grown when the seven acres owned by the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver was converted to a vegetable farm in 1825, after the Company had stopped operating as a fur trading centre.


Posted on April 7, 2015