(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 70-80 days This attractive lemon yellow, pear-shaped Organic heirloom dates back to the 17th century. The Organic Yellow Pear Tomato is mild and pleasant, rich in vitamins. These colorful favorites are a perfect addition to pasta salads, and are great sliced, in sauces, or as hors d’oeuvres. The tall, indeterminate vines produce hundreds of firm skinned, 1 1/2″ long fruits. They do require caging or staking. Organic Yellow Pear Tomatoes are fairly resistant to both heat and cold, bearing longer than other varieties in test gardens.
Planting Instructions for Organic Yellow Pear Tomato Seeds
Start Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Organic Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Organic Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Organic Tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your Organic heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.