25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 70-80 days This attractive lemon yellow, pear-shaped heirloom dates back to the 17th century. The 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’oeuvre’s. The tall, indeterminate vines produce hundreds of firm skinned, 1 1/2″ long fruits. They do require caging or staking. Yellow Pear plants are fairly resistant to both heat and cold, bearing longer than other varieties in test gardens.
Planting Instructions for Yellow Pear Tomato Seeds
Start Yellow Pear tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the 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 Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Yellow Pear tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly 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 heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Yellow Pear tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.