Growing Non-GMO Yellow Pear Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycoperscium
- Tomato Type: Indeterminate
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 2-11
- Days to Maturity: 75-80
- Days to Germination: 5-14
- Seeding Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 18-24"
- Row Spacing: 24-36"
- Plant Height: 36-72" (vining)
- Growth Habit: Medium vining upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, fertile, composted, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Yellow Pear Tomato Color: Dark right skin and meat
- Yellow Pear Tomato Vine Flavor: Extra sweet, juicy, with minimal acid compared to larger tomatoes
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to blight. Watch for aphids, flea beetles, and tomato hornworms.
How to Grow Yellow Pear Tomatoes from Seed
Tomato seeds are a warm weather crop best if started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 2-3 seeds 1/4" deep per cell in fertile, humusy, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Seeds germinate in 5-14 days, transplant best starts to 1 per pot or 18-36" apart in the garden. Ideal in container gardening. Before sowing, know whether the seed is determinate or indeterminate, as each will exhibit different habits.
Determinate varieties mature to a predetermined size, producing its fruit all at once with only a minor need for staking. Indeterminate varieties grow indefinitely through the season, producing non-stop fruit while requiring heavy support. Yellow Pear tomato seeds are an indeterminate tomato crop.
Indeterminate plants mean that they have a vine growing habit. This means you need a trellis of some kind, but no worries, trellises are easy to come by. Even a functioning or old chain-link fence works great as a trellis. Sometimes this tomato can grow up to 12 feet tall!
Non-GMO Yellow Pear Tomatoes in the Vegetable Garden
Tomato is the quintessential staple of summer gardening and arguably offers the most seed diversity among all seasonal fruits. Available in every possible color, shape, and size, tomato is a high-heat and full sun favorite that thrives from container and patio gardening. Along with cucumber and summer squash, the tomato plant is one of the most productive, hardy, and heavy fruiting crops of the season.
Indeterminate. Yellow Pear are miniature pear-shaped tomatoes, that are yellow of course and 1-2" long. Said to be very sweet, so much so that most never make it to the kitchen and are eaten on the spot. My brother's kids used to eat these like candy in the garden. Tall plants bear large and continuous harvests throughout the summer.
Harvesting Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Smaller varieties such as the cherry are ready to harvest at about 80 days from sowing while larger varieties like the beefsteak may require a few extra weeks. Although vine-ripened fruit is always preferred, tomatoes can just as easily be harvested early and ripen indoors by being stored in a paper bag or box along with a banana for its ethylene gas. Ripest tomatoes may be pulled from the vine by hand, while more firm ones should be clipped with shears.
About Yellow Pear Tomato Seeds
Solanum lycoperscium. (75-80 Days). Determinate.
The Yellow Pear Tomato seeds are high yielding and moderately easy to grow. The bite-sized resulting treats have been referred to as “candy on the vine” because of their natural sweetness.
The Texas Cooperative Extension at Texas A&M recommends this variety for Texas!
1916 Burpee's seed catalog says...
"Similar to the Yellow Plum, but the fruits have a slim neck or distinct pear shape."
1932 Burpee's seed catalog says...
"An attractive small fruited tomato. Enormously productive, and the fruits make excellent salad or may be used from marmalade. They are sweet and delicious."
Non-GMO Yellow Pear Tomato Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Packet - Approximately 105 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 10,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 42,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 168,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 840,000 Seeds
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