Yellow Pear Tomato

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The Yellow Pear tomato plant produces little yellow pear shape tomatoes on indeterminate vines up to 6 feet tall. It is one of the best tasting yellow cherry, heirloom tomato varieties.

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Pear tomatoes are heavy producers of low acid heirloom cherry tomatoes which are beautiful additions to summer salads.

Little yellow pear tomatoes do not have as strong a flavor as most red cherry tomatoes. In fact, the flavor of yellow pear shaped tomatoes varies widely from garden to garden. These are my observations:

  • These tomato plants may not grow well in scorching heat. They didn't last long when I planted them as a summer tomato in my zone 9a garden in Florida. Tomato growers in certain parts of California report similar problems.

  • Surprisingly, tomato yellow pear seems to do well in high desert locations where the days are scorching but the night temps drop.

  • The type of tomato fertilizer you apply to these heritage tomato plants seems to make a big difference in the taste of the fruit. Using inorganic liquid tomato feed products such as Scott's Miracle Grow results in milder tasting fruit while the application of organic tomato fertilizer seems to impart richer more complex flavor.

  • There are several strains of this open pollinated tomato floating around out there. If you don't like the taste of the first one you plant, try buying your pear tomato seed from a different company. Sometimes the strain will be named. Sometimes not.
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    Ripening just 75 days from setting out, this will be one of the earliest tomatoes in your garden. Probably the first ripe, home grown tomato you will harvest.

    Kids adore these golden gems and eat them like candy. They are sure to please your pickiest eaters.

    Yellow pears can't be beat for aesthetic appeal. If you enjoy gourmet cooking, you will find them easy and unfussy to use as a garnish on many summer dishes.

    Their milder taste makes them a popular salad tomato as it does not fight with the other flavors in the bowl.

    This is also a good variety to use when making oven roasted or oven dried tomatoes as the flavor will intensify when they are processed in this way.

    Canning Tomatoes

    Canning Yellow Pear tomatoes is their oldest traditional use.

    Simmer 3 lbs. of clean, halved pear tomatoes in a sugar syrup consisting of 3/4 cup of water, 4 cups of sugar, a cup of fresh lemon juice, a chunk of peeled ginger root and mixed pickling spices until they are transparent.

    Cover the saucepan and let the mixture cool. Remove the ginger root. Place the pot back on the heat and bring it to a boil. Boil for at least 1 full minute. Let it boil up to 3 minutes to thicken it a bit if it's too thin.

    Pour the tomato preserves into hot canning jars (you'll need 6 or 7 pint jars) and process in boiling water for 20 minutes.

    Red Pear tomtoes may also be used to make this pear tomato recipe.

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