TOMATO Yellow Pear
A very tasty pear shaped yellow tomato. Colorful in salads, sliced or in preserves. As rich in vitamins as it is flavorful, a very popular variety for the home garden. Growth is fairly tall so provide some staking or caging. Approximately 75 days to maturity from transplants.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Start seeds indoors in early spring. Place pots, trays or flats under lights in a warm room. Barely cover seeds with 1/16 inch fine soil. Water with warm water.
THINNING: When plants are about 2 inches tall, individually pot or space 3-4 inches apart in flats.
TRANSPLANTING: Plant outdoors in May when all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed. Harden off seedlings.
SPACING: Leave 2-3 feet between plants.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks at 70 F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant in full sun, if possible against a south or west wall or fence where reflected sun will provide additional heat. Black plastic at base of plants or a tire placed around each plant also will help provide heat for earlier ripening. Fruit is at its sweetest when it just turns from yellow to light orange.