Red Pear Tomato is an heirloom variety dating back to colonial times that produces an abundance of bright red, pear-shaped tomatoes. Vigorous, indeterminate, open vines have a high yield of 2″ long tomatoes. This longtime favorite has sweet juicy flavor and is great for snacking right off the vne or in salads or roasted in the oven. Combine with Yellow Pear Tomatoes for fun, vibrant color.
Planting Tips for Red Pear Tomato
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in the spring for the earliest harvest, maintaining a soil temperature of 75 degrees. Shift hardened seedlings to the garden shortly after the last frost. Grow in the full sun. Water regularly at ground level and fertilize the plants when they are 6″ tall and again in mid-summer. Stake or cage the plants to support branches and save space. Pick the fruit carefully when they are a uniform, deep-red color and firm but before they begin to soften.
Tomatoes grow well with asparagus, basil, beans, carrots, celery, chives, cucumber, garlic, head lettuce, marigold, mint, nasturtium, onion, parsley, peas, peppers and marigold. Basil will repel flies and mosquitoes from your tomato plants while also improving the growth and flavor. Beebalm, chives and mint will improve the health and flavor of your tomatoes. Keep potatoes, fennel, dill, cabbage and cauliflower away from your tomato plants.
For container gardening, use a large container, at least 18″ wide and 2 feet deep with a serious stake or trellis/cage.
Germ: 7-14 days at 60-80° F
Maturity: 80 days
Net Wt.: 250 mg
Approximate Seed Count: 75 Seeds/Packet