Yellow Pear

Very vigorous plants produce lots of cute yellow pear shaped fruit with thin necks. Fruit are about 1 ½ “ long with a very mild and slightly sweet flavor. Children especially like it. Traditionally it was eaten fresh and also used to make tomato preserves. Looks really nice mixed with other color cherries.


From Tomato Dirt: “The Yellow Pear is known to have been cultivated in Europe as far back as the 17th century. Renowned biologist and taxonomist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon first recorded it in his Synopsis plantarum in 1805.The variety spread to North American fairly quickly.

1825: The Hudson Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, though the headquarters of the Northwest fur trade, also operated a farm with vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers and sold Yellow Pear Tomatoes.
1847: Yellow Pear was one of three tomato varieties recorded to be grown in the U.S.
1863: 100 varieties of tomato seeds were sold in the western territories (Utah and Colorado) by seedsman Joseph Ellis, including the Yellow Pear.”

One of the varieties described in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden"

Color: Yellow
Shape: Cherry
Maturity: 70 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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