Yellow Pear tomatoes are a heirloom variety of tomato that is known for its small, pear-shaped fruit and yellow color. They are an indeterminate variety, which means they continue to grow and produce fruit throughout the growing season. They are one of the most popular heirloom tomatoes for home gardens.
Yellow Pear tomatoes have a slightly sweet and tangy taste, with a low acidity and high sugar content. They are great for eating fresh, in salads, sandwiches or as a snack. They are also good for pickling, canning and making sauces.
To grow Yellow Pear tomatoes, you will need to start by preparing your soil. Tomatoes prefer well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. The seedlings should be planted in a sunny location, in rows about 2-3 inches deep, about 24-36 inches apart. Water the seedlings regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
Once the plants are established, they require staking or caging to support their growth and regular fertilization. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, such as tomato hornworms, aphids and blossom end rot, which can damage your plants and reduce yields.
Yellow Pear tomatoes typically take about 75-80 days to mature, and are ready for harvest when they turn yellow and have a slightly soft texture.