Yellow Pear Tomato (Heirloom, 80 Days)

$ 1.95

A favorite among tomato aficionados and a childhood favorite of Pinetree’s founder, Dick Meiners, the Yellow Pear Tomato is a Pre-1800 heirloom variety that historically was used for tomato preserves and offers a mild slightly sweet flavor. Bundles of pear-shaped fruits grow in clusters 1 ½ inches long.

25 seeds



Solanum lycopersicum


Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 75-80ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling, or use the 20 Row seedling flat, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings get their 3rd set of leaves. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of the suggested measurement. Transplant out after the last frost. Space 24-36" apart

Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after the last frost. 

Harvest: When fruit is red (or the color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips: The Yellow Pear Tomato should be planted in fertile soil.  Amend with compost,  mulch, and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger root system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.