Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Yellow Pear') in the Tomatoes Database

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Yellow
Flesh Color: Yellow
Fruit Shape: Pear
Fruit Size: Cherry
Fruit Weight: 0.6 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 8 feet
Best Uses: Salad
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.
Child plants: one child plant

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The Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by NGA MembersThe Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by NGA Members
By dave on March 1, 2014

The 2014 top 25 most popular varieties, as determined by the number of individuals who have posted comments and photos to the entries in our database.

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Date: 2017-10-05
By Fleur569
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 2011-10-13
By SongofJoy
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-05-23
By JulieB
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-04-28
By JulieB
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 2011-10-11
By SongofJoy
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 7-26-2015
By Natalie
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-05-29
By JulieB
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-06-17
By JulieB
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Seeds of Victoria
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By Joy
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-04-28
By JulieB
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2016-06-17
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Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 3, 2013 9:12 AM

I have found this tomato to be mealy and tasteless. Could be my weather, may need a longer or hotter growing season than I have.

On the plus side, it really is one of the cutest little tomatoes I've ever seen - as seen by the submitted photos. Too bad about the mealy texture -- has anyone had better luck, perhaps in a different climate than mine?

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 1, 2014 1:13 AM

I will never again waste space on this variety. Found them to be staggeringly bland. As far as the plant itself....It grew very well and got to be fairly large, producing huge numbers of fruit. Not sure what others see in this variety other than the fact that it's rather cute.

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Posted by rebloomnut (cut bank, MT z 3a-4b) on Oct 13, 2011 2:43 PM

Superb flavor and a high producer of little gems on one plant. A long time favorite of ours.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 16, 2011 5:03 PM

Prolific. Excellent mild flavor, relatively disease and trouble-free, long-lasting on the vine and after harvested.

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Posted by TimHoover (Elysian FIelds, Texas - Zone 8a) on Mar 15, 2014 5:57 PM

Very overrated variety. To my palate, it has a doggy underflavor. Bland and kind of dry. I have grown this plant in several climates and the results are the same. Many people think this is a good tomato because it is one of the few cherry types offered consistently by garden centers, etc., and they have very little to compare it with. Once you have grown it side by side with many other cherry types, you will realize how blah it is. I continue to grow it simply due to its form and color. I use it as part of a huge mix of cherry varieties I offer for sale at the farmers market. It IS big and you WILL get lots of fruit. That's about all I have to say about it.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 26, 2014 7:23 PM

When I saw a seedling plant of Yellow Pear at Home Depot I decided to try it. I wanted to try some varieties that are yellow when ripe, and Yellow Pear seems to be an easy-to-find variety.

The plant grows really well and sets lots and lots of fruit that just keeps coming, no matter how much I pick. The fruits split long before they are ripe, so if you want unblemished fruit you need to pick them while they are still mostly green and just starting to show yellow. However, no matter at what stage I tasted them, Yellow Pear was bland and tasteless. I will never grow this variety again. They are also small tomatoes, the size of a cherry tomato. I expected them to be bigger for some reason.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jul 19, 2018 8:58 AM

I got seeds for these in a Nov. 2017 seed swap here on garden.org. I'm in zone 9 and I sowed them indoors March 1, 2018. All of them germinated, so I had many plants to give away. I kept 2 and planted them out in my garden on May 15th. They are now 4 feet tall and wide and are supported. The 1st ripe one was picked on the 4th of July. Now we pick about 8 a day. These are lemon yellow when ready to pick. At 1 1/2", they are just the right size for snacking or in salads. They have a mild taste but are nutritious to add to your diet. I will grow them again next year.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Cute! by threegardeners Oct 13, 2011 3:48 PM 1
Chicagoland annual garden swap 2018 by oerickson Aug 28, 2018 7:35 PM 310
Who has tomatoes? by kqcrna Jul 20, 2014 6:37 PM 86

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